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       Title: Chocolate-Covered Cherries
  Categories: Candies
       Yield: 21 servings
  
     1/4 c  Plus 2 tb butter; softened
   2 1/2 c  Powdered sugar; sifted
   1 1/2 ts Milk
     1/4 ts Vanilla extract
            About
      42    Maraschino cherries with
            -stems
      12 oz Semisweet chocolate morsels
       1 tb Shortening
  
   Recipe by: Southern Living
   Preparation Time: 0:30
   Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well.  Blend in
   milk and vanilla.  Chill mixture 2 hours or until firm.
   Drain cherries, and dry thoroughly on paper towels.  Place
   bowl of sugar mixture in a bowl of ice to keep mixture
   chilled.  Shape a small amount of sugar mixture around each
   cherry.  Place on wax paper-lined baking sheet; chill about
   2 hours or until firm. Combine chocolate morsels and
   shortening in top of a double boiler; bring water to a
   boil.  Reduce heat to low; cook until chocolate melts.  Dip
   each cherry by the stem into chocolate.  Place on a wax
   paper-lined baking sheet; chill until firm.  Store in a
   cool place.  Yield:  3-1/2 dozen.
  
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