Norma's Christmas Chocolate Covered Cherries

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Norma DeRemer

By
@PApride

These are so easy to make and a real decorative treat around the Holidays and they taste so good. I say Merry Christmas with these little delights. With these devine little sweets, how could it not be Merry. They will have your party guest asking for more.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
Makes 5 dozen
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

3 1/2 c
confectioners sugar
1/4 c
butter, softened
3 Tbsp
creme de menthe or mint flavoring
1 Tbsp
milk
1 Tbsp
pure vanilla extract
60
maraschino cherries with stems, drained and patted dry
1
12 ounce bag of white chocolate chips
7 oz
melted red candy wafers
7 oz
melted green candy wafers
* candy melts usually come in a 14 ounce bag.

How to Make Norma's Christmas Chocolate Covered Cherries

Step-by-Step

  • 1Line two baking sheetss with waxed paper and set aside.
  • 2In a large bowl, combine confectioners sugar, butter, flavoring, milk and vanilla. Mix well amd place in refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • 3Drain and pat dry the maraschino cherries being careful not to pull off the stems.
  • 4Remove mixture for refrigerator and mold a small amount around each cherry, being careful to completely enclose cherry with mixture. Place on baking sheets and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • 5In the top of a double boiler over simmering water, melt white chocolate chips while stirring with a wooden spoon. Or place in a microwave safe bowl and microwace for 30 seconds at a time and take out and stir until melted; being careful not to burn.
  • 6Remove covered cherries from the refrigerator and dip them one at a time into melted white choclate and return them to the waxed paper.
  • 7Allow dipped cherries to sit at room temperature until chocolate hardens.
  • 8Check bottons of each cherry and reseal with additional white chocolate if necessary.
  • 9When white choclate has hardened; drizzle tops of each cherry with melted red and green candy melts and let set at room temperature until all is set and hardened.
  • 10Remove from baking sheets and cover loosely and store in a cool place at least two days to form cordial (do not refrigerate).
  • 11Place in airtight containers until ready to serve.

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About Norma's Christmas Chocolate Covered Cherries

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy