Cherry Surprises


"These no bake confections are great! They are a Christmas tradition in our home."


servings 68 cals
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Original recipe yields 36 servings



  • Calories:
  • 68 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 3.4 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.7g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 27 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. in a medium bowl, cream together butter, confectioners' sugar and orange juice; mix in coconut.
  2. Wrap coconut mixture around each cherry to cover completely. Store in refrigerator in a tightly covered container until ready to serve.
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  1. 13 Ratings


As is, they were quick and easy. We made them into "Easter eggs" by molding them into eggs shapes, drying them overnight, and dipping them into chocolate. Dry them well if you dip them! (but t...

Sabrina's recipe. Graham crumbs instead of coconut!!

These were so close, but a friend said that all she tasted was butter, and then that's all I could taste, too! So if you like the taste of butter ...

My mother has made a similar recipe to this for years, but used 3lbs. 10X sugar, 1 stick margarine softened, 1 can Eagle Brand milk, 17 oz. bag coconut, 10 oz. maraschino cherries (chopped, drai...

The coating was a bit too sugary, but overall very good. I drizzled some chocolate on it for an added touch, turned out very pretty.

I have made these for many Christmas' but, once I have wrapped the Cocoanut mixture around the cherry, I roll the ball in graham cracker crumbs and refrigerate or freeze. Delicious!

My whole family loved these!! I took them to a party and they went fast. If you don't like cherries I wouldn't do it, but if you do, TRY really will like them. Kind of reminded me of ...

These did end up tasting like butter. I had even changed out the orange juice for rum. Thinking it would make it taste better. No such luck. Now I have a fridge full of butter flavor covered ...

I made these for Christmas the first time I met my in-laws. My husband's family ate them up in less time than it took to make them.