February 26, 2014
It's National Cherry Month, which means cherry blossom festivals are popping up all over the country, enticing us with promises of sweet, red fruit. If you're like us, and can't wait for the delicate blossoms to turn into edible beauties, then try this recipe for chocolate covered cherries. This recipe was concocted while the author was in college, working with the bare minimum of supplies and a midnight hankering for anything sweet. It has been perfected through annual cooking sessions on February 14th while listening to Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (on repeat).
Chocolate Covered Cherries
- 12 oz fair trade organic chocolate (You can choose dark chocolate for a healthy twist.)
- 12 oz organic cherries (When cherries are not in season, substitute canned ones. Frozen works just as well, just make sure to thaw thoroughly.)
- Optional: fair trade organic cocoa powder