Isn’t this the greatest holiday ever? Chocolate covered cherries are delicious!
Another name for cherries that are smothered in chocolate is cherry cordials. Cherries were very popular in Europe in the 1600s, but they weren’t covered in chocolate until the 1700s (when they were also soaked in brandy).
Cordials – as these brandy-soaked chocolate-covered cherries were called – were reserved for holidays and were known for their intoxicating effects.
Americans then began to make cordials by crushing the cherries and cooking them in sugar and brandy. In the Prohibition period, the alcohol was removed, and they were instead made with a cherry-flavored syrup made from sugar.
These cordials began to be mass-produced in 1929, and they are still enjoyed today. We’re not sure when the holiday became official, but it is recognized by the National Confectioners Association.
Ideas for Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
Other than just purchasing a box of chocolate cherries, here are a TON of delicious recipes that you can make for this chocolate-cherry-themed holiday!
Chocolate Covered Cherry Bars are chewy and chocolaty, with a sweet-tart tang from dried cherries and preserves. These eye-catching bars are irresistible! Made with a super easy, time saver recipe, Chocolate Covered Cherry Bars are great for Chocoalte Covered Cherry Day!
If you’re a chocolate covered cherry lover, these Cherry Cheesecake Brownies will make your day! They start with a chocolate brownie crust, followed by creamy cheesecake swirled with cherry pie filling! They look amazing for Chocolate Covered Cherry Day!
Whip up this easy Chocolate Cherry Smoothie recipe in minutes! Made with cherry juice, chocolate ice cream, and frozen fruit, it’s a real treat for breakfast, brunch, or dessert on Chocolate Covered Cherry Day.
This Cherry Cheesecake Chocolate Bundt Cake is the best of both worlds…a cake and a cheesecake. A moist chocolate cake that starts with a cake mix is baked in a Bundt pan but it doesn’t stop there. Inside is a decadent layer of cherry cheesecake! This dessert is too awesome to miss on Chocolate Covered Cherry Day.
This vegan black forest trifle is just like your classic German gateau but easier to prepare and assemble! It's packed with soft and fluffy eggless chocolate cake, a light and dreamy chocolate custard, macerated cherries and whipped cream. A great treat for Chocolate Covered Cherry Day!
Rich and chocolaty cookies with a hidden surprise! These chocolate cherry cookies have a maraschino cherry in each cookie and are topped with a rich chocolate frosting. The perfect surprise for Chocolate Covered Cherry Day!
This chocolate covered cherry holiday cookie recipe just makes you want to smile. And you will smile big when you take a bite of this chewy chocolate cherry cookies recipe. A Chewy Chocolate fudge cookie recipe with a freshly made homemade ganache with a sweet maraschino cherry on top.
Vegan chocolate cherry overnight oats- a make-ahead breakfast that tastes like dessert. If the idea of eating basic oats every morning bores you and you want to make it taste better, try this recipe. It just needs 5 minutes of effort and you've got the best breakfast for Chocolate Covered Cherry Day!
This cherry chip ice cream is a favorite old fashioned ice cream flavor, stuffed full of fresh cherries, and mini chocolate chips. The perfect fruit and chocolate combo on Chocolate Covered Cherry Day!
These festive cookies feature a dark chocolate snowball cookie dough wrapped around a maraschino cherry for a fun Chocolate Covered Cherry Day cookie unlike any other! They aren’t too sweet and just the right size for a couple bites and a smile.
Rich, fudge brownies stuffed with cherry flavor and topped with a homemade chocolate icing makes these Chocolate Cherry Bars so delicious! They are super easy to make because they start with a boxed cake mix. Perfect for Chocolate Covered Cherry Day!
Chocolate and Cherry Tart features a tender, sweet pastry case, a layer of sweet cherries and dark chocolate ganache. Don’t forget the layer of fluffy whipped cream on top on Chocolate Covered Cherry Day!
Chewy and fudgy scratch brownies studded with plump and juicy Bing cherries and chocolate chips. You can also make these cherry brownies with sweet dried cherries or jarred Maraschino cherries. A perfect treat on chocolate covered cherry day!
Vegan cherry ripe cups with a juicy cherry coconut filling and dark chocolate coating. 5 ingredients, the perfect bite size and can be stored at room temperature to last all day long on Chocolate Covered Cherry Day!
Homemade chocolate sauce for cake, ice cream, profiteroles, or a dipping sauce for churros made with Italian Amarena cherries and syrup, dark brown sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder and milk. It's perfect for Chocolate Covered Cherry Day!
A mash-up of chocolate covered cherries and classic Oreo Balls, these maraschino cherry-stuffed beauties are one super tasty sweet treat! Enjoy these Cherry Oreo Balls this year on Chocolate Covered Cherry Day.
Black forest cheesecake is a rich and creamy chocolate cheesecake that's topped with a luscious cherry filling and decorated with whipped cream, cherries, and chocolate shavings! It's a decadent dessert that's great for Chocolate Covered Cherry Day!