There is still time to whip up a batch of these delicious little morsels for the Christmas table. Easy to prepare, and they are so yummy. All you need is, 1 packet of red glace cherries. 1 packet of almond icing, and 1 block 250gr dark chocolate, or you could use chocolate melts instead.
Cut a hunk off the almond icing and roll out on a board between two pieces of baking paper till thin. Break off a small piece and wrap right around each cherry till completely covered. After this step I like to put them in the fridge for a few hours or overnight to set.
Next comes the messy part. Carefully melt the chocolate in the microwave, then dip each cherry ball in the melted chocolate and put on a tray. I have one of those handy little wire coiled spoons which allows the excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl.
Just keep dipping each ball until all done. You may have to give the chocolate another burst in the microwave to keep it runny. Then place all those delicious little chocolate morsels in the fridge to set.
I shouldn’t really be let loose with melted chocolate. It’s a bit like me working with glue, or paint, I tend to get it everywhere. But never mind, the end result is well worth it. Do give these a try, they are so rich and delicious it feels quite sinful to pop one or two in your mouth!