Drain 50 cherries in a colander; pat dry on paper towels
Combine butter, syrup and salt mixing well
You may add ½ t. almond extract
Stir in powdered sugar; mix.
On a piece of Saran kneed the dough until smooth; wrap in Saran
Wrap a small amount of dough around each cherry and place on a Saran or waxed paper lined cookie sheet.
Chill cherries and dough for a short while.
Combine chocolate and shortening in top of double boiler; melt
I microwave for 1 minute and stir and then micro for another minute and stir.
Dip each wrapped cherry into chocolate mixture
I set the bowl in a pan of hot water as I work.
I use a teaspoon and dip & ladle the chocolate over the cherries
Remove and store cherries in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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