Monday, August 1, 2011

Fresh Chocolate Covered Cherries

Looking for a treat that's sweet and satisfying?
Here's a fresh take on a classic.

Start with Bing Cherries and Rainier Cherries.
These Rainier Cherries, by the way, were totally worth the extra dollar a pound!

Start by removing the pesky pit.  You can do this and still leave the stem intact by putting the cherry pitter through the cherry sideways.  Check your hand model for a fresh manicure.

You'll need the stems for dipping.

Hold the stem and dip the cherry into the melted chocolate.  Place on parchment paper and refrigerate.  
Schedule a manicure for yourself, too.

Dip the Bing Cherries in dark chocolate.... 

....  and dip the Rainier Cherries in white chocolate.

Or dip the Bing Cherries in white chocolate.... 

... and the Rainier Cherries in dark chocolate.

If all else fails, try one of each!

For my Weight Watchers Friends:
4 Chocolate Covered Bing Cherries = 2 Points Plus
4 Chocolate Covered Rainer Cherries = 3 Points Plus
(Sorry, they were bigger!)


  1. Love it! I just bought some Rainier cherries and I have melting chocolate:)

  2. Yum! Great pictures, too. :) Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now over on my blog.. if you haven‘t already. Hope to see you there. {I’m a new follower.} :)


  3. Oh my goodness! Those look so simple yet so yummy. I just happen to have some cherries. Now all I need is a cherry pitter. Thanks for the idea :)

  4. Yummy! I have not seen a cherry pitter before. That is so cool!

    Thanks for the WW points too :)

    I am stopping by from WFMW and it is nice to "meet" you. Stop by and say hi anytime!

    LaVonne @ Long Wait For Isabella

  5. oh my! Definitely pinned this one :) I'll also feature it tomorrow on Friday Fav Finds!

  6. Where do I find a cherry pitter! I just made a fruit salad and spent a great deal of time trying to remove the cherry pits. This is a lovely fresh dessert and a nice change from strawberries dipped in chocolate.

  7. This one came from Williams Sonoma. My lucky husband got it from me for Christmas! :-)

  8. Fabulous blog! So glad to have found you and I'll be copying this idea as soon as possible :)

    Happy new follower, would be thrilled if you find time to follow me back.

  9. Love your pics, these look wonderful! Mangoes and Chutney's Fat Camp Friday is now open! I would love if you stopped by and linked up some recipes!

  10. These look terrific! A perfect sweet for a saturday ;-)

  11. These cherries are beautiful! I'm sure they're delicious, too. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  12. absolutely scrumptious! I'd love for you to link these up to my linky party.

  13. These are so pretty! What a lovely idea to make a easy but beautiful and yummy desert for a party! Well done! I wish I had one right now!

    I would love for you to link up your post at my Savvy HomeMade blog party at

    I am a new follower!

  14. Looks delish.

    We'd love you to share your recipes with us at
    Simply Delish Saturday

  15. What a beautiful presentation for a great treat. I am going to just love these little treats. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon. Hope you are having a great week!
    Miz Helen

  16. I LOVE Rainier cherries. I have never thought to dip them in chocolate, but how could you go wrong with that idea? The pictures are also gorgeous! I would love it if you would stop by and share at the link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face.

  17. Yum again! Thank you so much for linking up at Home Savvy today!

  18. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with me at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you will come back tomorrow for another party filled with GREAT RECIPES!
    I hope to see you there!

  19. Beautiful! But what kind of chocolate did you use? Bakers chocolate or Wilton's type? Thank you for sharing!

    1. Usually I use the Wilton's candy melts. They have a really nice melting consistency!