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Nuts About Fruit Cake
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Nuts About Fruit Cake

Made with dried fruits and candied nuts, this moist, colorful cake makes a delicious holiday gift for friends and family.

PREP TIME (MIN): 20
TOTAL TIME (MIN): 100
SERVINGS 12

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 package (10 oz., about 40) JET-PUFFED Marshmallows
  • OR
  • 5-1/2 cups JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
  • 5 1/2 cups Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal
  • 1 cup mixed dried fruit bits
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
  • 6 maraschino cherries, well drained
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice or apple juice

Directions

1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.

2. Add KELLOGG’S® RICE KRISPIES® cereal, fruit and pecans (if desired). Stir until well coated.

3. Press mixture into six 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/2-inch pans coated with cooking spray. Cool. Remove from pans.

4. Cut each cherry into 5 slivers. Arrange slivers in shape of flower on top of each loaf.

5. In small bowl whisk together powdered sugar and orange juice. Spoon over loaves. Let stand at least 1 hour. Best if served the same day.

MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS:

In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Continue with recipe as directed above. Microwave cooking times may vary.

Note

- For best results, use fresh marshmallows.

- 1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème can be substituted for marshmallows.

- Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.

- Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container. To freeze, place in single layer on wax paper in airtight container. Freeze for up to 6 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.