If you prefer not to soak your cherries in brandy, the recipe is still divine. When serving to both children and adults, consider topping the adults cordial cups with brandy-soaked cherries and the kids’ cups with bright red maraschino cherries. The color difference will make it obvious which treat is tipsy and which treat is tame! Happy holidays and cheers to chocolate!
30 thawed from frozen pitted dark cherries (or stemless maraschino cherries for kids)
¼ cup brandy
1 12-ounce package dark chocolate chips (divided)
6 tsp. vegetable oil
1 tub Litehouse Food’s Vanilla Yogurt Fruit Dip
Special equipment: chocolate cup molds
1. Add cherries to small bowl and drizzle with brandy. Let soak while preparing the chocolate as described in next step.
2. To melt chocolate, work with three ounces at a time to maintain quality. Place 3 ounces of chocolate chips and 1 ½ teaspoons of the vegetable oil in microwave-safe bowl and heat on high for 30 seconds and stir. Return to microwave for 20 second increments, stirring between, until melted and creamy.
3. Fill cup molds approximately 1/3 full with melted chocolate. Using the back of a spoon, spread chocolate up to the sides to the tops of molds. Set in refrigerator for 10 minutes until set; invert and pop out of molds. Continue melting chocolate with oil and preparing molds until all cups are completed.
4. Drain brandy off cherries. Fill each prepared cup to the top with the yogurt fruit dip. Place a brandy-soaked cherry (or maraschino cherry) in the center of each. May be stored covered in the refrigerator for several days.