Chocolate Covered Cherry Truffles Recipe

Aimee Shugarman | Shugary Sweets

Chocolate Covered Cherry Truffles are the perfect homemade treat to say I love you. The most thoughtful gift ever!

When my husband and I met (23 years ago, eeps!!) he informed me of his love of chocolate-covered cherries.

Chocolate Covered Cherry Truffles Photo

Now, there are very few things that I do NOT like, and those Queen Anne chocolate-covered cherries are on the list. But, like a good wife, I buy a box for my husband every single Christmas.

And every single New Year’s, I throw them in the trash. Because as it turns out, he doesn’t like them.

And I forget this piece of information every year, that his taste buds have changed and he no longer enjoys that holiday treat.

But, you know what we DO have in common? Our love of homemade truffles.

As it turns out, we BOTH enjoyed this chocolate-covered cherry truffles recipe! I even made a quick little video for you, to see just how easy they are to make.

Chocolate Covered Cherry Truffles Picture

A few quick tips:

  • Use a good quality white chocolate chip for this recipe. The cheap ones, and the generic ones do not melt smooth! I find Ghirardelli to work wonderfully every single time!
  • Heat your heavy cream in saucepan on low heat. Add your butter until melted, add your cherry gelatin powder and stir until smooth. Add the white chocolate chips and mix quickly until they are completely melted.
  • Refrigerate the white chocolate mixture for about an hour.
  • Once chilled, it should be soft (but not hard). Use a 1 Tablespoon scoop to drop truffles onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. FREEZE truffles for about 30 minutes.
  • Use finger tips to shape frozen truffles into a ball. Then use a toothpick to dip truffle into melted chocolate. Again, USE GOOD CHOCOLATE. I love the bags of Ghirardelli Melting Wafers. Not only do they melt smooth, but they taste delicious too. Be sure to add your sprinkles or candy immediately, before the chocolate hardens.
  • Check out some of my other favorite truffle and candy recipes for the Valentine’s Day!

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    Chocolate Covered Cherry Truffles Recipe

        30 Servings


    • 11 ounces Ghirardelli White Chocolate Chips, Or other good quality white chocolate
    • 1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
    • 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
    • 1 tablespoon Cherry Gelatin
    • 8 ounces Ghiaradelli Chocolate Melting Wafers
    • Sprinkles, Or Valentine's Day candy, for decoration


    1. In a small saucepan heat heavy cream over low heat until warm. Add butter and cook until melted.
    2. Stir in gelatin powder until blended.
    3. Over low heat, add in white chocolate chips. Mix quickly until smooth.
    4. Refrigerate mixture for about 1 hour, until it begins to harden.
    5. Scoop 1 tablespoon balls onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
    6. Freeze balls for about 30 minutes.
    7. Once firm, remove balls from freezer, and use your fingertips to shape smooth.
    8. Melt chocolate wafers according to package directions.
    9. Using a toothpick, dip each truffle into the melted chocolate, tapping on the side of the bowl to remove the excess.
    10. Drop onto parchment paper and add sprinkles immediately.
    11. Repeat for remaining truffles.


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    Author: Aimee Shugarman
    Recipe Yields: 30 truffles
    Prep Time: 30 minutes
    Cook Time: 90 minutes
    Total Time: 120 minutes

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size 1 truffle
    Servings Per Recipe 30

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories from Fat 39
    Calories 85

    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 5g
      Saturated Fat 3g
    Sodium 14mg
    Total Carbohydrate 9g
      Dietary Fiber 0g
      Sugars 9g
    Protein 1g

    * Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    ** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
    Aimee Shugarman

    About Aimee

    Aimee Shugarman of Shugary Sweets likes all things sweet, as you can probably guess. Writing about homemade candy came naturally, and we're oh so thankful she's our Candy Fanatic.

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