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Chocolate Covered Cherries

Chocolate Covered Cherries

Ingredients:

  • 60 Maraschino cherries, w/stem
  • 3 tb Butter or margarine, softened
  • 3 tb Light corn syrup
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 2 c Confectioner's sugar, sifted
  • 1 1/2 lb Dipping chocolate or white chocolate ( for coating)

Directions:

  1. Drain maraschino cherries thoroughly, place on paper toweling.
  2. Combine butter or margarine, corn syrup and salt. Stir in sifted confectioner's sugar.
  3. Knead sugar mixture until smooth ( chill if mixture is too soft.) Shape 1 teaspoon of the sugar mixture around each cherry.
  4. Place on a waxed-paper-lined baking sheet, chill.
  5. In a small, heavy saucepan, melt chocolate, stirring constantly. DO NOT ADD ANY LIQUID!
  6. Holding cherries by stems, dip one at a time into chocolate. Spoon chocolate over cherries to coat.
  7. Chill until chocolate is hardened.
  8. Store candy in a covered container in a cool place.
  9. Let candies ripen a week or two.

Recipe yields: 60 chocolate-covered cherries.

Photo credit: Leslie. CC BY

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