Welcome To The Shakin 'N Bakin Blog!

Welcome to my blog! I love to cook and bake for my family. I hope you enjoy the recipes, foodie reviews, foodie giveaways and cooking tips posted on my blog.

How to Print Recipes: You can print out each individual recipe featured on this blog by clicking the "share" button at the bottom of each post. It will open up to show you options, click on print and another window will open up with the recipe inside it for printing. You can also use the SHARE button to email a copy of the recipe to yourself for printing later.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

No-Bake Cherry Crème Filled Dark Chocolate Bites Recipe

Yes, I know it's only October but I'm already starting to think about the quickly approaching holiday season. Every holiday season I make and bake a wide variety of cookies, pies, cupcakes, creamy fudge, bon-bons and all kinds of other delicious treats. I make them for the various holiday parties that we host and I like to give them as holiday foodie gifts too!

The great folks over at Sparkling ICE sent over this recipe for me to share with all of you. One of the things I like about this recipe is that it requires no baking and it includes one of my favorite foods, chocolate! As an added bonus, it's easy to prepare! This recipe is definitely on my to-do list for sure!

No-Bake Cherry Crème Filled Dark Chocolate Bites Recipe

1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
2 oz cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon Sparkling Ice® Black Cherry
2 tablespoons chopped dried sweet cherries
1 cup dark semisweet chocolate chips (60% cacao)
Toppings: Chopped pistachios, chopped almonds, coconut and chopped dried sweet cherries

In small bowl, combine powdered sugar, cream cheese and Sparkling Ice® Black Cherry, mixing to combine. Add dried cherries, mixing well to incorporate. Cover and refrigerate mixture for at least 1 hour; remove from fridge. With spoon or buttered hands, drop slightly less than ½ tablespoonful onto parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze for 30 to 45 minutes. (Mixture will be sticky.)

Melt chocolate per package microwave directions and set aside. Remove 1 to 2 frozen cherry fillings from the freezer at a time, and using toothpicks or 2 forks, dip each frozen filling into the chocolate to cover, shaking excess chocolate off. Place on parchment and top as desired. Continue for remaining chocolate bites. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

1 comment:

jopb said...

This combines two of my favorite sweets: chocolate and cherries. I shall definitely be making these bites soon. I would dip them in a mixture of unsweetened chocolate and pistachios.