National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
Chocolate Covered Cherries
Adapted from All Recipes
35 maraschino cherries with stems
3 tablespoons butter, softened
3 tablespoons corn syrup
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 pound chocolate confectioners’ coating, semi-sweet
The original recipe called for 60 cherries, but I bought a jar of about 35, but kept the rest of the measurements the same (I forgot that I had planned to cut the recipe in half). I am glad that I made that “mistake” though because I had just a little bit too much of the sugar dough at the end of my 35 cherries. Also, I couldn’t find cherries that still had stems, so after I had them wrapped in the sugar dough, I just stuck a toothpick in them while I dipped them chocolate. I patched up the toothpick hole with a little dab of chocolate. Doing this made it a little difficult, as the cherries had the tendency to move around on the toothpick quite a bit, but I guess it was better then dipping my fingers into the hot chocolate!
These are very sweet and I can imagine eating more than one, maybe two, in one sitting. The package of chocolate I used wasn’t too specific about whether it was milk chocolate or not (but looking at the ingredients, I’m pretty sure it was). I think if I were to make these again, I would opt for semi-sweet chocolate.