HOMEMADE Red Wine Chocolate Covered Cherries!

Chocolate Covered Cherries with Red Wine

It's always better when homemade! These Red Wine Chocolate Covered Cherries are delightful!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate covered cherries
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time 3 hours
Servings 36 pieces
Calories 92 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke


  • 3 cups (375g) confectioner's sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon Red Wine, like Pinot Noir
  • 16 ounces (1 jar) maraschino cherries, drained (save all juice!)
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate for coating


  1. Combine sifted powdered sugar, butter, sweetened condensed milk, and wine until well blended and smooth. (It is best to use a handheld mixer here) Place in fridge until firm.
  2. Meanwhile, spread out the drained cherries on a cookie sheet and freeze for at least 1 hour.
  3. When ready to assemble, scoop out about 1-2 teaspoon of filling and form into a ball around frozen cherry. (If your filling does not seem thick enough, you can add up to 1/2 cup more of powdered sugar.)
  4. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet and freeze for 1 hour after you have formed them all.
  5. Melt semi-sweet chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 1 minute, stir, then heat in 15-second increments until smooth. Using a fork, dip each chilled filling covered cherry in warm chocolate. Shake until excess chocolate is removed.
  6. Set on the parchment lined cookie sheet and chill in the fridge until chocolate is solid.
  7. Best served chilled.