This Date Nut Roll brings me directly back to my childhood. I remember watching my grandpa roll this on the kitchen counter every holiday when we visited. Crushed graham crackers, marshmallows, dates, pecans and a splash of cream: none of these ingredients are remarkable on their own, but when combined they become something special.
I can’t recall another occasion for which my grandpa ever worked in the kitchen. However, making the Date Nut Roll was his domain every Christmas. Grandpa passed away when I was just ten years old. When I found this recipe last year and made it for the first time as an adult, it was like I was standing in my grandparents’ kitchen once again. Some food memories stick with us more than others, and I am glad I have this one to pass on to my boys.