Chocolate Covered Cherries II

Chocolate Covered Cherries II


"Maraschino cherries with stems are rolled in a sweet coating, then dipped in chocolate. These candies are best left 1-2 weeks before eating."


4 h 45 m servings 249 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 249 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 10.8 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.1g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 36 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium bowl, mix together confectioner's sugar, margarine, milk and almond extract.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, knead the mixture into a large ball. Roll into 1 inch balls. Flatten the balls into 2 inch circles. Leaving the stems sticking out, wrap the cherries in the circles by lightly rolling in hands. Place the wrapped cherries on wax paper and chill in the refrigerator at least 4 hours.
  3. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt chocolate chips and shortening. Holding by the stem, dip the chilled cherries into the chocolate chip mixture. Chill until serving.
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  1. 54 Ratings


I have made these for Christmas gifts two years in a row, and they turn out very well! It's worth the effort if you are a chocolate cherry lover, and it can be a fun assembly line candy to make ...

These are better than store bought. My grocery store only had 10oz jars of cherries, so I bought two. The cherries were pretty small, so I was able to yield about 35 to 40 cherries out of the ...

I had a lot of trouble working with these. STICKY! Everyone loved them...but I found them to be way too sweet!! A different recipe for the chocolate coating would help also, because the chocol...

I taught a class for children's cooking and we did this recipe with 15 children. It was quick and so easy, all the kids loved it. Lots of smiles and sticky fingers... Thank you so much.

I have made these covered cherries for years now. If they are "gooey" drop some powdered sugar on them, or coat your fingers. Flower turns to a paste, so the cherries center won't melt down as...

These are great, though I spiced mine up with ginger, cinnamon, and chili powder (I know that last ingredient sounds bizarre, but it adds a nice punch) and they were phenomenal! Thanks Arlene!

This recipe will do 2 (10 oz.) jars of cherries and it isn't necessary to knead it on the countertop, just knead it in the bowl. Lastly, it needs one more tablespoon of margerine. Remember to pl...

These were a sticky mess to make but sooooo good. Made them for Valentine's day, but no one could wait the two week period and they were gone well before that.

These are great! I have made them for Christmas gifts this year, and have sampled some myself!