Chocolate Covered Cherries

You can prepare these ahead. The candy just gets better as it is stored, with the centers becoming even juicier. Show more

Ready In: 24 mins

Yields: 36 cherries




  1. In a mixing bowl, combine sugar, butter, milk and extract; mix well.
  2. Knead into a large ball.
  3. Roll into 1-inch balls and flatten each into a 2-inch circle.
  4. Wrap around cherries and lightly roll in hands.
  5. Place with stems up on waxed paper-lined baking sheet.
  6. Cover loosely and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
  7. Melt the chocolate chips and shortening in a double boiler or microwave-safe bowl.
  8. Holding on to stem, dip cherries into chocolate; set on waxed paper to harden.
  9. Store in a covered container.
  10. Refrigerate 1-2 weeks before serving.
  11. Yield: about 3 dozen.
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