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Chocolate Covered Cherries


    I wanted to test out some “early” Christmas treats.
    I thought these little chocolate covered cherries would be great for:
    a) Holiday Parties
    b) Home made gifts
    c) yourself!
    And you know what? I was right!

    These little bites of pure sugar sweet bliss were Fan-Tas-Tick!
    Loved each and every bite… and then they were gone.
    Another great thing about this treat, is that you make them 2 weeks in advance of the party. They are made so far ahead of time, you don’t have to stress about them right BEFORE the event. One less thing to take care of. If only I could get my husband ready 2 weeks in advance… sigh…

    Kraft Baking & Canning Baker's Dipping Chocolate Real Dark Semi - Sweet - 8 Pack

    I found this in my Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book
    Here’s what you’ll need: (and here’s what I made)
    60 maraschino cherries with stems (maybe 20 cherries with stems)
    3 tablespoons butter, softened (1T butter)
    3 tablespoons corn syrup (1T corn syrup)
    2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar (2/3 C powered sugar)
    1 pound chocolate confectioners’ coating (Baker’s Dipping Chocolate )

    Here’s what you do:

    Drain cherries on a paper napkin for several hours. Flip them a few times to ensure that all the liquid has drained out.

    Mix the butter and corn syrup and sift in the powered sugar. Mix with a spoon to combine. As the mixture gets thicker, use your hands. You may have to chill it if it becomes too soft to handle.
    Shape 1/2 teaspoon of the sugar around each cherry. Place the covered cherries on a baking sheet lined with wax paper and chill for 45 minutes to 1 hour. 

    Melt the chocolate according to the directions in the microwave.
    Hold the cherry by the stem and dip into the melted chocolate. Make sure to completely coat the cherry and not to allow any holes or bubbles to allow air to get to the cherry. Let the excess chocolate drip off and place back on to the wax paper. 
    Once all are dipped and chocolate is hardened (you may place back in fridge to speed up the process) place the cherries into a Tupperware container and hide in the back store in the fridge for 1 to 2 weeks. The time in the fridge allows the sugar to soften and liquefy.

    One week in fridge. See how the sugar is still thick and defined?
    They still tasted great! Some might prefer this texture.
    Two weeks in the fridge. The sugar is melting and gives that great melt in you mouth feeling. Some might prefer this texture.

    Take the cherries out of the fridge a few hours before serving them and keep the container closed. Condensation will form on the chocolate and lead to sticky, sweaty chocolate and nobody wants that. Serve on a pretty platter with other holiday treats for guests to enjoy!

    *** Valentine’s Day Update: Make them in the beginning of February to give to your special someone for Valentine’s Day! ***

    Make Ahead for a Stress Free Treat!

    I’ve shared this in the following Blogs – Check them out!
    Whipper Berry
    Alli n Son
    One Tough Mother
    The Kurtz Corner
    Everything Under the Moon
    It’s Overflowing
    Mrs. Fox’s Sweets
    Somewhat Simple
    Something Swanky
    The Crafty Blog Stalker
    The D.I.Y Dreamer

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    Karyn Granrud

    Karyn Granrud

    I'm Karyn, a mom and wife, and I founded this little baking blog. Baking and making desserts have been my passion since I was a kid. I love experimenting with different flavors and sharing delicious recipes with all of you. Read more.

    24 thoughts on “Chocolate Covered Cherries”

    1. Just found your sight thru WhipperBerry's Friday Flair. Can't wait to go thru your blogs. I LOVE the Chcocolate Covered Cherry post!

    2. Giiiirrrrllll…. You've won you're way to my heart! I absolutely LOVE chocolate covered cherries! YUM!
      Can't wait to see what you cooked up this weekend for my guest post on Thursday – so excited!


    3. OOooh wow! My dad loves chocolate covered cherries. He would be in heaven! New follower here. Would love it if you could stop by and share this at my linky party. It ends tonight! 🙂

      Also, PRETTY PLEASE stop by and check out Random Acts of Kindness Week going on right now! Would love to see you be a part of it!!

    4. Yummy in my tummy!!! SIL (to be) LOVES them, might have to make him some! 😀

      Visiting from It's OverFlowing linky party
      ~Smiles, Suzanne from WhyCuzICan in NW Illinois

    5. You just made my heart sing….I was wondering what to make for hubby this Valentine's Day and he LOVES chocolate covered cherry anything….

      Stopping by from Mrs Fox's Sweet Party.

    6. Oh my…………… can you give me one please???? Like YUMMY!!!

      Check out my blog too 🙂 I also have a linky party going on.. I would love it if you shared your creation.

    7. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Not only do I like chocolate covered cherries, these make such a pretty presentation with the cherry stems sticking out! Nice for a special occasion.

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