Baked Chocolate Covered Cherry Bites {Christmas Goodies}

Ten plus years ago I made these little cherry bites for one of our family open house events. Everyone loved them and so they became a regular on the holiday open house menu. If you are looking for a homemade Christmas goodies to make and give as gifts, this is a good one. Follow along in our 30 Days of Christmas Goodies series to get new treats to make this year!

chocolate cherry bites

This really are tasty but do take some extra time to make. Sometimes the extra work is with it especially when you are making and baking for someone special.

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Baked Chocolate Covered Cherry Bites


1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. cocoa
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c. margarine, softened (sorry folks but I tried butter and margarine works best)
1 c. sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
16oz jar Maraschino cherries with or without stems (need about 30 cherries separate juice from cherries)


1-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  
2-In large bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder & baking soda.  
3-In another bowl beat together margarine & sugar until fluffy.  
4-Add egg & vanilla.  
5-Gradually add dry ingredients & beat until well blended.  
6-Shape dough into 1-2 inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet.  
7-Press thumb into center and put in a cherry.  Cover up cherry with the dough.  
8-Bake 10-12 minutes and let cool completely.  
9-While baking make frosting.

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Chocolate Cherry Frosting (optional)


6 oz pkg. semisweet chocolate pieces
1/2 c. sweetened condensed milk
Drained cherry juice


1-In a small saucepan, combine chocolate and sweetened condensed milk. 
2-Heat until chocolate melts.  
3-Stir in 4 tsp. of reserved cherry juice.  
4-Once the cookies come out of the oven, spoon about 1/2-1 tsp over each cherry.

These are very yummy! They just take time to make.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi,
    These Sounds like Yummy..!!
    This Chocolate covered cherry bites looks delicious.
    I love chocolate dessert most. I read your recipe its really unique and easy to make.
    You share lovely Christmas dessert.I really excited to try this.
    Thanks For Sharing...


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