Saturday, July 11, 2009

Food Friday-Chocolate Cherries and Bugles

Hi everyone! Since I'm leaving for vacation soon, here's a double dose of Food Friday recipes.

Yesterday afternoon I made peanut butter filled Bugles dipped in chocolate. These are so easy to make and it is a great snack if you are feeding a crowd. My kids loved these and so did my husband! I'm definitely making these for the Holidays.

1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter (room temperature)
6 cups Bugles original flavor snacks
12 ounces milk chocolate confectionary coating or 1 bag of chocolate chips
Colored sprinkles
small Ziploc bag
Aluminum foil
Cookie sheet/pizza pan

Fill Ziploc bag with peanut butter and cut a small hole in corner of bag.
Twist open end of bag tight and carefully pipe the peanut butter into the Bugles.
Do not overfill or the filling will leak out.
In a microwave safe bowl, melt candy coating at 70% power for 1 1/ 2 minutes. Stir.
Heat 1 to 1 1/2 minutes longer or until melted; stir until smooth (I used my chocolate melter instead).
Dip the peanut butter filled end of each Bugle halfway into the chocolate coating.
Place on waxed paper or aluminum foil covered cookie sheet/pizza pan.
While chocolate is still wet, sprinkle colored sprinkles over each Bugle.


I had some chocolate left over and Mom had bought some big, beautiful cherries at the grocery store. I took a bag full home with me last night after our visit and planned to make chocolate covered cherries the next day. Tim saw the cherries sitting next to the chocolate pot and plugged it in. We were making chocolate covered cherries at 10:30 last night! These were outstanding and the color just pops.

Large stemmed cherries, washed and patted dry
(make sure the cherries are very dry since water will cause chocolate to seize and you have to make a new batch)
Chocolate of your choice, melted
Aluminum foil
Cookie sheet/pizza pan

Melt the chocolate in the microwave, double boiler, or chocolate melter (your choice)
Dip the cherries halfway into the chocolate, let excess drip off
Place on foil covered cookie sheet to set


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