Perhaps the best tasting chocolate-coveredcherry you’ll ever eat! These Christmas cherries are sure tobecome an annual tradition.
Recipe: Chocolate ChristmasCherries
2 cups finely crushed shortbread cookiecrumbs
In a large bowl, mix together the crumbs,sugar and pecans; set aside.
In a small bowl, stir together boilingwater and coffee granules until coffee is dissolved. Add butterand corn syrup and stir until well blended. Add to crumb mixture,mixing well.
Shape about 1 rounded teaspoonful of thecrumb mixture around each cherry, leaving stem of cherry uncoated.Place in a wax paper-lined shallow pan; cover and refrigeratefor 1 hour.
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolatechips and vegetable shortening in microwave on HIGH for 1 1/2minutes and stir; if necessary microwave an additonal 15 secondsat a time, stirring after each addition, until melted.
Dip cherries, one at a time, in meltedchocolate mixture, holding cherries by the stems and turninguntil completely coated. Place on wire rack set over sheet ofwax paper to collect drippings. Refrigerate 30 minutes or untilfirm. Store in refrigerator.
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts
1/4 cup boiling water
2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon corn syrup
36 maraschino cherries with stems, well drained
2 (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips2 teaspoons vegetable shortening
Makes 3 dozen cherries or 18 servings.
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