My hubby loves Chocolate Covered Cherries. I bought a box yesterday and when I got up this morning there was a single one left in the box. I just know that in his self sacrificing way he was just protecting me from the evil sugar (Yeah, right! lol). Anyway, I had coffee making and when it was done I just popped that morsel into my coffee cup without really thinking about it. Well, YUM!
- Brew your favorite coffee and pour yourself a cup.
- Put a chocolate covered cherry candy into the cup.
- stir gently and add the Splenda or sugar.
- Stir to dissolve.
I have made this coffee numerous times, but I prefer making it with an instant coffee, such as Maxwell House. In a coffee cup, I'll heat 2/3's cup of water along with 1 teaspoon of instant coffee in the microwave until it becomes hot. (Or I'll heat the water on the stove in a small saucepan.) Then I'll stir in a 1/4 teaspoon of sugar, followed by the chocolate covered cherry. After the chocolate dissolves, I'll remove the cherry from the cup, top the coffee with a large dollop of either Reddi Wip or Cool Whip, then place the cherry ontop, and serve. When making this coffee (using ground coffee instead of instant) I'll use 2 teaspoons each, of the ground coffee per each 2/3's cup of water, to my coffee maker. One thing I did notice when making this coffee, I found that not all of the chocolate from the chocolate covered cherry, dissolves completely in the hot coffee. You may still see bits of chocolate floating in your cup. I did not rate this recipe with stars, as I did not make as written, so I am just posting my review as to how I made the coffee. Also, here's a good tip about purchasing the chocolate cherries... Buy them after Christmas, a week or two later. Two weeks after Christmas last year, Walgreens had them on sale for 34 cents each. That's a good deal; especially since the box only contained 5 cherries. And that's better than paying $1.25 per each box. The brand of chocolate covered cherries I purchased were... Queen Anne. Annacia, this was a fun way to use up those chocolate covered cherries. Thanx much for posting this recipe!
YUM! I got a box of chocolate covered cherries for Christmas, and as I have them with coffee anyway, I decided to give this a try. Well, I'll have the rest of the box this way, too! Thanks for sharing this splendid idea!
This has a good taste but then I couldn't notice the covered cherry chocolate flavor. Maybe with 2 chocolates, it would be better for me. I didn't add splenda or sugar because of the sweetness of the chocolate. Made for Photo tag