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No Bake Cherry Balls?

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Hi everyone. I need help!

My mom used to make very simple no bake candied balls of dough with either cherry, almond, orange and vanilla extracts when I was a kid. They are awfully sweet, but I thought I'd give it a shot and try making some since I used to love them so much. Like I really need more sweets.

As some of you know, I don't have any contact with my mom or any family, and she hasn't made them in years, as far as I know, so I was wondering if any of you have a similar recipe.

They aren't made of regular cherries... I think she specifically used cherry/almond/orange/vanilla flavouring or extract. And they were formed into unbaked balls of dough and kept in the refrigerator.

If any of you could help me out a bit, that would be AWESOME! Thanks so much!
post #2 of 14
Something similar with peanut butter:

http://www.wnep.com/Global/story.asp...&nav=menu158_8
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks, Tracey. It's not quite the same, but I am looking for a peanut butter one as well.
post #4 of 14
I Google.....

Here you go:

http://recipes.chef2chef.net/recipe-...9/108776.shtml

It's the cherry ball recipe........OH, I'm not sure if it's the one you were looking for, though. Sorry, I tried.
post #5 of 14
Jenn---try searching on http://www.allrecipes.com You can do a search by ingredients. Hope that helps. If you do find the recipe, let me know. It sounds yummy!!!
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by sweetiecat3
I Google.....

Here you go:

http://recipes.chef2chef.net/recipe-...9/108776.shtml

It's the cherry ball recipe........OH, I'm not sure if it's the one you were looking for, though. Sorry, I tried.
Not what I was looking for, but thanks anyway.
post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Kellyyfaber
Jenn---try searching on http://www.allrecipes.com You can do a search by ingredients. Hope that helps. If you do find the recipe, let me know. It sounds yummy!!!
Kelly, allricipes.com is actually where I started. That's where I got my amazing chocolate and peanut butter recipe.
post #8 of 14
http://recipes.chef2chef.net/recipe-...9/108776.shtml

try this one... I don't think it's what you're looking for either. It actually sounds like your mother took a recipe like this and modified it to suit her and her family rather than it being a conventional recipe. goodness knows I do it too... my cointreau-choclate mousse actually started as a conventional chocolate-coffe-whisky mousse!
post #9 of 14
you could send her an anonymous letter, and get her to reply to someone else..
post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by LilleKat
http://recipes.chef2chef.net/recipe-...9/108776.shtml

try this one... I don't think it's what you're looking for either. It actually sounds like your mother took a recipe like this and modified it to suit her and her family rather than it being a conventional recipe. goodness knows I do it too... my cointreau-choclate mousse actually started as a conventional chocolate-coffe-whisky mousse!
Yeah, I've modified my own recipes as well... I'm certain that's what she did. But thanks for your efforts!
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by fwan
you could send her an anonymous letter, and get her to reply to someone else..
Yeah, right. Get my brother involved and then we'll have a full on war. Nice thought though, Fran.
post #12 of 14
aww i was actually thinking of some sort of friend.
post #13 of 14
I'd suggest starting with a rum ball recipe, using ground almonds as your flour for the dough. Then add the flavourings of your choice.
I like making the rum balls, then some Frangelico ones with ground hazelnuts as a base.
You could use a cherry liquor such as Desirono for flavouring.
Heck why stop there! How about some Kahlua ones rolled in white chocolate flakes? Then hic shome Ouzo onesh wif ground aniseeds and burp thenGrand Marnier for for for umm orange then hic bompf (go to sleep where you land on the floor).
Have fun and don't be shy about sending some to your TCS friends!
post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by vespacat
Not what I was looking for, but thanks anyway.
Sorry. I'll keep looking for the recipe for ya.
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