Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Chocolate Covered Cherries ~ Homemade

Hi, Tamy here from OUR KrAzY kitchen, Always Eat On the Good China and 3 Sides of Crazy. Just dropping in to offer a family favorite in time for the Valentine's Day!

I wanted to make something special to take to my nieces house for Superbowl Sunday so thought I'd try Chocolate Covered Cherries. I found the recipe in an old Taste of Home magazine. This recipe is sooooooooooooooooo simple, but messy! Have fun making them. They are quite rich though - be forewarned!

1 cup butter, melted
1 can sweetened condensed milk
3 pounds confectioners sugar (about 8 cups)
3-10 ounce jars maraschino cherries(about 120 cherries), really well drained
1-2 pounds milk chocolate candy coating, chopped (I used almond bark)
  • Combine butter and milk until smooth.
  • Gradually add in confectioner's sugar until a soft dough forms.
  • Roll into 1 inch balls and flatten into 2 inch circles. Don't make these too thick.
  • Place a cherry in the center of each one.
  • Wrap sides around cherry until cherry is completely covered and roll into a smooth ball.
  • Melt chocolate until smooth and dip each ball into the chocolate.
  • Place on wax paper until cool and sprinkle with sprinkles.
  • Cool well.
  • Let them set a few days before you plan to serve them and the centers turn to liquid.

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