Some of the best recipes are the easiest ones. You can make your own chocolate covered cherries at home and enjoy them whenever you want.
This recipe makes approximately 25 chocolate covered cherries (I made a double batch). It’s a super simple recipe with only 4 ingredients:
- Maraschino cherries
- Powdered sugar
First you’ll want to dry the cherries. Scoop them out of the jar and lay them out on a few layers of paper towel. Make sure to save the juice from the jar to use in the dough.
In a medium bowl, mix 3 cups of powdered sugar, 4 tablespoons of softened butter, and 1/4 cup of cherry juice. Mix in another cup of powdered sugar, little by little, until a soft dough forms.
Chill the dough in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.After the dough has chilled, roll the dough into balls about 1” in diameter. Keep some powdered sugar ready to roll the ball in if the dough is sticky.
Flatten each ball of dough between your palms and wrap it around a cherry.
When you have all of your cherries wrapped, place them in the fridge for another 20 minutes.
Have you decided what kind of chocolate you want? I couldn’t decide so I used 3 kinds – white chocolate, milk chocolate, and dark chocolate. Use whatever sounds good to you.
The white chocolate was a little more difficult to cover the cherries with, but it still worked. Melt your chocolate, take the cherries out of the fridge, and dip them one by one.
Have some wax paper ready to lay them on until the chocolate hardens. To quicken the process, you can stick them in the fridge again.
Store your chocolate covered cherries in an air tight container. The longer you store them, the more gooey the inside will get.
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 4 tablespoons softened butter
- 1 jar maraschino cherries
- 1/4 cup juice from maraschino cherries
- Chocolate for melting and dipping
Looking for another sweet and tasty recipe? Check out our next post, which shows you how to make a white chocolate strawberry cheesecake.
Sarah is the founder of Baking Kneads, LLC, a blog sharing guides, tips, and recipes for those learning how to bake. Growing up as the daughter of a baker, she spent much of her childhood learning the basics in a local bakery.