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No Bake Fruit Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Wilhemina Ellis Hearne
Added: Saturday, August 8, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 box graham crackers (be careful opening the box it will be used again) finely chop or grind graham crackers.
1/2 box each white and black raisins
1 c each walnuts and pecans
2 each of red and green cherries and pineapples
(I do not use the citrus stuff cause I don't like it)
1 c evaporated milk
ten to twelve marshmallow
1/2 t vanilla, cinnamon, and allspice
1/4 t ginger

Directions:
Directions:
Get out that double boiler, put the evaporated milk and marshmallows in the top of the boiler. In a large bowl, mix ground graham crackers and other ingredients together ( if your hands are clean mix with your hands, then you can lick the stuff off your fingers). Now to the box, (see I told you it would be used). Line the box with parchment paper or old fashioned wax paper; make sure there is enough wax paper to fold over the top of the mixture you have packed into the box. Yep it will fit!!!!! You will have to tie the box so that the mixture will have a chance to thicken up. Leave the box with the mixture in the back of your frig for 6-8 weeks. I always decorate the top of the cake with some of the whole nuts, and red/green fruit, just so it's pretty.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Many
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
Weeks
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
When I have made this fruit cake it was a family project with the kids cracking the nuts and melting the marshmallows. It was a family tradition for several years. My mother's oldest sister, Ruel Horne, gave me this receipe when I lived in Augusta, GA. Aunt Ruel said an old cotton petticoat torn into strips made the best binding for the box. On Christmas Eve we wold cut the fruit cake and have a cup of hot tea. Santa even liked this fruit cake.

 

 

 

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