- 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 2 cups marshmallow creme
- Pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 4 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 jar (16 ounces) maraschino cherries, well drained
- 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- In a mixing bowl, cream butter. Add marshmallow creme, salt, extract and sugar; mix well. Knead into a large ball; chill for 1 hour. Roll into 1-in. balls and flatten into 2-in. circles. Wrap circles around cherries and carefully shape into balls. Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Cover loosely; refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Melt chocolate chips and shortening in a double boiler or microwave-safe bowl. Dip cherries in chocolate; place on waxed paper to harden. Refrigerate in a covered container 1-2 weeks before serving. Yield: about 4-1/2 dozen.
Reviews forMarshmallow Chocolate-Covered Cherries
"This was one of my families favorite. I found it easier to put the marshmallow balls in freezer for a little while it made them easier to handle. Plus with the marshmallow cool it didn't sick to your hands as much. If it helps wear rubber glove sprayed with cooking spray."
"If you type chocolate covered cherrie cookies into the search box you will find the recipe for the cookies pictured."
"Its messy and alot of trouble . I enjoy cooking but this receipe is just crazy.There nothing easy bout it.I should have figure that much MARSHMALLOW = MESSY"
"Is there another picture for the chocolate Covered Cherries? Are they supposed to look like cookies? Thank You.Nancy Y"
"I agree could we please see the correct photo, also maybe the one for the cookies, they look yummy too : ) Thanks"
"Seems to be the wrong photo....those pictured look like cookies."