Bittersweet Chocolate Covered Cherries

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  • 2 cups red wine
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 strips (1 x 2 inches each) lemon zest
  • 2 dozen cherries with stems, pitted
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted


  1. Combine the wine, sugar and zest in a small heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil. Add the cherries and simmer for 2 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat and let the cherries cool in the pan.
  3. Remove the cherries from the saucepan and drain thoroughly.
  4. Holding each cherry by its stem, dip into the melted bittersweet chocolate.
  5. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper.
  6. Refrigerate until set, about 20 minutes.

Makes 24.

Per serving: 51 calories; 2.5 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat; 44 percent calories from fat); 7 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 1 mg sodium; 0.5 g protein; 1 g fiber

Source: Chocolate Astrology