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    • MYO Liquid Center Chocolate Covered Cherries

      MYO Chocolate Covered Cherries Chocolate Covered cherries are a holiday favorite and they're fairly easy to make at home as well. Here's our favorite Rich Chocolate Covered Cherry recipe with a clear liquid center.

      You'll Need:
      2 T. Butter, melted
      2 Jars Maraschino Cherries drained & Juice Reserved
      1 lb Confectioners Sugar
      2 tsp. Almond Extract
      1 T. Maraschino Cherry Juice
      1/3 of a Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
      2 T. Rum **Optional (If omitting rum, use maraschino cherry juice in it's place)

      Chocolate Dip:
      1 - 12 oz pkg Nestle Toll House Semi-sweet chocolate chips
      1 oz Unsweetened Bakers chocolate
      3 T. Crisco shortening

      Mix butter, confectioners sugar,sweetened condensed milk, cherry juice, almond extract & rum to make a fondant filling, set aside.
      Homemade Chocolate Covered Cherries

      In a double boiler or chocolate melting pot, mix the chocolate chips, bakers chocolate and shortening until smooth. If using a double boiler, this should be done over low/med heat & the chocolate should be properly tempered. (Failure to do so will result in chocolate bloom).

      Chocolate covered cherries recipe

      Add a small amount of chocolate to each mold, spreading to the top using a candy paintbrush. Allow it to harden for 3 minutes.

      Add 1/2 tsp fondant filling to each chocolate cavity. Press a maraschino cherry into the fondant.

      add fondant filling

      Spoon chocolate over the top, sealing each cherry. Place in the fridge until set, about 10 minutes.

      add maraschino cherries


      Place in very cool spot for 10-14 days to set. (They can be eaten right away, however, it will take approximately 2 weeks for the centers to completely liquefy to a clear liquid fluid.)

      If you'd like to prepare these cherries without a mold, you will need to find Stemmed Maraschino cherries. Roll out the fondant,cut into small squares, wrap the entire cherry. Dip in the chocolate as directed above. Let set until semi-firm, dip a second time. Let Cherries set 2 weeks to full liquefy the centers.

      You can get the Cordial Molds at Amazon.com for $1.99.
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      Comments 17 Comments
      1. Texas Navy Girl's Avatar
        I can't read the whole recipe
      1. Liss's Avatar
        I'm not sure what you mean, the entire recipe is there. . . could you be more specific? What browser are you using? What's your screen resolution?
      1. Texas Navy Girl's Avatar
        Quote Originally Posted by Liss View Post
        I'm not sure what you mean, the entire recipe is there. . . could you be more specific? What browser are you using? What's your screen resolution?
        Thanks for fixing it. I can read it now.
      1. FreebieQueen's Avatar
        Hi TX, sometimes if you are unable to see the full recipe, scroll to the bottom (just above the comment box) and slide the scroll bar to the right. This is an error we recently discovered between google ads & tables (which is how we format the recipes cleanly.) It only occurs in certain browsers and versions, so it's difficult to pinpoint a fix at this time.
      1. Jac's Avatar
        Hi ..... Looks like a good recipe but I don't know what it means to temper the chocolate. I also don't know what it means to have it bloom. Could you please comment on those things?
        Thanks Jac
      1. jhartbarger's Avatar
        My dad loves these and he will love it even more since the children will make them for him.
      1. dct9000's Avatar
        I love these, but hate the price. Thank you.
      1. elladenise's Avatar
        Quote Originally Posted by Jac View Post
        Hi ..... Looks like a good recipe but I don't know what it means to temper the chocolate. I also don't know what it means to have it bloom. Could you please comment on those things?
        Thanks Jac
        This video will show you how to "temper" chocolate; it's just a matter of melting it properly - Temper Chocolate - How to Temper Chocolate Video
        "Bloom" is the whitish color you sometimes see on chocolate - either it has been heated and hardened without proper tempering, it melted in your car and cooled down. Or it could be caused by excess moisture. I've seen it on chocolate that has been refrigerated. It's safe to eat or use in a recipe. Hope this helps.
      1. Susan1's Avatar
        My favorite and my 89 yr old mother's also. I've ordered the molds from Amazon. I am a prime member so got free two day shipping. Cannot wait to try the recipe and send some to mom. We both love the clear liquid centers.
      1. usmcmary's Avatar
        we love these! its just hard waiting till christmas to get them. gonna make these
      1. nana5545's Avatar
        When my daughter was in grammar school I made these for one of her teachers. He liked them so much I still had to make them all the way through high school.
      1. ChrissyPoo's Avatar
        Can't wait to try these for my sister. She loves them.
      1. Dreamcatcheramy's Avatar
        This looks so simple and delicious. I will be ordering the cordial maker trays soon and I can't wait to try these.
      1. Stormie's Avatar
        I am totally geeked about this recipe. I look forward each year at Christmas having Chocolate Covered Cherries. I especially like the liquid centered ones. I will be making these not only for me, but for gifts as well. Thanks so much, for your clear directions.

        Hugs, Stormie
      1. Da1031ELF's Avatar
        WHAT??!? Does this mean I'll have to figure out how to be REASONABLE now that I have the POWahhhhhhh to make em my Self?
      1. Liss's Avatar
        OOh Engowah da elf has got da Powah, ooh EnGow-ahhh Da elf has got the pow-ah .. lol.. sorry had to sing it after that last comment. I expected to see she was from Maine with that Yankee looking accent (powaaaaaah). haha
      1. mawmaws's Avatar
        I made these using cherry pie filling, I would drop the cherry on wax paper on a cookie sheet and freez, then I would dip in melted chocolate chips. I used tooth picks to handle the cherries with, any way I put them back in freezer afterthey were dipped until they set, yummy

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