Chocolate Covered Cherries

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

Recipe from Taste of Home web site. They give Janice Pehrson, Omaha, Nebraska credit for these gems. Time doesn't include chilling

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pat cherries dry with paper towels; set aside. In a small mixing bowl, combine the sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt; mix well. Knead until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Roll into 1/2-in. balls; flatten each into a 2-in. circle. Wrap each circle around a cherry and lightly roll in hands. Place cherries with stems up on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Cover loosely and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. In a microwave or heavy saucepan, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Holding onto the stem, dip each cherry into chocolate; set on waxed paper. Refrigerate until hardened. Store in a covered container. Refrigerate for 1-2 weeks before serving.


Most Helpful

I made these about one week ago and they taste wonderful. My husband says they taste better than the store bought ones. I did add about a tablespoon of the maraschino juice and it made it a pretty pink color. Thanks for the recipe.

Nathan's Nana December 26, 2008

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