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Chocolate Covered Cherries


"Very good--better than store-bought! Make them a week or two before serving, so the candies will develop the juice around the cherries."
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servings 209 cals
Original recipe yields 50 servings


  • Calories:
  • 209 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 42.4g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 24 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, corn syrup, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, and sugar. Knead dough, and form it into balls with a cherry wrapped in the middle. The balls should be approximately the size of walnuts. Place balls in the freezer to chill.
  2. In a double boiler, melt chocolate chips and shortening together. Dip the cooled balls in the chocolate, let cool on parchment paper.


  • Tip
  • Parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

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  1. 105 Ratings

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This is a great recipe, but I combined it with another one that I found so I'll let you know my helpful tips. I used the maraschino cherries that have the stems still on them, it made it so eas...

Most helpful critical review

I couldn't get the dough to thicken so I was unable to "knead" it, no matter how much powdered sugar I added. What a waste of ingredients! I'll just buy chocolate covered cherries from now on!

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This is a great recipe, but I combined it with another one that I found so I'll let you know my helpful tips. I used the maraschino cherries that have the stems still on them, it made it so eas...

Living in Saudi Arabia you can’t find chocolate covered cherries so when my father was visiting – I tried making these. They are time consuming and you need to allow at least a week to allow t...

I read many different recipes before trying my hand at making chocolate covered cherries. They're my Dad's -FAVORITE- and I decided to make them from scratch this year instead of buying them (w...

Great recipe. Whoever had problems b/c she melted butter with the chocolate -- NEVER melt butter with chocolate. You MUST use shortening. The high water content (20%) makes the chocolate freeze ...

This recipe is AWSOME! I made it for valentines day and was greeted with rave reviews. After reading several other reviews I used the idea to soak some of the cherries for 24hrs in different k...

I have given my children a box of chocolate covered cherries for Christmas, almost every year of their lives. Thought it would be neat to make them homemade this year. These are definitely more ...

5-star taste, 4-star rating because of excess fondant quantity. Scaled to 16 servings to = one 10 ounce bottle of stemmed cherries. 4 ounces of confectioners sugar = 1 cup. Also, easy to do choc...

I have made a recipe similar to this for some years but tried this and it worked great. It is not a difficult recipe, but you should plan on taking some time out to make them, or do as I did an...

This recipe..yes, is time consuming..So, if you want something quick..just buy them. But, they are worth the time. They taste awesome. The only thing I will do differently next time is to wrap t...