Cherry Cheese Balls

tags

Recipe, Dessert

Date
2014-10-04
summary

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

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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

  • 120 g (200 ml) graham crumbs, mixed with 35 g (40 ml) melted butter

Procedure

  • Remove cream cheese from foil, place in bowl, and let sit at room temperature to soften for a few hours.

  • Gently fold in cherries with a rubber scraper.

  • Refrigerate 1–2 hours.

  • Shape into balls, about 2–3 cm diameter, and roll in graham crumbs mixture. 1

  • Keep cold till set. Pack with wax paper between layers.

  • Freezes well.

Footnotes

1

Best done with two people, one doing each job.