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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Try these Chocolate Cherry Balls

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.
DSCF4992 Cherries and almond icing.
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.
DSCF4993 Cherries all covered in almond icing
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.
DSCF4998 Dipping each cherry ball in the chocolate
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.
DSCF5001 All done
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!


Julie said...

Oh Jenny, they sound delicious! I think that recipe will be added to my 'special' recipe book!LOL

Jenny said...

TRust me, they are absolutely delicious! Hope you try them.