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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