cherry-coconut balls

Cherry-Coconut Balls

42 maraschino cherries
1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup butter (softened)
1 3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 1/2 cups coconut, finely shredded or grated

Dry the cherries on a paper towel.

Cream the butter and gradually mix in the confectioners’ sugar and orange juice. Add coconut and mix well. This mixture will be soft. Roll a small portion of the coconut mixture evenly around each cherry and then roll in graham cracker crumbs. Place on wax paper and keep cool.