Christmas is upon us and while I’m not a big Christmas baker I can’t let a holiday season pass me by without making these fruitcake bars!  I actually posted about these two years ago but decided to revisit them. The photo on that old post doesn’t do these bars justice.  It was before I discovered white balance.  Before I knew about sharp images.  Before I knew (a bit) about composition.   And before I GOT MY CANON REBEL!!!! Yes, after posting my holiday wish list I became obsessed with the idea of having this camera. So one late night I was up writing a few “reports” and decided to um reward myself with the camera.  I’m still learning how to use this thing but I’ll get there.  Also, I still have a few posts with my old camera coming up so I won’t be fully “rebelized” for a little while.

So back to the bars… This is one of my fave desserts, period.  I have this nasty habit of baking treats, eating them for a day or so and abandoning them leaving my mom to consume the rest.  But there’s something in these bars that causes me to eat them until the pan is empty.  I think the candied fruit is laced with crack, I really do.  What makes me happy about the recipe is that it doesn’t require raisins.  Sure I could omit them but I have respect for those that omit raisins where they would normally make an appearance.  I don’t mess with raisins.

There’s even a rum frosting that goes with these bars but I never make it because the bars are good enough on their own.  And believe me, I love things with lots of butter, rum and sugar.

If you’re looking for a last minute holiday treat to make these are a great festive option.  They’re easy to transport, can last a few days without going wonky and what says Christmas like something reminiscent of fruitcake?

Next year I’d seriously like to consider candying my own fruit for this recipe.  How hard can it be?

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4 Responses to Fruitcake Bars Revisited

  1. WOW! That is some beautiful fruitcake bars! I love that you made it into bars! Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

  2. These look wonderful! I love all of the earthy ingredients you’ve used. Great post!

  3. Monica says:

    Love the new shot of the bars, great shot!

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