Cherry Surprises Recipe -

Cherry Surprises

Recipe by  

"These no bake confections are great! They are a Christmas tradition in our home."

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 2 to 3 dozen Change Servings


  1. in a medium bowl, cream together butter, confectioners' sugar and orange juice; mix in coconut.
  2. Wrap coconut mixture around each cherry to cover completely. Store in refrigerator in a tightly covered container until ready to serve.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
May 17, 2003

As is, they were quick and easy. We made them into "Easter eggs" by molding them into eggs shapes, drying them overnight, and dipping them into chocolate. Dry them well if you dip them! (but they were good...)

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 17, 2003

These were so close, but a friend said that all she tasted was butter, and then that's all I could taste, too! So if you like the taste of butter ...

Dec 20, 2006

Sabrina's recipe. Graham crumbs instead of coconut!!

May 31, 2008

My mother has made a similar recipe to this for years, but used 3lbs. 10X sugar, 1 stick margarine softened, 1 can Eagle Brand milk, 17 oz. bag coconut, 10 oz. maraschino cherries (chopped, drained, but save juice if you need to add a little at a time for the right consistency. No OJ in moms recipe. Mix, make into tight balls (10X sugar on your hands helps with stickiness) freeze in single layer on baking sheet covered with wax paper. Dip in chocolate using a tooth pick the next day. Soooo good!

Apr 16, 2006

The coating was a bit too sugary, but overall very good. I drizzled some chocolate on it for an added touch, turned out very pretty.

Nov 17, 2013

I have made these for many Christmas' but, once I have wrapped the Cocoanut mixture around the cherry, I roll the ball in graham cracker crumbs and refrigerate or freeze. Delicious!

Dec 24, 2006

My whole family loved these!! I took them to a party and they went fast. If you don't like cherries I wouldn't do it, but if you do, TRY really will like them. Kind of reminded me of my dad's fruit salad in a candy form.

Dec 26, 2007

These did end up tasting like butter. I had even changed out the orange juice for rum. Thinking it would make it taste better. No such luck. Now I have a fridge full of butter flavor covered cherries....... Will not do again.


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 68 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 3.4 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 27 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Rockin' Tacos
Rockin' Tacos

A simple tortilla topped with Mexican fillings gives you a burst of spicy flavor.

Mexican Desserts
Mexican Desserts

Flan, churros, tres leches cake? We have these and so many more. It's fiesta time!

Spring Sale! Only $5.99
Spring Sale! Only $5.99

Great recipes and cooking tips! For a limited time, get a year of Allrecipes Magazine for $5.99.

Related Videos

How to Make Cherry Clafouti

See how to make a custardy dessert with fresh cherries.

Cherry Fold-It-Up Pastry

See how to make a deliciously simple cherry-filled pastry.

Cherry Pie with Almond Crumb Topping

Amazing cherry pie or incredible topping for vanilla ice cream? You be the judge.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States