December 23, 2012

No Bake Fruitcake Bars

The term fruitcake in the name of this recipe will turn a lot of people off of it - even though it isn't really a fruitcake.  Our family has tried to think of a good name for them that doesn't have the word fruitcake in them, since many of the kids friends or adult guests will say;  "Oh, I don't like fruitcake" - but we always resort to their name;  fruitcake bars, as that is what they are!  I've been making these bars for about 20 years and although I don't make a traditional 'fruitcake', there is no way I can skip making these.  They are unbaked, with a base of marshmallows and graham crackers.  So good! 

No Bake Fruitcake Bars

1 lb. butter
1 lb. mini marshmallows
3/4 c evaporated milk
1 lb. pecans
1/2 lb. walnuts
1/2 lb. whole green candied cherries
1/2 lb. whole red candied cherries
1 lb. raisins
1 lb. graham cracker crumbs

Melt the butter, marshmallows and evaporated milk in a pan on the stove over low to medium heat.  In a very large bowl mix the rest of the ingredients.  Add the melted marshmallow mixture.  Stir and mix well.  Press into a greased or foil lined 9X13" pan.  Press flat and freeze or refrigerate overnight.  Slice into 3 sections and slice each loaf into sections.

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