Chocolate Covered Cherries

Candy · Desserts · March 28, 2018

Homemade Chocolate Covered Cherries – just like you buy them in the box! Now you can make these yummy holiday treats at home and can enjoy these sweet treats all year long.

Chocolate Covered Cherries

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 found a recipe from AllRecipes.com and decided to 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.

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Chocolate Covered Cherries recipe

How to Make Chocolate Covered Cherries

Making these cherries is easier than you think. Here are the steps to make them…

  1. Drain cherries and set on paper towels to dry.
  2. 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.
  3. Wrap each cherry in 1 teaspoon of dough and chill.
  4. 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.

These cherries only last for a day or two before they may begin to “sweat” so keep that in mind when you are making them or when you want to package them for gifts. 😉

Homemade Chocolate Covered Cherries

These treats were a little nostalgic for me, but I’m glad I know how to make them at home now. It’s always fun to buy treats, but homemade are always better! Right?!

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Chocolate Covered Cherries recipe

Homemade Chocolate Covered Cherries - just like you buy them in the box! Now you can make these yummy holiday treats at home.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 426 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley

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

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

  2. 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.

  3. Wrap each cherry in 1 teaspoon of dough and chill. 

  4. 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.

  5. Chill cherries until set and ENJOY!

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Covered Cherries recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 426 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 48mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 67g 22%
Sugars 66g
Vitamin A 2.3%
Calcium 0.9%
Iron 0.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe from AllRecipes.com.

Homemade Chocolate Covered Cherries - just like you buy them in the box! Now you can make these yummy holiday treats at home.

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    RWTreasure

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

    Shirley Schneider

    Ccan the chocolate covered cherries be made with fresh cherries?

    run 3

    So cute! I want to try it now

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