Chocolate-covered cherries

Yield: 60 servings

Measure Ingredient
60 \N Marachino cherries with stems
3 tablespoons Butter or margarine softened
3 tablespoons Light corn syrup
¼ teaspoon Salt
2 cups Confectioner's sugar sifted
1½ pounds Dipping chocolate or white chocolate ( for coating)

Drain marachino cherries thoroughly, Place on paper toweling. Combine butter or margarine, corn syrup and salt. Stir in sifted confectioner's sugar. Knead sugar mixture until smooth ( chill if mixture is too soft.) Shape 1 teaspoon of the sugar mixture around each cherry. Place on a waxed-paper-lined baking sheet, chill.

In a small, heavy saucepan, melt chocolate, stirring constantly. DO NOT ADD ANY LIQUID! Holding cherries by stems, dip one at a time into chocolate. Spoon chocolate over cherries to coat. Chill until chocolate is hardened.

Store candy in a covered container in a cool place. Let candies ripen a week or two. makes 60 chocolate-covered cherries.

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