Rich's Grandfather used to make this candy and it has been passed down to his children and now his grandchildren.
3 cups sugar
1 cup milk
1 10-oz package pitted dates, chopped
2 cups chopped nuts
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Boil sugar and milk to soft ball stage, stirring constantly. Add nuts and dates and continue stirring until dates soften and blend.
Remove from heat, add vanilla. Stir until thick, then pour on damp cloth and shape into roll.
Cut into slices to serve.