norma's christmas chocolate covered cherries

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Norma DeRemer
York, PA

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.

★★★★★ 2
serves Makes 5 dozen
method Stove Top

Ingredients For norma's christmas chocolate covered cherries

  • 3 1/2 c
    confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 c
    butter, softened
  • 3 Tbsp
    creme de menthe or mint flavoring
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 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

  • 1
    Line two baking sheetss with waxed paper and set aside.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, combine confectioners sugar, butter, flavoring, milk and vanilla. Mix well amd place in refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • 3
    Drain and pat dry the maraschino cherries being careful not to pull off the stems.
  • 4
    Remove 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.
  • 5
    In 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.
  • 6
    Remove covered cherries from the refrigerator and dip them one at a time into melted white choclate and return them to the waxed paper.
  • 7
    Allow dipped cherries to sit at room temperature until chocolate hardens.
  • 8
    Check bottons of each cherry and reseal with additional white chocolate if necessary.
  • 9
    When 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.
  • 10
    Remove from baking sheets and cover loosely and store in a cool place at least two days to form cordial (do not refrigerate).
  • 11
    Place in airtight containers until ready to serve.

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