If you have a sweet tooth, and want a quick and so gourmet treat this Valentines Day, this is the treat for you! Here’s the how to:

You’ll Need:

  • 2 & 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup softened
  • 1 T milk
  • 1/2 t almond extract
  • 2 jars of maraschino cherries with the stems
  • 1 (10-12 oz.) bag of Wilton chocolate melts (my favorite) or almond bark – chocolate flavored


  • Drain all of the cherry juice, and place the cherries between paper towel
  • Completely dry the cherries – you may have to replace the paper towel, and flip the cherries over a couple times – Really dry these guys
  • Combine the sugar, butter, milk, and extract. The mixture will make a play-dough like fondant
  • Grab a pinch of the fondant, and flatten it into a circle about 2 inches in diameter
  • Chocolate Covered Cherries
  • Place the cherry into the center of the circle, and wrap the fondant around the cherry
  • Place down on a  wax paper lined baking sheet
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours
  • Chocolate Covered Cherries
  • Melt the chocolate by either heating it on the stove top while constantly stirring, or popping a glass bowl of chocolate into the microwave for about 1 minute, pulling it out to stir half-way through
  • Dip the sugar coated cherries into the chocolate by holding the stem, and submerging the cherry all the way to the stem, making sure the chocolate is sealed completely over the cherry
  • Place on a wax paper lined baking sheet – an allow to cool until chocolate is set
  • Store these in a covered container in the refrigerator, and Refrigerate 1-2 weeks before serving! This allows the sugar to interact with the cherry juice, and break down into the sugar juice that you are used to when biting into chocolate covered cherries! 🙂
  • This recipe is from Taste of Home. Find trecipe, and more like it can be found at TasteofHome.com

~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com


1 Comment

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