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Friday, April 3, 2015

Chocolate Covered Cherries and Peanut Butter Balls


At Christmas time, I am the family member responsible for bringing desert to our holiday celebrations. Two crowd-favorites are my chocolate covered cherries and peanut butter balls. 

Chocolate Covered Cherries (makes ~60 pieces)

Ingredients:
- 2 10 oz Maraschino cherries with stems
- 3 tbsp butter or margarine, softened
- 3 tbsp light corn syrup
- 2 C icing sugar
- 1 1/2 lbs bakers chocolate

Drain cherries overnight. Combine butter and syrup. Add the icing sugar and knead until smooth. Chill if it is too soft to handle. Shape 1/2 tsp of mixture around each cherry. Place on wax paper lined sheet and chill. Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Hold cherries by stem and dip into chocolate. Chill.
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Peanut Butter Balls (makes ~48 pieces)

Ingredients:
- 2 C icing sugar
- 1 C chopped peanuts
- 1/2 C graham cracker crumbs
- 3/4 C peanut butter
- 1/2 C butter or margarine
- 1 1/2 lbs bakers chocolate

Combine sugar, peanuts and graham crackers. Melt peanut butter and butter in a sauce pan over low heat and pour over dry ingredients. Stir until mixed. Shape mixutre into 1-inch rounds. Place on wax paper lined sheet and chill. Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Dip the peanut butter balls into the melted chocolate. Chill.

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