Thursday, February 1, 2018

Ice Cube Tray Chocolate Covered Cherries


Courtesy of Sam Henderson

Happy Valentine's Friends,

You don’t need fancy molds or equipment to make fancy chocolates. All you need are some ice cube trays and the right ingredients. Make them for yourself or gift them for Valentine's Day. Chocolate covered cherries are a classic. Impress your friends and family by making your own. It's so easy, it's sure to become a new tradition. Get the recipe here>>

How to Make Ice Cube Tray Chocolate Covered Cherries
Chocolate covered cherries are a holiday classic. These easy-to-make chocolates are made even easier with an ice cube tray. This is sure to be a new tradition.

Ingredients:
  • 1/3 stick unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 jars maraschino cherries



Directions:
Add butter, corn syrup, condensed milk, vanilla, and confectioners’ sugar to a medium bowl. Mix to combine completely.



Flatten small pieces of dough (about 1 teaspoon) into a disk. Place a drained cherry in the center and gather the sides. Roll the dough covered cherry between your palms. Repeat for remaining cherries and place on a baking sheet. Freeze for at least one hour.



Fill ice cube trays with melted semi-sweet chocolate. Pour excess into the bowl of melted chocolate. Place the tray in the freezer for at least 15 minutes.



Add frozen cherries to the cavities. Pour melted chocolate over the cavities and shake the tray gently to release air bubbles. Freeze for at least one hour. Release the chocolates by tapping gently on the counter after allowing the chocolates to thaw for 5-10 minutes at room temperature. Use your fingertips dipped in slightly cooled melted chocolate to make a swirl on top of each chocolate for decoration.

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