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    Holiday Fruitcake Bars

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    40 mins

    10 mins

    30 mins

    justcallmetoni's Note:

    No time to make a fruitcake for the holidays? This quick bar cookie will satisfy your cravings. This recipe combines the best of several recipes I’ve tried over the years.

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    Serves: 36



    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Beat eggs with a mixer until they are golden yellow and doubled in volume – 2 or 3 minutes.
    2. 2
      Add in 1 cup sifted powdered sugar and vanilla.
    3. 3
      Mix together flour, baking powder and salt.
    4. 4
      Take 2 tablespoons of flour mixture and stir in with candied fruit, nuts and currants, to keep fruit from clumping in the batter.
    5. 5
      Add the rest of the flour mix to the eggs and sugar.
    6. 6
      Fold fruit and nuts into batter.
    7. 7
      Spoon batter into a well greased 11" by 7" pan.
    8. 8
      Some years I use parchment paper instead.
    9. 9
      Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
    10. 10
      Mix together rum and second cup of powdered sugar to make a glaze.
    11. 11
      Spread the icing onto the bars about 5 minutes after they’ve come out of the oven.
    12. 12
      Let bars cool and cut into bars.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 11, 2009


      These fruitcake bars were very good. My husband who is an avid fruitcake lover, enjoyed the taste, but felt the bar only tasted mildly like a fruitcake. I did not put the icing on the bar. I will still make the traditional fruitcake, but I am glad I found this recipe for an easy quick way to have something close to a fruitcake if even only mildly. Thanks for sharing.

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    • on January 07, 2007


      This was very good. I'm the only one in the house that likes fruitcake, so I was anxious for something easy to do, that didn't cost a lot. I was a little disappointed at the first taste, as I thought it was a little on the dry side. However, the next day it seemed more moist. Each day it seemed to get better. Also, I only used half the amount of glaze called for, and found it quite nice. Needless to say.....they are all gone. Many thanks for a terrific recipe.

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    • on December 22, 2006


      Wow, I love these bars alot. Easy to make I used rasins instead of currants. I also used ground pecans. Mine cooked in 25 minutes. Excellent idea instead of making traditional fruitcake. I am going to make this again. I made 2 batches one with the icing and one without. I prefer them without the icing. I think this is going to be the only recipe on my holiday goodie tray that doesnt have a ton of butter. Thanks Toni!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Holiday Fruitcake Bars

    Serving Size: 1 (16 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 36

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 59.2
    Calories from Fat 12
    Total Fat 1.3 g
    Saturated Fat 0.1 g
    Cholesterol 11.7 mg
    Sodium 30.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 10.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    Sugars 7.5 g
    Protein 1.0 g

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