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Chocolate Rum-Soaked Cherries Recipe
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Chocolate Rum-Soaked Cherries Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + soaking Cook: 5 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + soaking Cook: 5 min.
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries (with stems), drained
  • 1/2 cup rum or brandy
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon shortening

Directions

  1. Place cherries in a bowl; cover with rum. Refrigerate, covered, overnight. Drain and pat dry.
  2. 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 Nov. 20, 2013

These are so good! I drained the jar of maraschino cherries and filled it with good rum to sit overnite. The chocolate covers more than one jar of cherries, so I added more rum to the second jar of drained cherries and used up the chocolate on that batch. YUM!!

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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.

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Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

Quick & easy - took to a holiday party and they were a big hit!

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