Cherries for your Valentine? Chocolate covered Cherries in a new, special Valentines day Edition ! You can whip them in an afternoon for the sweetest Valentine’s Day yet.
February is national cherry month, which I think is just perfect in light of Valentine’s Day!
The countdown has begun! The arrival of our little angel is approaching! I entered 9th month in the early February and I’m very excited about that. I’m slowly beginning preparations for maternity hospital. I’m getting ready for all the necessary things and I‘m trying not to forget something (Ahh, I’m so forgetful when I’m pregnant). I started attending Pregnancy school and I’m very satisfied. It is fun and interesting, and the most important thing is that it will help me most with correct breastfeeding.
I love February because I always expect a surprise for Valentine’s Day and I always organize a surprise for my darling. And of course, I always make a dessert.
Maybe I don’t succeed every time to make it perfect, but it is essential that I always make it with a lot of love! I think that this time I made it perfect…What do you think?
Many chocolate covered cherries recipes let the maraschino cherries soak in some kind of liqueur first, but this easy chocolate covered cherries recipe is alcohol-free, for all to enjoy.
Easy Chocolate Covered Cherries
- 10 oz Maraschino Cherries
- 2 tbsp softened Butter
- 1 tsp Corn Syrup
- 1 tbsp liquid from Maraschino Cherry
- 1/2 tsp Invertase (It can be omitted without affecting the taste, but your centers will not liquefy)
- 1 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
- 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Drain the cherries, reserving the juice.
- Let dab the cherries gently with a paper towel so that they are as dry as possible.
- Set them aside on paper towels to continue to dry while you prepare the sugar dough.
- In a medium size bowl mix butter,cup of powdered sugar, corn syrup, 1 tablespoon of liquid from cherries and invertase.
- Stir until blended. Add 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, until the mixture forms a soft dough.
- Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.Roll the sugar dough in 1/2-inch balls.
- Flatten the balls and use the flattened dough to completely cover the cherry.
- Refrigerate the dough covered cherries for 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile melt the chocolate according to the directions on the back of the package. I use the microwave.
- Dip balls in chocolate with a fork, shaking off excess and return to prepared sheet.
- Refrigerate the covered cherries for 20 minutes.
- Carefully drizzle chocolate over truffles.
- Store in the refrigerator and serve cold.
- These can also be frozen for longer storage.