Chocolate Covered Cherries
Quick and easy gourmet style chocolate covered cherries, homemade with simple ingredients. Cover in coconut, nuts, sprinkles. Great as snack or gift!
These are not the cordial cherries but the real, delicious kind with a crunch. I love, love, love this tasty treat! Fruit covered in chocolate is the best of both worlds. I feel like I am still being healthy, despite having some sugar, because I am eating fruit with it. Of course, Chocolate Covered Blueberries and Chocolate Covered Strawberries are also a definite win in my book as well. You should try them!
How to make easy homemade chocolate covered cherries recipe from scratch?
- Wash cherries– Then pat dry with a paper towel.
- Melt– White chocolate in the microwave.
- Dip cherries- In melted chocolate.
- Roll cherries– In a bowl of coconut or sprinkles until fully coated.
- Place– Them on wax paper and let the chocolate harden. Enjoy!
What is the difference between cherry cordials and chocolate covered cherries?
Cherry cordials are cherries that have a softer texture with a more red outer color similar to maraschino cherries. They are enrobed in chocolate with a sweet, red syrup inside. This recipe differs, because we are using fresh cherries with a darker complexion and more of a crisp texture. They also don’t have the syrup surrounding them-just yummy chocolate.
Variations for white chocolate cherries
Use semi sweet or milk chocolate– Instead of the white chocolate, if you prefer.
Top them off- Just about anything you like, such as nuts, sesame seeds, toasted coconut, and various sprinkles.
Use double broiler- To melt the chips. This takes a bit longer, but can lead to a smooth chocolate that’s not overcooked.
Can use maraschino cherries– If you prefer or if that’s what you happen to have around the house.
Pit cherries– To this treat easier to eat and more child friendly. No one wants to bite a pit!
Tips and techniques
Package them in a nice box– So they look just like those fancy boxes of gourmet cherries that you order online and gift them as gifts. Or send them off for school or work lunches.
Pat cherries dry after washing- If you miss this step the chocolate won’t stick as well and it won’t look as professional and pretty. You must have a dry surface for the chocolate to stick efficiently.
Don’t overcook chocolate– It is easy to leave the chocolate in the microwave for too long. This leads to chunky chocolate that is unusable for dipping.
Use ripe and firm cherries- Because you want them to be sweet as well as from enough to hold their shape.
Must use fresh cherries– Cannot use frozen cherries, because they will become soft, wet, and mushy.
Fridge- Cover and store for up to 2 days.
Freezer- These can be frozen, but they have to be eaten frozen as well. If you let them thaw out they will turn into a sweaty, mushy mess.
More “chocolate covered” desserts
- Chocolate Covered Graham Crackers
- Chocolate Covered Oreos (Dipped Oreos)
- Frozen Chocolate Covered Bananas
- Chocolate Covered Raspberries
- Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Chocolate Covered Cherries
- 2 cups Cherries, Washed and patted dry
- 1 cup White chocolate, Melted
- 2 cups Coconut
- 2 cups Rainbow sprinkles
- Wash the cherries and pat them dry with a paper towel.
- Melt white chocolate in the microwave.
- Dip each cherry in melted chocolate.
- Then, roll the cherry in a bowl of coconut or sprinkles until it’s fully coated.
- Place the cherries on wax paper and let the chocolate harden. Enjoy!
- Read all my tips above.
- Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days.