Make Chocolate Covered Burgundy Cherries

Chocolate covered cherries are a great treat, you can get your sweets as well as some healthy nutrients so it’s not all bad. Burgundy cherries are actually bing cherries which are the larger variety of the sweet fruit and thus provide that much more flavor. Making your own chocolate covered cherries is simple enough it just requires some time. Make these for yourself or put a dozen in a box and give them away as a gift anyone is sure to love. Add this to my Recipe Box.

Instructions

1. Get your cherries and wash them with the stems still attached. Be careful not to break or snap the stems as you will need these to dip the cherries in the chocolate later. Dry the cherries on a paper towel or clean dish towel.

2. Soften or melt your butter. Combine the butter and corn syrup in a mixing bowl. Using a spatula whip the mixture until it becomes smooth. Slowly stir in the confectioners’ sugar. The mixture will take on the form of a dough like substance. If the mixture isn’t very firm or dough like then store in the fridge for a few minutes to allow the mixture to thicken and chill.

3. Remove the dough from the bowl and knead it until it is throughly mixed and firm. Wrap about a teaspoon full of dough around each cherry. Make sure the entire cherry is covered. Do this to all the cherries. Place in the fridge for ten to fifteen minutes to allow the dough to conform and set.

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4. Melt the confectioners chocolate coating in a saucepan set at low heat. Once the chocolate coating has reached a liquid state take one cherry and hold it by its stem. Dip the cherry into the chocolate making sure to coat the entire cherry. Set the cherry on a piece of wax paper. Repeat with all the remaining cherries.

5. Place the wax paper sheets with the cherries in the fridge for half an hour. Store in an airtight container. Cherries are actually better after sitting for two to three weeks, so take that into consideration when making your cherries.