Sugared Maraschino Cherries and Mint Sprigs



Makes 20 cherries and 16 mint sprigs

Recipe from

Southern Living


16 to 20 maraschino cherries with stems, rinsed and well drained
12 to 16 fresh mint sprigs, rinsed
1 1/3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup water
1 tablespoon meringue powder
1/2 cup sugar


Place cherries and mint on paper towels, and let stand until completely dry.

Beat powdered sugar, 1/3 cup water, and meringue powder at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 to 3 minutes or until smooth and creamy.

Brush cherries and mint sprigs with meringue mixture, using a small paintbrush; sprinkle with sugar, and place on a wire rack. Let stand 2 to 3 hours or until dry.