White Chocolate Cranberry Drops
I don't remember where I got the idea for these, but I tried them out a few years ago and we really enjoy them. Total time to make them (not including letting them set): about 10 minutes with no children underfoot.
white chocolate squares (about 12 squares)
dried cranberries (about 3 cups)
[The measurements are guess-timates, and you can use more or less, depending on how many of the cranberry drops you want to make. I melt the chocolate, and then add dried craberries until they are coated well. I usually drop a spoonful as a test, and if it's too runny, I add more cranberries]
Place the white chocolate squares in a microwave safe bowl or measuring cup (it should hold about 3 to 4 cups). Melt them in the microwave for 1 minute at 50%. Give them a stir. If this isn't enough to melt them, return them to the microwave for 30 second intervals at 50% until the chocolate is just melted.
Add the dried cranberries to the white chocolate and stir until they are evenly coated.
Spoon the chocolate coated cranberries onto a wax paper lined tray. I do some that are about a teaspoon in size and some that are smaller, to give me some variety. If you find it's too runny, add a few more cranberries to the mixture. I also find the bottom of the bowl is always a little more chocolately, so I sometimes add another small handful of cranberries at the end.
Set the trays aside to allow the chocolate to cool. If you're in a hurry, set the trays in the freezer for about 20 minutes. Once the chocolates have set, peel them off and pop them into a container for storage. I usually keep mine in the freezer to prevent use from gobbling them up too fast!
|Ready to eat!|