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dark chocolate covered cherry recipe for homemade cordial cherries

Dark Chocolate Covered Cherries

Make the best homemade cordial cherries this year for gifts or for your own table. This chocolate covered cherry recipe makes dark chocolate covered cherries that are rich and delicious.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate covered cherry recipe, dark chocolate covered cherries, homemade cordial cherries
Prep Time 35 minutes
chilling time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 35 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 303kcal



  • Drain Cherries and retain juice
  • Spread cherries on a cookie sheet, lined with a silicone baking mat. Place in freezer for at least 2 hours
  • Mix butter, sweetened condense milk, cherry juice, salt and powdered sugar until well blended and smooth. Place in refrigerator for a least an hour to chill.
  • Remove filling from fridge and roll two teaspoons of the filling into a ball. Flatten it out and place a frozen cherry in the center, roll into a ball making sure the cherry is completely coated.
  • Place coated cherries on a baking sheet lined with silicone mats or parchment paper. Make sure the cherries don’t touch each other and place the baking sheet in the freezer for 2 hours.
  • Heat the dark chocolate in a melting pot or a double boiler. Remove a few coated cherries at a time and dip them into the melted chocolate removing them with a slotted spoon. Place each on the silicone mat. Refrigerate until firm.


Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 4mg