Christmas Peanut Butter Coconut Cherry Balls

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Lynelle Caldwell

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@caldwell1932

My mother made these every year for Christmas. She would make them and freeze them thinking they would last until Christmas, FYI - they are GREAT frozen. Just ask all 6 of us kids!!

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Lynelle's mom knew what she was doing when she made this recipe. It's not your standard chocolate peanut butter ball recipe. It's so much more decadent. The peanut butter filling is smooth, creamy and just melts in your mouth. Maraschino cherries add a lovely cherry flavor while the coconut gives a bit of crunch to every bite. The chocolate coating is perfection. These easy peanut butter balls will be a delicious addition to a dessert table. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
48
Prep:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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BALLS

1 stick
butter (softened)
1 1/3 c
peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
4 c
powdered sugar
24
maraschino cherries (chopped fine)
2 c
coconut

DIPPING CHOCOLATE

6 oz
chocolate chips (milk, semi-sweet or dark, your choice)
6 Tbsp
paraffin

How to Make Christmas Peanut Butter Coconut Cherry Balls

Step-by-Step

  • 1Using a mixer, combine butter, peanut butter, powdered sugar, maraschino cherries, and coconut.
  • 2Roll in very small balls.
  • 3Put in freezer for several hours or preferably overnight.
  • 4Melt in a double boiler 6 oz chocolate chips and 6 tbsp paraffin.
  • 5Dip frozen balls in and drain over waxed paper on a rack.
  • 6Can double dip if you want. I usually double the cherry mixture and the chips mixture making enough for dipping a double batch. Enjoy!

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About Christmas Peanut Butter Coconut Cherry Balls

Course/Dish: Candies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Collection: Christmas Cookies
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids




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