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Chocolate Covered Cherries Recipe

Chocolate Covered Cherries Recipe

  • Author: Marie Lavigne
  • Total Time: 20 minutes (excluding optional soaking time)
  • Yield: Approx. 30 chocolate covered cherries


  • 1 jar (16 oz) maraschino cherries with stems, drained
  • 12 oz of your preferred chocolate (dark, milk, or white), chopped
  • Optional: Liquor for soaking cherries, crushed nuts, or sprinkles for decoration


    1. If using, soak cherries in liquor overnight, then drain and pat dry. Otherwise, begin with patting the drained cherries dry with paper towels.
    2. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    3. Using a double boiler, melt the chocolate over low heat, stirring frequently until smooth. Alternatively, melt chocolate in the microwave in 30-second bursts, stirring in between.
    4. Holding by the stem, dip each cherry into the melted chocolate, ensuring it’s fully coated.
    5. Gently shake off excess chocolate and place on the prepared baking sheet.
    6. If desired, sprinkle with crushed nuts or sprinkles before the chocolate sets.
    7. Refrigerate the cherries for at least 1 hour until the chocolate is firm.
    8. Serve chilled or at room temperature.



  • For a boozy twist, soak the cherries in brandy, rum, or your liquor of choice overnight before coating.
  • Customize your chocolate covered cherries by double dipping in different chocolates or adding various toppings like crushed nuts or coconut.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes + soaking time (if applicable)
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Method: Melting/Dipping
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 chocolate covered cherry
  • Calories: Varies depending on chocolate type and additional ingredients
  • Sugar: Varies
  • Fat: Varies
  • Carbohydrates: Varies
  • Protein: Minimal
  • Cholesterol: Minimal