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Chocolate Covered Cherries

Serves: 36 / Difficulty Level: 3

Recipe Source: Grandma Dee


  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 16 ounces maraschino or your favorite cherries with stems, well drained
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp shortening

In a small bowl blend together sugar, butter, milk and extract.

Knead until smooth. Shape into 1 inch. balls and flatten each ball into a 2 inch round. Wrap each cherry with a chocolate round and press to seal around the cherry well. Place on baking sheet lined with wax paper. Cover lightly and chill in frig for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Wrap one circle around each cherry and lightly roll in hands. Place
with stems up on waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Cover loosely and
refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.

Over medium low heat in the top of a double boiler melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Holding onto the stems, dip cherries into chocolate; allow excess to drip off.

Place on waxed paper until set.
Store in a covered container. 
Makes about 3 dozen.

Serving Information:
Chill in fridge overnight or up to a couple of weeks before serving.