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White Chocolate Cherries

Scott Duncan, ©2011
Ridiculously easy to make for something so ridiculously good.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Candy


  • 16 oz jar maraschino cherries
  • 11 oz white chocolate chips
  • 2 oz bittersweet chocolate optional


  • Drain maraschino cherries and place on paper towels. Pat dry (if there is any moisture, it could keep the chocolate from adhering, or it could make the chocolate seize up).
  • Place white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl.
  • Microwave on half-power for 20 seconds at a time.
  • After each 20 second interval, stir the chocolate.
  • Continue until all the chocolate is melted (being careful not to scorch the chocolate).
  • Dip each cherry into the melted white chocolate (one at a time), using a fork.
  • Place dipped cherries onto a wax paper-lined baking sheet.
  • Once all cherries are dipped, place baking sheet in refrigerator until chocolate sets.
  • If desired, add 2oz of bittersweet chocolate into a small, microwave-safe bowl and melt using same method as before.
  • Drizzle over chocolate covered cherries and return to fridge until set.
  • Makes about 4 dozen