Chocolate Covered Cherries

Sweet Homemade Chocolate Covered Cherries are just like you buy them in the box! Enjoy these sweet treats all year long.

Delicious chocolate covered cherries are coated in chocolate and filled with a creamy center and burst of cherry. They are so easy to make! These treats are perfect for giving along with Peanut Clusters, Caramel Candy, and Chocolate Covered Cinnamon Bears.

Chocolate Covered Cherries on a white plate

Homemade Chocolate Covered Cherries

Have you ever tried Chocolate Covered Cherries before? I remember having them for the first time when I was about 8 years old. I LOVED cherries and knew I’d love them even more coated in a powdered sugar dough and dipped in chocolate.

It was easy to love them, but for some reason I had totally forgotten about them since recently. I hadn’t had any for decades, but I thought I’d give them a try! The whole family loved these chocolate covered cherries!!

Before trying this recipe, I didn’t know just how easy they were to make! They’re perfect for holidays and gift giving and are the perfect little treat to serve at parties. The flavors of this little candy fruit are amazing. Being a white chocolate lover, I’m excited to try them next time dipped in white chocolate.

Chocolate Covered Cherries cut in half on a white plate

How to Make Chocolate Covered Cherries

CHERRIES. Drain cherries and set on paper towels to dry.

DOUGH. Combine butter and corn syrup, in a medium bowl, until smooth. Stir in powdered sugar and mix to form a dough. Chill for 30 minutes. Wrap each cherry in 1 teaspoon of dough and chill.

CANDY COATING. While cherries are chilling, melt candy coating according to package directions. Dip each cherry in the chocolate and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

Tips, Variations + SToring Info

Fresh Cherries: When working with fresh cherries skip the dough step. Instead, pit the cherries and dip them in plain chocolate, either milk or dark chocolate according to your preference.

Cherry Sweat: These cherries only last for a day or two before they may begin to “sweat” (condensation build up) so keep that in mind when you are making them or when you want to package them for gifts. The cherry “sweat” can be prevented by fully drying the cherries before assembling the treat, because if there is any leftover liquid on the fruit it will make the chocolate seize and not sit well on the filling. Another trick is to keep the cherries out of the fridge except to help the chocolate set. If they are in a more dry place they are less likely to sweat.

Variations:

  • Drizzle melted candy coating or chocolate on top of each cherry.
  • Use white chocolate flavored with maraschino cherry juice if you want more flavor!
  • Use melting chocolate or melt some chocolate chips with some coconut oil or butter. Whichever method you choose, make sure to get a thin even coating on your cherries.

STORE in an airtight container in a cool place for 1-2 weeks for optimal taste. They, unlike most homemade goods, are best after 1-2 weeks instead of only good for 1-2 weeks. Keep them in a cool place for 1-2 weeks for optimal taste.

When you FREEZE this treat the cherries are eligible to expand and break the chocolate layer. This makes a huge mess, which is why we don’t recommend freezing this candy.

Homemade Chocolate Covered Cherries on a white plate

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Chocolate Covered Cherries Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Sweet Homemade Chocolate Covered Cherries are just like you buy them in the box! Enjoy these sweet treats all year long. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 426 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 30 maraschino cherries with stems
  • 3 tbsp butter softened
  • 3 tbsp corn syrup
  • 2 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 1 lb chocolate candy coating

Instructions
 

  • Drain cherries and set on paper towels to dry.
  • Combine butter and corn syrup, in a medium bowl, until smooth. Stir in powdered sugar and mix to form a dough. Chill for 30 minutes.
  • Wrap each cherry in 1 teaspoon of dough and chill. 
  • While cherries are chilling, melt candy coating according to package directions. Dip each cherry in the chocolate and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  • Chill cherries until set and ENJOY!

Recipe from AllRecipes.com.

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  1. 5 stars
    Simple recipe, thank you! I wouldn’t have ever predicted this easy. Now I’m contemplating blueberries, maybe 2-3 per piece…