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Chocolate Covered Cordial Cherries Candy Recipe

Day 6

cor-dial: warm and sincere; friendly: a cordial greeting; cordial relations.

This recipe couldn’t be more cordial.

If you have ever been sad to see the boxes of cordial cherries disappear from the store shelves, you will be ever so happy to see this recipe coming. Just place 1/4 cup of butter, 6 cups of powdered sugar, 1/4 cup cherry shnapps, 4 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk, 1 tablespoon of cherry vodka & 1/4 teaspoon of salt into mixer. Turn on to a slow speed until some of the powdered sugar is mixed in with the other ingredients & then turn to higher speed to prevent powdered sugar flying everywhere.

As long as the amount of liquids you put into the recipe end up totaling the same amount listed, you can vary the liquid ingredients. For instance if you would like no alcohol in your cherries, just add more corn syrup instead of the shnapps & vodka. Same rule applies if you’d like more vodka, just lessen the amount of another liquid.

I almost skipped this picture because it doesn’t do the color of the filling justice but I thought it might be helpful to see the texture of what it should look like. Place a towel or plastic over the filling to keep it moist and set aside.

You will need about 60 maraschino cherries (with or without stems is fine). Drain but keep & refrigerate the juice as it is tasty & can be used in beverages such as pop for a fun twist.

Lay cherries on a few paper towels to allow excess juice to drain.

Wrap cherries in pretty pink filling, then roll between hands to form a ball. Place them into a flat container that will fit in your fridge.

Pretty in pink. Place in fridge for about 15-20 minutes to chill. This makes them easier to dip.

Melt 2 pounds of a top quality chocolate and stir in a teaspoon of  grated Parowax household wax for that beautiful shiny like a holiday look.

I set my cherries on a fork and then gently tap over edge of the bowl to remove excess chocolate. I then use a knife to carefully slide the cordial onto parchment to allow the chocolate time to set.

Glory be.

cor-dial: chocolaty and cherry; sweet: a cordial tasting; cordial perfection.

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4 Responses

  1. Wow, these look fabulous! Maybe I’ll give the truffles a break and try these instead this christmas.

  2. MOM


  3. Now THIS is a recipe to cheer over! I love chocolate covered cherries! What a blast from the past to think of those boxes bought for my Mom at Christmastime! So tasty! Thanks for this recipe!

  4. Glynis

    OMGoodness… I could have eaten these all night at the Tweetup. I might have to make these to go along with teacher gifts. SOOOOOOOO yummy!

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