Rum Soaked Chocolate Covered Cherries

cherriesThese cherries are NO JOKE.

I mean, you might be telling jokes after you eat a couple four twelve-ish of them, because these candies DEFINITELY count as a cocktail.

Bonus?  They are a great hostess gift, friend gift, neighbor gift, teacher gift…

Just kidding about the teacher gift.  Unless you have an energetic child in which case…

She may need them.



10 oz jar maraschino cherries

Enough rum to cover (1/2 cup-ish)

16 oz almond bark

Drain jar of cherries.  Add enough rum to cover.  Tightly put the lid on the jar and place in the refrigerator overnight.

The next day, drain the jar and spread the cherries on a stack of paper towels.  Pat gently with paper towels to get all the excess moisture.

Melt the almond bark (I used Ghirardelli Chocolate Melts and they are AMAZING) according to package directions.  Dip the cherries in the chocolate, allowing excess to drip off (dip in sprinkles if desired). Place on wax paper to harden.


Enjoy and have a fabulous weekend!!

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  1. 1
    Jennifer says:

    PLEASE give these to your child’s teacher!!!! (Says the elementary school teacher who has quite enough mugs, thank you very much…)

  2. 2
    Anna says:

    Yes, please.

  3. 3
    Donna says:

    Can you make these without the rum? Just thinking of a grandma that loves chocolate covered cherries!!

  4. 4
    Tina says:

    I have some cherries that have been soaking in moonshine since July I might have to try this with a couple of them. Maybe it’ll take the edge off because eating them straight from the jar just isn’t working.

  5. 5
    Andrea says:

    Yup! I’m a teacher and NEED (ok, really want) these!!


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