Better than Store Bought Chocolate Covered Cherries
Jennifer McConnell @Shutterbug81
These are really wonderful! I bought another large jar of cherries today so that I can make them again soon. I doubt there will still be any left 3-6 days from now to see them form more liquid in the center, but even with the smooth cream (which has a wonderful flavor) they are still very juicy and rich.
These are very hard to stay out of, so I am going to share them with my in-laws tonight and take them some. They get 6 and the rest are mine :-)
The next time I make these, however, I will try removing the stems. They tend to fall off after freezing, and I think I could get a smoother look. Also, the fondant does melt quickly, so I will try freezing the cherries then twirling them in room temp fondant and freezing again.
- 3 c
- powdered sugar
- 1/4 c
- margarine or butter
- 1/4 c
- condensed sweetened milk (not evaporated)
- 4 tsp
- vanilla extract
- 1 pkg
- high end chocolate chips (milk, semi-sweet, or dark)
- 1 jar(s)
- maraschino cherries, drained and dried, reserve the juice.