Are you in search of a quick yet impressive way to ring in the New Year? I’m Megan from Chaos Served Daily, and these Dark Chocolate Cherries with an Amaretto Drizzle are among my favorites to “wow” family and guests.
They’re so simple, yet look like you went to all kinds of trouble to make them. All you need are a jar of maraschino cherries with the stems still on, some dark chocolate chips or melting wafers, and a bit of amaretto liqueur.
First, drain the cherries and let them dry for a few hours on a couple of layers of paper towels. If they’re wet at all, the chocolate won’t stick, and that would be a shame!
When your cherries are dry, melt the chocolate according to the package directions (I usually use a glass bowl in the microwave; the glass holds the chocolate longer at the melted temperature). Then just dip the cherries and place them on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Chill until firm (an hour or so), then place four or five cherries in a champagne flute.
Drizzle a small amount of amaretto over the cherries in each glass, and serve. They’re pretty on a dessert buffet, and add a perfect elegant touch with very little fuss!