Be a skilled chocolatier in your own kitchen with this Chocolate Buttercream Cherry Candies recipe! Almost too pretty to eat, these chocolate cherries make great gifts or party-pleasing desserts for a special occasion. We love the combination of sweet, bright and fruity Maraschino cherries with a creamy, sweet white creme chip coating for a finishing touch. The texture of nibbling on one of these bite-sized Chocolate Buttercream Cherry Candies is truly unique!
There's something rich and decadent about fruit and chocolate. These Chocolate Cherry Bars are another sweet treat with tons of flavor and texture.
Cover tray with wax paper. Lightly press cherries between layers of paper towels to remove excess moisture.
Beat butter, powdered sugar, cocoa and 1 tablespoon milk in small bowl until well blended; stir in vanilla and almond extract. If necessary, add remaining milk, one teaspoonful at a time, until mixture will hold together but is not wet.
Mold scant teaspoonful mixture around each cherry, covering completely; place on prepared tray. Cover; refrigerate 3 hours or until firm.
Prepare White Creme Chip Coating. Holding each cherry by stem, dip into coating. Place on tray; refrigerate until firm.
About 1 hour before serving, prepare Chocolate Chip Drizzle; with tines of fork, drizzle randomly over candies. Refrigerate until drizzle is firm. Store in refrigerator.
White Creme Chip Coating: Place 2 cups (12 oz pkg.) HERSHEY'S Premier White Creme Chips in small microwave-safe bowl; drizzle with 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Microwave at medium (50%) 1 minute; stir until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. If necessary, microwave at medium an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. If mixture thickens while coating, microwave at medium for 15 seconds; stir until smooth.
Chocolate Chip Drizzle: Place 1/4 cup HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips and 1/4 teaspoon shortening (do NOT use butter, margarine, oil or spreads) in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at medium (50%) 30 seconds to 1 minute; stir until chips are melted and mixture is smooth.
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutritional advice.