Chocolate Covered Cherries (with Arrowroot)

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Recipe from Elanas Pantry

Ingredients

  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen cherries
  • ½ cup agave nectar or honey
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup chocolate chunks

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, heat cherries, agave, vanilla and almond extract to a simmer
  2. Combine arrowroot and 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl to form a paste
  3. Raise heat a bit and stir the arrowroot paste into the cherry mixture
  4. Stir for about 1 minute until mixture thickens, scraping bottom of the pan with spoon, to evenly distribute the arrowroot, which can tend to settle on the bottom of the pan
  5. Remove cherry mixture from heat and set aside
  6. Melt chocolate in a small saucepan over very low heat
  7. Spoon scant 1 teaspoon of the melted chocolate into each of the candy mold
  8. Spoon one cherry (with some of the sauce) on top of the chocolate
  9. Cover with another scant teaspoon of chocolate
  10. Place in refrigerator to set, about 20-30 minutes
  11. Remove from refrigerator, pop candy out of molds and serve