Chocolate Covered Cherries


  • 6 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups powered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 48 cherries (stems attached)
  • 1 12-ounce pkg semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 tablespoon shortening


    1. Cream butter, gradually add sugar, blend well, add milk and vanilla. Chill 2 hours or until firm.
    2. Drain cherries and dry thoroughly.
    3. Pinch off about 1/2 teaspoon of the butter-sugar mixture and form around each cherry. Chill until firm.
    4. Melt chocolate and shortening. Dip each cherry by the stem until well coated. Chill on waxed paper.
    You can use Strawberries, Pineapple, banana or your favorite kind of fruit.
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