Vegan and Gluten Free Chocolate Covered Cherries

READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 8-12




  • In a medium saucepan heat cherries, agave, vanilla and almond extract to a simmer.
  • Combine arrowroot and 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl to form a paste.
  • Raise heat a bit and stir the arrowroot paste into the cherry mixture with a wooden spoon (or any large spoon).
  • Stir for about 1 minute until mixture thickens, scraping bottom of the pan with spoon, to evenly distribute the arrowroot, which can tend to settle on the bottom of the pan.
  • Remove cherry mixture from heat and set aside.
  • Melt chocolate in a small saucepan over very low heat.
  • Spoon scant 1 teaspoon of the melted chocolate into each of the candy molds.
  • Spoon one cherry (with some of the sauce) on top of the chocolate.
  • Cover with another scant teaspoon of chocolate.
  • Place in refrigerator to set, about 20-30 minutes.
  • Remove from refrigerator, pop candy out of molds.
  • Serve.