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chocolate covered cherries

posted at 10/12/2010 11:58 AM EDT
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My sons aren't married and so aren't interested, YET, but I hope to pass on my recipe for chocolate covered cherries to them and their future spouses. Both boys love these candies so I think they'll want to keep this recipe going in the family!

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posted at 10/20/2010 10:39 PM EDT
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Verlee:  Could you please post the recipe?  We love chocolate covered cherries.  Thanks.

Re: chocolate covered cherries

posted at 10/21/2010 7:26 AM EDT
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In Response to Re: chocolate covered cherries:
Verlee:  Could you please post the recipe?  We love chocolate covered cherries.  Thanks.
Posted by Marie F


Pretty please verlee ... I've never made those and would love to try.

Re: chocolate covered cherries

posted at 10/21/2010 8:20 AM EDT
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I'm sure your chocolate covered cherries are better than the commercial ones.  Please share your recipe.
                                                               Mary Ann S.  Pine Bluff, AR

Re: chocolate covered cherries

posted at 10/21/2010 9:06 AM EDT
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Yes, please do share your recipe!! Thanks so much!!

Re: chocolate covered cherries

posted at 10/21/2010 10:06 AM EDT
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I love a certain type of chocolate covered cherries, but can't stand the super sweetened interiors.  I'd love to see your recipe, as I've never tried making my own.

Re: chocolate covered cherries

posted at 10/30/2010 10:39 AM EDT
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My husband and daughter love chocolate covered cherries. I can't wait to make it for them. 

Re: chocolate covered cherries

posted at 10/31/2010 4:32 PM EDT
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can't wait for the recipe.  My husband love chocolate covered cherries.

Re: chocolate covered cherries

posted at 11/1/2010 7:04 AM EDT
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Hey Verlee -Laughing- where's that recipe?   I sure want to try it.

Re: chocolate covered cherries

posted at 11/1/2010 7:05 PM EDT
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In Response to chocolate covered cherries:
My sons aren't married and so aren't interested, YET, but I hope to pass on my recipe for chocolate covered cherries to them and their future spouses. Both boys love these candies so I think they'll want to keep this recipe going in the family!
Posted by Verlee T



yes please!!!  I love chocolate covered cherries and one that come in a little box are often crushed.


Re: chocolate covered cherries

posted at 11/2/2010 4:45 PM EDT
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ONE OF MY SONS IS GOING TO SCHOOL TO BE A CHEF.HE MAKES THE BEST CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRIES, DIPPING THEM AT LEAST SIX TIMES IN DIFFERENT CHOCOLATE. I PASSED MANY RECIPES ON TO HIM AND MY OTHER KIDS. THEY LEARN BY WATCHING.I USE TO HAVE MIKE MEASURE EVERYTHING OUT WHEN HE WAS3 YRS. OLD.I SHOWED HIM ONCE, HE IS A FAST LEARNER.NOTHING WRONG WITH GUYS COOKING OR PASSING YOUR TREASURED RECIPES ALONG.MY MOTHER- IN-LAW GAVE HIM A HANDWRITTEN COLLECTION OF RECIPES FROM HER GREAT GRANDMA. SHE SAID NO ONE HAD THE GIFT UNTIL MY SON. IT IS A WONDERFUL HARDCOVER BOOK OF HER RECIPES AND NOTES SHE WROTE ABOUT EACH RECIPE.IT IS SO COOL, A PART OF HISTORY.

Re: chocolate covered cherries

posted at 11/3/2010 8:47 AM EDT
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In Response to Re: chocolate covered cherries:
can't wait for the recipe.  My husband love chocolate covered cherries.
Posted by Elsa M


I couldn't wait either so I went to the dollar store and bought a box.. Good as ever but I bet not as good as home made..

Re: chocolate covered cherries

posted at 11/3/2010 2:21 PM EDT
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good idea john...seems like we are all waiting for the recipe....maybe it is a family recipe, they are hard to share....we are all family here...right?

Re: chocolate covered cherries - HERE'S THE RECIPE FINALLY!

posted at 11/7/2010 1:52 PM EST
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Sorry for the delay, everyone. Here you go!

Chocolate Covered Cherries
1/3 c. butter, softened
1/3 c. white corn syrup
1/4 tsp. vanilla
dash salt
3 1/2 c. powdered sugar
2 - 14 oz. jars maraschino cherries, drained well
4 oz. bittersweet chocolate squares
5 oz. semisweet chocolate squares
1 tbsp. paraffin wax, grated

Beat butter, syrup, vanilla and salt together in mixer. Add sugar all at once. Work in the sugar. (I use the mixer with the dough hook to mix in the sugar.) Turn dough out of bowl and knead until smooth. This will be really thick, but the more you work it in, the smoother it gets. Take about a teaspoon size of dough (depends on the size of the cherries) and by rolling it in the palm of your hand, make into ball about size of walnut. Enclose cherry in it by flattening dough into your palm and rolling it around cherry. Chill cherries at least 2 hours or overnight.

CHOCOLATE: Melt chocolate squares and wax in double boiler. Dip chilled cherries in chocolate, rolling to coat. (Remove cherries quickly from the chocolate.) Place on waxed paper lined pan. Chill until firm. Store in refrigerator, or else chocolate will 'separate.' Makes between 40 - 50 candies. If you are giving these away, I like to present them in small paper baking cups, the kind that are used for mini muffins. Or you can purchase candy wrappers.

These may sound difficult but they really aren't. Once you make your first batch or two you'll get the hang of it.

NOTE: vary the chocolate amounts according to personal taste. If you like more bitter chocolate, increase the amount of bittersweet and decrease the semisweet, and vice versa.

Re: chocolate covered cherries

posted at 11/7/2010 2:35 PM EST
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Wow!!  Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Oh, Ican't wait  to try these.

Re: chocolate covered cherries

posted at 11/7/2010 4:11 PM EST
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Thank you Verlee for posting your recipe.  I will have to try this since I love anything cherry.  Verlee,  I have found that if your kids really like something that you make and you stop doing it, then they will try to do it on their own lol.  That's how my son learned to cook and bake!

Re: chocolate covered cherries

posted at 11/7/2010 5:35 PM EST
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Thank you for the recipe. i will make some for my 90 yr. old memere. she loves them . thanks again,, looks great

Re: chocolate covered cherries

posted at 11/7/2010 5:40 PM EST
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Yummy cannot wait to make and eat them. Thank you for posting the recipe.

Re: chocolate covered cherries

posted at 11/7/2010 6:15 PM EST
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Sounds Great!! I'm anxious to try them!!

Re: chocolate covered cherries

posted at 11/9/2010 1:55 PM EST
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Sounds good, I'll have to give them a try.
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