With only three ingredients and about 10 minutes of time, these Red White & Blue Sugared Cherries will be the hit of any Memorial Day or 4th of July celebration! Make some today!
When time is short but you want to whip up something fun and fanciful that everyone will love for the Memorial Day or 4th of July party you’re attending, why not make up a tray of these Patriotic Red White & Blue Sugared Cherries? And while you’re at it, get the kids involved in the fun. After all, dipping the white chocolate covered cherries in the bright blue sugar is a whole lot of fun for big and little hands alike!
I ordered the blue sanding sugar from Amazon.com (Amazon and I are best friends. Just ask my husband! LOL). I’ll make sure to leave an affiliate link to the blue sugar I ordered below so you can order some too, if needed. Of course you can always dip the cherries in whatever color sanding sugar you happen to have on hand. Or, why not dip them in multi-colored sprinkles?? Then the cherries can be used for any occasion you can imagine. You could even decorate the top of a cake or cupcake with them, which I think would be really fun. However, since I’m posting these primarily for Memorial Day and the 4th of July I went with the red, white and blue patriotic theme. Hence the blue sanding sugar. 🙂
There you have it. These patriotic Red White & Blue Sugared Cherries are that fast, and that easy to make! It’s really not a recipe per-say, but more of a method. The only thing that’s important to remember when melting chocolate in the microwave (which I did to make these sugared cherries) is to use the microwave on low to medium power, and stir the chocolate often until it’s creamy and smooth. Of course, you can always use a double-boiler to melt the chocolate, but why, when the microwave method works just as well and is a lot faster!
As I mentioned above, I purchased the blue sanding sugar through Amazon. It may be available in the craft store and certain grocery stores, but like I said, I’m partial to Amazon’s speedy delivery service (i.e. prime memberships), and the fact that I don’t have to change out of my slippers to run to the store. LOL Here are some affiliate links if you’re interested in purchasing through Amazon. I’m also listing a few additional colors because they’ll come in handy for you all throughout the year.
These Speedy Patriotic Red White & Blue Sugared Cherries require no skill, no baking, no time, and virtually no effort. NO kidding!! You’ll be amazed when they’re the hit of the Memorial Day party, and so are YOU for bringing them! 🙂
- 1 pound of fresh cherries washed and completely dry
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- blue sanding sugar
In a small microwave bowl, melt the chocolate chips on medium/low power for 40 seconds.
Remove the bowl, stir the chips and continue the process until the chocolate is smooth and creamy.
Dip the cherries part way into the melted chocolate and then into the blue sanding sugar.
Set on a parchment lined baking sheet until dry OR on a baking sheet that has been lightly sprayed with cooking oil.
Serve chilled or at room temperature.
Tools and equipment:
parchment paper (optional)
1 medium microwave safe bowl
1 small bowl
CAUTION: Fresh cherries contain pits! Please make sure to spit the pit out before swallowing as they can be a choking hazard (but you already know that)!!
For more ideas and recipes for celebrating the summer season in America, please check out the following suggestions which will please your palate well as your patriotism!
I hope you’ve enjoyed these Red White and Blue Sugared Cherries as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing them to you. Should you have any comments or questions, please don’t hesitate to place them in the comment section. Thanks!
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Until we eat again, I hope you have a delicious day and a wonderful and safe summer!
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