Double Chocolate-Covered Cherries

Enjoy these delicious cherry candies covered with chocolate fondant - perfect for dessert.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 2 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 24

Ingredients

Cherries

1
jar (10 oz) maraschino cherries with stems (about 24)

Chocolate Fondant

3
tablespoons butter, softened
2
tablespoons light corn syrup
1
oz unsweetened chocolate, melted
2
teaspoons half-and-half or milk
2
cups powdered sugar

Coating

1
bag (12 oz) white vanilla baking chips
1
tablespoon shortening
  • 1 Place cherries on several paper towels; gently press out excess moisture. Let stand at least 1 hour to drain.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat butter, corn syrup, chocolate and half-and-half with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Stir in powdered sugar. Mixture will seem dry and crumbly. Turn fondant out onto work surface; knead until smooth. Divide fondant into 24 pieces. Shape each piece into ball. Flatten each ball slightly; mold around drained cherry, covering cherry completely. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or until very cold and firm.
  • 3 Line large cookie sheet with waxed paper. In 1-quart saucepan over low heat, melt vanilla chips and shortening, stirring constantly until smooth. Place over pan of hot water to maintain dipping consistency. Holding stems, dip fondant-covered cherries into melted chips; draw bottoms of cherries lightly over edge of pan to remove excess coating. Place on paper-lined cookie sheet to set. Place cherries in small paper cups, if desired. Store in tightly covered container. Centers will soften slightly in 10 to 14 days.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cherry
    Calories
    150
    (
    Calories from Fat
    60),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    7g
    7%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    5mg
    5%;
    Sodium
    30mg
    30%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    21g
    21%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    20g
    20%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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