Sugar Swings! Serve Some: Candied Cherries on a Stick

Friday, August 23, 2013

Candied Cherries on a Stick

So it's almost the end of summer and the start of fall.  I say it every year but I'm not ready for summer to be over!!  But I figure it's ok to post a treat that bridges them both.  Candy apples always pop up around Fall and Halloween time, in all kinds of flavors and neat decorations.  And since I love everything mini, I thought I'd try some candy cherries.  Since cherries kinda look like little apples, I thought they'd be cute and look like little tiny candied apples.  

These are made with the same old candy apple making mix you can find in most food stores.  

Add a mini stick.  I used cake pop sticks and cut to the size I wanted.  I left the pit in the cherries because I didn't want the juice leaking out.

 Just follow the directions on the mix to make the candy coating.  Clean the cherries and dry well to allow the candy to adhere better without sliding off the cherries.  That was an issue when the candy was to fluid.  I found if I let it sit a little and was thicker, that allowed the coating to stay on better.

Once you dip the cherries, immediately dip in some fun sprinkles.  Totally optional but it helped make them a little fall like for the upcoming season.  Then let harden.

One note on these.  The hot candy coating can burst the skin of the cherries.  So as they sat to harden, some had leaking issues.  Also, the cherry to candy coating ratio is pretty high since they are small, so these are pretty sweet and the candy is a bit much to chomp through.  That and the pits you need to spit out make these a big mess (in my opinion!).  I might try to take the pits out next time to see if that helps.

But I think they do look like little mini candy apples! So I kinda got the look I was going for. 

And decorated for the upcoming fall/halloween season, they would look cute set out for a party.  Just warn your guests that they are sweet and messy!

Thanks for swinging by, and have a great weekend! My oldest turned 9 this week so the big par-tay is tomorrow.  I'll be up to my elbows in icing later tonite! Fun!!


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