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Marshmallow Chocolate-Covered Cherries Recipe

Marshmallow Chocolate-Covered Cherries Recipe

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 YIELD:54 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, 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


  • 1. In a mixing 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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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."

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
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"

Reviewed Oct. 1, 2009

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

Nancy Y"

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
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2008

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

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