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Elegant Dipped Cherries Recipe

Elegant Dipped Cherries Recipe

Here's a sure way to impress holiday guests. These sweet maraschino cherries are wrapped in unsweetened chocolate, then dipped in melted vanilla chips. A chocolate drizzle dresses them up for serving on a festive plate of sweets. -Sedora Brown Waynesboro, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/4 hours + freezing YIELD:18 servings


  • 1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries with stems, well drained
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 2 teaspoons half-and-half cream
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup white baking chips
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons shortening, divided
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  • 1. Pat cherries dry with paper towels and set aside. In a large bowl, combine butter, corn syrup, unsweetened chocolate and cream. Stir in confectioners' sugar.
  • 2. Knead until smooth. Roll into 18 balls; flatten each into a 2-in. circle. Wrap each circle around a cherry and lightly roll in hands. Place cherries, stem side up, in a shallow waxed paper-lined container. Cover and freeze at least 2 hours.
  • 3. The day before serving, remove the cherries from freezer. In a microwave, melt vanilla chips and 1-1/2 teaspoons shortening; stir until smooth.
  • 4. Holding onto the stem, dip each cherry into vanilla mixture, allowing excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set.
  • 5. Melt chocolate chips and remaining shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle over candies. Refrigerate until firm. Store candies in an airtight container. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 182 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 32mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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Grammy B User ID: 5347028 207126
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2012

"These are delish and always look so pretty. They are a holiday tradition at our house."

kaydsue User ID: 398438 152313
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2011

"I make these every year by request. Always a favorite."

maggieaw User ID: 4163584 67801
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2010

"My daughter has made these many times for special occasions. We have had them dipped in the white chocolate and also semi sweet chocolate chips- we like the chocolate chips best- I made a mix for this past batch we made- delicious and beautifully elegant- true to the recipe name."

issalyn User ID: 1912871 207125
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2010

"These are beautiful and delicious."

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