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Dark Chocolate Cherry Candies

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"These easy chocolate candies are full of dried cherries, slivered almonds, and pretzel pieces."
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22 m servings 138
Original recipe yields 24 servings (4 dozen candies)


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  1. Line baking sheets with wax paper.
  2. Microwave chocolate in large, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 45 seconds; Stir. If pieces retain some of their original shape, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until melted. Stir in pretzels, cherries and almonds until well coated. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared trays. Refrigerate for 20 minutes. Store in airtight container at room temperature.


  • NOTE: Coarsely chopped dried apricots or sweetened dry cranberries can be substituted for the dried cherries.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 138 calories; 6.7 14.4 2.4 0 122 Full nutrition

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These are a hit in my Christmas collection of sweets I give out to my friends and relatives! So easy to make! The easier, the better, for me! The sweet and salt, mixed with the almonds, is a ...