Chocolate Covered Cherries

Barbara Scott


This is another of my Christmas Specials that everyone requests. A bit labor intensive but fun to make. Get the whole family involved and it goes quicker. I give Christmas goodies out to friends and everyone who has given us good service during the year. Sure, anyone can buy someone a box of candy but the personal touch means so much more. :)

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approx. 24 balls
55 Min
No-Cook or Other


2 c
powdered sugar (or more to get thicker consistency)
1/4 c
butter, melted
1/4 c
sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp
pinch of salt
1 jar(s)
small maraschino cherries
12 oz. package of chocolate chips
to 1/4 block of paraffin

How to Make Chocolate Covered Cherries


  • 1Mix first 5 ingredients until smooth and creamy. Make sure it is thick enough to wrap around a cherry.) Refrigerate until firm.
  • 2Spread out the drained cherries on a cookie sheet and freeze for at least 1 hour.
  • 3Scoop out about 1-2 teaspoon of filling; flatten slightly in palm of your hand and form into a ball around a cherry. Put back in fridge or freezer for a few minutes.

    Place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and freeze for 1 hr after you have formed them all.
  • 4Dip frozen cherry/fondant ball into melted chocolate/paraffin mixture until covered. Let the chocolate set and then store in an airtight container.
  • 5NOTE: The center of the bon bon will become more liquid after a few days of being made.

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About Chocolate Covered Cherries

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom