This is one of my favorite recipes. Whenever I visit my mother she always has a batch waiting for me.

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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter or margarine over low heat. Remove from heat and mix melted butter, confectioners' sugar, coconut, walnuts, peanut butter and cherries. Form into small balls. Chill until firm.

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  • Melt chocolate chips over low heat. Stick a toothpick into each ball and dip into chocolate. Roll chocolate covered peanut butter balls in coconut to coat. Chill.

Nutrition Facts

120 calories; 7.6 g total fat; 3 mg cholesterol; 33 mg sodium. 13.3 g carbohydrates; 1.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (22)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2002
I omitted the cherries walnuts and coconut. I thought they were delicious but I will use a little less powdered sugar next time. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/19/2008
Way too sweet if I try them again I will reduce the 2 cups confectioners' sugar to maybe 1 1/4 cups. Irene Read More
(6)
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2002
I omitted the cherries walnuts and coconut. I thought they were delicious but I will use a little less powdered sugar next time. Read More
(47)
Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2002
I omitted the cherries walnuts and coconut. I thought they were delicious but I will use a little less powdered sugar next time. Read More
(47)
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2008
I placed the peanut butter mixture in the freezer and let it solidify. I used a Tbsp scoop to form the balls then used chopsticks to dip them in the chocolate. This made it easy and minimized the mess. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2004
this recipe is just awesome I cant keep them long enough on the tray! Usually my son doesnt like sweet stuff but he always wants one of these. They are rich but very good also looks very professional so great for bake sales too. When I make this I make it X4 (big family) so I added one less cup of confectioners sugar and they were just right. I made the balls bigger then what the recipe called (about the size of a small plum). and I added a bit more cherries and less walnuts and they were just awesome Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2010
Our family loves this recipe! My sister-in-law has made it a family tradition. Last year we weren't able to get together so I was very excited to find this recipe so I could make them on my own! I do NOT like cherries but they are chopped and add just a hint of flavor. It sounds crazy to add all these different flavors together but it is oh so delicious! You can make a batch and keep them in the freezer and just pull them out a couple hours before needed! Yummy goodness! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2010
Very tasty and presentable! i didn't have all the ingredients so I substituted raisins for the maraschino cherries and I used a mix of almond/hazelnut butter with a few tablespoons of peanut butter (as I didn't have enough pb!). Made it for my son and his friend but it ended up pleasing the adults even more! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2008
The walnuts and cherries make this great! I usually only use PB powder sugar and butter but these are a nice treat. The only thing I had trouble with was tooth picks do not stick in them to dip into the chocolate. I ended up using a spoon and my fingers - yeah it was messy....:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2010
These are fantastic! Ingredients can easily be omitted or added depending on your mood taste or whatever you have on hand. I ate my small trial batch myself. It's not overly peanut buttery which is excellent because I don't like an overload of peanut butter. I'll definitely make experiment and share this recipe. Thank you! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2011
Wonderful recipe. I didn't have cherries so substituted raisins. I'm going to try them again today with craisins. Also for half the batch I dipped just one side of the ball in chocolate and coconut. Made for a nice varied appearance and decreased the richness slightly. I'm going to try half in white chocolate today. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2010
Thank you so much for adding this recipe my mom used to make them for us when we were kids and I had been craving them for years! They are great with so many different combinations of ingredients to try! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/19/2008
Way too sweet if I try them again I will reduce the 2 cups confectioners' sugar to maybe 1 1/4 cups. Irene Read More
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