Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Maraschino Cherry Balls- No Bake!

It just wouldn't be Christmas without these little bites of yumminess. My Family has been making Cherry Balls for as long as I can remember. Big enough for a delicious bite... small enough so as not to over indulge. Did I say over indulge..? Well just smack me upside the head- it's the holidays! I meant eat with reckless abandon!

Cherry Balls

1/2 c. butter ( not margarine)
1 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c. maraschino cherries, drained, chopped (1 sm jar)
3/4 c. coconut
2 c. quick cooking oatmeal (UN-cooked)
1 1/2 c. chopped pecans

Mix together the first 6 ingredients. Roll into 1" balls. Lightly roll in nuts. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. They can be frozen a few months as well.

The best part... No baking!! Roll and eat, my kind of treat! Happy eating everyone!

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Liz said...

This looks fabulous!

jengd said...

I think I'll have to give these a try this year as one of our numerous Christmas cookies!