Cherry Blossom Chocolates

Cherry Blossom Chocolates

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When I think back to my own childhood and favourite treats, the cherry blossom was right up there at the top of the list. I had my own way of eating them, eat the outer and top layer of chocolate first, then the cherry and the bottom layer last. I’m sure they tasted just as good if you ate them any other way, but in my adolescent mind, that helped me to savour the yummy flavour even longer.
I don’t get to eat cherry blossoms these days. I’m sure I’d be mortified at the amount of sugar in one bite, let alone the whole thing. That doesn’t mean I have to forgo the whole cherry chocolate experience, though. I’ve found a way to have my cherries and chocolate and enjoy my slim waist line too!
Hope you enjoy these as much as I do.

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Cook Time20 min
  • Total Time25 min
  • Yield24 Treats
  • Energy53 cal
  • Cuisine
    • American
    • French
  • Course
  • Cooking Method
    • Melting
    • Simmering
  • Suitable for diet

Ingredients

For the filling

  • 12 Frozen cherries
  • Cherry water
  • 1 Tbsp confectioners swerve
  • ¼ tsp xanthan gum

For the Chocolate

  • 4 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 1/4 cup Coconut oil
  • ¼ cup swerve, confectioners
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp Himalayan salt

Instructions

For the Filling

1
  1. Cover frozen cherries with water and set aside for one hour
  2. Remove cherries from the water and set both aside.
  3. Place cherry water in a small sauce pan under medium low heat.
  4. Add swerve and xanthan gum and whisk until combined.
  5. Set aside to thicken.

For the chocolate

2
  1. Combine chocolate, oil, swerve, vanilla and salt in a small sauce pan
  2. Melt under medium low heat, or in a double boiler.
  3. Set aside to let cool, for five minutes
  4. Spoon chocolate into silicon molds. Fill to the top.
  5. Place mold into freezer for five minutes
  6. Remove molds and scoop out the inner core of the chocolates.
  7. Place a piece of cherry in the chocolate core and fill with cherry sauce.
  8. Place in the freezer for five minutes
  9. Cover the cherry filled chocolate with the remaining (warmed) chocolate to cover over the hole.
  10. Place in the freezer to cool.
  11. Store in the fridge
Recipe notes –
Shredded, chopped coconut and chopped walnuts can be added to the chocolate

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Calories53
  • Calories from Fat36
  • Food ComponentAmount/Serving% Daily Value*
  • Total Fat4.8 g6.15%
  • Saturated Fat3.5 g17.5%
  • Total Carbohydrate1.9 g0.69%
  • Dietary Fiber.9 g3.21%
  • Total Sugars.5 g
  • Protein.7 g1.4%
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