Brandied Chocolate Snowballs

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INGREDIENTS

6 ounces Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
2 Ghirardelli White Chocolate Baking Bars
1 cup cherries, dried
4 fluid ounces brandy
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped

INSTRUCTIONS

Place 1 cup dried cherries in brandy and soak for at least 2 hours or overnight. After they are soaked, remove from brandy and place in mini food processor and chop. After you have removed cherry mixture from food processor, add 2 chopped Ghirardelli white chocolate bars to food processor and chop. Set aside. Put cream and semi-sweet chocolate chips in double boiler on low simmer until chocolate is melted. Remove from heat. Stir in sugar, nuts and cherries. Chill mixture until firm. Roll one teaspoon of mixture into balls and then roll in chopped white chocolate chips. Store covered in refrigerator.

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