Drunken Chocolate Cherries

16 Dec

Joel always loves chocolate covered cherries at the holidays so instead of buying them this year, I went on the hunt for a fun homemade recipe. I have never made chocolate cherries before and when I came across this recipe I knew they would be a simple and yummy little addition to my holiday baking. But let me warn you, they pack a huge punch.

Drunken Chocolate Covered Cherries
recipe from The Kitchen is My Playground

1 (10 oz.) jar maraschino cherries with stems
1/2 c. Southern Comfort (or brandy)
1 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or some dark chocolate candy melts)
1 Tbsp. shortening

1. Drain the juice from the jar of maraschino cherries.  Pour Southern Comfort over cherries in the jar, filling the jar.  Refrigerate for 2 days, or for up to 1 month.

2. Drain cherries and pat them dry with some paper towels (you may want to reserve the cherry-infused Southern Comfort to drizzle over vanilla ice cream or to use in mixed drinks!).  Melt the chocolate chips (or candy melts) together with the shortening in a bowl by microwaving for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes until melted and smooth, stirring every 30 seconds.

3. Dip cherries quickly into melted chocolate, coating the entire cherry; let excess chocolate drip back into the bowl.  Place cherries, stem sides up, on wax paper.  Let stand until chocolate is firm.  Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.

Recipe linked to Totally Tasty Tuesday, Crazy Sweet Tuesday, Fusion Fridays, Everday Sisters Sharing Sunday, Foodie Friday, Feature Friday, Seasonal Inspiration, Sweets for a Saturday and Strut Your Stuff Saturday.

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8 Responses to “Drunken Chocolate Cherries”

  1. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust December 17, 2011 at 9:59 am #

    Beautiful! These are perfect for the holidays. Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

  2. angie December 17, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

    an adult treat for sure

  3. Danielle December 18, 2011 at 5:55 pm #

    Oh my yumminess! I love these!! I’d love for you to link up to my Feature Friday Linky Party


    Blissful & Domestic

  4. Sarah E. December 19, 2011 at 9:00 am #

    My MIL loves chocolate covered cherries. Last year, I accidentally got drunken ones and I actually really loved them too. I’d love to try these out this year :)

    Stopping by from Crazy Sweet Tuesday! (reallllll late)

  5. Dawn January 6, 2012 at 9:15 am #

    This is such a great idea! Simplistic & Delicious. Thanks for posting this one Meg.

  6. Chelsea June 27, 2012 at 5:02 pm #

    I’m pretty sure that if you soak them for less time—say just overnight—they won’t be as potent. That’s what I’ve read elsewhere. Thanks for the post!

  7. milkandbun July 30, 2012 at 4:06 am #

    amazing cherries!!!!!


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