Chocolate Covered Cherries
|Maraschino cherries||60 (With Stems)|
|Butter/Margarine||3 Tablespoon, softened|
|Light corn syrup||3 Tablespoon|
|Sifted powdered sugar||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Dipping chocolate/White chocolate||1 1⁄2 Pound (For Coating Candy)|
Drain maraschino cherries thoroughly.
Place on paper toweling.
Combine butter or margarine, corn syrup, and salt.
Stir in sifted powdered sugar.
Knead sugar mixture till smooth.
(Chill if mixture is too soft.) Shape 1 teaspoon of the sugar mixture around each cherry.
Place on a waxed-paper-lined baking sheet; chill.
In a small heavy 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 waxed-paper-lined baking sheet.
Chill till chocolate is hardened.
Store candy in a covered container in a cool place.
Let candies ripen a week or two.