Chocolate Covered Cherries

Photo by Dorothy G.
Adapted from tasteofhome.com

PREP TIME

25

minutes

TOTAL TIME

25

minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

25

minutes

TOTAL TIME

25

minutes

SERVINGS

--

servings

Adapted from tasteofhome.com

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2

    cups confectioners' sugar

  • 1/4

    cup butter, softened

  • 1

    tablespoon milk

  • 1/2

    teaspoon almond extract

  • 2

    jars (8 ounces each) maraschino cherries with stems , well drained

  • 2

    cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

  • 2

    tablespoons shortening

Directions

In a small bowl, combine the sugar, butter, milk and extract. Knead until smooth and pliable. Shape into 1-in. balls and flatten each into a 2-in. circle. Wrap one circle around each cherry and lightly roll in hands. Place with stems up on waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Cover loosely and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. In a microwave, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Holding onto the stems, dip cherries into chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper until set. Store in a covered container. Refrigerate 1-2 weeks before serving. Yield: 3 dozen. Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 206 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 28 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Read more: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/chocolate-covered-cherries#ixzz37TpnawpA

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