Chocolate Covered Cherries 1

Course : Candy
Serves: 1
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1/4 pound oleo or butter
1 can eagle brand milk (no other will do)
2 packages powdered sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla

Preparation / Directions:

Mix ingredients together. Chill this real good for a few hours or overnight. Then butter hands and roll into balls about 1-inch in diameter. Place on cookie sheets and return to refrigerator to chill again 3 or 4 hours. While waiting, melt good in double boiler 1 large package semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1/8 pound paraffin wax. Now take chilled balls from refrigerator, a few at a time, and put in palm of hand and make an indentation with thumb. Then place a well drained maraschino cherry in hole and roll in buttered hands until cherry is covered. Return to refrigerator to chill again for several hours. When chilled until firm, take out a few at a time and stick toothpick into ball with cherry in and dip into melted chocolate and paraffin wax. Then set on buttered wax paper. Remove toothpick and with a spoon, take small amount of melted chocolate and swirl over top to cover hole from toothpick. Now you have chocolate covered cherries that are simply delicious. Makes approximately fifty.

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