Ombre White Chocolate Cherries
1 lb fresh cherries
22oz Ghiradelli white chocolate chips
Pink & red food coloring
1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Rinse cherries & pat dry. Split the chocolate chips into 4 small bowls.
2. Put a pot of water on medium heat until it is simmering. Place a metal bowl on top and pour in one bowl of white chocolate chips. Let heat for 2-3 minutes, and when the chocolate starts to glisten, stir continuously until chocolate is melted and smooth.
Remove from heat immediately and pour back into small bowl.
3. Add a small amount of food coloring (this will be your palest color) and stir thoroughly. Holding the cherries by the stem, dip them into the chocolate one at a time, and place onto the baking sheet to set.
4. Repeat with the other 3 bowls of chocolate, adding progressively more food coloring to each bowl. Put the baking sheet of cherries into the fridge to cool.
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