Chocolate Covered Cherries Recipe

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Every year I would buy my mom a box of chocolate covered cherries for mother’s day

But now I can give her my very own chocolate covered cherries recipe!

Perfect liquid centers are what makes these so special!

A high quality vegan chocolate is also a must since you are going to the trouble of making this unique confection

So be sure to go all the way!

OliveNation carries vegan dairy free chocolate that is divine!

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The chocolate covered cherries are actually very easy to make however you will have to plan ahead

Since they require several weeks of wait time to allow the fondant center to turn to liquid.

This usually happens at about two to four weeks time

So I started mine at the beginning of January to be sure they were ready for Valentine’s Day

This is mine after two weeks and they were no where near ready

Be sure to check out the finished Chocolate Covered Cherry Cake where I used these cherry cordials!


Notes for Success:

It is important that you know how to temper chocolate so be sure to watch my video tutorial for how to do so!


Otherwise you can use a non-tempering chocolate like King David brand which is good, but not as good as using a high quality couverture

Instead of Corn Syrup you can use glucose syrup or golden syrup

Maraschino cherries are a blaspheme to nature itself so I prefer using Chukar Cherries whenever I can get them. *not sponsored

For more easy confections like this one lick the links below!

 How to Make Vegan Truffles

Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

Cookie Butter Crunch Balls

Chocolate Covered Cherries Recipe
Prep time
2 hours
Total time
2 hours
Serves: 24

Softened Vegan Butter 3 Tablespoons(45g) Corn Syrup 3 Tablespoons (45ml) Vanilla Extract 1 teaspoon (5ml) Confectioners Sugar 2 cups (240g) Maraschino Cherries with stem 1 jar (10 ounces) Vegan Couverture Chocolate 1 pound (454g)


Cream the softened vegan butter with the corn syrup and vanilla extract to a mushy paste. Add the sifted confectioners sugar and mix until it comes together as a soft dough. Refrigerate the sugar dough while you pick your cherries by placing them onto a paper towel to dry or at least remove the excess liquid. Take the sugar dough out of the refrigerator and roll out approx 1 teaspoon of dough to the size of a quarter dollar. Place the cherry in the center and wrap the dough around it up to the stem. Place them onto a parchment lined sheet pan as you repeat the process for all the cherries Refrigerate the pan of sugar covered cherries while you Temper the Chocolate Melt the vegan couverture chocolate and be sure to temper it *see video link in the body of the article for how to temper chocolate Once it is tempered dip your cherries by their stems *I dipped mine again after the first coating set Now place the chocolate dipped cherries in a cool dry place in an airtight container for at least 4 weeks to allow the sugar dough to turn to liquid inside. You do not have to refrigerate these cordials, but you can if you prefer.

Chocolate covered cherries will stay fresh for up to 2 months in a cool dry airtight container. Refrigerate for longer approx 4 months.


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