Cherry Cheese Balls

tags

Recipe, Dessert

Date
2014-10-04
summary

This was based on my grandma's recipe, a good christmas tradition.

Ingredients

  • 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

Procedure

  • 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.

Footnotes

1

Wash your hands before doing this, and if at all possible avoid touching the cream cheese so that it doesn't go bad.

2

I have so far done this with a large mixer, but a fork and elbow grease may work better.

3

Best done with two people, one doing each job.