Chocolate Covered Cherry Truffles

Chocolate Covered Cherry Truffles for your love! You can whip them in an afternoon for the sweetest Valentine’s Day yet.

These sweet Chocolate Covered Cherry Truffles are the perfect way to say "I love you" this Valentine's Day! A sweet cherry fudge dipped in chocolate, you'll want to make this recipe any time of year!

When my husband and I met (23 years ago, eeps!!) he informed me of his love of chocolate covered cherries.

Now, there are very few things that I do NOT like, and those Queen Anne chocolate covered cherries are on the list. But, like a good wife, I buy a box for my husband every single Christmas.

And every single New Years I throw them in the trash. Because as it turns out, he doesn’t like them. And I forget this piece of information every year, that his taste buds have changed and he no longer enjoys that holiday treat.

But, you know what we DO have in common? Our love of homemade truffles. As it turns out, we BOTH enjoyed this Chocolate Covered Cherry Truffles recipe! I even made a quick little video for you, to see just how easy they are to make!


These sweet Chocolate Covered Cherry Truffles are the perfect way to say "I love you" this Valentine's Day! A sweet cherry fudge dipped in chocolate, you'll want to make this recipe any time of year!

A few quick tips:

  • Use a good quality white chocolate chip for this recipe. The cheap ones, and the generic ones do not melt smooth! I find Ghirardelli to work wonderfully every single time!
  • Heat your heavy cream in saucepan on low heat. Add your butter until melted, add your cherry gelatin powder and stir until smooth. Add the white chocolate chips and mix quickly until they are completely melted.
  • Refrigerate the white chocolate mixture for about an hour.
  • Once chilled, it should be soft (but not hard). Use a 1 Tbsp scoop to drop truffles onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. FREEZE truffles for about 30 minutes.
  • Use finger tips to shape frozen truffles into a ball. Then use a toothpick to dip truffle into melted chocolate. Again, USE GOOD CHOCOLATE. I love the bags of Ghirardelli Melting Wafers. Not only do they melt smooth, but they taste delicious too. Be sure to add your sprinkles or candy immediately, before the chocolate hardens.

Check out some of my other favorite truffle and candy recipes for the Valentine’s Day! Be sure to stop over at Food Fanatic for this delicious Chocolate Covered Cherry Truffles recipe!

These sweet Chocolate Covered Cherry Truffles are the perfect way to say "I love you" this Valentine's Day! A sweet cherry fudge dipped in chocolate, you'll want to make this recipe any time of year!

These sweet Chocolate Covered Cherry Truffles are the perfect way to say "I love you" this Valentine's Day! A sweet cherry fudge dipped in chocolate, you'll want to make this recipe any time of year!

 

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Posted on January 20, 2016

Comments & Reviews

  1. i am not able to print the recipe for the chocolate covered cherry truffles.   can someone send me the recipe via my email address?   hlmcook@yahoo.com

  2. These turned out great for a party I had this weekend. I also made them with orange jello and white coating. Also great.

    QUESTION – why did the coating crack on some of the candies after sitting for a little while? How can you prevent that? Should you refrigerate them after dipping or not? Thanks!

    1. I get that occasionally as well, when the filling expands and causes the coating to crack. I have found that leaving a small amount on the bottom with no coating helps, as it gives the center a space for expansion. Otherwise, I have no suggestions 🙂

  3. I’m in process of making these and maybe I did something wrong, but came here for the comments in case someone else is experiencing the same thing – it appears they did. After being in the freezer for 30 minutes the cherry filling is sticking to the waxed paper. It rolls into a ball fine, but halfway through dipping, the rest on the pan are too soft to continue to dip so I’m sticking them back in the freezer. I made the mistake of melting the expensive ghiradelli dark chocolate at once, so i’m Hoping it will remelt ok once I go back to dipping. I notice the author of this blog is responding only to the positive comments and not the “hey, this isn’t working for me.” So if you came here looking for some help, my advice is to dip half a batch at a time so you don’t waste chocolate, and be patient if you lose half the cherry filling because it sticks to the pan. Lastly, keep these refrigerated because as the filling warms up, it will ooze out of the chocolate. If anyone has any advice for not getting the cherry filling to stick, that’d be great! 

    1. Using waxed paper (and not parchment paper) could be the issue people are having with it sticking. They should be easy to remove off of parchment paper. I usually do half a batch dipping while the other half stays in the freezer.

  4. Made these last Christmas and they were amazing. Can you tell me how far in advance can you make these? Can you freeze them? Thank you!

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