Chocolate Covered Cherry Day ~ January 3rd

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The History of Cherry Cordials

What a delicious Day.  In the 1700s these delicious little candies, known as chocolate-covered cherries or cherry cordials were made with cordial liquor, and although sometimes they still are, most are made with a sugar syrup these days.  Early on cherry cordials were made in England and were known for both settling the stomach and aiding in digestion.  It was also becoming known for being an aphrodisiac, which is probably why it is a favorite candy on Valentine‚Äôs Day.  this was in the day a cherry cordial was still in liquid form.  However, around this time in France, they started dipping sour cherries in chocolate with kirsch (another type of cherry liqueur).  When these treats got over to the US, they were sweetened with sugars and make without the alcohol, and have become the sweet treats we know and love today. Eliminating eh alcohol is what makes them able to be sold commercially in grocery and convenience stores.

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How to Celebrate Chocolate Covered Cherry Day

There are so many delicious ways to celebrate this holiday. You can make your own chocolate-covered cherries, either with or without the alcohol, you can buy some ready-made and indulge in the instant gratification, or you can have yourself a wonderful chocolate-covered cherry martini. Any way you choose to indulge, you have to admit, the combination of chocolate and cherry just can’t be beaten.

What to Watch on Chocolate Covered Cherry Day

What to Make on Chocolate Covered Cherry Day

Chocolate Covered Cherries are much easier to make than you might think. In fact, the hardest part of making them is waiting for the nougat to liquefy. Luckily, they are still tasty while they are in nougat form.

Chocolate Cherry Cordials
Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies
Chocolate Covered Cherry Fudge

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What to Buy on Chocolate Covered Cherry Day

Whether you want to make your own or buy them ready to eat, you can find what you need here.

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