Wednesday, February 10, 2010

National Cherry Month

February is the national of month of this red-luscious fruit! The pretty color and sweet flavor make cherries the perfect fruit for Valentine’s Day recipes. It is also commonly connected to George Washington and to President’s day celebrations.

To honor this delicious fruit, I will post a cherry recipe every Wednesday during the month of February.

I will start with a traditional recipe of chocolate covered marshmallows with cherries. Tough this recipe is not one of my creations, my little one has asked to put it on my blog. It is one of her favorite treats! I hope you enjoy it too!

 Marshmallow Cherry Kisses

1 pkg. (8 oz.)  Semi-Sweet Chocolate
16   maraschino cherries with stems
16 large marshmallows

Melt chocolate in small saucepan on low heat, stirring occasionally. Place in small bowl; cool slightly. Meanwhile, drain cherries and thoroughly pat dry.

Make indentation in each marshmallow with your finger, then insert 1 of the cherries into the hole, leaving 1/3 of the stem end of the cherry exposed. Using a fork to support the bottom of the marshmallow, dip the marshmallow into the chocolate, turning to evenly coat the cherry. Gently shake off excess chocolate.

Place on wax paper-covered baking sheet; cover. Refrigerate 20 to 30 minutes or until set. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

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  1. These sound delicious and so simple too. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. What a totally fun, and easy recipe! I'll have to try it. Thanks for sharing. I didn't even realize it was National Cherry Month!

  3. These look great! One Christmas I made chocolate covered cherries for my dad, and even though they somehow melted and ran together by the time he opened them, he still told me they were his favorite gift :)

  4. thanks for sharing. it looks great and I will try this out.

  5. I'm a chocolate lover and a lousy cook! This looks great though and it looks like I might even be able to do it without burning my house down :D