Cherry Rum Chocolate Candies

June 27, 2014 · 12 comments

Chocolate spread, dip, sauce, cocktail, AND of course candy.  Chocolate lovers crave the taste that this sweet treat has to offer.  Mixing in a liquor just enhances the flavor of any recipe.  Sometimes it will enhance it just a wee bit too much, but sometimes a boozy drink makes a recipe melt in your mouth.  Let’s grab a cocktail and a few Cherry Rum Chocolate Candies!

Cherry Rum Chocolate Candies

I am definitely not a a chocolatier, and totally okay with that discovery.  A few years ago I was able to meet a famous chocolatier.  One thing I discovered, there is a science and special artistic ability that goes into each of their creations.  What this recipe lacks in chocolate beauty, is easily made up with all the cherry rum love.

Cherry Rum Chocolate Candies

Last year while vacationing in Michigan, I found this cute candy mold at an antique store.  Finally I was able to use the lovely pan.  The chocolates did not come out of the mold perfectly.  They had a chocolate cherry rum sandwich look.  For my readers, I recommend using a mini muffin pan with muffin liners.  The muffin pan with liners will make less of mess.

Cherry Rum Chocolate Candies

The recipe takes a little time to make, so set some time aside.  The wait is mostly because the chocolate needs to set in the freezer or refrigerator.  Also, since we added coconut oil to the recipe, keep the chocolates in the refrigerator or freezer.

Cherry Rum Chocolate Candies

Cherry Rum Chocolate Candies
 
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Ingredients
  • For Chocolate:
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cup semi-sweet chocolate
  • For Cherries:
  • 1 cup coconut rum
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup pure cane sugar
  • 1½ cups fresh sweet cherries, pitted and diced
Instructions
  1. For Cherries:
    In medium sauce pot, on medium heat, cook down the cherries, rum, water, and sugar. Cook down liquid by half, (this recipe started with 24 oz, cooked down to 12 oz.) Let cool.
  2. Spray muffin liners or candy mold with coconut oil cooking spray.
  3. For Chocolate:
    With double boiler, or sauce pot with inch of water and metal pan sitting on sauce pot on medium heat, melt the chocolate with honey, coconut oil, and vanilla extract.
  4. Melt half the chocolate recipe first, place thin layer of chocolate in muffin liner or candy mold, chill in freezer or refrigerator.
  5. Once first chocolate layer is hard, strain cherries from juice (keep juice for later,) add small amount of cherries on top of chocolate, chill in freezer or refrigerator.
  6. Melt second half of chocolate recipe, place a layer of chocolate on top of cherries, then chill in freezer or refrigerator.
  7. Keep candies in refrigerator to keep solid.
  8. Enjoy!

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  • Miranda

    I love the recipe and that chocolate mold.. Now I’ll be on the hunt for a similar mold. lol I love chocolate covered cherries so I know I’ll have to give this a try!

  • Susan Pridmore

    You’ve totally motivated me to try this. I’m not a chocolatier either, and just fine with that too, and I’ve got a pan similar to yours of little molds. I’ve just never used it. But I’m going to do this I think for the 4th of July. Your recipe looks so, so good!

  • http://mjskitchen.com/ mjskit

    Oh my! Cherries and chocolate is the most decadent combination IMO and one that I can get enough of. These chocolates have me drooling!

  • Jeanette Chen

    What a fun recipe – this would be such a nice treat for guests this summer!

  • Hotly Spiced

    I love chocolate and cherries. We have a bar in Oz called a ‘Cherry Ripe’ and it’s cherries covered in a very dark chocolate. But no rum! These are very pretty, Terra xx

  • Thespicyrd

    Mmmm….chocolate! And cherries!! We have been forgoing ourselves silly on cherries lately, AND coincidentally I have been craving chocolate as well :-) Win, win! Love the antique candy mold too! xo EA

  • kitchenriffs

    Chocolate and cherries pair so well! And rum? Yes, please. ;-) Good stuff — thanks.

  • http://gobakeyourself.com/ Choc Chip Uru

    What addictive little candies, a big fan :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    http://gobakeyourself.com/

  • Maureen Shaw

    I love the chocolate, cherry and rum idea. I can’t wait for cherry season!

  • Suzanne

    Well aren’t these the cutest little chocolates. Cherry and chocolate go perfect together and I do love that cherries are in season yay!!

  • http://justonecookbook.com/blog/ Nami | Just One Cookbook

    These molds are so cute! I love chocolate and cherry combo. I won’t be able to stop. :)

  • Meghan

    I’ve been dreaming about these since I saw the picture on fb! They look phenomenal and they do not lack a thing in beauty, my friend. Gorgeous! xx

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