If you store these, they will make the juice around the cherry, just like the
ones you buy in the store.
8 tablespoons melted butter
6 tablespoons corn syrup
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract*
3 pounds confectioners' sugar
3 (10 ounce) jars maraschino cherries, drained
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 tablespoon shortening
* Almond extract may be substituted, if desired.
In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, corn syrup, sweetened condensed milk,
vanilla extract and sugar. Knead dough, and form it into balls with a cherry wrapped
in the middle. The balls should be approximately the size of walnuts.
Place balls in the freezer to chill.
In a double boiler, melt chocolate chips and shortening together.