Winter Snowballs

1 12-ounce pkg. white chocolate chips
1.2 cup walnuts or peanuts, chopped
1/2 cup dates, chopped
1/2 cup cherries, chopped
16 cherries, cut in half
Cover a cookie sheet with wax paper. Melt chips in microwave for 1 minute, and then in 20 second intervals, until melted, stir until smooth. Stir nuts, dates, and cherries into melted chips. Drop by teaspoons onto cookie sheet to form snowballs. Place half cherry in center of each ball. Refrigerate until serving time (at least one hour for cookies to set).

Variations: Tint the white chocolate different colors for a rainbow effect.

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