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Cherry Cordials

Updated on August 1, 2016
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Who doesn't love a cherry cordial? Well me, but a lot of my friends and family do. So instead of buying pricey boxes from the store during the holidays why not make your own? Cherry cordials are a traditional candy recipe that are a fruity and decadent chocolate covered dessert. Cherry cordials are surprisingly simple to make. The hardest part is dipping them in melted chocolate. I hope you enjoy them.

Cook Time

Prep time: 50 min
Ready in: 50 min
Yields: 80


  • 1/2 Cup butter
  • 4 1/2 Cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 Tbs. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 80 maraschino cherries, drained
  • chocolate, (for dipping)


  1. In a large mixing bowl cream butter and sugar until soft and fluffy.
  2. Blend in milk, vanilla and almond extract.
  3. Once all combined scoop portions of the mixture with a spoon and shape into half inch balls.
  4. Take a cherry and press it into the center of each ball.
  5. Refrigerate the balls until slightly firm and solid.
  6. Prepare desired chocolate for dipping according to package instructions. (some chocolate can be melted in the microwave others are more effective on a double boiler which can be improvised by putting a smaller pot on top of a larger one filled with boiling water.)
  7. Once chocolate and cherry balls are ready, dip them into the chocolate so they are completely covered. Place on wax paper to cool.


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