Fresh sweet Bing cherries, infused with vanilla and dipped in dark chocolate. Best if eaten fresh but can be frozen for weeks in a covered tin.

Barry

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Recipe Summary

prep:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 cherries
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour the sugar into a shallow dish. Drop two drops of vanilla at a time into the dish in 24 separate places to form lumps of vanilla sugar. Set aside to allow the lumps to harden.

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  • Pit the cherries carefully from the bottom. I use a small curved dental tool. Make sure the stem stays intact.

  • When the lumps of sugar have hardened, insert them into the cherries where the pits were; set aside. Melt chocolate in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until melted and smooth.

  • Hold cherries by the stem and dip into the chocolate leaving the very top uncovered. Set on waxed paper to dry. Refrigerate overnight to allow the sugar lumps to dissolve.

Nutrition Facts

85 calories; protein 0.7g 2% DV; carbohydrates 14.8g 5% DV; fat 3.1g 5% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 0mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2006
These are pretty good but I didn't really taste the vanilla and the dark chocolate overpowered the cherry flavor (I suspect I used more chocolate than recommended since I spooned the chocolate over the cherries instead of dipping them). DH loves them (he's a big fan of dark chocolate). I used Hershey's Special Dark chocolate chips (no chopping involved!). Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/10/2011
Amazing flavor but the juice kept dripping out of the bottom of my cherries and seizing my chocolate. Read More
(5)
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2006
These are pretty good but I didn't really taste the vanilla and the dark chocolate overpowered the cherry flavor (I suspect I used more chocolate than recommended since I spooned the chocolate over the cherries instead of dipping them). DH loves them (he's a big fan of dark chocolate). I used Hershey's Special Dark chocolate chips (no chopping involved!). Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2010
Love how simple this recipe is to make and its done without high fructose corn syrup and other preservatives. Most difficult part was pitting the cherries. I found that slicing in X in the bottom of the cherry then gently squeezing out the seed to be the easiest and quickest method. You may want to wear gloves because the juice will stain your cuticles. I did half with vanilla extract and half with cherry extract to bring out the cherry flavor. Just go easy on the cherry extract...too much will give it a cough syrup flavor. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2011
After reading the reviews about the difficulty in pitting the cherries I decided to simply melt chocolate and dip the cherries in them skipping the whole sugar and vanilla extract part. They tasted great! I used milk chocolate on half and then tried semi-sweet on the other half. I liked the milk chocolate better while my boyfriend liked both equally. Yes you do have to spit out the pit this way but it wasn't a big deal for us. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2009
Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2009
Pitting the cherries are serious work. With that being said they taste good and look pretty! Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
10/10/2011
Amazing flavor but the juice kept dripping out of the bottom of my cherries and seizing my chocolate. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2009
Verry yummy!! Mine were not so pretty as I had trouble pitting them lol but they are delicious and thats what really matters. I made a dozen with vanilla and a dozen with cherry flavoring both are quite tasty! Thx for the recipe =) Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
07/07/2009
Pretty and delicious! I made these with a combination of Bing and Rainier cherries. Pitting the cherries without wrecking them is kind of a pain in the tail so I only made about a dozen. I'd like to try this again with different extracts too. Thanks for the recipe!:) Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/08/2015
I am sorry to say that this recipe did not work for me. I cut a slit in the bottom of the cherries and used a tomato shark to pit them. The problem is that the pit is connected to the stem so it makes it hard to keep the stem in place. I mixed the vanilla and sugar and used the microwave set at the lowest temperature to get it hard. That worked well. I place the hard sugar lumps into the cherries and dipped them in the chocolate. The chocolate seized so I thinned it with some Crisco shortening and that worked well. The problem then was that you couldn't dip the cherry without the stem coming off as it is not connected to the pit anymore. I tasted them and they were too sweet for me. I'm sorry Barry I would love to give this a higher rating but I feel it's important to give my honest review. Read More
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