Marshmallow Chocolate-Covered Cherries Recipe
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Marshmallow Chocolate-Covered Cherries Recipe

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Each year, I have to plan on producing even more of these simple-to-make candies— they're the ones my husband likes best, and they're the first to disappear.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:54 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 54 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups marshmallow creme
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) maraschino cherries, well drained
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 106 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 24mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a bowl, cream butter. Add marshmallow creme, salt, extract and sugar; mix well. Knead into a large ball; chill for 1 hour. Roll into 1-in. balls and flatten into 2-in. circles. Wrap circles around cherries and carefully shape into balls. Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Cover loosely; refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Melt chocolate chips and shortening in a double boiler or microwave-safe bowl. Dip cherries in chocolate; place on waxed paper to harden. Refrigerate in a covered container 1-2 weeks before serving. Yield: about 4-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate-Covered Cherries in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1997, p37

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Cristl1212 User ID: 7121851 49768
Reviewed May. 6, 2013

"This was one of my families favorite. I found it easier to put the marshmallow balls in freezer for a little while it made them easier to handle. Plus with the marshmallow cool it didn't sick to your hands as much. If it helps wear rubber glove sprayed with cooking spray."

jgfan User ID: 48477 15934
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2009

"If you type chocolate covered cherrie cookies into the search box you will find the recipe for the cookies pictured."

jennie taylor User ID: 3502174 202427
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2009

"Its messy and alot of trouble . I enjoy cooking but this receipe is just crazy.There nothing easy bout it.I should have figure that much MARSHMALLOW = MESSY"

nandeb User ID: 1110090 48386
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2009

"Is there another picture for the chocolate Covered Cherries? Are they supposed to look like cookies? Thank You.

Nancy Y"

mslouise User ID: 1384945 44542
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2009

"I agree could we please see the correct photo, also maybe the one for the cookies, they look yummy too : ) Thanks"

lazy me User ID: 1387134 22768
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2008

"Seems to be the wrong photo....those pictured look like cookies."

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