Old Fashioned Chocolate Covered Cherries are the coveted Christmas candy in our family. If you have never had them made from scratch you are in for a treat! They are SO much better than the boxed ones from the store.
Before you read any further– it is very important that you realize these cherries take TWO WEEKS TO SET UP. That’s right… Old-fashioned chocolate covered cherries take time to set up. True chocolate covered cherries should turn into a creamy smooth center on the inside once they are set. So if you are wanting to make these for Christmas I suggest you start soon! It is SO worth the wait! Just give them a shot– you will see! I also suggest hiding them in a place that your family members can’t find them until they are ready… like a nook in the garage, in your crawl space, or in the attic… just don’t forget they are there! If you DO forget and don’t get them out before Christmas it’s ok… they will last until Valentine’s Day.
Other Cherry Recipes:
If you love cherries we have some other cherry recipes you will definitely be interested in!
Chocolate Cherry Cake – this is a tasty pudding based cake.
Microwave Cherry Crunch – easy to make and cooks in the microwave for a fast dessert.
Cherry Vanilla Cookies – like chocolate chip, but better!
Mini Cherry Cheesecakes – easy little bite sized cheesecakes.
CHOCOLATE CAKE with Cherry Topping – chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting and cherry topping.
Alligator Jaws – one of my favorite cherry recipes! A triangle shaped doughnut with cherry cream filling.
Cherry Limeade Cupcakes – a tart yummy cupcake great for any occasion.
Other Christmas Treats:
These chocolate covered cherries are part of our 12 days of Christmas treats. You can find the full list HERE. It includes all our favorites, like homemade caramels, peanut clusters, cinnamon almonds, german chocolate fudge, and peppermint bark brownies!