Chocolate Covered Cherries - Twelve Days of Christmas

12 December
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It's Day 11 and we have been in the kitchen making something sweet to share!

Chocolate Covered Cherries

My dad has always loved chocolate covered cherries and one year during my single-mom, broke-on-my-ass, not-enough-money-for-Christmas-presents days I decided to try making him some homemade chocolate covered cherries...

They were a hit, he loved them!

And now I make them every year for him, it's just kind of a rule that one of his Christmas presents will be a tin full of homemade chocolate covered cherries 😀

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I have not made these yet this year, I will most likely make them this weekend. It's best to make them at least a week before so the juice from the cherries has time to soften up the sugary coating.

This recipe is from More Joy of Microwaving cook book.

Chocolate Covered Cherries

  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 36 maraschino cherries, drained
  • 1 lb. chocolate-flavored candy coating, broken into squares
  • 1 tbsp. shortening
Yield: 3 dozen cherries


Place butter in a medium mixing bowl and microwave at 30% (medium low) for 15 to 45 seconds, or until softened, checking after every 15 seconds.

easy chocolate covered cherries

Add powdered sugar and mix well. Blend in sweetened condensed milk. (Mixture will be stiff).

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Cover each cherry with about 1 teaspoon of the sugar mixture. (For easy handling coat your hands with powdered sugar).

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Place cherries on a wax-paper lined baking sheet. Chill cherries for 30 minutes.

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Combine chocolate and shortening in a 1-quart casserole. Microwave at 50% (medium) for 5 to 8 minutes, or until the mixture can be stirred smooth, stirring once or twice.

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Dip coated cherries in chocolate using 2 forks. Place on prepared baking sheet and chill until set. (If necessary, microwave chocolate at 50% power for 1 to 3 minutes, or until remelted.)

Redip cherries in chocolate. Let cherries cool until chocolate sets. Cover loosely with wax paper. Set aside in a cool place for 2 to 3 days to allow centers to soften.

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