{Easy and Delicious} Chocolate Covered Cherries Recipe

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Make an extra special treat for your loves this Valentine’s Day. These Easy and Delicious Chocolate Covered Cherries will be a big hit with whoever you gift them to. Come on in and I’ll share my Chocolate Covered Cherries Recipe with you…

chocolate covered cherries

Chocolate Covered Cherries

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Easy chocolate covered cherries

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Here’s the recipe and instructions for these Easy Chocolate Covered Cherries…


{Easy and Delicious} Chocolate Covered Cherries Recipe – Kid Friendly Things To Do

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 5 min.
  • Cook Time: 5 min.
  • Total Time: 1-2 weeks until ready
  • Yield: 2 dozen 1x



making chocolate covered cherries

1/2 cup of powdered sugar

1/4 cup of softened butter

1 tsp. of almond extract

2 jars of maraschino cherries

1 (10 oz.) bag of chocolate melts


  • Drain all of the cherry juice, and place the cherries between paper towel
  • Combine the sugar, butter, milk, and extract. The mixture will feel like play dough or fondant 

making chocolate covered cherries

  • Grab a pinch of the fondant, and flatten it into a circle about 2 inches in diameter

making chocolate covered cherries

  • Place the cherry into the center of the circle, and wrap the fondant around the cherry
  • Place down on the baking sheet that is lined with wax paper 
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours

making 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

making chocolate covered cherries

  • 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 pink sugar juice that you are used to when biting into chocolate covered cherries! 🙂

making chocolate covered cherries

       chocolate covered cherries

~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

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