Chocolate Covered Cherries
|Maraschino cherries||10 Ounce|
|Light corn syrup||3 Tablespoon|
|Powdered sugar||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Semi sweet chocolate morsels||12 Ounce|
Drain 50 cherries; pat dry on absorbent paper towels, and set aside.
Reserve remaining cherries for other uses.
Combine butter, syrup, and salt in a medium mixing bowl, stirring well; stir in powdered sugar, and knead in bowl until smooth.
Shape 1/2 teaspoon sugar mixture around each cherry.
Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet; chill about 2 hours or until firm.
Combine chocolate and shortening in top of a double boiler; bring water to a boil.
Reduce heat to low; cook until chocolate melts.
Dip each cherry by the stem into chocolate.
Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet; chill until firm.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Calories 75 Calories from Fat 26
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3 g4.6%
Saturated Fat 1.7 g8.7%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 1.9 mg0.6%
Sodium 10.6 mg0.4%
Total Carbohydrates 12 g4.1%
Dietary Fiber 0.18 g0.73%
Sugars 11.1 g
Protein 0.02 g0.04%
Vitamin A 0.5% Vitamin C
Calcium 0.3% Iron 0.14%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet