Chocolate Covered Cherries #SundaySupper

Hi Everyone,

Today for #SundaySupper we are having  a Red Carpet Party!!  Woohoo!  Everyone just loves a good party!  And what goes best with a party besides friends?  Food!  Beyond socializing, I think the only reason I go to a party is to see what kind of food I can eat. Hey, what can I say?  I’m a foodie!  lol  Since today we are celebrating the red carpet I thought I would share with you a super simple, low-calorie, chocolate treat that won’t get your hands dirty or dribble down your dress, it’s my Chocolate Covered Cherries.
Chocolate Covered Cherries #SundaySupper
These little chocolate cherries takes just minutes to make and to be honest, they taste way better than store-bought chocolate covered cherries. They are made with three ingredients, dark chocolate, coconut oil and maraschino cherries. It can’t get any simpler than that. Plus they are so addicting, just pop in your mouth and enjoy! It’s really hard to eat just one.
Chocolate Covered Cherries  #SundaySupper
The key thing to making chocolate covered cherries is using maraschino cherries with a stem. If you do not have the ones with the stem, I think they would be a pain in the butt to make. All I did was grab the stem and dip in melted chocolate. A quick dip is all you need. Plus you can just grab the cherry by the stem and eat the cherry part. Your hands will never touch the chocolate. So the chocolate will melt in your mouth and not in your hand. 🙂
Chocolate Covered Cherries #SundaySupper

 

Chocolate Covered Cherries #SundaySupper
 
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Maraschino Cherries dipped in dark chocolate. It's low calorie, easy to make and tastes better than store bought.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup dark chocolate melting wafers
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil
  • 10 oz. jar Maraschino Cherries with a stem (28 cherries)
Instructions
  1. Drain the cherries from the jar (reserve the juice for another use) and with a paper towel, light dab them so they are dried.
  2. Line a baking sheet or your counter with parchment paper.
  3. In a microwave safe cup (I used a Pyrex Measuring Cup). add chocolate and coconut oil. Place int he microwave and cook for 30 seconds, stir and cook for another 20 seconds or until chocolate is melted.
  4. Take the cherries by the stem and simply dip in the melted chocolate. Place on the parchment paper. Do this until all cherries are covered in chocolate.
  5. Let the chocolate covered cherries rest for 30 minutes or until harden.
  6. I recommend refrigerating the cherries until ready to eat. I don't trust fruit on the counter.
Notes
I didn't calculate the calories for this recipe because I had left over chocolate. I am guessing each cherry is about 25 calories.

Chocolate Covered Cherries #SundaySupper
I really love simple recipes like this. These make for a great little dessert when you have a craving for chocolate. Plus I love that they are portion control, and easy to make. The only problem is that they are so easy to make that you can have them at your finger tips in a matter of minutes. Meaning I can eat these all of the time.

Be sure to check out what the other members have made for the Red Carpet Party!

Have a great rest of the weekend!

Toodles,

Jennifer
Chocolate Covered Cherries #SundaySupper
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Comments

  1. These look soooo good Jennifer!!!! I wish I could have a couple (or more)!

  2. I love the built in handle on these gems! So delicious!!!

  3. I think I could eat the entire plate. I adore chocolate covered cherries. I can imagine how much better they are homemade.

  4. Love how easy these are to make!

  5. I love the easy preparation of this dessert!

  6. I can’t believe how easy these are. I used to love chocolate covered cherries. I need to make these with carob!

  7. These are so sweet! They’d look great at a red carpet do!

  8. Adorable little sweet bites.

  9. So. much. fun!

  10. These look dangerously YUMMY! But hey, there’s fruit in them…and chocolate is good for us! Beautiful presentation too!

  11. Chocolate and cherry is one of my favorite favor combinations. This is such a simple yet delicious dessert idea!

  12. Pass the plate, please!

  13. Renee Dobbs says:

    My dad loved chocolate covered cherries and I’m certain he would have loved these so much more than the boxed ones.

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