Red, White & Blue Sweet Cherry Bites



  • 1 lb fresh Stemilt cherries
  • 6 oz mini white chocolate baking chips (about 1 cup)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable shortening
  • 1/3 cup dark blue sanding sugar

The beauty of these fresh little cherry bites is they are simple and easy to prep.

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The beauty of these fresh little cherry bites is they are simple and easy to prep.


  1. Heat white chocolate and vegetable shortening in a double boiler over medium high heat. (Create a double boiler by placing a glass bowl over a pot filled with 1 to 2 inches of water. The water, once boiling, should not touch the bottom of the glass bowl.) Using a wooden spoon, stir chocolate and shortening intermittently, until chocolate melts completely and is fully incorporated with shortening. Set aside to cool to room temp.
  2. Meanwhile, pit cherries (if preferred). Pour blue sugar crystal candy into a low rimmed bowl. Working with one cherry at a time, hold cherry by the stem and dip into white chocolate, covering 3/4 of the fruit.
  3. Lift from chocolate and dip a second time. Hold fruit up over bowl for a few seconds to allow excess chocolate to drip away.
  4. Transfer fruit to sugar crystals and tip bottom of cherry a few times, until nicely coated. Place on a wax paper- or parchment-lined baking sheet to set. Continue with remaining cherries.
  5. Serve immediately. (Pitted cherries should be served once prepped; non-pitted cherries will keep nicely in the fridge for a few hours.)

Nutritional Information

Per Serving

  • Calories: 133
  • Fat Content: 6
  • Protein Content: 0.5
  • Carbohydrate Content: 12
  • Fiber Content: 0.5
  • Sugar Content: 18.2