• 24servings
  • 30minutes
  • 80calories

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Nutrition Info . . .

NutrientsProteins, Carbohydrates, Cellulose
VitaminsB2, B3, B9, B12, C, E
MineralsCopper, Chromium, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Cobalt

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2-1/2 ounces semisweet chocolate

  2. 2 teaspoons shortening, divided

  3. 2-1/2 ounces white baking chocolate

  4. 1/2 cup dried cherries, chopped

  5. 1/2 cup boiling water

  6. 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

  7. 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

  8. 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

  9. 1 drop red food coloring

  10. 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Cherry Chocolate Cups Recipe photo by Taste of Home In a microwave, melt semisweet chocolate and 1 teaspoon shortening; stir until smooth. Brush evenly on the inside of 12 paper or foil miniature muffin cup liners. Repeat with white baking chocolate and remaining shortening. chill until firm, about 25 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the cherries, water and extract; let stand for 5 minutes. Drain, reserving liquid.

  3. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, food coloring, lemon peel and 2 tablespoons reserved cherry liquid; beat on medium-low speed for 2 minutes or until smooth. Fold in cherries.

  4. Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; insert a tip. Fill with cherry mixture. Pipe into chocolate cups. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm. Carefully remove from liners. Yield: 2 dozen.


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