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Chocolate Covered Cherries

Chocolate Covered Cherries


  • 60 Maraschino cherries, w/stem
  • 3 tb Butter or margarine, softened
  • 3 tb Light corn syrup
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 2 c Confectioner's sugar, sifted
  • 1 1/2 lb Dipping chocolate or white chocolate ( for coating)


  1. Drain maraschino cherries thoroughly, place on paper toweling.
  2. Combine butter or margarine, corn syrup and salt. Stir in sifted confectioner's sugar.
  3. Knead sugar mixture until smooth ( chill if mixture is too soft.) Shape 1 teaspoon of the sugar mixture around each cherry.
  4. Place on a waxed-paper-lined baking sheet, chill.
  5. In a small, heavy saucepan, melt chocolate, stirring constantly. DO NOT ADD ANY LIQUID!
  6. Holding cherries by stems, dip one at a time into chocolate. Spoon chocolate over cherries to coat.
  7. Chill until chocolate is hardened.
  8. Store candy in a covered container in a cool place.
  9. Let candies ripen a week or two.

Recipe yields: 60 chocolate-covered cherries.

Photo credit: Leslie. CC BY

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