Chocolate Cherry Creams
1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1½ cups powdered sugar, sifted
1/3 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts
1/3 cup maraschino cherries, chopped and well-drained
½ teaspoon cherry extract, optional
1¼ cups sweetened flaked coconut
In a heavy 2-quart saucepan over low heat, heat the chocolate chips
and milk together until the chocolate melts, stirring until smooth.
Remove from the heat. Stir in the powdered sugar, nuts, cherries and
cherry extract, if using, blending well. Cover and refrigerate until
the mixture is cool enough to handle, about 1 hour.
Shape the mixture into balls 1 inch in diameter. Roll the balls in
the coconut. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Note: If the mixture is too soft to hold its shape, stir in
additional powdered sugar, a spoonful at a time, until it reaches
the desired consistency. If the mixture is too thick, stir in
additional milk, a few drops at a time, until it is the desired
Makes about 30.
Source of Recipe: "Who Wants Candy?" by Jane Sharrock