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1 hr 3 mins
I make these every year for Christmas goodies and my husband hides them from everybody! They take about two weeks for the centers to get soft. This is a Southern Living recipe that's at least 20 years old. When you buy the cherries check the servings in the jar. You need 50 cherries, give or take a few.
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- 1Drain the cherries; pat dry on paper towels, and set aside.
- 2In mixer bowl beat butter, corn syrup, and salt until well combined.
- 3Stir in powdered sugar and knead until smooth (mixture will be very stiff).
- 4Shape 1/2 teaspoon of sugar mixture around each cherry (make sure the cherries are dry so the sugar mixture will stick).
- 5Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheet and place in the freezer until cherries are firm.
- 6At this point you can place them in a container or freezer bag and return to the freezer for dipping later when it's convenient.
- 7Melt chocolate chips and shortening in glass heat-proof bowl, stirring often so the chocolate doesn't burn.
- 8Dip each cherry in chocolate and place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet.
- 9A carving fork works great for dipping the cherries.
- 10Chill until firm and store in the refrigerator.
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Nutritional Facts for Chocolate Covered Cherries
Serving Size: 1 (25 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 50
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 82.2
- Calories from Fat 27
- Total Fat 3.0 g
- Saturated Fat 1.7 g
- Cholesterol 1.8 mg
- Sodium 19.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 14.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
- Sugars 13.1 g
- Protein 0.3 g