I was looking for gift ideas and came across this recipe. Chocolate cherries are a family favorite, and I'm the family baker- so I thought they'd be a hit.. They were! (Didn't last till the holidays though!)
Followed some tips from other reviews and came up with a few more.
- a tsp. of the syrup from the jar of cherries in the powdered sugar added a nice color/flavor.
- keeping everything cool is essential. Froze my cherries as was suggested, wrapped them and froze them again. I took 5 out at a time to dip. Makes them much easier to work with.
-my chocolate was a little too thick to dunk the cherries in (milk chocolate/bittersweet mix) so I thinned it out with a little milk and it was still thick enough to coat them, but loose enough to dip and pull them out easily.
-I found using a shotglass for the chocolate was the perfect depth to dip and roll the cherries, and the chocolate didn't harden as fast as in a bowl or dish. I kept my pot of chocolate on low heat and just added to the shotglass every 5 cherries or so.
-I used a pan lined with parchment paper, wiped the parchment with a little cooking spray and my cherries didn't stick at all.
-I had a butterknife on hand, and immediately filled any holes and smoothed out the cherries as I dipped them while the chocolate was still hot.
Super easy recipe once all the prep work is done and my family loved them. Much better than store bought!
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I was looking for gift ideas and came across this recipe. Chocolate cherries are a family...