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 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 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 182316
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

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

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