Dairy Free Chocolate Covered Cherry

By | January 3, 2016

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

The best way to celebrate Chocolate-Covered Cherry Day is, of course, to make your own chocolate-covered cherries. Here a great and easy recipe to follow. cherries


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)


  1. Wash the cherries and remove the stems, setting them aside for decoration.
  2. Remove the pits from the cherries using a cherry pitter.
  3. Set the cherries on a paper towel lined plate to dry.
  4. Place the chocolate chips in a small sauce pan and heat over medium low heat. Stir occasionally until smooth and melted.
  5. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper.
  6. 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.
  7. Place the finished cherries in the refrigerator for at least one hour or until the chocolate is set.
  8. 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)?


7 thoughts on “Dairy Free Chocolate Covered Cherry

  1. Shaz

    Awesome recipe and something that I am going to share with my wife! We are not lactose intolerant but are trying to avoid dairy as much as possible. So this will be something to try and enjoy, thanks!

  2. Steven Varley

    Mmmmm these sound delicious, I live in the UK and never heard of this special day, however I am partial to chocolate and cherries so may introduce this day in Uk!!

    Do you know of any other chocolate days?

    1. Uwais Post author


      Yes, chocolate cake day is on the 27th of this month. Keep visiting my website for awesome celebration of other days.


  3. Dinh

    Wow the chocolate covered cherries look delicious and the recipe looks easy to make.
    We have a tradition of having Cella’s chocolate covered cherries at Christmas and this would be nice for me to make it and be part of our new tradition. 🙂
    I usually buy chocolate covered strawberries for my kids on Valentine’s day, do you have a recipe for that as well?

  4. Linda

    I have never heard of this day before.
    What a great day 🙂
    And thanks a lot for the great recipe.
    Will try this one out!

    Live, Laugh, Love
    Linda 🙂


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