Chocolate-Covered Cherries

I’m about to say something that may cause great disturbance within the universe. Or at least my universe. OK. Really, it will just cause my mom to go, “What the heck is wrong with you!” Of course, “heck” is kind of strong language for her. She might just raise her hand to my head to check if I’m feverish first. Anyway, here’s the thing. I’m really digging Chocolate Covered Cherries. Why is this such a big deal? Because I always hated those ones that came in the boxes. You know what I’m talking about? The $1.50 a box kind with that leaky, sugary stuff that oozes out when you take a bite? Sorry, but I just think that stuff is gross. I thought the chocolate covered cherry was forever lost to me. Until now.

Rich dark chocolate surrounds these pitted fresh cherries. You won't believe how good it tastes!

I’ve seen a whole slew of chocolate combined with fresh fruit, from chocolate-filled strawberries to chocolate-filled raspberries. I just decided to extend that to the beloved cherry.

Because, you know, combining chocolate and cherries is so original. [insert eye roll here]

Chocolate Covered Fresh Cherries is a perfect holiday treat

I made these delicious little treats on a whim and I’m so glad I did. The dark chocolate is combined with a little coconut oil and I dipped the cherries right in the middle of it. After a little time allowing the chocolate to set, you’re good to go.

There’s nothing like a crunchy layer of dark chocolate over a juicy, fresh cherry.

Of course, I can’t forget one crucial step.

Fresh pitted cherries are dipped in chocolate and served with the stem for decoration.

You’ll want to remove that pit! There are those who will suggest some fancy tool you can buy. I just use freshly washed needle nose pliers. I insert the pliers on both sides of the stem, grab the pit inside, give it a twist and pull it out. It’s easy peasy!

Then I put the stem back in the chocolate before it’s set because, well, you know, the stem is so cute! Besides, having a stem makes these treats easy to grab.

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Chocolate Covered Cherries
Chocolate Covered Cherries
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
There's nothing like a crunchy layer of dark chocolate over a juicy, fresh cherry.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Calories: 52 kcal
Author: Namely Marly
  • 24 fresh cherries with stems
  • 1 cup chocolate chips dairy free
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  1. Carefully remove the pit from each cherry, reserving the stem for decorations. 

  2. Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Add the two tablespoons of coconut oil and give it a stir. Heat in the microwave for about 20 seconds. Remove and stir and repeat until the chocolate is mostly melted.
  3. Prepare a tray by covering it with waxed paper.
  4. Dip the pitted cherries in the dark chocolate and placing it on the waxed paper to allow the chocolate to set. For added show, insert the stem back into the center of the cherry so the chocolate will set around it.
Recipe Notes

Note: My favorite way to remove the pit is to use needle nose pliers (washed). Simple insert the pliers into the cherry, grip the pit, and twist and pull it out. It's easy!

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Covered Cherries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 52 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Potassium 17mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 5g
Protein 0g 0%
Vitamin A 0.4%
Vitamin C 0.7%
Calcium 1%
Iron 0.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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7 Responses to Chocolate-Covered Cherries

  1. I am going to have to give these a try. I shudder just thinking about those boxed chocolate covered cherries. After eating one as a child I swore off chocolate covered cherries for life. I might need to rethink that now.

    • I’m so glad to know I’m not the only one. I normally love all varieties of chocolate…but those boxed candies made me gag! Let me know what you think of this version of the treat!

  2. This would be the perfect homemade gift for my hubby. He loves chocolate covered cherries!

  3. My favorite!! I love chocolate covered cherries, pinned! 🙂

    • Thanks, Jenn! Hmm, I bet you would have liked it better with a few sprinkles on top. Maybe you can make that version soon! 😉

  4. Mmm… Chocolate and cherries are fantastic anytime!

  5. Now that’s the perfect after dinner treat!


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