This is a great recipe for the holidays (but not for kids!). Please prepare ahead of time, as for this recipe takes a week to make.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
1 week
total:
1 week
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen chocolate-covered cherries
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour cherries, with their juice, into a glass bowl. Cover cherries with rum. Cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerate for 1 week.

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  • Drain and dry rum-infused cherries.

  • Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.

  • Mix confectioners' sugar, 1/2 cup butter, milk, and maple syrup together in a bowl until smooth and pliable. Wrap each cherry with sugar mixture. Arrange on baking sheet. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and chill until firm, about 30 minutes.

  • Combine chocolate chips, semisweet chocolate, 2 tablespoons butter, and paraffin wax in a saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring, until melted, about 5 minutes.

  • Dip each wrapped cherry into the melted chocolate mixture using a toothpick. Return to baking sheet. Repeat with remaining cherries. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and chill until set, about 1 hour.

Cook's Notes:

When draining cherries in step 2, you can save the juice and use it to make cherry colas.

Substitute cream for the milk if desired.

Nutrition Facts

190 calories; protein 0.6g; carbohydrates 29g; fat 7.7g; cholesterol 12.9mg; sodium 36.3mg. Full Nutrition
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