This Chocolate Covered Cherries recipe pairs juicy sweet cherries and dark chocolate with no added sugar, and whips up in just 10 minutes!
As a kid growing up, my mom would buy Cordial Cherries for my sister and I around the holidays. I liked them in a “they’re chocolate and I’m not going to waste them” type of way. (I was more of a Reese’s peanut butter cups kind of girl.)
But on the other hand, my sister adored Cordial Cherries!
She could down half a box in a single sitting, leaving all of us wondering where she put it, lol.
When you’re a kid, you don’t really care so much about a sugar crash. However, as an adult, I find the desire to avoid a sugar crash is a huge motivator to avoid things that will induce it. As much as I enjoy Cherry Cordials in a nostalgic way, I generally avoid them just to avoid the subsequent crash.
Enter these healthy treat. With no added sugar, this recipe is great anytime a chocolate craving strikes. Don't wait until the holidays to make them!
The Best Healthy Chocolate Covered Cherries Recipe
Even though it looks elegant and impressive, this is one of the easiest recipes. Simply dip frozen cherries into melted dark chocolate!
Wait for it...cherries and chocolate! This recipe uses frozen cherries and you can top them with a little flaky sea salt if you want.
HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRIES
- Melt the chocolate
- Dip the cherries in melted chocolate.
- Place them on a tray lined with parchment paper so the chocolate can set.
Chocolate Covered Cherries FAQs
What Are Chocolate Covered Cherries Called?
They're called Cherry Cordials or Cordial Cherries! These are cherries soaked in a sugar syrup (or sometimes liquor) that are coated with chocolate.
Are Chocolate Covered Cherries Healthy?
In general, like most candy, Chocolate Covered Cherries contain a lot of sugar. Unfortunately, this means they're not the healthiest choice if you're trying to limit your sugar intake.
Additionally, regular (i.e., store-bought) Cordial Cherries also contain preservatives because they don't use fresh cherries.
However, this homemade version has no added sugar and no preservatives! I use 70% cacao dark chocolate to limit the sugar content from the chocolate. They're a much healthier choice.
How Do You Keep Chocolate Covered Strawberries From Sweating?
A lot of people ask how to prevent chocolate covered strawberries from sweating. It’s the same concept as chocolate covered cherries!
You can line a baking tray with paper towels and store the chocolate covered strawberries (or cherries) on top. The paper towels will help absorb the moisture. However, there’s really no way to prevent condensation from occurring.
Pro Tip: I find that the best solution is to make these on the day you want to eat them. Luckily this recipe takes just 10 minutes!
Can You Freeze Chocolate Covered Cherries?
I don’t recommend freezing or refrigerating these because it will cause them to condense quite a bit.
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Chocolate Covered Cherries
- Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl or in a double boiler.
- Dip a frozen cherry into the chocolate remove it with a fork, and let the excess chocolate run off. Place the cherry on a parchment paper-lined tray. Continue until all the cherries are dipped.
- If desired, sprinkle on a little bit of flaky sea salt before the chocolate sets.
- Serve them as soon as possible (I try to serve them within an hour of making them), to avoid the chocolate condensing too much.
- Net Carbs: 6g per serving (2 cherries)
- When you use frozen cherries, you have to dip the cherries while they’re still frozen. This recipe will also work with pitted fresh cherries.
- The chocolate will set almost immediately because the cherries are frozen.
- The flaky sea salt on top is optional. Alternatively, drizzle melted white chocolate on top for an elegant look.
- I prefer to make these about 10 minutes before I want to serve them. This gives the frozen cherry time to thaw, but it’s not long enough so that the chocolate has started to “sweat” (i.e., condense and release liquid) too much. I don’t recommend refrigerating or freezing Chocolate Covered Cherries because it causes them to condense quite a bit.