Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Fruitcake Squares

Fruitcake Squares

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From the kitchen of Dora Grimm

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
25-30 minutes
54 (1-1/2" ) squares
Contains nuts, Good for parties/potlucks


6 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 cup shredded coconut
2 cups cut up mixed candied fruit
1 cup dates
1 cup nuts, coarsely chopped
1 can (15 ounce) sweetened condensed milk
1 cup all-purpose flour (for dusting dates)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Melt butter in 15 1/2 x 10-1/2 x 1" jelly roll pan.

  3. Sprinkle on crumbs (tap sides of the pan to distribute crumbs evenly).

  4. Sprinkle on coconut.

  5. Distribute candied fruit as evenly as possible over coconut.

  6. Cut dates into a small amount of flour so they won't stick together (or use pre-chopped dates).

  7. Distribute dates over candied fruit.

  8. Sprinkle on nuts.

  9. Press mixture lightly with hands to level it in pan.

  10. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over top.

  11. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

  12. Cool completely before cutting.

  13. Remove from pan.


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