Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

A quick and easy recipe that is a great crowd pleaser for the Holidays!!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 24 -36 bottled cherries, drained
  • 12 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 12 cups icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 12 cups fine coconut
  • graham wafer crumbs


  1. Mix thoroughly butter, icing sugar, milk, almond extract and fine coconut.
  2. Roll each cherry in above mixture, then in graham wafer crumbs.


Most Helpful

Thank you!! This is one of my family's favorite recipes for Christmas cookies and I lost the card that the recipe was on. This looks just like the recipe that I had but I substitute vanilla extract for the almond extract because my brother's allergic to nuts. These are great, quick and easy. And very addictive!

Ali Flower December 20, 2010

My mother and I have been making these for years. A Christmas baking staple in our family. We call them Cape Breton Balls. Our friends and family call them FAT Balls as they are a decadent waist line expanding treat. My girls love to help make them and their little hands are perfectly suited for this super easy recipe.

Abby, Sarah & Eli's Mom February 22, 2010

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