Anyone up for a throwdown?
Here's Aunt Patsy's take on ice box fruit cake; and yes, she strongly dislikes citrus in hers:
NO BAKE FRUIT CAKEIn a double boiler melt the following ingredients:1 stick margarine or butter1 can Eagle or Dime Brand sweetened condensed milk (these brands use to be the only ones available)8 oz to 1 lb bag marshmallowscherry juice from about an 8 oz jar of maraschino cherries (I use more or less according to the amount of crumbs to be used)When the ingredients are melted, pour over the dry mixture of the following:Chopped pecans and/or other nuts1 pkg dates-choppedCandied fruit---pineapple & cherries (at least one pkg of each color-RED & GREEN)RaisinsCoconutGraham cracker or vanilla wafer crumbs (use more crumbs as needed, if your mixture is too moist)
(Amounts of the fruits and nuts may vary according to personal taste and/or availability)Combine mixture with hands. When completely mixed, it may be rolled onto waxed paper or pressed into a greased container---loaf pan or casserole dish. Refrigerate and serve.
I DO NOT USE FRUIT CAKE MIX OR MIXES WITH CITRUS PEEL