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Chocolate Buttercream Cherry Candies

Details

Time
5 hours 30 minutes
Skill Level
Intermediate
Yields
48 candies

Maraschino cherries with a white creme chip coating for a finishing touch.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
1 hour 30 minutes
Chill Time
4 hours

Ingredients

  • 48
    maraschino cherries
  • 1/4 cup
    butter
  • 2 cups
    powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa or HERSHEY'S Special Dark Cocoa
  • 1 to 2 Tbsps
    milk
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp
    almond extract

Directions

Equipment Needed 
tray Tray
bowl Bowl
mixing bowl Mixing Bowl
refrigerator Refrigerator
microwave-safe bowl Microwave-safe Bowl
microwave Microwave
Wax Paper Wax Paper
Mixer Mixer
1

Cover tray with wax paper. Lightly press cherries between layers of paper towels to remove excess moisture.

2

Beat butter, powdered sugar, cocoa and 1 tablespoon milk in small bowl until well blended; stir in vanilla and almond extract. If necessary, add remaining milk, one teaspoonful at a time, until mixture will hold together but is not wet.

3

Mold scant teaspoonful mixture around each cherry, covering completely; place on prepared tray. Cover; refrigerate 3 hours or until firm.

4

Prepare White Creme Chip Coating. Holding each cherry by stem, dip into coating. Place on tray; refrigerate until firm.

5

About 1 hour before serving, prepare Chocolate Chip Drizzle; with tines of fork, drizzle randomly over candies. Refrigerate until drizzle is firm. Store in refrigerator.

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

Chocolate Chip Drizzle: 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. Microwave at medium (50%) 30 seconds to 1 minute; stir until chips are melted and mixture is smooth.

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