December 08, 2015

Incredibly easy and delicious faux fruitcake - no bake fruitcake that's "marshmallow and graham" great!

Busy Busy Busy!!!  I'm baking when I can around everything going on in life... and slowly ticking off the check list of about 23 different recipes this year.  This is one of those "must make" traditions in our house!  As a matter of fact, the child-of-mine that loves these best of all is now married and will be starting all of her own holiday baking traditions.  More reason than ever to put this one back up on An American Housewife again.

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.

 Brilliantly colored... just waiting to be mixed in with the graham cracker mix!

Related products available through Amazon if you can't find them locally;

120-Ounce Large Mixing Bowl, Ruby Antiqued Finish
Nabisco Honey Maid Graham Cracker Crumbs, 13.5 oz
Paradise Cherries Whole, Green, 16 Ounce
Paradise Cherries Whole, Red, 16 Ounce
Nordic Ware Classic Metal 9x13 Covered Cake Pan


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