christmas peanut butter coconut cherry balls

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Lynelle Caldwell
Durango, CO

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!!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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 @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 48
prep time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For christmas peanut butter coconut cherry 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
  • 6 oz
    chocolate chips (milk, semi-sweet or dark, your choice)
  • 6 Tbsp

How To Make christmas peanut butter coconut cherry balls

  • Butter, peanut butter, powdered sugar, cherries, and coconuts mixed in a bowl.
    Using a mixer, combine butter, peanut butter, powdered sugar, maraschino cherries, and coconut.
  • Ingredients rolled into balls.
    Roll in very small balls.
  • Bowl placed in freezer to chill.
    Put in freezer for several hours or preferably overnight.
  • Melting chocolate and paraffin in a double boiler.
    Melt in a double boiler 6 oz chocolate chips and 6 tbsp paraffin.
  • Peanut butter balls drying on a cooling rack.
    Dip frozen balls in and drain over waxed paper on a rack.
  • 6
    Can double dip if you want. I usually double the cherry mixture and the chips mixture making enough for dipping a double batch. Enjoy!