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Chocolate Covered Cherries

These chocolate covered cherries are great to make ahead and store in the freezer for the perfect Christmas treat recipe. Your holidays won't be complete without these!
Prep Time25 mins
Total Time4 hrs 25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36
Calories: 211kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 2 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/4 c. butter softened
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 2 jars 8 oz each maraschino cherries with stems , well drained
  • 1 24 oz package chocolate almond bark
  • 2 Tbsp shortening


  • In a large mixing bowl combine sugar, butter, milk and almond extract. Mix until combined. Knead into a large ball. 
  • Roll into 1 in. balls and flatten into a 2 in. circle. Wrap around cherries and tightly roll in hands. 
  • Place covered cherries on waxed lined baking sheet with stems pointing up. 
  • Cover loosely and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. 
  • Melt the almond bark and shortening in microwave according to package directions. 
  • Holding on to stem, dip cherries into chocolate, set on waxed paper to harden. Store in a covered container. 
  • Refrigerate 1-2 weeks before serving.



Calories: 211kcal