Chocolate Cherry Cordials


What better way to say, “I love you” than with a box of delicious Chocolate Cherry Cordials? This treat is surprisingly simple to make, but requires about a week or two to reach their peak flavor, so make sure you make them ahead of time.


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You can make cherry cordials without the stem by using a mold.

Tall truffle mold


Make ombre cherries by mixing red and white chocolate. Start with a small ratio and add more red as you go.

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Chocolate Cherry Cordials


  • 60 maraschino cherries with stems
  • 3 tablespoons softened butter
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar


  1. In a small bowl, mix softened butter and corn syrup.
  2. Stir in sifted confectioners' sugar.
  3. Knead mixture until smooth. If it isn't firm enough to handle, put into the refrigerator to chill.
  4. Take about a teaspoon of the mixture and make into a ball
  5. Flatten it and shape it around each cherry. Pinch off any excess.
  6. Place the coated cherries upright on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Chill until firm.
  7. Melt chocolate. Temper if necessary.
  8. Hold cherries by the stem and dip into the chocolate. Be sure to completely cover the cherries to hold in the juice. Holding cherries by the stem, dip one at a time into the chocolate. Be sure to completely seal the cherries, otherwise the cherry juice may leak out after the chocolate has set.
  9. Place the dipped cherries on parchment-line baking sheets. Chill until chocolate is firm.
  10. Seal in an airtight container or plastic wrap until ready to serve.
  11. Best after about a week. It allows the mixture to soften.

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  • Reply
    February 3, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Perhaps you might consider using invertase to liquefy the centers

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    metode pengecatan
    April 15, 2019 at 5:47 am

    Fantastic website. Plenty of useful info here. I am sending it to a few friends ans also sharing in delicious.
    And certainly, thanks for your effort!

  • Reply
    February 10, 2021 at 4:08 pm

    If these are dipped in invertase before covering with the sugar would it liquify the center? Have you tried it?

    • Reply
      February 13, 2021 at 4:00 pm

      Hi! Great question? We haven’t ever done that with our cherry cordials, but it sounds like a fun experiment. We’ll add it to the list of things we MUST try!

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