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chocolate covered cherries

Recipe by
Connie Deitz
Boise, ID

A scrumptious bite of cherry awesomeness.

yield 40 pieces
prep time 25 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For chocolate covered cherries

  • 40
    maraschino cherries with stems
  • 3 Tbsp
    softened butter
  • 3 Tbsp
    light corn syrup (karo)
  • 2 + c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 lb
    chocolate candy coating (chocolate almond bark works well)

How To Make chocolate covered cherries

  • 1
    Drain the cherries on paper towels for several hours.
  • 2
    Combine butter and the corn syrup. Stir in powdered sugar. Knead until all together. If too soft can add a bit more powdered sugar or chill for about 20 minutes.
  • 3
    Shape 1/2 teaspoonful around the cherry. (Flatten the mixture into a disk shape then wrap it around the cherry) Place on a wax paper lined baking sheet. Chill wrapped cherries for 1 hour.
  • 4
    Leave the cherries in the refrigerator until the chocolate is melted. In a double boiler (water simmering) heat the chocolate candy coating.
  • 5
    Dip the cherries completely sealing them. Gently tap off extra chocolate, then set on a fresh waxed paper lined baking sheet. Continue dipping the cherries until all are dipped.
  • 6
    Once chocolate has hardened (Not too long after dipping) get a container with an airtight seal, and lay a piece of wax paper on the bottom of it. Place the cherries into this container. Close the lid and place the container into the refrigerator for about 2 weeks. Cherries are done at 1 week. but get juicer as they sit in the closed container longer. Enjoy