How to Make Ice Cube Tray Chocolate Covered Cherries

These holiday favorites are made with the help of ice cube trays.

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Chocolate covered cherries are a holiday classic. These easy-to-make chocolates are made even easier with an ice cube tray. This is sure to be a new tradition.

Ice Cube Tray Chocolates

Ice Cube Tray Chocolates

Make Ice Cube Tray Chocolates for the Holidays

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 stick unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 jars maraschino cherries
Ice Cube Tray Chocolates

Ice Cube Tray Chocolates

Make Ice Cube Tray Chocolates for the Holidays

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

Add butter, corn syrup, condensed milk, vanilla, and confectioners’ sugar to a medium bowl. Mix to combine completely.

Ice Cube Tray Chocolates

Ice Cube Tray Chocolates

Make Ice Cube Tray Chocolates for the Holidays

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

Flatten small pieces of dough (about 1 teaspoon) into a disk. Place a drained cherry in the center and gather the sides. Roll the dough covered cherry between your palms. Repeat for remaining cherries and place on a baking sheet. Freeze for at least one hour.

Ice Cube Tray Chocolates

Ice Cube Tray Chocolates

Make Ice Cube Tray Chocolates for the Holidays

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

Fill ice cube trays with melted semi-sweet chocolate. Pour excess into the bowl of melted chocolate. Place the tray in the freezer for at least 15 minutes.

Ice Cube Tray Chocolates

Ice Cube Tray Chocolates

Make Ice Cube Tray Chocolates for the Holidays

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

Add frozen cherries to the cavities. Pour melted chocolate over the cavities and shake the tray gently to release air bubbles. Freeze for at least one hour. Release the chocolates by tapping gently on the counter after allowing the chocolates to thaw for 5-10 minutes at room temperature. Use your fingertips dipped in slightly cooled melted chocolate to make a swirl on top of each chocolate for decoration. 

Ice Cube Tray Chocolates

Ice Cube Tray Chocolates

Make Ice Cube Tray Chocolates for the Holidays

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

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