• MYO Liquid Center Chocolate Covered Cherries

    Cheap economical meals from a few staples-b101-cherry-cordial-sm.jpg 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.
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    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).

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    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.


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

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    Unmold.

    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.)
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    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.



    Cheap economical meals from a few staples-41j2lo13-2brl._sl500_aa300_.jpg You can get the Cordial Molds at Amazon.com for $1.99.



















    You can download a Budget101 formatted version of this recipe here

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    Comments 24 Comments
    1. Texas Navy Girl's Avatar
      Texas Navy Girl -
      I can't read the whole recipe
    1. Liss's Avatar
      Liss -
      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
      Texas Navy Girl -
      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
      FreebieQueen -
      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
      Jac -
      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
      jhartbarger -
      My dad loves these and he will love it even more since the children will make them for him.
    1. dct9000's Avatar
      dct9000 -
      I love these, but hate the price. Thank you.
    1. elladenise's Avatar
      elladenise -
      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
      Susan1 -
      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
      usmcmary -
      we love these! its just hard waiting till christmas to get them. gonna make these
    1. nana5545's Avatar
      nana5545 -
      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
      ChrissyPoo -
      Can't wait to try these for my sister. She loves them.
    1. Dreamcatcheramy's Avatar
      Dreamcatcheramy -
      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
      Stormie -
      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
      Da1031ELF -
      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
      Liss -
      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
      mawmaws -
      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
    1. rachelsmum's Avatar
      rachelsmum -
      These look great! Will try!
    1. Mariemrafa's Avatar
      Mariemrafa -
      Quote Originally Posted by mawmaws View Post
      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
      I'd love to try this version. My boyfriend loves the pie filling in his cheesecake, and he loves cordial cherries, but I don't have all the tools or ingredients to do the MYO recipe for cheap. I may try your version.
    1. Gabi2014's Avatar
      Gabi2014 -
      Hi at all,
      I'm from Germany and have a little problem with the recipe because of the quantities.

      How much is a T.?
      Is it a TABLEspoon or a TEAspoon or something completely different?

      And the tsp.?

      How much is in a "Can Sweetened Condensed Milk"

      Please can somebody help me?

      Thanks!

      Greetings Gabi


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