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Chocolate-Covered Cherries with Sea Salt

Chocolate-Covered Cherries with Sea Salt

Chocolate-Covered Cherries with Sea Salt

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This recipe uses just four ingredients and can be a fun activity if you're hosting fondue-style or made ahead of time as an indulgent treat. If you love fancy salts, the cherries make the perfect canvas, balancing sweetness and adding crunch. My favorite is the Alderwood Smoked Salt, which adds a hint of campfire flavor and brings the essence of the Pacific Northwest full circle. 

Yields
6.0 servings
Prep Time Total Time
15 min 15 min
What You'll Need
  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Spoon for stirring
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking sheet
  • Airtight container (for storage)
Chocolate-Covered Cherries with Sea Salt

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh cherries, washed and dried (with stems on)
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate (70% cocoa or higher), chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pacific Flake Sea Salt, for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon Alderwood Smoked Salt, for garnish

Directions

  1. Prepare the Cherries: Ensure the cherries are thoroughly washed and completely dry. Any moisture can cause the chocolate to seize.
  2. Place the chopped dark chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the chocolate on medium power (50%) in 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
  3. Holding a cherry by the stem, dip it into the melted chocolate, covering it almost entirely. Allow any excess chocolate to drip off back into the bowl. Place the dipped cherry on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining cherries.
  4. While the chocolate is still wet, sprinkle a small amount of Pacific Flake Sea Salt and Alderwood Smoked Salt over each chocolate-covered cherry. Be careful not to overdo it; a little goes a long way.
  5. Allow the cherries to sit at room temperature until the chocolate is set. Alternatively, you can place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes to speed up the process.
  6. Once the chocolate is fully set, transfer the cherries to a serving platter or store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Chocolate-Covered Cherries with Sea Salt

Chocolate-Covered Cherries with Sea Salt

COOK TIME:
  • 1 pound fresh cherries, washed and dried (with stems on)
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate (70% cocoa or higher), chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pacific Flake Sea Salt, for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon Alderwood Smoked Salt, for garnish
  1. Prepare the Cherries: Ensure the cherries are thoroughly washed and completely dry. Any moisture can cause the chocolate to seize.
  2. Place the chopped dark chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the chocolate on medium power (50%) in 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
  3. Holding a cherry by the stem, dip it into the melted chocolate, covering it almost entirely. Allow any excess chocolate to drip off back into the bowl. Place the dipped cherry on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining cherries.
  4. While the chocolate is still wet, sprinkle a small amount of Pacific Flake Sea Salt and Alderwood Smoked Salt over each chocolate-covered cherry. Be careful not to overdo it; a little goes a long way.
  5. Allow the cherries to sit at room temperature until the chocolate is set. Alternatively, you can place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes to speed up the process.
  6. Once the chocolate is fully set, transfer the cherries to a serving platter or store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Chocolate-Covered Cherries with Sea Salt

This recipe uses just four ingredients and can be a fun activity if you're hosting fondue-style or made ahead of time as an indulgent treat. If you love fancy salts, the cherries make the perfect canvas, balancing sweetness and adding crunch. My favorite is the Alderwood Smoked Salt, which adds a hint of campfire flavor and brings the essence of the Pacific Northwest full circle. 

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