Recipe by Donna
"These no bake confections are great! They are a Christmas tradition in our home."
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1 3/4 cups
1 1/2 cups
1 (10 ounce) jar
maraschino cherries, drained
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...)
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 ...
Sabrina's recipe. Graham crumbs instead of coconut!!
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!
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.
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 them...you really will like them. Kind of reminded me of my dad's fruit salad in a candy form.
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!
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.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/36 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 36
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 31
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