Patriotic Cherries Recipe: Turn Cherries Into a Fun Red, White & Blue Snack for Memorial Day by Donna John

Patriotic Cherries Recipe: Turn Cherries Into a Fun Red, White & Blue Snack for Memorial Day

Looking for a quick snack or dessert to whip up for your Memorial Day or July 4th gathering? Make festive patriotic cherries! These red, white and blue cherries are super simple to make. They’re not only a refreshing treat but also help dress up your holiday table.

All you need to make these candied patriotic cherries is fresh cherries, white chocolate chips, almond bark or candy coating, and blue sprinkles. Start by melting the chocolate until smooth. Dip the clean cherries three-fourths into the melted chocolate, then dip into the blue sprinkles. Instant red, white and blue! Place them on wax paper and let them dry. Done!

Not a fan of cherries? Make patriotic strawberries instead! Get the kids in making this patriotic recipe.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings: varies


  • fresh cherries
  • white chocolate chips, white almond bark or white candy coating
  • blue sprinkles

Here's how to make it:

  1. Melt the white chocolate according to package directions. 
  2. Take washed and dried cherries and dip them about 3/4 of the way to the stem in melted white chocolate. 
  3. Then dip the bottom third into blue sprinkles. 
  4. Lay them on waxed paper to dry. 

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Elisa Schmitz
Donna John strikes again with an amazing (and healthy-ish) holiday treat! I want to make these, stat!
Donna John
They are so cute, @elisa. Last year I used strawberries. This year it's back to cherries.
Meredith Schneider
Yes please! Cherries & Strawberries! ;) YUM!
Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP
So pretty and yummy all in one bite!
Simon Tian
I love cherries. Amazing/Yummy Recipe
Ahmed Bakran
wow, cherries..... Let these comes here, looks like so yummy

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