I found the recipe in an old Taste of Home magazine. This recipe is sooooooooooooooooo simple, but messy! Have fun making them. They are quite rich though – be forewarned!

1 cup butter, melted
1 can sweetened condensed milk
3 pounds confectioners sugar (about 8 cups)
3-10 ounce jars maraschino cherries(about 120 cherries), really well drained
1-2 pounds milk chocolate candy coating, chopped (I used almond bark)

  • Combine butter and milk until smooth.
  • Gradually add in confectioner’s sugar until a soft dough forms.
  • Roll into 1 inch balls and flatten into 2 inch circles.
  • Place a cherry in the center of each one.
  • Wrap sides around cherry until cherry is completely covered and roll into a smooth ball.
  • Melt chocolate until smooth and dip each ball into the chocolate.
  • Place on wax paper until cool and sprinkle with sprinkles.
  • Cool well. 

Important NOTE:  After about 2-3 days the white centers turn to liquid just like the Queen Annes – YUMMY!

I. Love. Chocolate. Covered. Cherries. LOVE them! But I’ve never made them. I always just assumed they would be a pain in the butt to make, lol. These sound pretty easy. Thanks for sharing a recipe for one of my favourite candies!

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This post made me laugh (out loud). Know why? When I was in first grade, my best friend’s mother was our city’s librarian. One day she came home from work and found her daughter and I stealing chocolate covered cherries from her stash – under her bed! I can’t ever see a box of these candies without thinking of her.

This recipe sounds wonderful. Might have to try it!


I am adding this to my Christmas “to make” list. My husband loves chocolate covered cherries and I’m sure he would much prefer these to store bought. Thanks for the recipe Tamy! Hope all is well with everyone. 🙂