Holiday Fruitcake Bars

Recipe by justcallmetoni
READY IN: 40mins
YIELD: 3 dozen




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