Getting the marzipan cherry filling into the centre of these impressive chocolates is surprisingly simple. Whether or not you choose to share that with your guests is totally up to you!
- Prep time 45 minutes
- Total time 2 hours & 30 minutes
Chocolate Cherry Cups:
- 280 g 70% dark chocolate (about 10 oz), chopped
- 170 g milk chocolate (about 6 oz), chopped
- 1 pkg (200 g) marzipan
- 1/2 cup glacé cherries
- 10 glacé cherries cut in thirds
Chocolate Cherry Cups: In heatproof bowl set over saucepan of gently simmering (not boiling) water, melt half each of the dark chocolate and milk chocolate, stirring, until smooth. Pour by about 1 tsp into 1 3/4-inch wide candy cups. Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, in food processor, pulse marzipan with cherries into smooth paste. Roll by 1 tsp into balls. Gently press 1 ball into each candy cup, flattening tops almost but not all the way to edge.
In heatproof bowl set over saucepan of gently simmering (not boiling) water, melt remaining dark chocolate and milk chocolate, stirring, until smooth. Pour by 1 tsp over filling to cover, smoothing tops. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
Garnish: Top each cup with 1 cherry piece. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container; refrigerate for up to 1 week.)
Makes 30 pieces.
Nutritional facts Per piece: about
- Fibre 2 g
- Sodium 8 mg
- Sugars 12 g
- Protein 2 g
- Calories 131.0
- Total fat 8 g
- Potassium 123 mg
- Cholesterol 2 mg
- Saturated fat 4 g
- Total carbohydrate 15 g
- Iron 9.0
- Folate 1.0
- Calcium 2.0