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How To Make Chocolate Covered Cherries

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Category: Candy

 Ingredients List

  • Liquid type/candy mold
  • Marachino cherries in juice
  • Dry candy fondant
  • Compound coating chocolate


~Fill a sqeeze bottle with melted <coating> chocolate. ~Sqeeze out choc.
into ea. mold cavity. -Tilt the mold to be sure ea cavity is coated clear
to the tops all around. -Invert mold over wax paper & prop with <flexible
plastic c > <so mold isn't touching wax paper.> <<<OR>>> -Invert over foil
sheet pan w/cake rack in it. -Let the excess choc. drip out. -When choc.
starts to set up <not shiny & is "rubbery">, use a small <Wilton> <bent>
spatula to scrape off drippings level at tops of ea cavity. READY TO ADD
SYRUP: -Have mixed & in separate sqeeze bottle: 1 part Marachino cherry
juice 10 parts Dry Candy Fondant This should be the consistancy of Karo
syrup. Don't worry you can't ruin this! After you have mixed the
ingredients together in a bowl, pour into the squeeze bottle. DRY MARACHINO
CHERRIES ON PAPER TOWELS & place one in each cavity. Add syrup to 1/4" from
the top. ~Using the squeeze bottle of chocolate <work in spiral from
outside/into center, add chocolate on the top to carefully seal. ~Chill
<only> until chocolate separates from the mold <about 10 minutes.> More
time may crack the choc. shells. <<Chill in freezer section>> -Invert mold
to dump out finished cherries CAREFULLY! They may crack if they hit the
table hard & you have to eat all your mistakes <VBG>. -I wrap EVERY one in
the little foil candy wraps. If you don't wrap, "leakers" develope. That
costs too & is messy. I use the cherries in the pretty foil to add color to
my candy boxes.

Remelt "drippings" of chocolate. I use 5 molds at a time. More & the
chocolate may set up too quick for you. I think I make about 100 an hour,
maybe more, this way.

<<<NO parafin <candle wax poo>>> USE COATING CHOCOLATE! These completely
liquify in 1-2 days easy, if not sooner still. Keep covered tightly <wrap
box also in plastic <Saran>> & store in cool place. Keeps about 3-4 weeks.
The cherries don't spoil. "Bloom" occurs when chocolate is not tightly
sealed. Dolores

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