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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


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


  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*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 48mg2%
Carbohydrates 67g22%
Sugar 66g73%
Vitamin A 115IU2%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.