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    Chocolate Covered Cherries

    Chocolate Covered Cherries. Photo by PCrocker

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    1 hr 3 mins

    1 hr

    3 mins

    PCrocker's Note:

    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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    1. 1
      Drain the cherries; pat dry on paper towels, and set aside.
    2. 2
      In mixer bowl beat butter, corn syrup, and salt until well combined.
    3. 3
      Stir in powdered sugar and knead until smooth (mixture will be very stiff).
    4. 4
      Shape 1/2 teaspoon of sugar mixture around each cherry (make sure the cherries are dry so the sugar mixture will stick).
    5. 5
      Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheet and place in the freezer until cherries are firm.
    6. 6
      At this point you can place them in a container or freezer bag and return to the freezer for dipping later when it's convenient.
    7. 7
      Melt chocolate chips and shortening in glass heat-proof bowl, stirring often so the chocolate doesn't burn.
    8. 8
      Dip each cherry in chocolate and place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet.
    9. 9
      A carving fork works great for dipping the cherries.
    10. 10
      Chill until firm and store in the refrigerator.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 15, 2008


      excellent recipe. used normal pitted cherries soaked in Jack Daniels for 2 days instead of marachino. Thanks for posting this recipe.

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    • on December 23, 2011

      Great recipe!! I tried another recipe first and that was a disaster--- but this one worked like a charm! Its time consuming but definitely worth the effort. I soaked my cherries in Jim Bean, which changed the taste of the whole candy itself but it was good!

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    • on August 06, 2006


      Chocolate Covered Cherries, are my favorite Christmas candy. I was devastated when a certain manufacturer quit making them. Ha, Ha, Ha, now I can make my own. This all worked great. Thanks for posting.

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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

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