Chocolate Covered Cherries

Marvin Croom


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maraschino cherries
3 Tbsp
3 Tbsp
light corn syrup
2 c
powdered sugar
24 oz
semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp
vegetable shortening


1Drain cherries on paper towel for several hours or overnight.

2In a small mixing bowl combine the softened butter and light corn syrup.

3Stir in powdered sugar; knead until mixture is smooth.

4Shape about 1/2 teaspoon of sugar mixture around each cherry.

5Place the coated cherries on a parchment lined baking sheet: chill.

6Melt the dipping chocolate and add shortening.

7Holding the cherries by the stems, dip the cherries into the melted chocolate.

8Be sure to completely seal the cherries in chocolate; otherwise, cherry juice may leak out.

9Chill until chocolate is firm.

10Place cherries in an airtight container and let them ripen in the fridge for 1-2 weeks before serving.

11Ripening is necessary to allow powdered sugar mixture around the cherries to do soften and liquefy.

12Store in refrigerator.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy