Cherry Cheese Balls

This was based on my grandma's recipe.


  • 500 g (2 regular size blocks) cream cheese
  • 40 g (120 ml) unsweetened coconut
  • 70 g (80 ml) white sugar
  • 100 g (24) red glace cherries, finely chopped
  • 80 g (180 ml) chopped pecans
  • 180 g (300 ml) graham crumbs, mixed with 55 g (60 ml) melted butter


  • Remove cream cheese from foil, place in bowl, and let sit at room temperature to soften for a few hours.1)
  • Whip cream cheese, adding coconut, sugar, nuts.2)
  • Gently fold in cherries with a rubber scraper.
  • Refrigerate 1-2 hours.
  • Shape into balls, and roll in graham crumbs mixture.3)
  • Keep cold till set. Pack with wax paper between layers.
  • Freezes well.
Wash your hands before doing this, and if at all possible avoid touching the cream cheese so that it doesn't go bad.
I have so far done this with a large mixer, but a fork and elbow grease may work better.
Best done with two people, one doing each job.
recipes/cherry_cheese_balls.txt · Last modified: 2017/12/22 19:06 by trick