No-Bake Fruitcake with Marshmallows

No-Bake Fruitcake with Marshmallows
1 9 x 5-inch loaf
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1 cup raisins (dark or golden
2 cups date
2 cups mixed candied fruit (see note)
4 cups chopped nuts (reduce to 3 cups if you like)
3/4 cup evaporated milk
2 cups marshmallows
2 cups very finely crushed graham crackers

Mix raisins, date, candied fruit and chopped nuts in a large bowl. In a saucepan (or in a bowl in the microwave) bring evaporated milk to a boil, add marshmallows and stir until thoroughly combined and marshmallows are melted. Grind the graham crackers in the food processor (one package at a time) until they are very finely ground (like flour). You can also used packaged graham cracker crumbs. Stir the graham crackers into the fruit-and-nut mixture Add the marshmallow mixture. With wet hands, mix all ingredients. Rinse hands, wet them again and press the mixture into a 9-inch x 5-inch loaf pan lined with wax paper. Press down well and refrigerate for 2 says until set.

NOTE: If you use 1/2 cup candied fruit, 1/2 cup flaked coconut and 1 cup candied pineapple instead of 2 cups candied fruit, the cake has a tropical taste. If mixture seems too dry, add a little orange juice or strawberry jam. Don't worry if it seems too wet, because as it sets the graham cracker crumbs will absorb the liquid.

I bet you'll love fruitcake now!

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