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A baking sheet filled with chocolate covered cherries

Old Fashioned Chocolate Covered Cherries

Old Fashioned Chocolate Covered Cherries are a favorite of ours around Christmas. They make the sweetest gift for friends and family.
Course candy
Cuisine American
Keyword old fashioned chocolate cherries
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 36 chocolates
Calories 93kcal
Author Erica Walker



  • Drain cherries and set on paper towel to dry
  • In a medium bowl, combine butter and corn syrup until smooth. Stir in powdered sugar and knead to form a dough. Chill to stiffen if necessary.
  • Wrap each cherry in about 1 tsp of dough. Chill until firm.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl melt chocolate chips with oil for about 20 seconds at a time (stirring each time) until chocolate is just melted and completely smooth.
  • Dip each cherry in by its stem and place on wax paper-lined sheets. Place in an air-tight container (like a large tupperware) and store in a cool place for TWO WEEKS (yes, it is a long time-- but patience... I promise they taste best if you wait until the fondant softens)!



Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.1mg