Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1/3 cup butter -- softened

  2. 2 1/4 cups sifted powdered sugar

  3. 1 1/2 teaspoon milk -- (up to 1)

  4. 2 teaspoons cherry liqueur

  5. 2 jars (10 oz.) maraschino cherries with stems -- drained

  6. 1 package (8 oz) semisweet chocolate squares

  7. 1 tablespoon shortening

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preparation : Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add milk and liqueur, beating until blended. Shape sugar mixture around cherries, coating cherries completely; place on wax paper. Microwave chocolate and shortening in a 2-cup glass measuring cup at HIGH 1 1/2 minutes or until melted, stirring twice. Dip coated cherries by stems into chocolate mixture, allowing excess to drip; place on wax paper. Let stand until firm. Store loosely covered in a cool place 1 week or until centers soften.


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