Maraschino Cherry Chocolate Treats are an inexpensive, elegant sweet treat to add to a sweet party platter and they make great gifts as well!
The Cherries do not only add visual delight but tastes wonderful with the Chocolate. And the better quality Chocolate you use, the tastier.
I use White and Brown Chocolate to make different treats and the drizzling on top looks great with the opposite color chocolate than the base.
I use mini silicone molds ( about a heaped tablespoonful needed for each treat ), but mini cupcake liners will do as well.
Use molds to suit the occasion – stars for Christmas or New Year, hearts for Valentines Day, plain round or square molds are great for most occasions though.
These Maraschino Cherry Chocolate Treats also make the cutest ( and delicious!) gifts ! Pack them nicely in a box and Voila ! you have a gift which you can give to just about anyone, especially Chocolate lovers – no more need for the usual (and normally overpriced!) chocolates in store.
My favorite way to indulge in these little gems — simply with a cup of coffee !
NOTE: Ingredient quantities given in the recipe are just a suggestion – use more or less, depending on how many treats you plan to make.
Maraschino Cherry Chocolate Treats
- 250 g White Chocolate good eating quality( 8 oz )
- 250 g Milk Chocolate good eating quality( 8 oz )
- 1 Jar Maraschino Cherries with the stalks
Melt the Chocolate – fill the molds/liners, leaving a small space at the top – place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes (or less) until it is just starting to set.
Place a Maraschino Cherry on top – press gently into the Chocolate (if you add the Cherry too soon it will disappear in the melted chocolate)
Return to the refrigerator for another 10 minutes – remove and drizzle with the opposite color Chocolate.
Keep refrigerated (in a sealed container) until ready to serve.