Old Fashioned Chocolate Covered Cherries

delicious and easy desserts recipes

Old Fashioned Chocolate Covered Cherries

Chocolate Covered Cherries is a delicious and easy desserts recipes

How Long Do Chocolate Covered Cherries Take to Set Up?
These Old Fashioned Chocolate Cherries are such a fun candy to make and give away at Christmastime. But it’s important to remember they take TWO WEEKS to set up completely. A little time intensive, but they are so worth the effort! True old fashioned chocolate cherries turn into a creamy smooth center once they’re set. So start prepping now; they are so delicious!
How Long Do Old Fashioned Chocolate Covered Cherries Last?
Another tip from us to you is this: hide these candies in a place where your family can’t find them and snitch until they are completely ready. A nook in the garage, on the high shelf in the kitchen, wherever. Just don’t forget where they are! A couple of Christmases went by where we forgot to retrieve our yummy treats. But it’s okay because these goodies will stay good and fresh until Valentine’s Day.Old Fashioned Chocolate Covered Cherries

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easy desserts recipes : Old Fashioned Chocolate Covered Cherries

Ingredients

60 Maraschino cherries with stems
3 Tbsp. butter, softened
3 Tbs. corn syrup
2 c. powdered sugar, sifted
1 1/2 bags chocolate chips, semi-sweet or milk chocolate
2 tsp. oil

Instructions

Drain cherries and set on paper towel to dry
In a medium bowl, combine butter and corn syrup until smooth. Stir in powdered sugar and knead to form a dough. Chill to stiffen if necessary. Wrap each cherry in about 1 tsp of dough. Chill until firm.
In a microwave-safe bowl melt chocolate chips with oil for about 20 seconds at a time (stirring each time) until chocolate is just melted and completely smooth.
Dip each cherry in by its stem and place on wax paper-lined sheets. Place in an air-tight container (like a large tupperware) and store in a cool place for TWO WEEKS (yes, it is a long time– but patience… I promise they taste best if you wait until the fondant softens)!

Old Fashioned Chocolate Covered Cherries

Enjoy

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