Vegan Chocolate Dipped Cherries

Vegan Chocolate Dipped Cherries | The Healthy Family and HomeThese Clean Eating Vegan Chocolate Dipped Cherries are super easy to make and so much better than the store-bought version.

I was inspired to make this after my blog friend Tabatha over at Kitchen to Nirvana posted a recipe for Chocolate Covered Nuts and Coconut Bits and I’ve had chocolate on my brain ever since.

Last weekend when I was at Whole Foods, I spotted organic cherries in the produce section and I immediately knew what I wanted to do with them.

I normally would have made my own homemade chocolate topping using coconut oil, raw cacao butter and maple syrup, but they would have had to be kept frozen to keep the chocolate from melting and frozen cherries just aren’t the same as the fresh.

So I used the Enjoy Life mini-chocolate chips because they are Non-GMO Project Verified, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free, but also because they only have 3 ingredients:  evaporated cane juice, natural chocolate liquor (non-alcoholic) and non-dairy cocoa butter.

Here’s the ingredient list in a popular store-bought version of chocolate covered cherries:


S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Cella’s Chocolate Covered Cherries Candy

Ingredients:  Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Milk, Chocolate, Soy Lecithin, An Emulsifier, Flavors Artificial Vanillin), treated with Sulfur Dioxide, Preservative, Sugar, Corn Syrup, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Preservative, Flavors Artificial, Calcium Chloride, Colors Artificial (Red 40) (source) Rating:  “F”

They are a box of GMO ingredients, chemicals, preservatives and artificial flavors and coloring.

These are made with clean ingredients and they’re vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly and contain no refined sugar.

They’re a great little snack to make in a matter of minutes when you want something sweet, chocolate and healthy.

Want more healthy dessert recipes?  Check out Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Bark, Healthy Peanut Butter Cups, Crispy Peanut Butter Protein Cups or my Clean Eating eCookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating dessert recipes that you will love!



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5 Fast Facts About Cherries:

  • high in anti-oxidants
  • contains anti-cancer agents
  • provides anti-inflammatory benefits
  • contains beneficial phytonutrients
  • contains 19 x more beta carotene than strawberries



*These statements have not been evaluated by Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.



Vegan Chocolate Dipped Cherries | The Healthy Family and Home


Vegan Chocolate Dipped Cherries | The Healthy Family and Home


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Tip #1:  Remember to use caution if you serve these to younger children because they do have big seeds in the middle.

Tip #2:  You can add a little extra nutrition to these by adding organic chia seeds, flax seeds or even sesame seeds to the chocolate mixture and give it a little crunch.



Vegan Chocolate Dipped Cherries (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo-Friendly, No Refined Sugar) The Healthy Family and Home


  • 14 organic cherries
  • 1/2 cup Enjoy Life mini-chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon organic coconut oil


  • organic coconut sugar


Step 1 Melt the chocolate chips at lowest heat (stove top on low/medium heat) or dehydrator until melted. Transfer to a small bowl.

Gently dip the bottom 3/4 of the cherries into the chocolate, being careful not to break them off the stem.

Place on a piece of parchment paper and put them in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes, or until the chocolate hardens.



This recipe will make approximately (14) individual cherries.



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  1. says

    Karielyn! I love these chocolate covered cherries! The chocolate looks so decadent around the bottom. I will have to try your recipe as well. Cherries seem to be back in season. And thanks for the nice comments about my blog…

    • Karielyn says

      Hi Tabatha! I’m dying to make the chocolate covered nuts..I already know which ones I will use too!

      And you are very welcome..I absolutely love your blog 😉

    • Karielyn says

      Hi Rose! Thanks! As soon as I saw those little guys in the produce section, I grabbed a bag!

      Of course they were just as good plain as with the chocolate 😉

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