Chocolate Rum-Soaked Cherries Recipe
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Chocolate Rum-Soaked Cherries Recipe

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I adore chocolate-covered cherries. Who doesn’t? But there’s something extra special about making them in my own kitchen for my very favorite people! —Catherine M. Schultz, Racine, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + soaking Cook: 5 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + soaking Cook: 5 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries (with stems), drained
  • 1/2 cup rum or brandy
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon shortening


  1. Place cherries in a bowl; cover with rum. Refrigerate, covered, overnight. Drain and pat dry.
  2. In a microwave, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Holding stems, dip cherries in chocolate mixture; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Rum-Soaked Cherries in Taste of Home December/January 2013, p38

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phyllie2 User ID: 482876 125388
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2013

"These are so good! I drained the jar of maraschino cherries and filled it with good rum to sit overnite. The chocolate covers more than one jar of cherries, so I added more rum to the second jar of drained cherries and used up the chocolate on that batch. YUM!!"

shortbreadlover User ID: 960739 186745
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2013

"i made this recipe to use for a gift and ended up keeping them for m self. i think they are so yummy and i plan to make them at chrristams to add to a box of homemade candy."

Rentaboat User ID: 6991031 182316
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

"quick & easy - took to a holiday party and they were a big hit!"

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