My mum always used to make these for Christmas. They're great, as you make them a week or two in advance of eating. They are gorgeous sweets with cherries, brandy, marzipan and chocolate. Go on, pamper yourself!
The amounts are deliberately vague, as you can make as many or as few as you want. If you're a marzipan fan, put a thicker layer around the cherries. Or make this thinner if you find the taste of marzipan overwhelming.
My mum always used to cover the cherries entirely overnight. Not sure if this was to get a stronger taste, or if it was just because she enjoyed drinking the cherry brandy afterwards!
Made these last Christmas and took them away with us the week before the big day. They were gone long before the25th. Highly recommended. - 29 Sep 2014