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Monday, March 27, 2006 Chocolate Dipped Cherries

Chocolate Covered Cherries
3 1/2 Cups Confectioners Sugar
1/4 Cup Butter Or Margarine Softened
3 Tablespoons Creme De Cacao Liqueur
1 Tablespoon Milk
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
60 Maraschino Cherries With Stems, drained and patted dry
6 Ounces Semisweet Chocolate Chips, or Vanilla Baking Chips, divided
6 Ounces Chocolate Candy Coating, or Vanilla Flavored Candy Coating, divided

In a large bowl, combine confectioners sugar, butter, liquer,milk and vanilla, chill 1 hour. Mold a small amount of mixture around each cherry, being carefull to completely enclose cherry with mixture, place on baking sheet lined with waxed paper. chill 1 hour. In the top of a double boiler over simmering water,melt half of desired chocolate and half of candy coating. dip half of cherries in chocolate mixture and return to waxedpaper. Melt remaining chocolate and candy coating, dip remainging cherries. allow chocolate-covered cherries to sid at room temperature. Check bottoms of cherries and reseal with additional chocolate if necessary. If desired, drizzel tops of cherries with additional melted chocolate. Cover loosely and store in a cool place at least two days to form cordial(do not refigerate) Store in airtight container. Yield: about 5 dozen candies.

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