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chocolate covered cherries

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a recipe by
Alisa Ries
pontotoc, MS

I have made these for years. I do believe I got this recipe from a lady at a Tupperware party, back when I sold it in 1980. I've been making them ever since. Easy and yummy!!

★★★★★ 1
serves A lot of people
prep time 45 Min
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For chocolate covered cherries

  • 1 stick
    butter or margarine
  • 1 box
    powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 pkg
    chocolate almond bark
  • 1-2 jar
    maraschino cherries

How To Make chocolate covered cherries

  • 1
    Melt a stick of butter/margarine in large bowl. Stir in box of powdered sugar. Add tsp vanilla. Add milk, just enough to make a dough with your hands. This is your fondant.
  • 2
    Drain jar(s) cherries. Pat dry with paper towel.
  • 3
    Working with your fingers, pinch off a small amount of fondant. Flatten and place cherry in middle. Wrap dough around cherry. Roll in a ball then place on a greased cookie sheet. After you have done this to all the cherries, place cookie sheet in refrigerator until candies are firm.
  • 4
    In the meantime, melt the almond bark. This can be done in the microwave. In my original recipe (back in the old days) this called for using a bag of chocolate chips melted in a double boiler with some paraffin. Using almond bark is quicker and taste great.
  • 5
    After cherries are firm, dip in chocolate. Place back on cookie sheet and refrigerate til set. As an added bonus, I also melt a little white chocolate and sling it all over the dark chocolate for an elegant look.
  • 6
    Now eat and enjoy!!