Chocolate Cherry Balls
4 tablespoons butter, room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar
24 maraschino cherries, chopped
2/3 cup peanut butter, room temperature
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 bar (1-ounce) paraffin wax
In a large bowl, combine butter, powdered sugar, maraschino cherries, peanut butter, walnuts, coconut, and salt; shape into 1-inch balls.
In the top of a double boiler over hot water, melt chocolate chips and paraffin wax. Insert a toothpick into each ball; dip into chocolate mixture to coat exterior.
Place onto wax paper to set. Use another toothpick to push ball from inserted toothpick. If a hole remains where toothpick was inserted, add a small amount of chocolate coating to cover.