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chocolate candy cherries, grandma w

Recipe by
Megan Stewart
Middletown, OH

Another 'candy' Grandma W made. I noted you could use dark chocolate chips instead of the milk chocolate if you prefer.

yield serving(s)
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chocolate candy cherries, grandma w

  • 3 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 3 Tbsp
    corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 2 1/2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 20 oz
    maraschino cherries with stems, drained
  • 2 c
    milk chocolate chips (you could also use dark chocolate chips if you want)
  • 3 Tbsp

How To Make chocolate candy cherries, grandma w

  • 1
    Combine butter, syrup, vanilla and salt. Add sugar gradually and beat well. If it becomes too thick, knead it a little. Divide in half and roll into two 7 inch logs. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 1/2 hours to firm. Cut into 1 inch pieces, cut each piece into quarters. Place in palm of hand to flatten and wrap evenly around a cherry. Repeat with all remaining cherries. Place on waxed paper lined cookie sheets and freeze, covered, 30 min. Melt chips and shortening over hot but not boiling water until smooth, dip each cherry in, shake off excess and allow to cool on waxed paper lined cookie sheets in fridge.
  • 2
    After chocolate hardens, you can dip again if desired.

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