Chocolate Covered Cherries

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

Found this on a recipe board a couple of years ago

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain cherries well; let stand on paper toweling.
  2. Make fondant: Combine butter or margarine, corn syrup and salt; stir in powdered sugar.
  3. Knead until smooth.
  4. Chill if too soft.
  5. Shape a teaspoon of the fondant around each cherry.
  6. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheet; chill.
  7. In small heavy saucepan or deep bowl over pan of hot water, melt chocolate coating, stirring constantly.
  8. Holding onto stems, dip fondant-covered cherries, one at a time, into melted chocolate.
  9. Spoon mixture over cherries to coat.
  10. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheet.
  11. Place in refrigerator to harden.
  12. Store in covered container in cool place.
  13. Let ripen a week or two and fondant will begin to liquefy.
  14. Makes 60 chocolate-covered cherries.


Most Helpful

I found this same recipe in my Better Homes & Garden Cookbook last night. I tried one as soon as the chocolate was set enough to touch. They are wonderful. I don't know if I can wait the week for the center to become liquid. They will become a new holiday tradition.

truckerboo December 15, 2008

This is the same recipe I use. I found it in a Christmas cookbook a few years ago- posting our photo. We love these- very yummy !

staceyelee October 21, 2006

I tried this for a Thanksgiving party. When I found I had no corn syrup, I substutied 3T of eagle brand comdenced milk. Could not of come out any better. Wonderful treat.

Fran Myers December 01, 2003

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