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Chocolate Covered Cherries

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Servings: 60
Categories: Candies / Chocolate / Desserts / Fruits

60    Marachino cherries, w/stem
3  tablespoons  Butter or margarine, softened
3  tablespoons  Light corn syrup
1/4  teaspoon  Salt
2  cups  Confectioner's sugar, sifted
1 1/2  pounds  Dipping chocolate or white, chocolate ( for coat

Drain marachino cherries thoroughly, Place on paper toweling. Combine butter or margarine, corn syrup and salt. Stir in sifted confectioner's sugar. Knead sugar mixture until smooth ( chill if mixture is too soft.) Shape 1 teaspoon of the sugar mixture around each cherry. Place on a waxed-paper-lined baking sheet, chill. In a small, heavy saucepan, melt chocolate, stirring constantly. DO NOT ADD ANY LIQUID! Holding cherries by stems, dip one at a time into chocolate. Spoon chocolate over cherries to coat. Chill until chocolate is hardened. Store candy in a covered container in a cool place. Let candies ripen a week or two. makes 60 chocolate-covered cherries.

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