How To Make Simple 3 Ingredient Sprinkle-Dipped Cherries

3 ingredient sprinkle-dipped cherries are perfect for anytime! Maraschino cherries, candy melts, and sprinkles are all you need to make these bite-sized treats. Make them up the day before to serve at a party, or gift to a neighbor or co-worker. 

sprinkle dipped cherries on pan

If you are a fan of maraschino cherries, do I have a treat for you! You only need about 20 minutes and 3 ingredients to make these yummy sprinkle-dipped cherries. You can easily change out the flavor of candy melts that you use and also the type of sprinkles. Wouldn’t Christmas tree sprinkles be cute on milk chocolate-covered cherries? Make up a couple of batches to gift to teachers, co-workers, neighbors, and more! 

ingredients for Sprinkle-Dipped Cherries

  • 1 jar maraschino cherries
  • 1 cup sprinkle candy melts
  • 1 tablespoons shortening or coconut oil, optional
  • 1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles – you can also use holiday sprinkles!

ingredients for sprinkle dipped cherries

HOW TO MAKE SPRINKLE-DIPPED CHERRIES

step 1. PREPARE A COOKIE SHEET

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.

STEP 2. DRY THE CHERRIES

Discard the syrup from the jar of maraschino cherries and dry the cherries on a paper kitchen towel for 10 minutes.

drying cherries on paper towels

step 3. MELT THE Candy

Place the candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 45 seconds. Stir well and reheat for an additional 25 seconds, as needed.
Depending on the brand of candy melts, you may need to stir in some shortening or coconut oil to loosen up the candy melts.

melted candy wafers

STEP 4. DIP THE CHERRIES

Holding a cherry by the stem, dip the cherry into the melted candy melts and rotate to achieve your desired candy coating.

dipping cherries in melted candy

STEP 5. ADD THE SPRINKLES

Let any excess candy melts drip off and then dip the wet candy-coated cherry into the sprinkles.

cherry in candy

 

dipping cherry in sprinkles

STEP 6. REPEAT THE STEPS

Place the cherry on the lined cookie sheet and repeat with all cherries.

cherries on sheet pan
Let the candy melts on the cherries set for 2 hours or overnight before storing or serving.

close up of sprinkle dipped cherries

how to store Sprinkle Dipped Cherries

Store these sprinkle-dipped cherries in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

close up of cherries covered in candy

can you freeze Sprinkle-Dipped Cherries?

No. Unfortunately, you cannot freeze sprinkle-dipped cherries. The cherries will expand when frozen and the layers will crack. They won’t make a pretty presentation at all. Though, they may still taste good!

tips for Sprinkle-Dipped Cherries 

  • Be sure not to overheat the candy melts. It’s best to start at 30 seconds and stir, then add another 30 seconds. 
  • Make up a batch the day before so they are nice and chilled. Make a batch for home and to bring to a party. 
  • Consider using different color sprinkles and shapes for a variety of occasions. 
close up of cherries covered in candy

Sprinkle Dipped Cherries

Pick up a jar of cherries, candy melts and sprinkles to make candy coated cherries.

Ingredients
  

  • Maraschino Cherries
  • Candy Melts
  • Rainbow Sprinkles
  • 1 tbsp Shortening or coconut oil, optional

Instructions
 

  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Discard the syrup from the jar of maraschino cherries and dry the cherries on paper kitchen towel for 10 minutes.
  • Place the candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 45 seconds. Stir well and reheat for an additional 25 seconds, as needed.
  • Holding a cherry by the stem, dip the cherry into the melted candy melts and rotate to achieve your desired candy coating.
  • Let any excess candy melts drip off and then dip the wet candy-coated cherry into the sprinkles.
  • Place the cherry on the lined cookie sheet and repeat with all cherries.
  • Let the cherries set for 2 hours or overnight.
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3 Comments

  1. Do these need to be refrigerated?

    1. southerncrush says:

      I would keep them refrigerated.

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