Chocolate Covered Cherries: Tastiest Things EVER!

chocolatecoveredcherries.jpgThese chocolate covered cherries are absolutely AMAZING (my son says they’re the best thing he’s ever eaten…EVER!), and very easy to make! I’m already thinking of different variations of the recipe I can make to be able to create a variety of flavors and combinations. So tasty…soooooo, so tasty!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED FOR THIS RECIPE:
Wax paper
1-2 Cookie sheets
Room in your fridge for chilling trays of cherries
1 1/2 qt saucepan (I used a 2 qt and wished I had used the smaller pan–of course, you’ll need to use a larger pot if you choose to double the recipe or make a large batch at once, so use your judgment on this one)
16 oz jar of maraschino cherries (with or without stems), very well drained
2 1/2 cups Confectioners sugar
1/2 teaspoon Almond extract (though mine spilled a little, so I’d say my mix ended up with at least twice the recommended dose and was wonderful!)
1 tablespoon Milk (I prefer whole for a more full-bodied creaminess)
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening (like Crisco)
2 cups of your choice of chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet chocolate chips in mine, but can imagine dark chocolate being out of this world!!!)

Make it a great day,
Mari!yn

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