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National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day

Indulge your sweet tooth and celebrate National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day with delicious treats, recipes, and fun activities!
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January 3
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Introduction

Get ready to indulge in some deliciousness on National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day, January 3rd! This holiday has been around since 1985 and celebrates one of the most iconic combinations of chocolate and cherries. The combination is said to have originated in France during the 19th century, but it quickly spread all over Europe and eventually gained worldwide popularity. Whether you prefer dark or milk chocolate covered cherries, this day is a great excuse to treat yourself with your favorite sweet snack.

History of National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day

National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day Dates

National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>16th Century</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Cherries Appeared in Europe</div><div class='timeline-text'>The cherries we know today were first introduced to Europe from western Asia around the 16th century and were often preserved in liquors including brandy and rum.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1828</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Industrial Chocolate Making Began</div><div class='timeline-text'>Conrad Van Houten patented a method to extract the fat from cocoa beans and make powdered cocoa and cocoa butter, making industrial chocolate production possible.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1921</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Chocolate-covered Cherries</div><div class='timeline-text'>Cella's, a New York-based sweet manufacturer, began producing chocolate-covered cherries.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>Mid-20th Century</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Popularity Explosion</div><div class='timeline-text'>With the popularization of boxed chocolates, chocolate-covered cherries became a popular gift, especially for Christmas and Valentine's Day.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make your own chocolate covered cherries</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Making your own chocolate covered cherries is easy and fun! You'll need some fresh cherries, a bar of dark or semi-sweet chocolate, and some wax paper. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler, dip the cherries in the melted chocolate, place them on the wax paper, then allow them to cool.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go out for chocolate covered cherries</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Head to your local candy store and pick up a box of gourmet chocolate covered cherries. They come in all kinds of flavors like raspberry, coconut and even bourbon.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Bake a chocolate cherry cake</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Nothing says celebration like a homemade cake! Look online for recipes, or head to your favorite bakery and pick one up.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Order a chocolate cherry ice cream sundae</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Why not treat yourself? Head over to your local ice cream parlor and order yourself a decadent sundae topped with chocolate sauce and cherries.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make chocolate cherry truffles</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Making truffles is easier than you think! All you need is some cream cheese, melted semi sweet chocolate chips, graham cracker crumbs, chopped dried cherries, and white or dark chocolate for dipping. Mix it all together and roll into balls before dipping in the melted chocolate.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Chocolate covered cherries are a classic</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The combination of sweet and tart cherries coated in rich, decadent chocolate is one that never goes out of style. Whether it's boxes of candies or delicious homemade treats, Chocolate Covered Cherry Day is the perfect time to indulge your taste buds in this classic confection!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Chocolate covered cherries are easy to make</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>You don't have to be a master chocolatier to whip up some delicious chocolate covered cherries. All you need are maraschino cherries, melted semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips , and whatever toppings you want for an added kick!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Chocolate covered cherries are perfect for gift giving</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Gift giving doesn't get any sweeter than with chocolate covered cherries. Not only do they look beautiful, but they also taste amazing - making them the perfect gift for special occasions like birthdays or Valentine's day!</p></div></div>

5 Chocolate Covered Cherry Facts You'll Love

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Chocolate Covered Cherries have a French Origin</h3><p class='facts-content'>Chocolate covered cherries, also known as Cherry Cordials, have a rich history that traces back to 18th Century France along with other fondant filled chocolates.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>They May Improve Brain Health</h3><p class='facts-content'>Cherries contain antioxidants called anthocyanins which have been associated with brain health benefits including reduced neurodegeneration and improved memory.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Chocolate Covered Cherries are a Popular Christmas Treat</h3><p class='facts-content'>These delightful treats gain increased popularity during the Christmas holidays, often shared among family and friends or used as stocking fillers.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Filling is Usually a Type of Fondant</h3><p class='facts-content'>The sweet, creamy filling usually associated with chocolate covered cherries is a type of fondant that is made from sugar, corn syrup, and water.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Making Chocolate Covered Cherries is a Time-Consuming Process</h3><p class='facts-content'>Creating your own chocolate covered cherries at home can require multiple steps and several days for the fondant to properly liquify around the cherry.</p></div></div>

National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day FAQs

When is National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day?

National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day is celebrated on January 3 every year. In 2024, it will fall on a Wednesday.

National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Jan 3

Tuesday

2024

Jan 3

Wednesday

2025

Jan 3

Friday

2026

Jan 3

Saturday

2027

Jan 3

Sunday

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