CHOCOLATE CHERRY BALLS

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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