Chocolate Covered Cherries My Way -- Bonnie's
Recipe and photos are my own.
3heaping tablespoons semi sweet chocolate chips
3heaping tablespoons peanut butter chips
2heaping tablespoons chopped german chocolate, sweetened
3/4cup chopped white almond bark
1 1/4cup chopped chocolate almond bark
65maraschino cherries with stems removed
How to Make Chocolate Covered Cherries My Way -- Bonnie's
- You will need to melt the chocolate using a double boiler. I use the Wilton Chocolate Pro to melt the chocolate. You might consider getting one if you want to start making candy, as they are reasonably priced and have great reviews. It is a nonstick appliance, fast and so easy to operate that it makes making chocolates fun. I also use chocolate molds, but if you want, you can spread the chocolates on wax paper.
- Place the candy in the heated Wilton pot or double boiler to melt it. This recipe is enough candy to fill the Wilton pot, slightly mounded in the center. Stir it occasionally with a wooden spoon as it starts to melt. Once it is melted, you are ready to make chocolates. You can make half cherries, or cover them. If you are using a mold, put a dab of chocolate in the bottom of each mold with an ice tea spoon, and place the cherry on top, then cover the cherry with chocolate. Let the chocolates sit on the counter until they are hardened, then remove from the mold.
- This recipe makes about 65 chocolates, and I have molds for only 30 chocolates, so I spread the remainder of my cherries with chocolate on a sheet of wax paper. I made a few marshmallow covered chocolates, too. Store the chocolates in an air tight container with wax paper between the layers. Refrigerate. They just taste better as they sit.