White Chocolate Covered Cherries

Jun 30, 2020 | Cook, Food

Happy Wednesday everyone!!  Can you believe July 4th is this weekend!!  I had planned on posting this recipe much earlier, as well as, my red, white, and blue tablescapes but this holiday came upon me so fast!  We have had so much going on this month that time flew by but I’m not letting July 4th go by without posting these very easy, sweet and sour, and delicious white chocolate covered cherries.
If you are headed out to a party this weekend and need something fast, these cherries are festive and perfect.  You could always save this recipe and make it later!  Try double dipping in white chocolate and milk chocolate for an extra dose of sweetness!
 
 
I bought these mixed gold sprinkles at Kroger for an extra sparkle.  The packaging makes it convenient for this type of decorating.  Each section contains a different topping with a flip cap for easy pour.  
 
 
Melt 5 oz of white chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon of coconut oil together in the microwave.  Mix well.  I used Ghirardelli white chocolate chips for baking and extra virgin coconut oil unrefined.  Wash and dry cherries.  Pick up by the stem and roll cherrie in warm chocolate.  Place on wax paper to cool before transferring to plate or container.  Refrigerate if needed.
 
 
If you want more pizzaz, add the gold sparkles by dipping the cherry from the warm chocolate to a bowl of sparkles.  Roll around until completely covered halfway up and place on wax paper to cool.  If the chocolate starts to cake up in your bowls, use your fingers to add the toppings, or use the sprinkle mix container to pour over the cherry.  Just make sure you have a bowl to collect what doesn’t stick to the chocolate.
 
 
This picture is for anyone who has never done this before.  It can be quite messy as you can see by my thumb print. I originally had 4 separate bowls out.  One filled with the melted chocolate and the other 3 with different sparkle mix.  I was dipping the cherries into the chocolate and then dipping them directly into the selected bowls.  The chocolate was starting to drip and cake up inside the crystals causing lumps.  I quickly learned to hold the cherry by the stem, dip into the chocolate, cover half way and then using my fingers, take a pinch of gold crystals and cover the cherry as I twirled it around between my other two fingers.  The crystals that did not stick fell back into the bowl.
 
 
White Chocolate Covered Cherries
 
Ingredients:
5 oz white chocolate chips
1 teaspoon extra virgin coconut oil, unrefined
1 sprinkle gold mix
 
 
Instructions:
 
Combine chocolate and coconut oil and microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute depending on your microwave
Stir well until all is melted
Select your toppings and set out bowls to collect what does not stick to the chocolate
Dip cherries into chocolate, twist stem back and forth using your thumb and finger, use the sprinkle mix container and cover cherry letting remaining crystals fall into bowls
Let sit on wax or parchment paper until chocolate has hardened
Refrigerate if needed
 
Note:  If your chocolate starts to harden up, nook in the microwave for a few seconds to keep it melted.   I chose to use a mirror vanity tray to display my dessert but they will also look amazing on a gold or white platter.  They will keep in the refrigerator up to one week.
 
 

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4 Comments

  1. Sharon

    Fun recipe with a good tip!
    We have had a lot of rain and humidity lately. So those nasty large mushrooms are popping up throughout our yard. I always pluck them out so Gus doesn’t get any ideas. Do you know anything about mushrooms and dog poisoning? Maybe an idea for your blog.
    Happy4th!

    Reply
    • Bobbi

      Thank you! I do know that some mushrooms are toxic to people and would assume they are to dogs and animals as well but I will do some research for you and create a blog post for Monday. This also gives me an idea for a blog post for “Friday Treats Friday”! Stay tuned 🙂

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  2. Carla Evans

    Those look yummy! I love anything chocolate dipped lol

    Reply
    • Bobbi

      Yes!! Thank you! Maybe you can take this recipe and create something when you are doing your chocolate covered Oreos!!

      Reply

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