My Famous Chocolate Covered Cherries

READY IN: 3hrs
Kathy(
Recipe by startnover

These are so good. I have to make 2 dozen for my grandmother every Christmas and she refuses to share them. She actually hides them and pulls them out one at a time! I really have no idea how many this makes as I usually double or triple the recipe. Also it depends on how much of the center you like . UPDATE: some people have had difficulty with the filling being to runny....adding more powdered sugar is not going to alter the taste so feel free to add another 1/2 c to a cup with out worry :)

Top Review by Butterflybaby2011

I've tried making these 3 times. The first 2 times were delish...but a terrible, terrible mess! The 3rd time was a charm and they turned out beautifully! I used cherries with stems (so much easier!) and I added 1.5 cups powdered sugar to give it more of a sugar cookie dough consistancy.

I put powdered sugar in my hand and patted out a silver-dollar-size disk in my palm. It kept it from sticking to my fingers but wrapped beautifully around the cherry. I found it much easier to place cherry on the disk, then turn it upside down and let the disk "fall" onto the cherry and finally pinching it around the stem.

I froze the wrapped cherries before dipping in chocolate. Perfect! Thanks so much :)

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine the first 5 ingredients until well blended and smooth and place in fridge until firm.
  2. Meanwhile spread out the drained cherries on a cookie sheet and freeze for at least 1 hours.
  3. Scoop out about 1-2 teaspoon of filling and form into a ball around a cherry.
  4. Place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and freeze for 1 hr after you have formed them all.
  5. Melt dipping chocolate and using your hands dip each cherry placing it on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and chill in fridge until chocolate is solid.
  6. Remove cherries carefully as not to break them open and loose the center.
  7. Place in an airtight plastic container and keep in a cool dry place for up to 1 month.

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