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Chocolate Buttercream Cherry Candies Recipe


1 Hr. 30 Min.
Skill Level:
4 dozen candies

Sweet and delectable HERSHEY'S Chocolate Buttercream Cherry Candies will add the final touch to your party. Learn how to make them with this delectable recipe.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
1 hour 30 minutes


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  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract (2 mL)
  • 1/4 tsp
    almond extract (1 mL)
  • 1/4 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa (50 mL)
  • 1-2 tbsps
    milk (15-30 mL)
  • 2 cups
    powdered sugar (500 mL)
  • 48
    maraschino cherries
  • 1/4 cup
    butter (50 mL)
  • White Creme Chip Coating (recipe follows):
  • Chocolate Chip Drizzle (recipe follows):


Equipment Needed 
tray Tray
wax paper Wax Paper
mixing bowl Mixing Bowl
mixer Mixer
microwave safe bowl Microwave-Safe Bowl
microwave Microwave
refrigerator Refrigerator

Cover tray with wax paper. Lightly press cherries between layers of paper towels to remove excess moisture.


Beat butter, powdered sugar, cocoa and 1 tbsp (15 mL) milk in small bowl until well blended; stir in vanilla and almond extract. If necessary, add remaining milk, one teaspoonful (5 mL) at a time, until mixture will hold together but is not wet.


Mold scant teaspoonful (5 mL) mixture around each cherry, covering completely; place on prepared tray. Cover; refrigerate 3 hours or until firm.


Prepare White Creme Chip Coating. Holding each cherry by stem, dip into coating. Place on tray; refrigerate until firm.


About 1 hour before serving, prepare Chocolate Chip Drizzle; with tines of fork, drizzle randomly over candies. Refrigerate until drizzle is firm. Store in refrigerator.

White Creme Chip Coating: Place 2 cups (500 mL) HERSHEY'S CHIPITS White Creme Chips in small microwave-safe bowl; drizzle with 2 tbsps (30 mL) vegetable oil. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 1 minute; stir until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. If mixture thickens while coating, microwave at MEDIUM for 15 seconds; stir until smooth.

Chocolate Chip Drizzle: Place 1/4 cup (50 mL) HERSHEY'S CHIPITS Dark Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S CHIPITS Pure Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips and 1/4 tsp (1 mL) shortening (do not use butter, margarine, oil or spreads) in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 30 seconds to 1 minute; stir until chips are melted and mixture is smooth.