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Great gifts for giving
The perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion
~ Chocolate Covered Cherries ~
60 Maraschino cherries, with stems
3 T butter or margarine, softened
3 T light corn syrup
1/4 t salt
2 c confectioners sugar, sifted
1 1/2 lb dipping chocolate (for coating)
Drain maraschino cherries thoroughly, Place on paper
toweling. Combine butter or margarine, corn syrup and
salt. Stir in sifted confectioner's sugar. Knead sugar
mixture until smooth (chill if mixture is too soft).
Shape 1 teaspoon of the sugar mixture around each cherry.
Place on a waxed-paper-lined baking sheet, chill. In a
small, heavy saucepan, melt chocolate, stirring constantly.
Do not add any liquid! Holding cherries by stems, dip
one at a time into chocolate. Spoon chocolate over
cherries to coat. Chill until chocolate is hardened.
Store candy in a covered container in a cool place.
Let candies ripen a week or two.
Makes 60 chocolate-covered cherries
Decorate tin with country graphics and give
as a gift. Line tin with decorative cellophane,
tie tin closed with a homespun fabric bow and
add gift tag.
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