Chocolate Rum-Soaked Cherries Recipe
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. YIELD:10 servings
- 1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries (with stems), drained
- 1/2 cup rum or brandy
- 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 1 teaspoon shortening
- 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.
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