Dark Chocolate Cherry Surprise


This candy is incredibly easy and fast to make and has a big payoff. Cherries and chocolate are a match made in Heaven and with the addition of salted pretzels and a few soft marshmallows…very tasty!

I would say from start to finish, making this candy will take you about 25 minutes, if that. Perfect for a dinner party or for decadent little holiday gifts to give to your favorite neighbors.


I was running out of daylight for pictures…so the chocolate is still warm here. They will set up once they cool. The coconut oil will keep them from getting too hard.

~ Dark Chocolate Cherry Surprise ~

1 1/2 Cups of 70% Dark Belgian Chocolate, chopped

1 1/2 Tablespoons of Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

1/2 Cup of Dried Cherries, chopped

1/2 Cup of Salted Gluten Free Pretzels, broken up into small pieces

1 Cup of Miniature Marshmallows

A Tiny Amount of Sea Salt

Melt the chocolate and coconut oil slowly in a double boiler or microwave. Add the cherries, pretzels, and marshmallows and stir. Spoon into miniature foil lined candy papers. Sprinkle the tiniest amount of sea salt on top of each one. Allow to set. If you want them to set quickly, allow them to rest in the refrigerator for a half an hour.


6 Comments on “Dark Chocolate Cherry Surprise

    • You could freeze them but the oils in the chocolate will separate causing a white film on top. It doesn’t change the flavor, just the appearance. πŸ™‚


  1. These look so lovely April and it’s always a thrill to see a delicious looking recipe that can be made in less than 30 minutes! I’ll try to make these this Christmas because like you say, they would make excellent gifts xx


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  3. These look so good, April, that I think the only real surprise is that as many as 8 of them lasted long enough for you to get a photo taken. These are the type of treat I always hope
    to find at Christmas. πŸ™‚


    • They were so smooth and delicious. I love the surprise crunch from the pretzels and the tart from the dried cherries. The marshmallows melt just slightly making them very light and fluffy. They didn’t last long!


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