These chocolate covered cherries are a decadent, easy to make snack that’s perfect for any occasion from romantic to run of the mill. Just a handful of simple ingredients and a few minutes are all it takes to make these delicious treats that everyone will love.
Chocolate covered cherries are a simple, classic dessert or snack that is always welcome. From a classic holiday gift idea on Valentine’s Day to serving them up at a holiday get-together, these cherries coated in milk chocolate and drizzled in white chocolate are always the star of any show. That’s why I love making them!
I don’t know about you, but cherries are one of my favorite fruits. Chocolate is also one of my favorite sweets, so any time I can combine those two, I’m happy to do so. These cherries drenched in two kinds of chocolate are the perfect way to serve up two classic flavors in one classic dish.
I make these quite often for family and friends. I love to make batches as gifts for Valentine’s Day, Easter, and Christmas. I’ve also been known to whip up a batch when cherries first come into season just because I love the flavor so much! I just can’t get enough of these little chocolate covered bites, and neither can anyone else who’s around when I make them.
Chocolate Covered Cherries
Fresh, fruity, juicy, chocolatey. These are all words I’d use to describe these delicious chocolate covered cherries. When you get a nice bag of really fresh and juicy cherries, it’s just magical. Of course, they’re delicious on their own – I’ve been known to eat entire bags if I’m not careful – but when you cover them in chocolate? Well, you’re looking at a sweet treat that you just can’t say no to.
They’re also incredibly easy to make, which is an absolute huge bonus. There are a lot of chocolate covered recipes out there, from strawberries to nuts, and I’ve tried them all. This recipe for chocolate covered cherries is by far the easiest I’ve ever made.
This is just about the easiest recipe you’ll ever make, but there are a couple of tips that will make it even easier. Using these tips, you’ll get perfect chocolate covered cherries every time. They’ll be as delicious as they are beautiful.
Add Coconut Oil
You might be wondering why coconut oil is added to the chocolate. Well, it makes the chocolate the perfect dipping consistency. Without the coconut oil, the chocolate can get thick pretty quickly, making it more difficult to work with and making the chocolate harder to coat the cherries once it starts to cool. Adding the coconut oil thins out the chocolate a bit, allowing it to coat the cherries while not being so heavy that it overpowers the cherry flavor or makes an odd shape around the cherries.
A Piping Bag Makes Things Easier
After applying the initial chocolate coating to the cherries, you’ll be drizzling white chocolate over them to make them even prettier. Using a piping bag with a fine tip for this part makes things exponentially easier. I’ve been making these chocolate covered cherries for so long now, that I simply scoop out the white chocolate with a spoon and drizzle it right from the spoon, but when I started, I needed a piping bag to help me better control the flow of the chocolate, allowing me to get nice, even ribbons rather than globs. Either way works perfectly.
There isn’t much that I’d change about this recipe. These cherries are perfect exactly how they are. There is one way, however, that you can change them up and keep all the great flavors here. Reverse the chocolate. These cherries are just as delicious when coated in white chocolate and drizzled with milk chocolate.
Serving Chocolate Covered Cherries
Although I’ve been known to make chocolate covered cherries whenever the mood strikes, I typically like to save them for special occasions. These cherries make great Valentine’s Day gifts. They’re also a wonderful addition to fancier potlucks and other holiday get-togethers. To serve them, I like to simply place them in a nice tray and let everyone grab as many as they like as they walk by.
Storing Chocolate Covered Cherries
It’s best to make these cherries as close to serving time as possible and only make as many as you think will be eaten on that day. If you do have any leftovers, you can store them in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to two days.
I don’t recommend freezing them. They won’t go bad, but the cherries will expand as they freeze, most likely breaking the chocolate coating. When you defrost them, you’ll end up with quite a mess.
Try These Chocolate Covered Cherries for Yourself
These chocolate covered cherries are so delicious and so easy to make. They’re the perfect recipe for when you want to look fancy but cook simply. These cherries are as pretty as they are delicious, and with just four ingredients, they’re ready in a snap. The flavors and the look of the chocolate coating and ribbing do all of the work in this recipe – not you! Give them a try, and I’m sure you and your family will love them.
Ingredients for Chocolate Covered Cherries
- Cherries, with the stems
- Milk chocolate melting wafers
- White chocolate melting wafers
- Coconut oil
How To Make Chocolate Covered Cherries
- Rinse and dry cherries.
- In a small saucepan, add chocolate melting wafers and coconut oil.
- Heat over low heat, stirring constantly until melted.
- Dip cherries into melted chocolate and place each dipped cherry on a waxed paper lined baking sheet or baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Let chocolate set up then melt white chocolate wafers, if desired.
- Once melted, using a spoon, lightly drizzle white chocolate over each chocolate covered cherry and let set.
- Once chocolate has hardened, enjoy.
Try These Chocolate Covered Cherries Today
Here are a few more delicious cherry recipes that can be found on the blog:
And here is another delicious dessert recipe from Deliciously Seasoned that you might enjoy.
- 2 lbs cherries
- 10 oz melting chocolate wafers
- ½ cup melting white chocolate wafers, as needed
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
Rinse and dry cherries.
In a small saucepan, add chocolate melting wafers and coconut oil.
Heat over low heat, stirring constantly until chocolate has melted.
Dip cherries into melted chocolate and place each dipped cherry on a parchment or waxed paper lined baking sheet.
Let chocolate set up then melt white chocolate wafers, if desired.
Once white chocolate is melted, using a spoon, lightly drizzle white chocolate over each chocolate cherry and let set.
Once chocolate has hardened, enjoy.
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