Christmas Fruit Balls - Carolina Country

Christmas Fruit Balls

3.3/5 rating (15 votes)
Christmas Fruit Balls

A fun twist on traditional fruit cake, these bite-sized, fruit-laden snacks keep for weeks in an airtight container.


  • ½ pound graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 pound fruit cake mix*
  • ½ pound raisins
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • ½ pound mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ stick of butter
  • 1 bag (14 ounces) of coconut


  1. Mix together the first four ingredients.

  2. Melt the marshmallows, milk and butter in a saucepan over low heat. Stir constantly until melted.

  3. Pour this mixture over the fruit and nuts and combine well. Cool in refrigerator.

  4. When chilled, form cooled fruit mixture into balls. Place coconut in a shallow bowl and roll balls in coconut. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate.

*Fruit cake mix typically appears at grocery stores during the holiday season. We found ours on the early side at Publix.

Recipe courtesy of

Josie Widener of Dobson, a member of Surry-Yadkin Electric

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