How To Make Chocolate Cherry Balls (Only 3 Ingredients!)

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3 ingredient Chocolate Cherry Balls

Scrumptious meets healthy in an energy-packed decadent treat!

3 ingredients are necessary

  • Dried Cherries
  • Raw Almonds
  • Dark Chocolate Chips
  • Optional: 1 tsp. Liquid Coconut Oil and embellishments. 

That’s it! 

Here’s how to put these little beauties together:


  • 1 cup Dried Cherries  (I use Montmorency cherries)
  • 1 cup Raw Almonds ( I use sliced raw almonds to give the food processor a head start)


Blend the dried cherries up in a food processor.  If you don’t have a food processor you can use a blender and you will need to do it in two batches, half the ingredients in each batch. 

This part will take 3-5 minutes depending on your food processor.  The end result should look like coarse cornmeal or coarse sand.  

You can add just a ¼ tsp. Of coconut oil to the mixture now and pulse for 15 seconds.  


Scoop out a heaping teaspoon full at a time and “smoosh” together, forcing the mixture to stick.  Then roll in the palm of your hand to even out the ball.  Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. 

Chill for 30 minutes in the refrigerator or 15 in the freezer.  


Meanwhile, melt ½ cup of the darkest chocolate chips you can find using a microwave oven. 

Place the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds.  

Take out and stir.

Place back in the microwave for 15-second intervals, stirring after each until the chocolate is fully melted and creamy.

At this point, you can add just a ¼ tsp. of Coconut Oil and stir to give a rich, glossy sheen to the chocolate.  


Take the cherry, almond balls out of the refrigerator.

Dip the balls, one at a time into the chocolate to coat using a fork.

You may embellish now with some shredded coconut, dried berries or nuts crushed and dusted on top or cocoa powder. 

Place back on the parchment-lined pan and pop back into the refrigerator until firm.  

You can store these, refrigerated for up to two weeks.  

Beautiful gift as well!

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