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Wonderful Candies Two Ways

Every Christmas I give plates of candy to family, friends and co-workers. It's one thing everyone looks forward to, and these candies get the most compliments. —Jeannie Trudell, Del Norte, Colorado


  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 pounds confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs
  • 1 pound white candy coating, melted
  • 54 maraschino cherries (about two 10-ounce jars), patted dry
  • 1 pound milk chocolate candy coating, melted


  • In a large bowl, combine butter and milk. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar until a smooth dough is formed. Divide in half; cover with plastic wrap.
  • For bonbons, stir cookie crumbs into one portion of dough. Shape into 1-in. balls. Dip into white candy coating; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Chill until firm.
  • For chocolate-covered cherries, shape remaining portion of dough into 1-in. balls; flatten to 2-in. circles. Wrap each circle around a cherry and gently reshape into a ball. Dip into milk chocolate coating; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Chill until firm. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 127 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 24mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
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  • Stamper50
    Dec 1, 2014

    Before dipping cherries in chocolate, pop them in your freezer to freeze just a bit. Once they thaw, there will be a juice inside like store kind. My sis-in-law did this all the time.

  • CC3
    Dec 7, 2013

    You can use the same recipe and add different flavors for the dough (cream filled) chocolate candy. I like cherry, almond, and orange. Leave out the maraschino cherry. Don't put too much in as the dough will be runny, just add enough for flavor.

  • kelly5678
    Dec 18, 2012

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  • ambrosiaj
    Dec 9, 2012

    I tried to make these today. The cookies and creme were terrible - I think it needs more cookies. And the white filling has a very heavy "milk" aftertaste. And there is no easy way to dip them. Will never make them again.

  • cherpaul
    May 20, 2012

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  • sfarmer
    Dec 27, 2011

    Excellent! I used cherries with stems which made it super simple to dip. These are so much better than the store bought boxed cherries. Didn't make the recipe with cookies. If you only make chocolate covered cherries, there is enough to wrap about 6 jars of stem on cherries.

  • cookieface
    Dec 24, 2011

    I haven't tried the cookie version yet, but the cherries disappear quickly. Delicious!

  • weluvckg
    Dec 20, 2011

    We loved the chocolate covered cherries. We don't like cookies and cream so we didn't make them. I used dark chocolate and a mini muffin pan with liners. I put some melted chocolate in the bottom of each cup - about 1 tsp. Then I put the dough ball with the cherry - I used a little less than a 1 inch ball of dough. Finally, I covered the ball with more chocolate. They taste even better the next day. I experimented with some of the dough by adding peppermint flavoring until it had the flavor I wanted. Then I shaped it into disks, and painted it with dark chocolate. We think it tastes as good a peppermint patties. We will make both the cherries and the peppermint often.

  • crichey
    Dec 17, 2011

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  • lesah66
    Dec 17, 2011

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