Dark Chocolate Cherry Cordial Cups

Serves 30 cups | Finish in 35 minutes
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Visions of Dark Chocolate Cherry Cordial Cups will dance ‘round in your head. Nestled inside a mini chocolate cup, Litehouse Food’s Vanilla Yogurt Fruit Dip makes a creamy, dreamy pillow for a grown-up, brandy-soaked cherry – a special little something sweet for the holidays!

Ingredients

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,

Directions

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.


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