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Chocolate Covered Cherries with Red Wine

It's always better when homemade! These Red Wine Chocolate Covered Cherries are delightful!
Prep Time10 minutes
Chilling Time3 hours
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate covered cherries
Servings: 36 pieces
Calories: 92kcal
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


  • 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.
  • Meanwhile, spread out the drained cherries on a cookie sheet and freeze for at least 1 hour.
  • 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.)
  • Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet and freeze for 1 hour after you have formed them all.
  • 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.
  • Set on the parchment lined cookie sheet and chill in the fridge until chocolate is solid.
  • Best served chilled.


Serving: 36g | Calories: 92kcal