If you didn’t indulge enough over the festive period, Chocolate Covered Cherry Day is another excuse to extend your festive season. Today, 3 January 2016, marks the celebration of Chocolate Covered Cherry Day. The idea behind this day is incredibly simple: Chocolate is delicious. Cherries are delicious. So why don’t we just combine the two and there we have it, a day just for chocolate covered in cherry.
The History of Chocolate-Covered Cherry Day
Chocolate covered cherries were introduced to the world by Cella’s Confections in New York in 1929 and were an immediate hit globally. Years later, in 1985, Cella’s Confections was bought from the Masarik Family by Tootsie Roll, though the family is still part owners of the product. Today, almost 90 years after they were made for the first time, Cella’s chocolate covered cherries are famous the world over for their liquid center and extra gooey taste.
How to Celebrate Chocolate-Covered Cherry Day the Dairy Free Way
DAIRY FREE CHOCOLATE-COVERED-CHERRY:
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
- 30-40 cherries (make sure they are sweet)
- 1 and half cups of lactose-free chocolate chips ( I used Enjoy Life)
- Wash the cherries and remove the stems, setting them aside for decoration.
- Remove the pits from the cherries using a cherry pitter.
- Set the cherries on a paper towel lined plate to dry.
- Place the chocolate chips in a small sauce pan and heat over medium low heat. Stir occasionally until smooth and melted.
- Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper.
- Place one cherry at a time in the melted chocolate and use a spoon to make sure it gets fully coated. Set the chocolate covered cherries on the prepared cookie sheet and place a stem inside each one.
- Place the finished cherries in the refrigerator for at least one hour or until the chocolate is set.
- Enjoy them on the same day.
Great way to celebrate this day. And also a simple and easy recipe to follow. Who will be joining me for in celebrating this awesome day( we can start getting back in shape tomorrow :-p)?