Super Easy Chocolate Covered Cherries

READY IN: 24hrs 20mins
Recipe by rosie316

My friend makes these and they are good as long as you leave them sit a few days, up to a week (juicier). I have never made these myself, so I'm only posting her instructions... This is a quick and easy treat to make anytime of the year... but the holidays are the best time to make them! What friend, relative, neighbor or acquaintance wouldn't love to receive these on an assorted dessert platter?! So simple and very little clean-up involved. This originally came from Country Woman magazine, 1995. Enjoy! *NOTE: Cook time is actually the refrigeration time.

Top Review by nochlo

Wow, I love chocolate covered cherries and these are great...Much better than the store bought ones.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a small bowl combine confectioners sugar, softened butter, milk and extract. Kneed until you form a pliable "gooey dough". Roll into 3/4"-1" balls, then smash flat to make a 2" circle.
  2. Line a baking sheet with wax paper. IMPORTANT: Be sure that each cherry is completely patted dry. Place 1 cherry in the center of each circle. Carefully enclose the cherry with the circle of "gooey dough" (leave the stem exposed), and place them stem side up on the baking pan. Loosely cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Place chocolate chips and shortening into a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds, stir, heat 30 seconds, stir, etc -- until melted and stir again. Let sit 1 minute.
  4. Hold the cherries by the stem and dip into chocolate, covering every bit of cherry (so no liquid will drain out once set). Allow excess chocolate to drain off and return each to the wax paper lined baking sheet.
  5. Refrigerate baking sheet immediately just until chocolate has hardened, then transfer to room temp sealed container. Best served AFTER ONE WEEK for juiciest cherries. Keeps up to 6 weeks in a sealed container.
  6. Enjoy!

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