Festive Fruitcake Bars

Festive Fruitcake Bars Recipe

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Susan Cutler


These are truly delicious! I make these every so often just because they are one of my favorite bars to make and eat!

Great for the holidays but also any time, trust me!

**Estimated Cook Time is just total time estimation from beginning to end.


★★★★★ 1 vote

24 bars
20 Min
1 Hr 55 Min


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1 c
flour, gold medal all purpose
3/4 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 c
margarine, softened
1 tsp
orange peel, grated
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
1/4 c
flour, gold medal all purpose
2 1/2 c
cherries, candied
1 pkg
pitted dates, 8 oz, cut in half
1 c
pecans, coarsely chopped pecans or filberts (i use pecans)


1/3 c
granulated sugar
2 Tbsp
orange juice, fresh

How to Make Festive Fruitcake Bars


  • 1Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease and flour rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches. In large bowl, mix 1 cup flour, the brown sugar, butter, orange peel, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and egg with spoon.
  • 2In medium bowl, mix 1/4 cup flour, the cherries, dates and pecans; stir into brown sugar mixture. Spread in pan.
  • 3Bake about 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.

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About Festive Fruitcake Bars

Course/Dish: Cakes, Cookies
Hashtags: #bars, #fruitcake

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