Grand Marnier Cranberry Creams
Fluffy powdered sugar candy with dried cranberries, a hint of orange, all dipped in chocolate.
6 oz dried sweetened cranberries
1/4 cup Grand Marnier (orange flavored liqueur)*
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 1/4 cups sifted powdered sugar
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 ounces white chocolate, chopped
Soak cranberries in Grand Marnier for 1 hour at room temperature. Drain cranberries reserving marinade. Beat butter, powdered sugar and 2 to 3 tablespoons of the marinade until fluffy. Fold in cranberries and over and chill overnight. Form cranberry mixture into 1-inch balls and place on a wax paper lined baking sheet and chill until firm. Meanwhile, melt chocolate chips in top of a double boiler over simmering water. Dip candies into melted chocolate, turning to coat. Return to refrigerator to set. Melt white chocolate and drizzle or pipe over tops of candy.
Number of Servings: 40
*Orange juice can be used in place of liqueur.