Monday, January 9, 2012

Chocolate Covered Cherries

Have you ever had a chocolate covered cherry?

Like a homemade, FRESH chocolate covered cherry?

Like, one that has this amazing sweet, chocolaty dough wrapped around it and then is dipped in wonderful, smooth chocolate????

Sooooooooo good.

You will love me for this. 
Even though they're a bit time consuming, it's not that bad, and it's completely worth every minute.
Every time I bring these somewhere, they disappear like you wouldn't believe!!!
So if you want to be everyone's favorite (excluding your fat jeans)- make these. 
And don't come crying to me when your fat pants don't fit.

Chocolate Covered Cherries
Makes 60 Cherries
-2 Jars Maraschino Cherries, about 60 cherries (Drained)
-3 Tbsp. Butter, melted
-2 Cups Confectioners Sugar
-1/4 Cup Cocoa
-Milk as needed
-1 Bag chocolate chips or 4ish (If I remember correctly) squares chocolate bark
1/2 stick butter (for melting the chocolate chips)

Drain Cherries on paper towels, and blot as much juice off as possible, without squishing the cherries.

For the dough:
Combine powdered sugar, cocoa and butter. 

Mix very well til dough comes together, but doesn't stick to the side of the bowl.
If dough is too dry, add a bit of milk at a time til it comes together and is form-able.

Form dough around the cherry so it looks like this ^

Once that's done to all the cherries, put them on a pan or plates (it really doesn't matter which) and place in the freezer for about an hour.

Melt chocolate chips with the butter at 30 second intervals until smooth.

Dunk cherries individually (using a spoon to help completely cover if needed) in the melted chocolate and set on a wax paper covered pan.

Once all the cherries are dipped, refrigerate until coating is hard.
You can totally eat immediately, and they're amazing....but they are their peak of perfection a few days later!!

Store in an air tight container in the fridge.
Enjoy :)

1 comment:

  1. i have had these when bailey made them and she is right...they are worth the time to make....unless of course bailey is your grandaughter and you get them when she makes them.