I just love these Chocolate Covered Cherries! I remember as a little girl, I would sit on my great-grandfathers lap and we would enjoy a whole box of these bad boys. For the longest time I wondered how they were made, and if it was even possible to make them myself. I finally cracked the code! The secret is patience and time… which are two things that I do not have very much of these days. However, if you make these yourself you not only save money, but these are SO much better than store bought cherries.
If you try this recipe, please let me know below how they turned out for you!
Enough jib-jab, lets get started!
Like I mentioned earlier, Chocolate Covered Cherries require some time and patience. After you make these, you need to let them sit for 2 weeks or MORE! I know, I know, it was so hard for me not to eat every single one the same day. I promise, you will not regret it!
These Chocolate Covered Cherries are a classic candy that’s best made ahead of time. The longer they sit, the more liquid the center becomes.
- 36 Maraschino cherries (with or without stems)
- 3 tablespoons butter softened
- 3 tablespoons corn syrup
- 2 cups powdered sugar sifted
- 18 ounces (1 1/2 bags) of milk chocolate chips
- 1 tsp coconut oil
1. Place the butter and corn syrup in a bowl of a stand mixer (you can also use a hand mixer). Slowly add in the powdered sugar one cup at a time and mix until a dough forms.
2. Refrigerate dough for a few hours until it stiffens and is easy to work with.
3. Prepare your cherries by removing them from their juice and drying them on a paper towel.
4. Take a piece of wax paper and place it on a baking sheet. This is where you will place your cherries and allow them to harden.
5. Take about 1 tsp of dough and roll it out thin. Wrap the dough around each individual cherry.
6. Place back into the fridge for about 1 hour. This will make it easier to dip them in your chocolate.
7. Place your chocolate and coconut oil into a microwave safe bowl and melt for 30 second increments until completely melted.
8. Take each cherry and drop into your chocolate. This part is easier if you choose cherries with stems. If you do not want the stems, place your cherry in the chocolate and remove with a fork.
9. Allow the chocolate to harden. You can place them back in the refrigerator to speed up this process.
10. After your cherries are set, place them in a air tight container and store in a dry place. This is where the waiting begins. Let your cherries sit for 2-4 weeks. The longer they set, the more the inside will liquefy giving you that perfect chocolate covered cherry!
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