1 (12 oz) package semi sweet chocolate morsels, 1 T. shortening…
Drain cherries and dry on paper towel
Combine butter, syrup and salt, stirring well; stir in powdered sugar and knead in bowl until smooth.
Shape 1/2 t sugar mixture around each cherry. Place on waxed paper and chill 2 hours.
Combine chocolate and shortening in top of double boiler. bring to boil. Reduce heat to low…Cook until chocolate melts. Dip each cherry by the stem into chocolate. Place on wax paper lined baking sheet. Chill until firm store in air tight container in the refrigerator.
Yield…about 50 cherries…
Aunt Mable was a great cook. People remember this treat and ask for it each year…They expect me to make it…I would hate to think what they would say if I didn’t have Aunt Mable’s Chocolate Covered Cherries on hand over the holidays.