Fruit Fridge Cake Squares - No Bake

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Emjay99

Christmas time in South Africa is the hottest time of the year. These rich fruit cake type squares were a part of our cold Christmas buffet usually eaten around the family pool.

Top Review by vangils

Ahh - this brought back memories! I didn't have all the fruit, nor did I have coconut cookies (oh for a Tennis Biscuit!), so I used one cup of light raisins, a 1/4 of a cup of coconut and a 1/4 cup candied orange peel. I added a tablespoon of syrup to the butter-sugar-fruit mixture and I used a plain vanilla cookie. It turned out really well - with a lovely caramel taste. Be careful when adding the egg - add slowly and stir rapidly (otherwise you will have scrambled eggs!).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt margarine.
  2. Add sugar and mixed dried fruit.
  3. Boil gently for 10 minutes on low heat, stirring it so that it doesn't burn.
  4. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract and beaten egg, stirring all the while so egg doesn't curdle.
  5. Gently fold in the broken cookies.
  6. Press into a 9" x 9" square pan.
  7. Refrigerate and cut into squares when completely cool.
  8. Store in the fridge.

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