Fruits for the Gods Recipe

Thinking something personal as a gift? Why not bake a delicious treat for your loved ones? Fruits for the gods is an awesome choice. Find its recipe here.

Commonly, food for the gods is a baked goody is associated with Christmas holidays. Wrapped in festive red and green cellophane, these are buttery confections mixed with dates and walnuts or any nuts. The texture is between a crumbly cookie and a moist brownie. They are chewy with the crunch of chopped nuts.
Why such name, food for the gods? Well, maybe you should try one and taste that heavenly flavor. I was just curious of the name before that’s why I tried eating one. And then I discovered that rich flavor. Wow! In this recipe here, we give the ingredients a twist (but not that much!). We will just add in fruits to the usual nuts, hence the name “fruits for the gods”.  Basically, the same procedures as baking a food for the god recipe will be followed, except for that addition. Nothing can be lost with a single try so why not give this recipe a chance? Who knows, this can be your next blockbuster treat? 🙂 Happy baking!


  • 1⅓ cups All-Purpose Flour (sifted)
  • ¾ tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • ¼ tsp Iodized Fine Salt
  • 1 cup Raisins
  • ¾ Butter
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • ¾ cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 pc Egg
  • 1 cup (+2 tbsp) Toasted Cashew Nuts (chopped)
  • 1 can (432 grams) Del Monte Fiesta Fruit Cocktail (drained for 2 to 3 hours)

Cooking Instructions:

  1.  Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a 13”x9”x2” pan.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together. Take ½ cup of this mixture and mix with DEL MONTE Fiesta Fruit Cocktail and raisins. Set aside.
  3. Cream butter until soft and fluffy. Add sugars and blend well.Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Fold in the flour mixture.
  4. Add cashew and fruit cocktail mixture. Stir to completely blend batter.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes. Lower heat to 300ºF and continue baking for 50 minutes. Cool slightly then cut into bars.
  6. Makes 24 servings

Cooking Tools Needed:

  1. Baking Pan
  2. Bowl
  3. Electric Mixer
  4. Wooden Spoon
  5. Chef’s Knife
  6. Chopping Board
  7. Measuring Cups
  8. Measuring Spoons
  9. Strainer

Lusog Notes: Fruits for the Gods contains calcium that helps build strong bones and teeth..


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