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What could be better than juicy, tart cherries dunked in the perfect amount of sugar and red, white, and blue sprinkles for the 4th of July?
These red, white, and blue sugared cherries are so delicious, that you won't want to share them with anyone!
Why You’ll Love These Patriotic Cherries
- The ingredients are simple to get by.
- This is an easy no-bake recipe and sweet treat.
- An excellent activity for family bonding.
- A tasty treat at any time of day.
- Sending a homemade present to a loved one is a great idea.
With the 4th of July around the corner, you will want to make sure you have this sweet treat on hand.
Boozy Patriotic Cherries are a perfect after-dinner treat for your guests or to bring over to neighbors.
These cherries soaked in rum are sure to please!
The full ingredient list and directions are found below in the printable recipe card.
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Equipment Needed to Make Patriotic Cherries
Ingredients For Your Boozy Patriotic Cherries
- Maraschino Cherries – With Stems
- Ghirardelli White Chocolate Melting Wafers
- Malibu Rum
- Bright Blue Decorating Sugars
How To Make A Boozy Patriotic Cherries
Step 1: Prep the Cherries
These Boozy Patriotic Cherries are a great addition to any 4th of July party! Make them ahead of time, and enjoy them all week long.
Remove the cherries from the jars with small tongs, and place them on paper towels.
Step 2: Melt the Chocolate
In a large bowl, add the white chocolate melting wafers, and place them in the microwave to melt, stopping about every 15 to 20 seconds to stir the white chocolate.
When it's completely melted, remove it from the microwave, and stir in the Malibu Rum.
Step 3: Set and Enjoy
Place the blue sugar in a shallow dish.
Take a cherry by the stem, dip it into the white chocolate, and then dip it into the blue sugar.
Continue until all the cherries have been dipped. Place the dipped cherries on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet to set.
When the chocolate has begun to set, about 30 minutes, place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator.
Keep refrigerated until time to serve.
Serve, and enjoy!
This makes 60 to 65 dipped Cherries.
What to Serve with Your Patriotic Cherries
A delectable cocktail will go well with these patriotic cherries.
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Popular Substitutions & Additions
A great tip for microwave chocolate melting, when melting chocolate in the microwave, keep the microwave on low power at short intervals and stir the chocolate frequently until it's creamy and smooth.
These Patriotic Cherries are the perfect addition to any celebration.
They're easy to make and are perfect served on ice cream, cupcakes, or just by themselves.
They take no time at all to prepare and the results are impressive! This Boozy Patriotic Cherries recipe is the perfect addition to your 4th of July celebration!
These cherries are the perfect balance of sweet and boozy.
You might also consider adding or topping some of the following for extra texture:
- Chocolate Chips
- Chocolate Wafers
- Caramel Drizzles
- Dried Fruits
- Mixed Nuts
- Shredded Coconut
- Crushed Toffee Bars
How To Store Boozy Patriotic Cherries
Best Way To Store Patriotic Cherries Leftover
Dip each cherry into the mixture by the stem and place on waxed paper-lined sheets. Refrigerate until completely set.
Keep cool and dry in an airtight container. After 1 or 2 weeks, it is at its best.
How Long Will Boozy Patriotic Cherries Last In the Fridge?
It is best to make patriotic cherries as close to the time you intend to consume them as possible. They will keep fresh in the fridge for up to 2 days if stored in an airtight container.
Can I Freeze Patriotic Cherries
Do not freeze the patriotic cherries. Because cherries contain so much moisture, when they freeze, they expand.
The layers crack, and while they taste good, they are not attractive or presentable.
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Patriotic Cherries FAQs
Do cherries soak up alcohol?
Yes. Wait for the boozy cherries in a cool, dark place.
The longer they soak, the more infused the fruit becomes and the more color leaches into the vodka, turning it a deep crimson color. I recommend soaking for at least two weeks.
Is it healthy to eat maraschino cherries?
Yes. They are high in fiber, vitamin C, iron, potassium, and vitamin A, but have no added sugar and only 97 calories per cup.
Is cherry fruit or not?
Yes. Cherry is a fleshy drupe that grows on many plants in the Prunus genus (stone fruit).
Cultivars of several species, including the sweet Prunus avium and the sour Prunus cerasus, are used to produce commercial cherries.
Are maraschino cherries real cherries?
Yes. Maraschino cherries are regular cherries that have been transformed.
They've been preserved, bleached, dyed, and sugar-sweetened.
Is there alcohol in maraschino cherries?
None. They're quite sweet and contrary to popular belief, there's no alcohol in them.
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Boozy Patriotic Cherries Recipe
Boozy Patriotic Cherries
- 2 large Jars of Maraschino Cherries – with Stems – 30 – 33 count
- 1 package of Ghirardelli White Chocolate Melting Wafers
- 1/2 cup of Malibu Rum
- Bright Blue Decorating Sugars
- Remove the Cherries from the Jars with small tongs, and place them on paper towels.
- In a large bowl, add the White Chocolate melting wafers, and place in the Microwave to melt, stopping about every 15 to 20 seconds to stir the White Chocolate.
- When it's completely melted, remove it from the Microwave, and stir in the Malibu Rum.
- Place the Blue Sugars in a shallow dish.
- Take a Cherry by the Stem, and dip it into the White Chocolate, and then dip it into the Blue Sugars.
- Continue until all the Cherries have been dipped.
- Place the dipped Cherries on a Parchment paper lined Cookie Sheet to set.
- When the Chocolate has begun to set, about 30 minutes, place the Cookie sheet in the refrigerator.
- Keep refrigerated until time to serve. Serve, and Enjoy!
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