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I love chocolate.  I love cheesecake.  I love cherries.  This was bound to happen sooner or later.

I do have to say this is one of my absolute FAVORITE recipes that I have ever posted on this blog!  It’s actually pretty easy to make and they look impressive…  they taste amazing too.

You can find information on pitting cherries here!  For large amounts of cherries, I use my favorite cherry pitter!!  This thing is amazing and can perfectly pit 4 cherries at a time!  You can breeze through a whole bunch in no time at all! 

These can easily be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge overnight (if they last that long!)

Remember that chocolate and water do not mix!  For this reason it’s very important to ensure your cherries are dry every step of the way.  I melt the chocolate a very small amount at a time because if it does get wet and seize up, it’s easy just to remelt new chocolate.

chocolate covered cherries with cheesecake filling with chocolate

Chocolate Cheesecake Cherries!

Ingredients

  • 60 fresh cherries

Filling

  • 2 oz spreadable cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoon whipped topping or whipped cream

Chocolate

  • 10-12 oz good quality milk or dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips (optional)

Directions

1.  Wash and dry cherries. Remove stems and pit cherries placing on paper towels to dry.

pitted cherries with a piping bag

2.  Combine cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla. Gently stir in whipped topping and place mixture in a piping bag with a tip that will fit inside the hole of the pitted cherry.

filling cherries with cream cheese

3.  Dab each cherry dry and fill with cheesecake filling.
4.  In a small ziploc bag, melt about 1 oz of chocolate. Pipe a small amount to “seal” the top and bottom of each cherry. Set the cherries on their side on a parchment lined pan. Place in the freezer for about 5 minutes.

adding chocolate to the bottom of cherries

5.  Meanwhile, place a small amount of the chocolate in a microwave bowl. Microwave at 30% power in 30 second increments until most of the chocolate is melted. (You don’t want to melt it all the way, stirring will melt the remaining pieces).

6.  Dip each cherry into the melted chocolate turning to coat. Allow excess chocolate to drip off and place cherries on a parchment lined pan.
dipping cherries in chocolate

6.  If desired, melt 2 tablespoons semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips in a small ziplock bag for about 20 seconds in the microwave. Snip a tiny piece off the corner and use to pipe a design on your chocolates.

7.  Cool at room temperature 15 minutes. Refrigerate until serving.

chocolate covered cherries with cheesecake filling with chocolate
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Chocolate Cheesecake Cherries!

Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Cherries! are fresh cherries with a cheesecake filling dipped in chocolate.  The perfect fresh bite.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 60 cherries

Ingredients  

  • 60 fresh cherries

Filling

  • 2 oz spreadable cream cheese
  • 1 ½ tablespoons powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoon whipped topping or whipped cream

Chocolate

  • 10-12 oz good quality milk or dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions 

  • Wash and dry cherries. Remove stems and pit cherries placing on paper towels to dry.
  • Combine cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla. Gently stir in whipped topping and place mixture in a piping bag with a tip that will fit inside the hole of the pitted cherry.
  • Dab each cherry dry and fill with cheesecake filling.
  • In a small ziploc bag, melt about 1 oz of chocolate. Pipe a small amount to "seal" the top and bottom of each cherry. Set the cherries on their side on a parchment lined pan. Place in the freezer for about 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, place a small amount of the chocolate in a microwave bowl. Microwave at 30% power in 30 second increments until most of the chocolate is melted. (You don't want to melt it all the way, stirring will melt the remaining pieces).
  • Dip each cherry into the melted chocolate turning to coat. Allow excess chocolate to drip off and place cherries on a parchment lined pan.
  • If desired, melt 2 tablespoons semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips in a small ziplock bag for about 20 seconds in the microwave. Snip a tiny piece off the corner and use to pipe a design on your chocolates.
  • Cool at room temperature 15 minutes. Refrigerate until serving.
5 from 6 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 37 | Carbohydrates: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 52mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.6mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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  1. Didn’t rate the recipe because I’m not sure if the problems were the recipe, or am I just a cluts. The cherries we’re pretty tartvwhen all the sweetness was added inside and out. I couldn’t get enough filling into them and couldn’t even taste it when they were done. I think I made a mistake using candy coating instead if a good chocolate. It was thick and difficult to work with. We made a huge mess and the cherries came out awful. After they set, the filling started to bleed through the chocolate as well. I won’t fault recipe, maybe we just didn’t have the best ingredients.

    1. Oh no, how disappointing!! Candy coating should work ok for this recipe. When working with candy coating or chocolate, if water gets into it it can seize up so perhaps that might have affected the chocolate.

      I hope that helps!

    1. I haven’t tried it witch maraschino cherries so I can’t say for sure how it would work. If you do try it, please let us know how it works out.

  2. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday this week. Have a great weekend and come back real soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. I just joined the Chocolate Heaven pinterest board and came across this! Holy Cow! I can’t wait to make these! My Dad’s favorite candies are chocolate covered cherries. Wait til he gets a load of these! Thanks for sharing!