Chocolate Rum Soaked Cherries

Total Time
15mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

From Taste of Home Magazine. Men seem to really like these. I used Malibu Rum and Ghirardelli chocolate.

Directions

  1. Place cherries in a bowl; cover with rum. Refridgerate, covered, overnight. Drain and pat dry. (Save the rum for a mixed drink!).
  2. In a microwave, melt chocolate and shortening at 50% power in 30 second intervals.
  3. Stir until smooth.
  4. Holding stems, dip cherries in chocolate mixture; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper.
  5. Let stand until set.
Most Helpful

Whoo, these are boozy little suckers! Delicious, but no denying the rum in these, that's for sure! I used Malibu Coconut rum and Scharffen-Berger bittersweet squares. I thought at first that maybe I should double the recipe, because it doesn't look like it makes very much. In hindsight, I'm glad that I didn't, because small doses satisfy here. These would make a nice Valentine's day gift, wrapped up in some pretty packaging. DH has commandeered the bulk of the first batch I made, but I think I'll make another batch for Dad, cuz I suspect he'd like them just as much as DH did. Thanks for posting! Made for PAC Spring 2014

Muffin Goddess April 16, 2014