Chocolate Rum-Soaked Cherries

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + soaking Cook: 5 min.


2-1/2 dozen

Updated: Oct. 23, 2022
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
Chocolate Rum-Soaked Cherries Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 cherry: 130 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 12g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.