Chocolate Covered Cherries

posted by Tammii 12-18-99 8:33 PM

Chocolate Covered Cherries

60 maraschino cherries with stem
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 1/2 pounds dipping chocolate or white chocolate (for coating candy)

Drain cherries thoroughly. Place in paper towels.

Combine butter, corn syrup and salt. Stir in sifted powdered sugar. Knead sugar mixture till smooth. (chill mixture if it's too soft.)

Shape 1 teaspoon of the sugar mixture around each of the cherries. Place on waxed paper lined baking sheet; chill.

In a small saucepan melt chocolate, stirring constantly. Do not add any liquid.. Holding cherries by stems, dip one at a time into chocolate. Spoon chocolate over cherries to coat. Place cherries on wax paper lined baking sheet. Chill till chocolate is hardened,.

Store in a covered container in a cool place. Let candies ripen one to two weeks. Makes 60.

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