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On the eighth day of Christmas YoungWifey shared with me, her chocolate amaretto cherry recipe, pecan turtles, raspberry chocolate truffles, gingerbread fudge, peppermint bark, dark chocolate peanut butter balls, cracked glass candy, and her peanut butter fudge recipe…

Part I – Candied Cherry

Ingredients: 1 large jar of maraschino cherries (with stems)3 3/4 c. powdered sugar, 4 Tbs. cream, 1/2 c. softened butter, bottle of amaretto liquor

Directions: Drain liquid from jar of cherries and fill with amaretto liquor, soak for two days. Mix together sugar, cream, butter, and 1 Tbs. of amaretto. Take cherries out of jar, save liquid for another recipe. Dry each cherry gently and then cover with a marble size of the mixture, place on a wax paper lined baking tray. Refrigerate for an hour.

Part II – Chocolate Coating

Ingredients: 2 squares bittersweet chocolate, 6 oz. chocolate chips, 2 Tbs. butter

Directions: Melt ingredients in a sauce pan over medium heat, whisking constantly. Remove from heat. Holding by the stem, dip each cherry into the chocolate coating and then place onto wax paper lined baking tray. Refrigerate until hardened.

Don’t forget to check my blog tomorrow to see what tasty treat I’ve shared.

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