Homemade Cherry Cordials

Products Used


  • 2 (10-12 oz each) jars maraschino cherries with no stems
  • 3 cups Dixie Crystals Confectioners Powdered Sugar
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) salted butter, melted
  • 4 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 16 oz chocolate candy coating (also called almond bark or candy melts)
  • Festive sprinkles/colored candy coating for garnish, if desired


      1. Carefully drain liquid from both jars of cherries. 
      2. After all liquid is drained from both jars, spread cherries on a thick layer of paper towels. Gently pat until mostly dry.
      3. Beat powdered sugar, melted butter, corn syrup, and almond extract on medium speed until combined.
      4. Knead with your hands until a soft dough forms. Cover bowl with a damp towel and working with about a teaspoon at a time, pinch a ball of dough in your hands, flatten it, and wrap around one cherry. Set aside. Repeat until all cherries are covered in filling.
      5. Melt chocolate coating according to package directions. Dip each cherry in chocolate coating, allowing the excess to drip off. Place covered cherries on wax or parchment paper until set.
      6. Drizzle with colored candy coating and sprinkle with festive nonpareils, if desired.
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      OPTIONAL: Pour 1- 1 -1/4 cups whipped cream vodka, rum, amaretto, or brandy into each jar until it just covers cherries. Place lids back on jars and refrigerate 24 – 48 hours prior to starting recipe. 

      Recipe developed for Dixie Crystals by Kristan Roland @bakescupcakes.

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      Sweetalk member
      Dec 03, 2020

      These are so easy and delicious! I made them for a sweet gift and everyone loved them.

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