How to Make Chocolate Covered Cherries

Cherries are loved by everyone, including children and adults. Same is the case with chocolates. What if both add together to form something more delicious and delectable? Yes, you can create Chocolate Covered Cherries by following some easy steps and undoubtedly everyone in the house will love to consume them.

The question arises that what is the best time to make Chocolate Covered Cherries. The answer is very simple. One can make them on Christmas or they can also be used on Valentine’s Day. The following recipe can be used to yield around 36 Chocolate Covered Cherries and can be served to as much number of persons.

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour 20 min
Yield: 2 to 3 servings
Utensils: bowl, double boiler, fork

Ingredients:
Maraschino cherry, drained well: 1 jar
Butter, melted: 3 tablespoons
Evaporated milk: 1/4 cup
Vanilla: 1 teaspoon
Salt: 1/4 teaspoon
Sifted powdered sugar (may need more): 4 1/2 cups
Bag semi-sweet chocolate chips: 1 (12 ounce)
Shortening: 2 tablespoons

Instructions

  • 1

    Drain Cherries and put them on a towel and tap well until they become dry. Put them aside.

  • 2

    Take a bowl and put sifted powdered sugar it. Take melted evaporated milk, vanilla, butter, and salt and mix them well, before adding them into powdered sugar.

  • 3

    Use your hands to mix them with the sugar, to create stiff dough, rather than a sticky one. If needed, one can add more powdered to sugar to make dough.

  • 4

    Pinch a small amount of dough and use it to cover a cherry. Remove extra dough from cherry if required. Repeat the process for each cherry.

  • 5

    Place the cherries on wax paper lined cookie sheets and put them in the refrigerator for around 1 hour.

  • 6

    Melt chocolate chips and shortening by using double boiler and putting that in boiling water. Dip the cherries in the melted chocolate one by one and take them out immediately using a fork. Try to tap the fork in order to remove excessive chocolate layer on the cherries.

  • 7

    Once again, put the cherries back in the refrigerator and allow the chocolate layer to get hard. The Chocolate Covered Cherries are ready.

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