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Chocolate Covered Cherries II Recipe
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Chocolate Covered Cherries II

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

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Original recipe makes 2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    45 mins

    4 hrs 45 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 27, 2004

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 with a friend. They really do need to sit for a couple weeks, though, to get that nice liquidy inside-- otherwise it's just a cherry wrapped in sugar paste.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

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 chocolate on it melted when left out for more than 5 minutes. Not pretty:(


55 Ratings

Dec 17, 2004

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 recipe. Also, I didn't have any almond extract, so I used vanilla. I made these on a Wednesday for Mother's Day that Sunday so they could sit for a few days and almost ate all of them. I will definately pass on this recipe. ***Warning*** I can't remember which brand of margarine I used the first time I made these, but the dough comes out different depending on the brand of margarine. Land of Lakes comes out pretty sticky.

Jan 25, 2004

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.

Dec 12, 2007

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 they should. As for the coating, regular candy melts are the most sturdy. Tips on chocolate, 1. rapidly chill it, it stays shiny. It will look dull if hardened at room temerature (but DON'T over chill it, it will crack!). 2. NEVER melt directly on the stove! use a double broiler or in 30 second increments in a microwave, stirring in between segments (don't use glass bowls, plastic only) 3. Avoid moisture, water or condensation at all costs! It will make your chocolate thick and clumpy, not good to use or look at! 4. Whitish or "dusty" looking chocolate is not spoiled! It simply melted and reset too slowly. Thanks for sharing a splendid recipe!

Dec 07, 2003

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!

Jan 25, 2004

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 place them on waxed paper to cool once their dipped in chocolate.

Jan 25, 2004

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.


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  • Calories
  • 249 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 41.1 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 10.8 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 36 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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