Recipe By Meredith
Published Mar 21st
Prep 1h Cook - Additional - Ready In 1h
Servings 60 pieces Calories 68.2

Easy, delicious cherries. Just like you buy in the box! It’s best to let the candies ripen for 1 to 2 weeks.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 60 maraschino cherries with stems
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1 pound chocolate confectioners' coating

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Drain cherries and set on paper towels to dry.
  2. 2 In a medium bowl, combine butter and corn syrup until smooth. Stir in confectioners' sugar and knead to form a dough. Chill to stiffen if necessary. Wrap each cherry in about 1 teaspoon of dough. Chill until firm.
  3. 3 Melt confectioners' coating in a heavy saucepan over low heat. Dip each cherry in by its stem, and place on waxed paper lined sheets. Chill until completely set. Store in an airtight container in a cool place. Best after 1 or 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 68.2
  • Carbohydrate 10.5 g
  • Cholesterol 1.5 mg
  • Fat 3.6 g
  • Fiber 0.3 g
  • Protein 0.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.1 g
  • Sodium 5.1 mg
  • Sugar 4.5 g


  1. this did not work the inside part didn't dough up and it was a mess and it all went down hill from there
  2. These were amazing and not that hard to make. HELPFUL HINT: I put a baking sheet in the freezer for about an hour before I made these, then took it out and covered it with aluminum foil. When you put the dipped cherries on them, they cool instantly and don't leave the bottom of the - Read more ...
  3. It's cold here in Illinois (everywhere?) right now so a great time for candy making. My dad gave us Brach's dark chocolate covered cherries every year for Christmas and now they don't make them. I was hoping this would be like them. I didn't have the chocolate bark so I used the little dark chocolate - Read more ...
  4. WOW! These are hands down the absolute best chocolate covered cherries I have ever eaten! I have never really cared for them until now, but I wanted to make some for my husband so this recipe looked easy enough. Boy was I surprised when I bit into one of these. I can't stop eating them. - Read more ...
  5. Very easy to make....took advice of one person who left a review and I put them directly into mini paper cups for truffles...not a good idea...the chocolate takes form of the cup...instead I would just place them on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and peel them off after. Taste excellent though! UPDATE I made - Read more ...
  6. I never would have thought that I could make candy like this--on the first try! I used Ghiradelli Chocolate chips melted in a cereal bowl over some simmering water and added a little shortening. Worked like a charm. I was hoping the white center would "dissolve" into just juices and sure enough after just a - Read more ...
  7. This is a very yummy and simple recipe. Chocolate covered cherries are my favorite candy and I am very picky about them. The only thing I will do next time is double dip the bottoms- they tend to spring a leak and get a bit sticky. Rave reviews!
  8. Out of this world!! I can't wait to try these out on family and friends on the holidays. These are perfect just the way they are but next time I'm going to try adding a few drops of mint flavoring to the dough mixture to have chocolate mint cherries just for something a little different. - Read more ...
  9. As always, I made a slight modification just to make things easier: I bought tubs of the microwavable dipping chocolates that is now available in most stores to dip the cherries in. Here is a very helpful tip: Buy the mini-muffin/cupcake/candy cups to place each cherry in after dipping. I found mine at Michael's craft - Read more ...
  10. These are better than store bought and suprisingly easy to make. I was worried about using to much of the sugar dough and was probably too skimpy. I'd be sure to use the full teaspoon next time. After 3 or 4 days they were already nice and creamy. I think next time I might also - Read more ...

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