Monday, December 9, 2013

Chocolate Cherry Treats

I knew it was the holiday season when my Mom would make these little treats.
The glazed cherries are found in the stores this time of year, I think they are the ones used for fruitcake but this is much better than fruitcake!
My girlfriend tried making them with soft, caramel centers and I actually preferred those, but the company that made the caramels stopped making them, and the caramels I made were not as soft.
If I had to be away from home at Christmas, I would make these for the flight crew, to share a traditional holiday memory.
Chocolate Cherry Treats

1 cup peanut butter
4-5 Tablespoons butter
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1 cup dates, chopped
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1- 12 ounce package semi-sweet chocolate (maybe a little more)
1 package glazed cherries

Combine peanut butter, butter, walnuts, dates, and sugar in a food processor.

Roll out into a little smaller than golf ball size dough, and place a cherry in the center. Roll until smooth.

Melt chocolate and roll dough to cover. Let sit on wax paper.
Makes about 4 dozen.