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!
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!