Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Chocolate-Covered Cherries

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Chocolate-Covered Cherries

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10-ounce jar maraschino cherries with stems, drained, with juice reserved

3 to 4 cups powdered sugar, divided

4 tablespoons ( stick) butter, softened

teaspoon almond extract, optional

12 ounces milk or dark melting chocolate

Place drained cherries on a paper towel to absorb any additional liquid.

In a medium bowl, combine 1 cup powdered sugar, butter, cup cherry juice and almond extract. Beat with an electric mixer until combined.

Add 2 more cups powdered sugar and beat until the mixture forms a soft dough. It should be slightly sticky and the consistency of thick frosting. If needed, add remaining powdered sugar cup at a time until dough reaches desired consistency. Refrigerate the dough for 20 minutes.

Roll dough into 1 inch balls. …

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