This weekend one of our local Churches will be holding a Jubilee tea and I was asked to participate in providing sweets for this event. I was given this recipe called Cherry Surprises and was pleasantly surprised just how easy it was.
The recipe called for the batter to be refrigerated for about 10 minutes prior to covering the cherries, but I found that wasn’t long enough and actually let it set for 30 minutes. Just enough time to watch an episode of Bake on the Food Network Canada. I apologize for the photo quality today, but I was doing this early this morning and had not natural light!
Using an electric mixer, mix 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar, 1 tbsp milk, 1 tsp vanilla and 1 1/2 cups desiccated coconut until well combined. Chill in the fridge for 20 to 30 minutes.
Using approximately 2 tsp of batter cover a cherry completely and roll into a ball. Add graham crumbs into a bowl and roll balls through crumbs to coat. Refrigerate until well chilled.
Won’t they be surprised when they bite into one of these little gems and find a sweet juicy cherry inside!
Tune in tomorrow….I will be sharing the wonderful birthday cake I will be enjoying today with my family. (Trust me I tried to get the recipe, but apparently it is top secret, but one I might just try to create on my own!) I will also be sharing my top 10 baking essentials!
- 36 maraschino cherries
- 1 1/2 cups desiccated coconut
- 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp cream or milk
- graham cracker crumbs
- In a mixing bowl mix coconut, confectioners sugar, butter, milk and vanilla until well combined.
- Refrigerate mixture for approximately 20 to 30 minutes.
- Remove from refrigerator and wrap each cherry in approximately 2 tsp of batter
- Dredge each ball in graham crackers and chill until ready to serve
- Prep time includes chilling time
I don’t even like cherries and these look good. A well photographed picture is a good percentage of whether or not a recipe will be tried. 🙂
I featured the recipe you linked-up last Friday in today’s post… http://katislittlecorner.blogspot.com/2012/10/31-days-of-decadent-desserts-day-12.html
Thanks for the link Kati! Much appreciated.
Rick F says
I like to soak drained cherries in some brandy for a couple of days before making these.
Now, that is something I think I will try!
Rick F says
My Grandmother used to make these. My mother still does. I just got the recipe from her a couple of years ago.
Wonderful amazing and tasty perfection thanks
So glad you enjoyed them 🙂
I have to make a large quantity of these. Can they be frozen?
Hi Barbara! Thanks for stopping by! Yes, these cherry surprises freeze well. I have frozen them up to 4 weeks
Has anyone tried dipping these in chocolate? If frozen before dipping do you think they would hold up OK in the hot dipping chocolate?
Sorry, it never occurred to me to dip these in chocolate, so I can’t honestly say how it would work out. I am always for giving new ideas a try though!