No-Bake Fruitcake Balls

Close-Up Of Raisins In Bowl On Cutting Board

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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Plus: 3 hrs
Total: 3 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 24 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
177 Calories
8g Fat
26g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24
Amount per serving
Calories 177
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 62mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 2g
Calcium 21mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Is there anything more delicious than being able to take your favorite treats with you on the go? While you can't exactly fit a whole fruitcake in your pocket, this recipe turns the classic dessert into mini balls. Similar to cake pops, this is a recipe that can be used for any occasion. Whether you just want a sweet treat on the go or you've got a party to plan, these fruitcake balls are sure to do the trick. They're easy to make and there's no baking involved! Just gather up candied fruits, spices, graham cracker crumbs, and chopped pecans.


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

Steps to Make It

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter until light; beat in honey until fluffy.

  2. Add fruits and nuts, orange peel, vanilla, salt, and spices. Mix to blend thoroughly.

  3. Let stand for several hours to let flavors blend. Add crumbs and mix in until well blended.

  4. Shape into small 1 1/4 to 1 1/2-inch balls. If desired, drizzle with a confectioners' sugar icing or roll in finely chopped nuts or confectioners' sugar.

  5. Store in a tightly covered container in a refrigerator, separating layers with waxed paper.

  6. Take one out whenever you want a tasty treat and enjoy!