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These are pretty good, but I didn't really taste the vanilla, and the dark chocolate overpowered the cherry flavor (I suspect I used more chocolate than recommended since I spooned the chocolate over the cherries instead of dipping them). DH loves them (he's a big fan of dark chocolate). I used Hershey's Special Dark chocolate chips (no chopping involved!).
Love how simple this recipe is to make and its done without high fructose corn syrup and other preservatives. Most difficult part was pitting the cherries. I found that slicing in X in the bottom of the cherry then gently squeezing out the seed to be the easiest and quickest method. You may want to wear gloves because the juice will stain your cuticles. I did half with vanilla extract and half with cherry extract to bring out the cherry flavor. Just go easy on the cherry extract...too much will give it a cough syrup flavor.
After reading the reviews about the difficulty in pitting the cherries I decided to simply melt chocolate and dip the cherries in them skipping the whole sugar and vanilla extract part. They tasted great! I used milk chocolate on half and then tried semi-sweet on the other half. I liked the milk chocolate better while my boyfriend liked both equally. Yes you do have to spit out the pit this way but it wasn't a big deal for us.
Verry yummy!! Mine were not so pretty as I had trouble pitting them lol but they are delicious and thats what really matters. I made a dozen with vanilla and a dozen with cherry flavoring both are quite tasty! Thx for the recipe =)
Pretty and delicious! I made these with a combination of Bing and Rainier cherries. Pitting the cherries without wrecking them is kind of a pain in the tail so I only made about a dozen. I'd like to try this again with different extracts too. Thanks for the recipe!:)
I am sorry to say that this recipe did not work for me. I cut a slit in the bottom of the cherries and used a tomato shark to pit them. The problem is that the pit is connected to the stem so it makes it hard to keep the stem in place. I mixed the vanilla and sugar and used the microwave set at the lowest temperature to get it hard. That worked well. I place the hard sugar lumps into the cherries and dipped them in the chocolate. The chocolate seized so I thinned it with some Crisco shortening and that worked well. The problem then was that you couldn't dip the cherry without the stem coming off as it is not connected to the pit anymore. I tasted them and they were too sweet for me. I'm sorry Barry I would love to give this a higher rating but I feel it's important to give my honest review.
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