Icebox Vanilla Wafer Fruit Cake

Robin DuPree

By
@robdupree

This recipe was given to my mother by an old family friend when I was a young girl. I don't like traditional fruit cake very much, but this one is a great variation with the vanilla wafers. It could be classified somewhere between a cake and a candy.


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Ingredients

1
box of vanilla wafers.
2 c
coconut, shredded
1 c
pecans, chopped
1/2 to 1 c
maraschino cherries, chopped
1 c
raisins
1 c
dates, chopped
1 can(s)
of condensed sweetened milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
First, you must save the vanilla wafer box for this recipe. Pulverize the vanilla wafers to a powder consistency in a food processor. Drain the cherries well on a paper towel and then chop. Except for the condensed milk, mix all the other ingredients into the powdered vanilla wafers throughly..
2
You will need plastic gloves for the next method since it is a sticky method.
Pour in the condensed milk and mix until completely mixed and wet. Place mixture back into the vanilla wafer box and beat down evenly into a square.
3
Allow the fruit cake to set about 4 days to a week. Tear off the vanilla wafer box and cut into small squares. It is rich, so be conservative. Serve. Leftovers should be refrigerated.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy