Chocolate Covered Cherries

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

I love chocolate covered cherries,and these are so easy to make.I make them every Christmas and Valentines Day

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain cherries,place on paper towels and pat well.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Place sifted powdered sugar in bowl.
  4. Combine melted butter,evaporated milk vanilla,and salt.
  5. Pour over powdered sugar and mix well.
  6. May need to use hands to form a stiff,not sticky dough.
  7. Add more powdered sugar slowly,if need to form dough.
  8. Now pinch of a small amount,flatten into a disc and form around each cherry.
  9. Pinch off any excess dough.
  10. Place cherry on wax paper lined cookie sheets and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  11. Melt chocolate chips and shortening over boiling water in double boiler.
  12. Dip cherries in chocolate,scraping off excess.
  13. Refrigerate until chocolate is hard.
  14. (I cheat sometimes and just use the chocolate flavored Almond Bark or candy coating).
Most Helpful

5 5

I was really happy with this recipe. I put my kids in an assembly line to roll the cherries. It was a lot of fun! We did a large jar of about 96 cherries and had plenty of dough for all of them in a single batch. I also doubled the shortening in the chocolate coating. Excellent!

4 5

These were pretty good, but I guess I was expecting a liquid center like most chocolate covered cherries have. I read reviews that say they will liquify if left sitting, but it has been about a week. I keep tasting one a day and they still do not have a liquid center, but they do taste good.

5 5

Great! Super yummy and really really easy to make as well. Thankyou for sharing!!