Chocolate Covered Cherries

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
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 3547Calories from Fat 1264

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 143 g220%

Saturated Fat 84 g420%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 111 mg4.63%

Total Carbohydrates 565 g188.3%

Dietary Fiber 10 g40%

Sugars 527 g

Protein 10 g20%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet