These candies are easy to make when you start with Uncooked Fondant made with nonfat dry milk.
1/4 cup. butter
2 1/2 tbsp. water
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups. sifted powdered sugar
2/3 cup. nonfat dry milk
Melt butter in 2-quart saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat and mix in water and vanilla. Then mix in a mixture of the sugar and milk. Mix until smooth
and creamy after each addition. Makes about 1 1/2 cups fondant. use in making these candies:
CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRIES:
Drain 24 maraschino cherries. Cover each with 2 teaspoons fondant. Partly melt over hot water 1 package semi-sweet chocolate pieces. Remove from heat and
stir until entirely melted. Drop covered cherries, one at a time, into chocolate. Remove with 2 forks and put on waxed paper to cool.
Shape 1/2 cup fondant into 18 oblong patties 1 inch long. Press a nut on top of each. Chill.
Split and remove pits from 24 large dates. Fill centers with 1/2 cup fondant, using 1 teaspoon for each. Chill. Enjoy.