Chocolate Covered Cherries

Total Time:
1 hr 5 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
40 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
40 cherries
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
Directions

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or waxed paper. Pat cherries dry with paper towels.

Melt chocolates separately in stainless steel bowl set over pan of simmering water, stirring until smooth.

Holding stem of cherry, dip cherry into melted chocolate to coat. You can coat half of cherry in white chocolate and half in semisweet chocolate, if desired. Transfer chocolate-dipped cherry to prepared cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining cherries and melted chocolate.

Refrigerate for about 40 minutes, or until set.


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    They are so good!! Perfect for parties.
    I needed an easy recipe for my clients gifts, and this is perfect! Thanx to Sandra...love all of the shows on Food Network...
    I buy chocolate covered cherries at Wal-Mart and take them out of the box and put them on a pretty tray. WALLAH!!! Semi-Homemade candy! All of my friends are always so impressed. I put the empty boxes in my neighbor's trash so no-one suspects that I don't slave in the kitchen for hours over these. Thx!
    What an amazing way to get fruit into your diet!
    I prefer store bought anyway because the taste is so much better.
    little bites of chocolate cherry goodness!
    People have been doing this for years. They are okay but don't rate all the raves people have been giving this recipe.
    Maraschino cherries are comprised of heavy sugar syrup, cherries, and red dye. They are nutritionally barren for the most part. Why not pit fresh cherries and coat them in chocolate? You can leave the stems on so they are easy to dip and to pick up and eat. You could even poach them lightly in red or white wine before dipping.
    VERY MESSY and really not worth the effort. They weren't terrible, just not very good.
    My family suffers from a chronic Red Dye #2 deficiency that sometimes is really debilitating. Marascino cherries are a potent source of Red Dye #2, as well as other chemicals integral to our wellbeing. It breaks my heart to have to force feed my little ones cherries from a jar just to keep up their health, so imagine how DELIGHTED I was to find this recipe for cherries covered in chocolate!! I make this recipe by the quadruple batch and the kids just cannot get enough of them! They look and feel great, thanks to you Sandra. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
    What I love about Sandra is that she offers so many clever ways to keep you healthy! I, for one, really appreciate neat recipes like this for making super easy versions of my favorite store-bought items. From super healthy ingredients, like chocolate chips and jarred cherries from my own pantry. You really have no idea what nasty stuff goes into factory-made candy. Plus my brother-in-law worked in one and had some head-spinning stories to tell. THANKS SANDRA! Also, I am so happy that so many other people liked this recipe so much!
    storbought has nothing on these. They can only taste better this way in my opinion. and you don't have to eat preservatives.
    these are very quick to make and everone loves them because they are bite size and not messy
    If you buy the good stuff. Probably better than drug store brand chocolates but I wouldn't know about that.
    but I had some left over, so I used it for chocolate sauce on Black Cherry Ice Cream. These cherries are delish! This gave me the idea to always serve maraschino cherries as dippers for chocolate fondue now!
    since when is a CUP of chocolate morsels 6 OUNCES? So the ones of you who have done this - how much chocolate did you use?
    I loved eating them!
    these taste so fresh and good!
    and everyone was saying MMMM!!!!
    so good!
    Too good, and fun to make too :)
    are just delish, and so fun to make. Perfect thing to offer guests half way into the evening.
    chocolate cherries that have been sitting in the box for who knows how long. These don't need preservatives, so you feel better about serving them, in my opinion. I watch this show for cool ideas too. I guess it's all a matter of opinion!!
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