It's cold here in Illinois (everywhere?) right now so a great time for candy making. My dad gave us Brach's dark chocolate covered cherries every year for Christmas and now they don't make them. I was hoping this would be like them. I didn't have the chocolate bark so I used the little dark chocolate "buttons" I buy every year at Christmas from the local candy supply store. Also, my cherries didn't have stems but this wasn't a problem. The key is to buy the little Wilton candy dipping packet that has 3 or 4 different kinds of dipping tools. Also, DROP THESE ON A COLD WAX PAPER COOKIE SHEET - helps them set right away. Only a couple needed re-dipped. If you have a little uncovered spot on the bottom, just pick it up after setting, and re-dip just that little spot. All that being said, these are good but WAY too sweet. Update: I tried this again with the milk chocolate (same buttons from candy making store) and they are way better so I'm upgrading to 5 stars. Thanks! Another update - I tried this at Christmas with the "chocolate bark" and really hated it - yuck! Use real milk chocolate! If you can't find the candy "buttons", use milk chocolate chips. It really does make all the difference.
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It's cold here in Illinois (everywhere?) right now so a great time for candy making. My dad...