Wednesday, June 4, 2014

My Mom's Old Fashioned Chocolate Covered Cherries

3 lbs powdered sugar
1 can eagle brand sweetened condensed milk
½ cup butter
3-5 jars of maraschino cherries
12 -18 oz chocolate chips MOM always added 1-2 tablespoon paraffin wax to create a sheen.

Mix the first 3 ingredients and cook 1-2 hours in fridge
Then drain the cherries of juice and set on a paper towel to dry. (use the juice else where)
Take some of the powdered sugar mix and flatten out in your fingers and put around the cherry and seal it all the way around. Put those on a cookie sheet and freeze over night.

Next day melt chocolate chips and paraffin wax on a double boiler and dip the cherries and set on some waxed paper to dry. Make sure all the white is covered. Then put into a old candy box like my mom or into tins on candy papers and let sit in a cool place. Mom did under her bed to hide them from us for 6-8 weeks. The longer you leave them the more liquid the center is.

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