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Chocolate Covered Cherries

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Ingredients
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), softened
  Sifted powdered sugar 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Milk 1 Tablespoon
  Vanilla extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Almond extract 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Maraschino cherries with stems 42
  Semisweet chocolate morsels 6 Ounce (1 Package)
  Milk chocolate bar 4 Ounce, broken into pieces (1/2 Of 8 Ounce)
  Shortening 1 Tablespoon
Directions

MAKING
1. In a bowl, using a hand blender, cream butter; gradually add sugar, whisking well.
2. Add in milk, vanilla and almond extracts.
3. Through a sieve, drain cherries; dry on absorbent paper towels.
4. With your hands, Shape a small amount of sugar mixture around each cherry.
5. Keep them on waxed paper-lined cookie sheet; chill 2 hours or until firm.
6. In top of a double boiler, melt the chocolates with shortening.
7. Dip each cherry by the stem into chocolate.
8. Keep the chocolate dipped cherries, on a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet; chill until firm.

SERVING
9. Serve right away or store in a cool place.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Chilling
Dish: 
Candy
Occasion: 
Christmas
Ingredient: 
Cherry
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes

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