Jeff and I were talking about how we both don’t really like chocolate covered cherries. But everyone should get to decide for themselves, right? Even food allergy kids.
So this Valentine’s Day, we decided to give dairy-free chocolate covered cherries a test run, and they really did turn out beautifully. So much so that we packaged them up in candy papers, a box, and a gold ribbon. Just like the candy store.
I used a clean candy box, not one used previously with DAIRY chocolate. We don’t want cross contamination.
And guess what? Our boy actually liked them. And I did, too. Things are a little more tasty when you’ve put in a labor of love, I guess.
If I could find a safe DRIED cherry to cover with chocolate, I would do that next. 🙂
So let’s get to how we made these. Shall we? Really it’s just 2-3 ingredients.
CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRIES
6 maraschino cherries, juice dried off
1/4 cup Enjoy Life chocolate (affiliate)
1/4 tsp. coconut oil (may be omitted)
Heat the chocolate and coconut oil on low/medium heat, stirring until melted. Do not overheat. Take chocolate off heat and start dipping the cherries. Place coated cherries on a plate covered in wax paper. Place in freezer for 5 minutes to let the chocolate set. Remove from freezer and layer with chocolate a second time. Freeze for 5 more minutes. Then layer a third time with chocolate. Freeze for the final set. And enjoy! Keep stored in the refrigerator.