CANDY MAKING RECIPES forum: Cherry Bark

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ImageSkiekitty
Nov 10, 2010 1:09 PM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro, Zone 5
Too many cats!!
This is neither super easy, nor is it super quick. But it IS super sweet, almost delicious diabetes in a can!
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1/2 lb candied cherries (color doesn't matter) whole
1/2 lb candied cherries (color doesn't matter) minced
1 package "vanilla" almond bark
Pyrex mixing bowl, wooden spoon, mini ladel, mini muffin tin, mini muffin wrappers

Mincing the candied cherries is not fun. This year, I'm going to try a garlic press & see how that does. Last year, I chopped each one up fine and it's a sticky gooky mess. Plus about 12-15 cherries had to be .. uh.. checked.. for yumminess. Seriously, I didn't want to give away nasty-tasting candies, you know?

Mince the cherries (or chop finely, open to any suggestion on how to do that.. maybe my mini chopper? http://www.amazon.com/Black-Decker-HC306-One-Touch-Electric/...) into a fine chopped mess. Melt the almond bark as according to directions in the mixing bowl in the microwave, stirring often. When melted, mix in the cherries until fully mixed, then pour into the mini muffin wrappers that are in the muffin tin. Using the whole cherries, place one on top of each one for prettiness (and who can resist extra cherry yumminess?). Let cool 100% until cold.

DO NOT TRY TO POUR IN IMITATION CHERRY FLAVORING OR MARASCHINO CHERRY JUICE INTO THE ALMOND BARK. Solidifies it almost instantaneously. Plus it will never remelt.
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ImageLynxx
Nov 10, 2010 1:42 PM CST
Name: Just call me Lynxx :)
South Florida, 9B
Lover of planet earth
Toni says: 'Plus about 12-15 cherries had to be .. uh.. checked.. for yumminess. Seriously, I didn't want to give away nasty-tasting candies, you know?...'
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I'd have to be checking for yumminess too! And yeah, some people don't realize that about imitation flavors, they're distilled in alcohol, which will ruin the bark or chocolate.
I'll bet these are really pretty too, especially if you use the green and the red cherries.
Hilarious!
Imagestarlight1153
Nov 12, 2010 5:53 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Thinking about trying this recipe, but think I better get an extra container of cherries so I can follow it to the tee. I sure I would have nasty cherries too. Hilarious!

How do you store it? Do you just wrap in something and let sit out?
ImageLynxx
Nov 12, 2010 6:18 PM CST
Name: Just call me Lynxx :)
South Florida, 9B
Lover of planet earth
Store in airtight tupperware. I don't think it has to be refrigerated. :)
Imagestarlight1153
Nov 12, 2010 7:56 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Thanks. I'm going to store tomorrow , so gonna try and find everything and give it a try. Never made bark before so it should be interesting.
ImageLynxx
Nov 12, 2010 8:02 PM CST
Name: Just call me Lynxx :)
South Florida, 9B
Lover of planet earth
Toni is absolutely a master at them, she's posted several recipes here for it, and I'm grateful Thumbs up
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ImageSkiekitty
Nov 12, 2010 10:32 PM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro, Zone 5
Too many cats!!
I'm not going to say that I'm a master at them... I will say, though, that I've to... Uh... Test, yeah, test the recipe frequently to make that they turn out right. I just store them in a tupperware in the microwave. No room in the fridge.

I have seen that it's all about how pretty something is. It could taste like crap & if it's pretty enough, anyone will eat it. Using the colored or even the shiny metal wrappers & colored sugar crystals makes a big difference as to what's yummy & what's not.
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ImageLynxx
Nov 12, 2010 11:19 PM CST
Name: Just call me Lynxx :)
South Florida, 9B
Lover of planet earth
Judging the book by the cover is usually the American way, lol Chefs always make their dishes into exquisite masterpieces to the eye and palate, for just that reason.
Lol, you have got to be the Queen of taste testing Toni! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
ImageSkiekitty
Nov 13, 2010 9:53 AM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro, Zone 5
Too many cats!!
Lynxx - now THAT I will agree with, being the queen of testing food!! At least my pantsize will agree too!! But, if it's gross, I'd be ashamed to feed it to antone else, & since I know exactly what's in it, then I won't be surprised too much. See my recipe for chicken tenders... That pleasantly surprised me on how good they were.
Never be afraid of a scar. It just means that you were stronger than something that tried to hurt you.
My new Etsy shop - handmade jewelry by ME!! http://www.etsy.com/shop/OjodelGato
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