You can get candy coating squares at any craft stores, I get them at JoAnnes or Michaels. They are in the baking section. You may also be able to get them in party supply stores or Wal-Mart in the craft area.
I made these as Valentine gifts for friends, a white chocolate and milk chocolate batch. They both went over well. If you're on a budget you can save about 15 dollars off the cost of 2 batches if you use cherry flavored craisins instead of dried cherries. :-)
This was easy to make and very rewarding as a holiday food gift for friends and family. My father couldn't quit eating it so had to give him my personal stash set aside.
I didn't like the way the cherries tasted and looked. They were brown--not the cheery holiday red as in the book's picture I had. Next year will try using dried cranberries (Craisins) and hope at least to get the red. Hard to find shelled pistachios but was able to get enough from the small can of Planters Pistachio Lovers Mix. The green was great!
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