It’s summertime and that means CHERRIES! I love these little bombs of flavor in both sweet and savory situations, but was feeling an urge to satisfy my sweet tooth. Everyone loves a good chocolate dipped strawberry, but what better way of saying upgrade then dipping cherries in this gorgeous ganache with a sprinkling of almond and coconut goodness?! These are a cinch to make, delicious and a great party or date night pleaser.
a full moon cycle of cherry goodness
Coconut-Almond Chocolate Dipped Cherries
20-30 red cherries
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup light canned coconut milk
1 tablespoon white creme de cacao
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2 cup ground almonds
2 teaspoons Maldon or sea salt + garnish
Melt your chocolate, coconut milk, creme de cacao and sea salt in a double boiler on medium heat stirring often until fully combined. Remove from heat and let cool for 5-8 minutes.
Create your dipping station! Place your coconut and ground almonds into individual bowls and line a cookie tray with parchment paper. Wash your cherries and pat dry. Dip your cherry into the chocolate and twirl off any excess chocolate. Dip in almonds, coconut or both. Place onto your cookie sheet. Repeat until all cherries are dipped. Sprinkle with a light dusting of sea salt crystals. Transfer to the refrigerator and let cool for an hour. Eat or use to tempt:)
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