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Snacks in a Snap: Quick Brandied Cherries

Mix up these sweet cherries to add to your cocktails, serve over ice cream or drop into oatmeal for super enriched and delicious snacks!

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Snacks in a snap: Quick Brandied Cherries. Here's what you'll need: 1 lb. frozen bing cherries, 1/2 cup water, 1/4 cup brandy, 1/2 cup light brown sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla extract, 13 inch strip lemon zest, 3 whole cardamom pods, 4 whole allspice berries, and pinch of salt. Simmer 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup brown sugar, lemon zest, 3 cardamom pods, 4 allspice berries and a pinch of salt for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add 1 lb. frozen cherries, 1/4 cup brandy and 1 tsp. vanilla extract. Let cool and transfer to a jar. Refrigerate for at least 2 days. Use in cocktails or serve with ice cream. For more recipes and tips go to RachaelRayMag.com.