This is a unique and very tastey cheese ball! I am usually not a big fan of maraschino cherries, but I love them in this! It is so fun, yummy and very addicting! I got this recipe from my dear friend Starlie, who is a fabulous cook. This would be great for your New Years Eve celebrations. It is always a hit at holiday parties! I like to serve this with apples and crackers.
Sweet Cherry Cheese Ball
submitted by Melanie
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut
8 maraschino cherries, chopped
3/4 cup chopped pecans
In a medium bowl combine cream cheese, and powdered sugar. Blend well. Stir in chopped cherries and coconut. Shape into a ball and roll in chopped pecans to coat. Place on a tray and serve with fruit. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
This makes a big cheese ball or two small ones. I like to put the apple slices in pinapple juice to keep them fresh looking.
Enjoy:) and Happy New Year!