Glitz up any party with these cute pink and gold chocolate-covered cherries! They are so easy to make, and will only take you a few minutes to cover a whole jar of cherries. Your guests are sure to love these! Who doesn't love cherries and chocolate together? It is one of my favorite combinations.
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Not having a princess-themed party? Not a problem switch up the colors of the chocolate and sprinkles to match any party theme. Then place your finished cherries on a pretty platter and let your guests snack away. (I won't judge you if you are making them to eat by yourself.)
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For the chocolate in this recipe, I used pink Candy Melts. You could use any color that you would like, but I think this pink is so soft and pretty and has a nice contrast to the gold sprinkles. After finishing making the cherries I had leftover chocolate so I used it to make some marshmallow pops!
When you buy your maraschino cherries make sure you get the ones with the stems attached. I used the stem to hold while I dipped the cherry into the chocolate. It kept my fingers a bit cleaner and I didn't need to insert a lollipop stick into the cherry.
You will also need some fun sprinkles to brighten up this fun dessert. I used a combination of white and gold sprinkles that I got in a multipack container at Walmart.
Store the finished cherries in an air-tight container and they can be left out on the counter for two days. I put my leftover chocolate-covered cherries into a sandwich bag and put them in the freezer. So I can secretly sneak a few when the kids are stressing me out.... sssshhhh...
Chocolate Covered Cherries
Maraschino Cherries with Stems
Melt candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl in thirty-second intervals, stirring in between. My chocolate took two minutes to melt. Do not overcook your chocolate or it will seize up and burn.
Use a paper towel to dry off your cherries.
Hold a cherry by the stem and dip it into the melted chocolate. I used a spoon to drizzle the chocolate over the top half of the cherry until covered.
Hold the cherry over the bowl and let the excess chocolate come off the cherry into the bowl.
Put the cherry onto a piece of parchment paper or a silicone mat.
Put the sprinkles onto the chocolate-covered cherries. I used my fingers to lightly stick the sprinkles onto the cherries.
Let the chocolate dry.
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