No-Bake Cherry Crisps

No-Bake Cherry Crisps
Makes about 3 dozen cookies

1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1-1/3 cups crisp rice cereal
1/2 cup maraschino cherries, drained, dried and chopped
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons mini semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 to 2 cups flaked coconut (for rolling)

  1. Beat butter, powdered sugar and peanut butter in large bowl. Stir in cereal, cherries, chocolate chips and pecans. Mix well.

  2. Shape teaspoonfuls of mixture into 1-inch balls. Roll in coconut. Place on cookie sheets and refrigerate 1 hour. Store in refrigerator.