|Maraschino cherries||4 Dozen (Red Or Green)|
|Icing sugar||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), sifted|
|Butter/Margarine||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Orange juice||1 Teaspoon|
|Desiccated coconut||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Ground almonds||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (We Also Used Ground Pecans, Walnuts & Peanuts)|
1) Drain cherries on absorbent paper toweling.
2) Mix butter with icing sugar, creaming well and stir in orange juice and coconut thoroughly.
3) Make small patties from teaspoonsful of the mixture and wrap around drained cherries to form small balls.
4) Coat the balls in finely ground nuts.
5) Serve chilled.
Cherries can be substituted with cut up glazed pineapple, candied ginger or dates.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 5612 Calories from Fat 3455
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 408 g627.4%
Saturated Fat 332.6 g1663%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 241.9 mg80.6%
Sodium 202.6 mg8.4%
Total Carbohydrates 514 g171.5%
Dietary Fiber 86.7 g346.9%
Sugars 422.5 g
Protein 37 g74.7%
Vitamin A 58.6% Vitamin C 16.2%
Calcium 28.5% Iron 94.8%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet