No-Bake Fruitcake Balls

Easy no-bake fruitcake balls, made with candied fruits, spices, graham cracker crumbs, and chopped pecans.

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup honey
1 cup finely chopped mixed candied fruits
1 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup raisins, chopped
1/2 cup candied pineapple, chopped
1/2 cup chopped candied cherries
1 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
dash ground cloves
3 1/2 cups fine graham cracker crumbs

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter until light; beat in honey until fluffy. Add fruits and nuts, orange peel, vanilla, salt, and spices. Mix to blend thoroughly. Let stand for several hours to let flavors blend.

Add crumbs and mix in until well blended. Shape into small balls. If desired, drizzle with a confectioners' sugar icing or roll in finely chopped nuts or confectioners' sugar. Storee in tightly covered container in refrigerator, separating layers with waxed paper.Makes about 4 to 5 dozen 1 1/4 to 1 1/2-inch balls.

No-Bake Fruitcake BallsFrom Diana Rattray,
Your Guide to Southern Food

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