---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.05
  
       Title: Chocolate covered brandied cherries
  Categories: Candy, Misc
       Yield: 50 servings
  
            -Patriciadwigans-fwds07a
      50    Maraschino cherries; drained
     3/4 c  Brandy
       3 tb Butter
       3 tb Corn syrup; white
     1/4 ts Salt
       2 c  Confectioners sugar; sifted
   1 1/2 lb Dipping chocolate
  
   1. Pour brandy over drained cherries; let set for 2
   days.
   
   2. Combine butter, corn syrup and salt; blend until
   smooth. Add sifted powdered sugar and mix well. Knead
   until smooth and shiny; chill for 1/2 hour wrapped in
   waxed paper.
   
   3. While chilling, drain cherries well on paper
   towels; pat dry. Reserve brandy marinade for cakes or
   cooking. Shape a marble-sized piece of fondant around
   each cherry; place on waxed paper-lined tray. Chill
   until firm, about 2 hours.
   
   4. Melt chocolate a small amount at a time. Dip
   cherries and place back on wax paper-lined tray. Place
   in refrigerator to set. Store in covered container in
   cool dark place for 10 - 14 days to fully ripen.
  
 -----