Christmas Recipes

Chocolate Christmas Cherries

Chocolate Christmas Cherries

Yield: 3 dozen cherries or 18 servings, 2 cherries each


  • 58 Nilla Wafers, finely crushed (about 2 cups crumbs)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped Planters Walnuts
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 2 teaspoon Maxwell House Instant Coffee
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 36 maraschino cherries with stems, well drained
  • 1 1/2 packages (12 squares) Baker's Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, melted


  1. Mix crumbs, sugar and walnuts; set aside.
  2. Add boiling water to coffee granules in small bowl; stir until coffee is dissolved.
  3. Add butter and corn syrup; stir until well blended.
  4. Add to crumb mixture; mix well.
  5. Shape about 1 rounded teaspoonful of the crumb mixture around each cherry, leaving stem of cherry uncoated.
  6. Place in shallow pan; cover. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  7. Dip cherries, one at a time, in chocolate, holding cherries by the stems and turning until completely coated.
  8. Place on wire rack set over sheet of wax paper to collect drippings.
  9. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.
  10. Store in refrigerator.


Per serving: Calories 190 Total fat 10g Saturated fat 3.5g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 65mg Carbohydrate 26g Dietary fiber 1g Sugars 19g Protein 2g

Vitamin A 0% DV Vitamin C 0% DV Calcium 0% DV Iron 6% DV


Recipe and photo used with permission from: Kraft Heinz Company

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