Looking for an interesting holiday candy recipe to experiment with? These Dot Chocolate Cherries maybe just the thing. The recipe comes from the Cross Country Cookery cookbook.
Despite researching, I’m still not 100% sure what “Dot Chocolate” is. This recipe from Vintage Recipes makes me think it’s just Baker’s Chocolate that you can find in your average grocery store.
On the other hand, this post over at Grannie Pantries (love the blog name!) shows a photo of an actual Baker’s Dot Chocolate box perhaps from the 1950s.
Even Wikipedia doesn’t specifically mention Dot Chocolate, but there is a history of Baker Chocolate that was bought by Kraft (and the reason you buy Baker’s Chocolate in grocery stores.)
Honestly, your guess is as good as mine; however, given that you’re adding plenty of
And if you’re worried about the crystallized cherries in the recipe, you can stop right now. It’s maraschino cherries and some sugar. Here are two recipes for candied cherries (and you can probably find them at a big grocery store, too!)
Dot Chocolate Cherries
- 1 bar Dot chocolate
- 6 large marshmallows
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 lb crystalized cherries
Place chocolate, milk, and marshmallows in top of double boiler.
When melted, dip cherries in the chocolate mixture. Place on waxed paper to harden.