I love all kinds and I just have to keep them out of my house sometimes because I'll eat them all! I'm sure some of you know what I mean.
So when I saw that Scrappy Jessi was having a Blog cookie exchange I had to join.
This recipe is one I just found and I am planning on making it this year for the holidays. It looks delicious. AND it has chocolate- another love.
Chocolate Fruit Balls
1 cup red or green marashino cherries( drained well)
1 cup icing sugar
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 cup pecan pieces
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
16 oz. semi sweet chocolate
1/4 cup butter
1. Finely chop cherries and pat dry. In a bowl, whisk egg. Gradually add sugar till mixed. Stir in peanut butter, then pecans, coconut and cherries. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Pinch off 1 tsp and roll into a ball and place on sheet. Continue with remaining mixture. Refrigerate or freeze till firm, about 1 hour.
2.Coarsely chop chocolate and place in a small bowl with butter. Microwave, stirring halfway until chocolate is almost melted - 2-3 min. Stir till smooth. Dip balls in chocolate to coat and place on parchment.
3.Repeat with remaining balls. Refrigerate till chocolate sets, at least 1 hour before serving.
Can be in the fridge for up to one week in a sealed container or freeze up to 2 months.
Makes 100 balls.
100 balls?! That's a lot for me since there is only 6 of us but I think I can cut this in half fine. Or just make them BIGGER! lol.
I now get to go look at some other recipes. YAY!