I adore chocolate-covered cherries. Who doesn’t? But there’s something extra special about making them in my own kitchen for my very favorite people! —Catherine M. Schultz, Racine, Wisconsin
Recommended: 24 Christmas Puddings for the Holiday Season
- 1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries (with stems), drained
- 1/2 cup rum or brandy
- 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 1 teaspoon shortening
- Place cherries in a bowl; cover with rum. Refrigerate, covered, overnight. Drain and pat dry.
- In a microwave, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Holding stems, dip cherries in chocolate mixture; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Rum-Soaked Cherries in Taste of Home December/January 2013, p38
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Reviewed Aug. 2, 2013
"i made this recipe to use for a gift and ended up keeping them for m self. i think they are so yummy and i plan to make them at chrristams to add to a box of homemade candy."