Friday, December 12, 2008

Chocolate Covered Cherries

We all have our specialities and mine is Chocolate Covered Cherries. I've been making them for many years. Each holiday the family looks forward to having them on the Christmas table.

After I mentioned them a few days ago, readers ask for the recipe. So here it is:

CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRIES

1 jar maraschino cherries, drained

Evaporated milk

1/2 cup margarine at room temperature

1 pound powdered sugar (more or less)

Soften margarine to room temperature; blend powdered sugar (sifted), adding a little evaporated milk to aid in blending until consistency of dough. Wrap each cherry in the sugar-butter mixture and chill.

Melt 5 to 7 squares of semi-sweet chocolate or a package of chocolate chips in top of double boiler; add about 1/3 block paraffin and melt.

Dip each chilled cherry in chocolate and place on wax paper to set. Chill in refrigerator.

18 comments:

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hello Barbara, first of all I have to say I love the title of your blog. Just beautiful, hopful and exciting!
This is my first visit and I like it, now these Choc Covered Cherries sounds great and I will try them for Christmas. Have a happy weekend / Tyra

Terri Tiffany said...

Again, this sounds delicious! I feel so Christmasy when I come here!

Mistress Meeyee said...

Just make me some and send them to me!I will make a mess if I make them myself!!He He!

Rose Mary said...

These sound delicious~I am going to try them. I've never made them myself, and I suspect they are much better than the boxed cherries.

Willa Fae said...

Can't wait to try these. My son will LOVE them.

Barbara said...

Tyra- So glad you stopped by. Please come back again.

Barbara said...

Terri- You are such a welcomed guest at my gate!!

Barbara said...

Mistress M- Oh, you would do fine at making them. They're actually pretty easy.

Barbara said...

Rose Mary- They are so much better than store bought ones. My family are crazy about them.

Barbara said...

Willa Fae- Let me know if he likes them. I expect he will.

Angie Ledbetter said...

*Wiping drool off chin* Do you box & ship? :)

Avily Jerome said...

Mmmm..... chocolate covered cherries.....

And that actually looks like a remarkably easy recipe! Thanks for sharing it!

Barbara said...

Angie- Yep, they're mouth-watering good.

Barbara said...

Avily- They're not too difficult to make. If I can do it...anyone can.

Lorrie Veasey said...

I love the sparkly graphic but before the singing started wondered if it was hooked up to a soundtrack by Barry White....thankfully that changed once the vocals kicked in. I was starting to worry that two invisible elves were necking on the couch.

Barbara said...

Lorrie- Who's Barry White? Am I missing something?

Pat's Place said...

Yum! I gotta try that one!

Barbara said...

Pat- I think you will like this recipe.