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.