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