Healthier Chocolate Covered Cherries Recipe

healthiER chocolate covered cherries

It’s no secret I’ve always dreamed of making tasty treats on big white spoons. Top Chef ‘n all, y’know? Well, one Pier One culinary display rack raid and ten dollars later, I’ve got lotsa little white bowls and thingamabobs. Lucky me!

These are actually super-simple to make. You can also try strawberries, raspberries, most any berry you can think of. Go crazy in the produce department and let me know what fun variations you dream up!

When you bite into these, don’t think “Ooey-Gooey Sickeningly-Sweet Chocolate Covered Cherries in a Box,” instead think “Fresh Cherries from the Farmer’s Market” and your taste buds will be pleasantly surprised by the chocolatey addition.

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HealthiER Chocolate Covered Cherries Recipe

Wash and fully dry cherries and set aside. Mix together cocoa powder, coconut oil and maple syrup in a small pot, heating for only a few moments on the lowest possible heat til it makes a thick sauce. Go slowly. Heat for a moment, remove from heat to stir, heat for another moment, remove from heat to stir. If the sauce gets runny, you’ve gone too far (and can pop it into the fridge for a few minutes to thicken)! Pour sauce into a small teacup or skinny mug and dip cherries, rolling them around to coat fully. Place on parchment and allow coating to set in refrigerator. Enjoy!

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Tips if You’re Up for Going the Extra Mile: 

  • Fresh organic cherries tend to have more flavor. Get those when you can.
  • The chocolate coating will stick better if your cherries are room temperature as opposed to refrigerated.
  • If you don’t have parchment, you can set the cherries on a plate. Just don’t be surprised if you lose a bit of chocolate when you peel them off later. Gently wedge a flat knife underneath and ease each one off the plate for your best bet at having the most chocolate come along with the cherry-bottoms!
  • Semi-Embarrassing Confession: Ok so I’m a bit anal. I hang my cherries from clips on a long skewer propped across my food processor (yes, it’s true!) so the bottoms don’t get dented! They’ll set 90% of the way overnight then you can pop them into the fridge on parchment or a plate to harden just a tad more. Of course, they taste great dented or not so this silly step is *so* very optional!
  • Most of all … Have fun! 

Cherries Hanging to Dry Perfectly

Healthier Chocolate Covered Cherries Recipe

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