This recipe came from Doerflinger’s Ice Cream counter ( a department store in La Crosse, WI). The store and restaurant have been gone for many years now.

1 C. chopped dates
2 C. water
2 C. white sugar
1 C. white Karo syrup
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. Mapeline flavoring
1/2 C. chopped pecans or walnuts

Bring dates and water to boil and boil for a few minutes. Add syrup, sugar and salt and bring to a hard boil. When cool, add flavoring and chopped nuts. Serve over ice cream.