Dark-chocolate cherry cordials



20 min


1 h 35 min



Dark-chocolate cherry cordials

Dark chocolate cherry cordials. (Photo, Erik Putz.)

These tempting truffles add an eye-catching flourish to the dessert table, and with their sweet cherry centre, they'll disappear in no time.


  • 2 cups chopped dark chocolate , about 2 170-g pkgs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 tsp orange liqueur , such as Grand Marnier
  • 24 maraschino cherries , stems removed
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder


  • COMBINE chocolate with butter and liqueur in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high, stirring halfway through, 1 to 2 min. Stir until completely melted and smooth. Refrigerate until chocolate is slightly firm, about 1 hour.
  • LINE a baking sheet with foil.
  • PAT cherries dry with paper towels. Scoop 1 scant tbsp chocolate mixture into the palm of your hand. Flatten chocolate, then place a cherry in the centre. Wrap cherry with chocolate, then roll into a ball. Place on prepared sheet. Repeat with remaining chocolate and cherries. Refrigerate until firm, about 15 min. Toss cordials with cocoa powder in a bowl until well coated. Refrigerate, covered, until ready to serve, up to 1 week.

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Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 131,
  • Protein
  • 1 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9 g,
  • Fat
  • 10 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 4 mg.
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