I’m pretty sure my life changed the day I discovered that I could make my own chocolate at home. With only three ingredients.

My kitchen is always stocked with coconut oil, cocoa powder, coconut butter and sweetener, so I can whip up a homemade chocolate snack when I have a craving. (Peanut butter works too if you don’t have any coconut butter.)

These homemade chocolate covered cherries are ridiculously easy to make, but such a great healthy snack! Store-bought chocolate cherries are loaded with preservatives and a bit too sweet for my taste, but these homemade cherries are all-natural, raw, vegan, and only require five ingredients.

I’m a big fan of curling up on the couch at night with a plate of munchies, and this is one of my favorite guilt-free snacks. You can also substitute the cherries for strawberries if you prefer!

diy chocolate covered cherries

Homemade Chocolate Covered Cherries
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp sweetener (pure maple syrup, agave or coconut palm sugar)
  • Fresh cherries
  • Sea salt for seasoning
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine cocoa powder, coconut oil, sweetener and salt and stir well.
  2. Dip each cherry in the chocolate sauce and place on a plate lined with parchment paper or tin foil.
  3. Place in the refrigerator or freezer for 5-10 minutes until the chocolate has completely hardened.
  4. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator until serving.