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chocolate covered cherries

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Joyce Lowery
Sterlington, LA

A favorite candy that we make for Christmas on our candy-making day.

(1 rating)
yield 75 pieces
prep time 40 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For chocolate covered cherries

  • 1 c
    creamy peanut butter
  • 2 c
    pecans, chopped fine
  • 3 c
    powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 1/4 pkg
    paraffin wax
  • 2 c
    chocolate chips
  • 75
    maraschino cherries with stems

How To Make chocolate covered cherries

  • 1
    Drain cherries on paper towels.
  • 2
    Combine sugar, nuts, butter, and peanut butter.
  • 3
    Roll mixture into little balls, about 1-inch.
  • 4
    Poke a hole in the center of each ball and insert a cherry into each ball.
  • 5
    Gently press dough around cherry, leaving only the stem showing.
  • 6
    Set aside.
  • 7
    Melt paraffin in top of double boiler. Add chocolate chips and stir until melted.
  • 8
    Holding cherries by the stem, dip into the chocolate.
  • 9
    Place on cookie sheet lined with wax paper.

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