Chocolate Cherry Balls
Contributed by Diane S.

Very impressive and so easy to make.
Makes 2-1/2 dozen candies

6 oz Semi-sweet Chocolate 170 g
1/3 cup Evaporated milk 75 mL
1-1/2 cup Sifted icing sugar 375 mL
1/3 cup Chopped walnuts 75 mL
1/3 cup Chopped Maraschino cherries (drained)  75 mL
1 cup Flaked coconut 250 mL

Combine chocolate and milk in medium-sized heavy saucepan and set over low
heat. Heat until melted. Removed from heat. Add sugar and stir until well
blended. Stir in walnuts and cherries (dry chopped cherries on paper
towel). Set saucepan in refrigerator and chill until mixture is firm
enough to handle, about 20 minutes.

Shape mixture into small ball about 1 inch [2-1/2 cm] in diameter and roll
each one in coconut. Set in a pan lined with waxed paper and chill until
very firm, about 4 hours. Keep chilled until serving time.

Note: These may be made ahead and frozen.
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