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Chocolate Covered Cherries Recipe

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Chocolate Covered Cherries Recipe?  We want to wish you the Merriest Season of Giving. As you focus on family, friends, and loving one another… make sure you allot plenty of time to eat, drink and be merry! Coming from a sweet-tooth family, Rob’s dad taught him the enjoyment of eating chocolate covered cherries every Christmas Season.

You will find the “Chocolate Covered Cherries Recipe” below. There is an optional “Moonshine” version too! We love sharing our favorite recipes…the traditions that have been a part of those magic moments that happen as family and friends celebrate together. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkuh!

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INGREDIENTS:  Chocolate Covered Cherries Recipe

3 cups (375g) confectioner’s sugar

1/4 cup unsalted butter

1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk

1 teaspoon Moonshine (Optional)

16 ounces (1 jar) maraschino cherries, drained

10 ounce Ghiradelli Baking Chips 60% Cacao

A pan with chocolate covered cherries cooling.

Chocolate covered cherries cooling

INSTRUCTIONS:  Chocolate Covered Cherries Recipe

Combine sifted powdered sugar, butter, sweetened condensed milk, and moonshine until well blended and smooth. (It is best to use a handheld mixer here) Place in fridge until firm.

Meanwhile, spread out the drained cherries on a cookie sheet and freeze for at least 1 hour.

When ready to assemble, scoop out about 1-2 teaspoon of filling and form into a ball around frozen cherry. (If your filling does not seem thick enough, you can add up to 1/2 cup more of powdered sugar.)

Then, Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet and freeze for 1 hour after you have formed them all.

Chocolate covered cherries on a plate with one sliced open.

All we can say is “YUM”

Melt bittersweet chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 1 minute, stir, then heat in 15-second increments until smooth. Using a fork, dip each chilled filling covered cherry in warm chocolate. Shake until excess chocolate is removed.

Set on the parchment lined cookie sheet and chill in the fridge until chocolate is solid.

Best served chilled.

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