Easy Homemade Chocolate-Covered Cherries Recipe for Valentine's Day by 30Seconds Food

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7 months ago

Easy Homemade Chocolate-Covered Cherries Recipe for Valentine's Day

We think that special someone needs some homemade chocolate-covered cherries for Valentine's Day. This easy chocolate-covered cherries recipe has a sweet, solid filling, not a liquid center like some have. They are delicious!

To make these DIY chocolate-covered cherries, knead powdered sugar, butter, milk and vanilla together until it's smooth, then shape into 1-inch balls. The balls are then flattened into 2-inch circles. Pretty easy so far. The dough is wrapped around the cherry, leaving the stem exposed. Refrigerate the cherries for at least three hours before melting the chocolate until smooth. Hold the cherries by the stems and dip them into the hot, melted chocolate. Put the finished cherries on parchment paper to harden. Done! 

To make them even more festive, you could sprinkle them with red, white and pink sprinkles. Put them into a pretty tin and go surprise your friends and family! 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 3 hours
Cook Time: 2 to 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours
Servings: Makes approximately 60


  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 jars (8 ounces each) maraschino cherries with stems, drained and patted dry with paper towels
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Stir together the powdered sugar, butter, milk and vanilla. Knead the mixture until smooth. Shape into 1-inch balls, then flatten into 2-inch circles.
  2. Wrap the dough circle around a cherry, leaving the stem exposed. Place on a baking sheet that's covered with parchment paper. Repeat with remaining dough and cherries. Refrigerate until chilled, at least 3 hours.
  3. Combine the chocolate and shortening in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave until melted and smooth, stirring every 30 seconds. 
  4. Hold the stem of the cherries and dip into the chocolate, letting the excess drip back into the bowl. Put back on the parchment paper and let sit until set. 

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Sean Robbins Portland
Easy and very relevant for this time of year!
So easy to make something very special 🍒
Elisa Schmitz
Such a brilliant idea. Simple deliciousness at its finest. For Valentine's Day or anytime you want to make someone feel the love!

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