Our family has been making these chocolate-covered coconut balls every Christmas for longer than I can remember. I'm not sure where Mama got the recipe, but we've enjoyed them so much that they have become a holiday tradition, and now my nieces look forward to this as much as my brothers and I always have. Pie-making, on Christmas Eve Day, is also something you can count on, and over the years, Mama has calculated her pie-filling recipes and cooking times down to an exact science. In addition to pumpkin and cherry, we will be feasting on the best homemade chocolate, lemon, and coconut pies around. I'd be happy to skip the feast and go straight to the coconut pie. Just give me a whole pie and a fork, please!