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no-bake fruit balls

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Karla Everett
Greenacres, WA

These are very delicious cookie balls with marshmallows and maraschino cherries rolled in coconut. I like to make them every year for my Christmas cookie platter. The kids just love these , course so do the adults. "Photo and recipe provided courtesy of Kraft Food & Family magazine, For more information or to sign up for a free subscription, please visit"

(3 ratings)

Ingredients For no-bake fruit balls

  • 2 c
    jet-puffed miniature marshmallows
  • 2 c
    honey maid graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 c
    chopped red maraschino cherries
  • 1/2 c
    chopped green maraschino cherries
  • 1 can
    (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 c
    chopped planters pecans
  • 3 c
    baker's angel flake coconut

How To Make no-bake fruit balls

  • 1
    COMBINE marshmallows, cracker crumbs, cherries, sweetened condensed milk and pecans; mix well.
  • 2
    SHAPE dough evenly into 5 dozen balls, each about 1 inch in diameter. Roll balls in coconut until evenly coated.
  • 3
    REFRIGERATE 3 hours or until firm. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.
  • 4
    kraft kitchens tips : HOW TO EASILY CUT CHERRIES Use clean kitchen scissors to easily cut up the cherries. COOKING KNOW-HOW Use a small scoop or level measuring tablespoon to measure out the dough for the balls.