Craving a Cherry Ripe? Summer has arrived in Melbourne and to celebrate we have created the ultimate cherry bite recipe!
If you miss the taste of this classic dark chocolate treat, don’t despair. This simple recipe is very easy with just 5 ingredients and hard to resist.
- Makes: 16 pieces
- Oven temp: 160 (150C fan forced)
- Cook time: 20 minutes
- Set time: 3 hours
- Pan: square freezer-proof container 14x14cm
- Pan: biscuit tray
250g fresh cherries
1 cup shredded coconut
2 tablespoon The Sugar Breakup Organic Golden Rice Malt Syrup
1 tablespoon coconut oil melted
100g 85% dark chocolate or raw chocolate
- Preheat oven to 160 (150C fan forced), grease and line biscuit tray and line the freezer container with baking paper
- Cut the cherries in half, remove the stem and seed. Place onto the biscuit tray cut side up. Place in the oven for 20mins to bake. Then let them cool.
- Place cherries into a blender and give a couple of quick bursts to blend them up.
- In a mixing bowl use a spatula to mix the cherries, shredded coconut, The Sugar Breakup Organic Golden Rice Malt Syrup and melted coconut oil.
- Place the mix into the freezer dish and place into the freezer over night or at least for 3 hours.
- Cut cherries mix into 16 even pieces.
- Make your own raw chocolate or melt the 85% dark chocolate and cover the cherry bites. It’s up to you how much chocolate you want to put on them. Place a drizzle across the top, cover the whole top or completely coat them for that classic taste. They can also be happily eaten with no chocolate. The recipe is that delicious. Eat when set.
- Will keep in the fridge for 3 days, can also put them in the freezer to last longer
I made this last week using frozen cherries – just chopped and dried in oven, added bit more coconut. My 21 year old sugar eater kept going back raiding freezer. She is at work now so making a batch for Christmas to hide under the frozen dogs bones – that should keep the vegetarian at bay!!
That’s awesome Louise, hope she doesn’t find it!
I am not always a fan of artificial cherry flavoring but these look like they’d be good and genuine enough to be worth the try. And the dark chocolate? Oh man!
The lovely thing about this recipe is the simplicity of the ingredients. That’s why it’s such a winner and it really does taste like a cherry ripe.
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I love this!
Can bottled cherries be used?
Just answered y own question – see my attempt at: http://kamilleroach.wordpress.com/2014/12/18/cherry-bites-and-raspberry-cheesecake/
Those look so good!! :
Yum is all I can say