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Brandy-soaked cherries can be left in the freezer for up to two days before you dip them into the chocolate.

Recipe by Southern Living February 2002

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Yield:
2 1/2 dozen
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Drain maraschino cherries, and return to jar. Pour brandy, if desired, in jar; cover with a lid, and freeze 8 hours. Drain cherries, and pat dry, reserving brandy for another use.

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  • Melt two-thirds of chocolate baking squares in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring until a candy thermometer reaches 115°. Remove from heat; add remaining chocolate, and stir until candy thermometer reaches 89° and chocolate is smooth.

  • Dip cherries quickly into melted chocolate, coating well. Place cherries on wax paper, stem sides up, and cool.

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