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Chocolate Covered Cherries

Maraschino cherries wrapped in a sugary blanket and dipped in chocolate. A delicious dessert keeps everyone begging for more.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pinch salt
  • maraschino cherry stems on and drained
  • candy coating milk chocolate disks

Instructions

  1. Combine the first 5 ingredients until well blended and smooth. Place the filling in the refrigerator until firm.
  2. Spread out the drained cherries on a cookie sheet and pat dry with a paper towel. Freeze for at least 1 hour.
  3. Scoop out about 1-2 teaspoon of filling in the palm of your hand and form a disc shape. Indent the center and place the cherry in the center. Flip the cherry and let the filling fall over the top of the cherry. Pinch and form into a ball around a cherry. Repeat for the remaining cherries.
  4. Place the covered cherry on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and freeze for 1 hour after you have formed them all.
  5. Melt dipping chocolate in a double broiler. Holding the cherry stem dip the cherry in the chocolate. Place it on a wax paper lined cookie sheet. Repeat with the remaining cherries. Chill in the refrigerator until chocolate is hard.

Recipe Notes

When coating the cherries with the filling, it is helpful to roll the disks of dough in powdered sugar to prevent it sticking to your hands. 

Place in an airtight container and keep in a cool dry place for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months.

Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms.