Chocolate Buttercream Cherry Candies

0
2

Ingredients:

  • About 48 maraschino cherries, with stems, well drained
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa powder or Dark Cocoa
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • WHITE CHIP COATING (recipe follows)
  • CHOCOLATE CHIP DRIZZLE (recipe follows)

Directions:

  1. Cover tray with wax paper.
  2. Lightly press cherries between layers of paper towels to remove excess moisture.
  3. Beat butter, powdered sugar, cocoa and 1 tablespoon milk in small bowl until well blended; stir in vanilla and almond extract.
  4. If necessary, add remaining milk, one teaspoonful at a time, until mixture will hold together but is not wet.
  5. Mold scant teaspoonful mixture around each cherry, covering completely; place on prepared tray.
  6. Cover; refrigerate 3 hours or until firm.
  7. Prepare WHITE CHIP COATING.

  8. Holding each cherry by stem, dip into coating.
  9. Place on tray; refrigerate until firm.
  10. About 1 hour before serving, prepare CHOCOLATE CHIP DRIZZLE; with tines of fork, drizzle randomly over candies.
  11. Refrigerate until drizzle is firm.
  12. Store in refrigerator.
  13. About 4 dozen candies.

Directions for White Chip Coating:

  1. Place 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY’S Premier White Chips in small microwave-safe bowl; drizzle with 2 tablespoons vegetable oil.
  2. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 1 minute; stir until chips are melted and mixture is smooth.
  3. If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating until chips are melted and mixture is smooth.
  4. If mixture thickens while coating, microwave at MEDIUM for 15 seconds; stir until smooth.

Directions for Chocolate Chip Drizzle:

  1. Place 1/4 cup HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips and 1/4 teaspoon shortening (do not use butter, margarine, oil or spreads) in small microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 30 seconds to 1 minute; stir until chips are melted and mixture is smooth.

STAY INFORMED. SIGN UP!

Up-to-date agriculture news in your inbox!

<

NO COMMENTS

LEAVE A REPLY

Receive emails as this discussion progresses.