Desserts - Candy, Fudge, etc.

Christmas Candy (Chocolate Covered Cherries)

Mom would make these delicious chocolate covered cherries around Christmas each year. The cherries can be left out if you wish.

Filling - Ingredients

4 1/2 cups confectioners sugar

2/3 cup (1 can) sweetened condensed milk

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter; melted

2 cups pecans; finely chopped

2 cups grated coconut

Maraschino cherries

(Optional) Add a little rum or brandy to the cherries and let them sit in refrigerator overnight before making candy.


Filling - Directions

Melt butter slowly and add milk. Stir in powdered sugar, pecans, and coconut. Chill until easy to handle. Roll into marble sized balls. If adding cherries, form ball around a cherry. Chill.


Chocolate Coating - Ingredients

1 package of chocolate chips (milk or semi-sweet)

1/4 block of paraffin wax


Chocolate Coating - Directions

Melt chocolate chips and paraffin in double boiler over boiling water.

With a toothpick, dip chilled candy balls into chocolate and place on waxed paper to cool.

Copyright ©  Mike Perry, 2011