Chocolate Covered Dried Cherries

These chocolate covered dried cherries are a delicious addition to any dessert table. They also make great homemade gifts for Christmas or Valentine’s Day. These chocolaty treats are quick and easy to make.

Main ingredients and substitutions

I like to use dark chocolate to make these, but you can use any type of chocolate you like.

I prefer to use dried cherries with no added sugar (which I tend to order online) but any type of dried cherries will work. Or you can substitute dried blueberries or dried cranberries if you prefer. Or make an assortment of different flavors.

Chocolate dipped cherries on a plate.

How to make these chocolate covered dried cherries

Start by adding the dark chocolate chips to a pot on the stove set to low heat.

Stir constantly until the chocolate has melted, then immediately remove from the heat. Then add the dried cherries to the pot of melted chocolate and stir to evenly coat them with chocolate.

Use a spoon to scoop up 5-6 melted chocolate coated dried cherries, then use a second spoon to gently drop them into a cluster onto a plate lined with parchment paper. Repeat with the rest of the dried cherries.

Place the plate in the fridge to allow the chocolate covered dried cherries to harden for at least 45 minutes before serving.

Chocolate cherries on a piece of parchment paper.

Optional topping

Sprinkle finely chopped almonds on top of the chocolate cherry clusters before placing them in the fridge to harden. Cherries and almonds are a delicious flavor combination.

Storage

Store these chocolate cherries in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Giving these as gifts

These chocolate covered dried cherries make great homemade gifts for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or any other special occasion. Just add some to a paper box or cellophane bag and add a pretty ribbon and label.

Chocolate covered cherries on a white plate.

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Chocolate Covered Dried Cherries

These chocolate covered dried cherries are an easy, delicious addition to any dessert table. They also make great homemade Christmas or Valentine's Day gifts.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Chilling time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 226.2kcal

Equipment

  • Parchment paper
  • Pot

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips (or substitute chopped dark chocolate)
  • Optional topping: finely chopped almonds

Instructions

  • Add the dark chocolate chips to a pot on the stove set to low heat.
  • Stir constantly until the chocolate has melted, then immediately remove from the heat.
  • Add the dried cherries to the pot of melted chocolate, then stir to evenly coat them with chocolate.
  • Use a spoon to scoop up 5-6 melted chocolate coated dried cherries, then use a second spoon to gently drop them into a cluster onto a plate lined with parchment paper.
  • Repeat with the rest of the dried cherries.
  • Place the plate in the fridge to allow the chocolate to harden for at least 45 minutes before serving.
  • Optional topping step: sprinkle finely chopped almonds on top of the chocolate cherry clusters before placing them in the fridge to harden.

Notes

  • Store these chocolate covered dried cherries in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Nutrition

Serving: 2chocolate cherry clusters | Calories: 226.2kcal | Carbohydrates: 31.6g | Protein: 3.9g | Fat: 9.4g | Saturated Fat: 8.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 0.3mg | Sodium: 35.3mg | Potassium: 189.9mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 20.7g | Vitamin A: 720.2IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 109.1mg | Iron: 0.7mg