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Chocolate Covered Cherries

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Ingredients
  Maraschino cherries with stems 26 Ounce, undrained (Use 1 Jar Of 16-Ounce Plus 1 Jar Of 10-Ounce)
  Butter/Margarine 3 Tablespoon, softened
  Light corn syrup 3 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sifted powdered sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Semi-sweet chocolate morsels 12 Ounce (1 Package)
  Shortening 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Drain 50 cherries, pat dry on absorbent paper towels, and set aside.
2. Reserve remaining cherries for other uses.

MAKING
3. In a medium mixing bowl combine butter, syrup and salt stirring well.
4. Stir in powdered sugar and knead in bowl until smooth.
5. Shape 1/2 teaspoon sugar mixture around each cherry.
6. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper, place the prepared cherries and chill about 2 hours or until firm.
7. In top of a double boiler combine chocolate and shortening and bring water to a boil.
8. Reduce heat to low and cook until chocolate melts.
9. Dip each cherry by the stem into chocolate.
10. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper, place the chocolate coated cherries on it and chill until firm.
11. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

SERVING
12. Serve as snacks, with beverages or as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Chilling
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

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