Chocolate Covered Cherries

Marvin Croom

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@mcroom



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Serves:

60

Ingredients

60
maraschino cherries
3 Tbsp
butter
3 Tbsp
light corn syrup
2 c
powdered sugar
24 oz
semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp
vegetable shortening

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Drain cherries on paper towel for several hours or overnight.
2
In a small mixing bowl combine the softened butter and light corn syrup.
3
Stir in powdered sugar; knead until mixture is smooth.
4
Shape about 1/2 teaspoon of sugar mixture around each cherry.
5
Place the coated cherries on a parchment lined baking sheet: chill.
6
Melt the dipping chocolate and add shortening.
7
Holding the cherries by the stems, dip the cherries into the melted chocolate.
8
Be sure to completely seal the cherries in chocolate; otherwise, cherry juice may leak out.
9
Chill until chocolate is firm.
10
Place cherries in an airtight container and let them ripen in the fridge for 1-2 weeks before serving.
11
Ripening is necessary to allow powdered sugar mixture around the cherries to do soften and liquefy.
12
Store in refrigerator.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy