Chocolate Covered Cherries

READY IN: 24mins
Recipe by Olha

You can prepare these ahead. The candy just gets better as it is stored, with the centers becoming even juicier.

Top Review by Valerie in Australia

Yummy!! Easy to make and oh so good... Wonderful addition to my christmas cookies and good for gift giving. Thank-you and onto makeing my second batch as hubby is cleaning the first lot off :)

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine sugar, butter, milk and extract; mix well.
  2. Knead into a large ball.
  3. Roll into 1-inch balls and flatten each into a 2-inch circle.
  4. Wrap around cherries and lightly roll in hands.
  5. Place with stems up on waxed paper-lined baking sheet.
  6. Cover loosely and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
  7. Melt the chocolate chips and shortening in a double boiler or microwave-safe bowl.
  8. Holding on to stem, dip cherries into chocolate; set on waxed paper to harden.
  9. Store in a covered container.
  10. Refrigerate 1-2 weeks before serving.
  11. Yield: about 3 dozen.

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