Yes, yes.....I know the last time I posted it was "cake pops" but I couldn't resist...
I get out to Rogers, Arkansas about twice a month. Sometimes I wanna shop, or return an item I ordered in the mail to a store or go to the grocery store......I'll tell you it's mostly to go to yarn stores.....and the grocery store.
All I can say is that the grocery stores around the immediate are are below my usual expectations having grown up in a large city at lest less than a mile away from a Central Market or some other equivilant. Yes, I'm a grocery snob. Not afraid to admit it. To me the grocery store...like a really awesome grocery store...just the same as Disney Land to a kid.
Sometimes I also just wanna head out of Dodge and Rogers is only 45 minutes away....
Anyway, last time I was there I stopped into Fresh Market (like ya do) and went by there bakery section. Now I love the bakery section there. Not only are the desserts in the case gorgeous....they always have some sort of interesting seasonal doughnut holes for sale.
This month: Cherry.
I LOVE cherry. Cherry anything (not as much as cinnamon but close). And ya know what I love more than cherries? Cherries covered in chocolate. I am kinda addicted to those Queen Anne ones....if you remember.
So when I saw them it was like ooooh baby......gonna make me some chocolate covered cherry doughnut holes. Which I affectionately call Chocolate Covered Cherry "cake balls" because if you remember from November's post....I hate making real cake balls, I love doughnut holes, and this is faster.....it's cheat cake balls. I'm in.
Chocolate Covered Cherry "Cake Balls"
1 package of cherry flavored cake doughnut holes (Fresh Market)
or make your own cake balls using this recipe (I didn't do this...I'm lazy)
OR use plain cake doughnut holes....I'm adding cherry to it anyway....
Maraschino Cherry Juice
Ghiradelli White Chocolate Melts
Ghiradalli Dark Chocolate Melts
Heart shaped candy or confetti
Put some cherry juice in a shallow bowl. Roll your doughnut holes in the juice for just a few seconds...just to moisten them and allow some of the juice to soak in....watch it because you don't want them getting soggy.
Line a baking sheet with foil. Trust me, this will save you some cleanup.
Get a cooling rack and place it in the baking sheet. Spray lightly with Pam (baking or butter)
Melt your chocolate melts according to the package.... then dip your doughnut holes in the chocolate. Place them on the cooling rack to allow excess chocolate to drip away. Place candy on top.
Um..... yeah and that's it.
I gotta tell ya.....the ones covered in dark chocolate really do remind me of chocolate covered cherries from the box.
Seriously took me less than 30 minutes to make a dozen of them... Quick Valentine's treat.
Make me happy.