This Chocolate Covered Cherries Recipe is a must try! Chocolate covered cherries are my hubby’s favorite winter candy. Years ago I made him homemade chocolate covered cherries as a surprise during the holiday season. They turned out so well that he hates to buy pre-packaged chocolate covered cherries. He now begs! Yes… he BEGS me to make him homemade chocolate covered cherries. Last week I decided to make him up a big batch to enjoy over the next few weeks.
Chocolate Covered Cherries Recipe
Achieving a gooey Chocolate Covered Cherry just takes time and patience. Yes, they take days but they are well worth it when they are at their prime. My cherries always look like that box of holiday chocolates (holes in the bottom from checking the filling) ha ha! The hubby can not wait for them to finish and is constantly checking them.
The ingredients needed for homemade chocolate covered cherries are very simple. In the past I have made our homemade chocolate covered cherries without the Invertase they just took longer to get nice and gooey.
10 oz Maraschino Cherries
2 tbsp softened Butter
1 tsp Corn Syrup
1 tbsp liquid from Mariaschino Cherry
1/2 tsp Invertase
1 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
12 oz Semi Sweet Chocolate
Remove cherries from liquid and place on paper towel lined sheet to drain.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Combine butter, corn syrup, 1 tablespoon of liquid from cherries and invertase.
Stir until blended.
Gradually add powdered sugar. Mixture should come together and not be too sticky.
Form into i/2″ balls and flatten. Place a drained cherry in the middle and wrap to completely cover cherry. Roll to round out ball. Return to prepared sheet.
Place in freezer for at least 30 minutes.
Melt chocolate by microwaving fo 45 seconds, stirring and repeating until smooth and melted.
Dip balls in chocolate with a fork, shaking off excess and return to prepared sheet.
Refrigerate for 15 minutes to set chocolate.
Use a knife to carefully trim excess chocolate from candies.
Place in sealed container and allow to sit for a week or so for invertase to liquify sugar.
If you are needing a gift for a candy or chocolate covered cherry fan you can make up this recipe and toss it in some cute packaging to gift. I had these adorable cherry cups that I picked up on clearance. I wrapped them up and gifted a batch to the neighbors. PERFECT!