Monday, November 26, 2007

Chocolate-Covered Cherries

Ever thought of adding your own home-made chocolate covered cherrries to your holiday platter or for gift giving? These look yummy and a little different from other recipes I've seen.

Chocolate-Covered Cherries

1 box confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 jars maraschino cherries (approx. 100 cherries)
12 oz semisweet chocolate chips

Cover a cookie sheet with wax paper and set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl, mix together confectioners’s sugar, corn
syrup, butter, and vanilla extract. Knead or stir mixture until ingredients
are well mixed and smooth.
Pinch a small piece of dough off and wrap around each cherry,
rolling between hands quickly to prevent sticking and to form a
smooth ball. Place on prepared cookie sheet and refrigerate until
Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler over simmering heat,
stirring frequently with a rubber spatula.
Dip cherries in chocolate using toothpicks, a fork or any other
dipping tool. Place on wax paper and chill until firm. Store in
refrigerator in an airtight container (do not freeze).

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