Little Fruitcake Bites

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

These little beauties are great to mix between your other Christmas cookies on a platter. They freeze well too. Put them in a tin with a tight fitting lid. Great for gifts. Put a dab of marzipan on top or decorate with a wee holly leaf etc.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour the rum over the raisins, cover with plastic wrap and marinate them for several hours or overnight Heat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar, add eggs one at a time beat after each addition.
  3. In another bowl mix your dry ingredients (Flour, Baking soda, and spices).
  4. Stir the dry mixture into the butter& sugar.
  5. Stir in raisins/rum and milk.
  6. Stir in the fruit& nuts.
  7. Line miniature muffin tins with fancy Christmas paper liners or plain ones.
  8. Fill 3/4 full with the batter.
  9. Bake 10-15 minutes or until the tops spring back when lightly touched.


Most Helpful

Delicious Yummy, easy to make. My DH loves fruitcake , he was right there to sample them. It made 72 fruit cake bites. Thanks for such a good recipe.

Barb Gertz December 09, 2002

Made these on Saturday for a cookie party on Sunday, and they were really easy. Instead of the green cherries, I added chopped apricots, chopped pineapple, and some dried cherries, which I also soaked in the rum. Yummy!! Everybody loved them. The rum makes them so good.

Ceil from NJ December 16, 2002

DH and I both like these, but we don't *love* them. There's something about the spices in them that are a tiny bit off, but I can't put my finger on what it is. The longer they sit the better they taste, so I'm going to try them again tomorrow with a dab of cream cheese or cream cheese icing on them.

Len23 November 16, 2003

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