Chocolate Covered Bourbon Cherries #SummerDessertWeek

Some of today's items/ingredients were supplied by our #summerdessertweek Sponsors. As always, all opinions are my own.

I am always about making simple, yet tasty bites for when we have a crowd over and this recipe is no different.  I had these the first time probably 10 or so years ago at a party for a football game and was hooked immediately. The big difference is the few I have had before use the "jar cherries" and for this particular version I used fresh sweet cherries (Rainier) with no added sugar and they were even better than I anticipated! Yes, you do have do do a little more "work" with fresh cherries by pitting them but it took me less than 5 minutes to pit over a dozen of them ( thanks in large part to my amazing OXO cherry pitter!) These chocolate covered bourbon soaked cherries will become a staple at parties!

I was a little worried how this would go in the beginning because normally when I make them I just use the jar cherries and pour out half the juice and replace with bourbon and let sit for a few days. I wasn't sure without cherry juice to dilute the bourbon a little how they would taste but the cherries were just so juicy anyways, they used their own juices to meld with the bourbon and you get a nice mixture of both cherry flavor and bourbon with each explosive bite.


1 lb Rainier Fruit Cherries ( pitted)
1/2 cup bourbon
10 oz dark chocolate

Pit your cherries and then put in a container and pour in the bourbon. Make sure to seal with a lid overnight. The next day, drain the cherries ( save your cherry bourbon, because why would you waste it?!) pat the cherries dry. Melt the chocolate and using a toothpick or small fork, dip the cherries in the chocolate and cover completely. Place on a nonstick pan for the chocolate to set up and harden.

Enjoy. These also make great gifts. You can place them in a small mason jar or similar container and top with a bow and the perfect gift!

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Welcome to the first #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear's Wife. We're so glad that you've joined us for this week long event of desserts and giveaways. You're going to love what we have in store for you.

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There are 25 amazing bloggers participating in this year's event! Throughout the week we'll be share tons of fantastic summer dessert recipes with you. With over 70 recipes being shared this week we just know that you're going to find a new summer favorite! Plus, don't forget that we have 6 (six) great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors!

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Prize #1

Dixie Crystals Giveaway
Prize #1 -- Dixie Crystals is giving one winner a $100 Willimas Sonoma Gift Card OR a $100 Sur la Table! Winner of prize #1 gets to pick which gift card they would like!

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Prize #2 -- Rainier Fruit is giving one winner a Pie dish, Cherry Pitter, Serving Spatula, Pinch Bowls, Pie Carrier! Everything you need to make the perfect cherry or blueberry pie!

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Prize #3-- OXO is giving one winner an 8 Piece Glass Bake, Serve & Store Set.

OXO Glass Bakeware is made of thermal shock resistant borosilicate glass, which means it can go from freezer to oven without the need to thaw. The OXO 8 Piece Glass Bake, Serve & Store Set is the perfect partner for all of your baking adventures. The Set includes a Glass 3 Qt Baking Dish, Glass 2 Qt Baking Dish, Glass Loaf Pan, Glass Pie Plate, 1 Cup Round SNAP Container, and 2 Cup Round SNAP Container.

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Prize #4 -- Adam’s Extract is giving one winner a Pyrex with baking utensils and 4oz Adams Best, 1.5 oz Pure Lemon, Almond, Peppermint and Vanilla.

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Prize #5 -- General Mills Cereal is giving one winner 4 boxes of cereal, 2 Big G Cereal character bowls, 2 Big G Cereal character , 2 “Good Morning” spoons, 2 Cheerios tumblers with straws 1 long-sleeve Cereal Character hooded t-shirt, 1 short-sleeve Cereal Character t-shirt.

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Prize #6 -- Land O’Lakes is giving one winner a branded insulated tote with a stainless steel water bottle, two mugs with cocoa mix, a dish towel and coasters.
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older.. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from July 24th until July 30th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterwards and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 6 (six) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 6 (six) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Rainier Fruit, OXO, Adam's Extract, Land O'Lakes and General Mills Cereal! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.

6 comments on "Chocolate Covered Bourbon Cherries #SummerDessertWeek"
  1. SO easy and delicious!!! Perfect summer treat!

  2. WOW! These looks so good! Very decadent!

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