Chocolate Covered Cherries
Butter or margarine,
Light corn syrup
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.