Walnut and Sour Cherry Chocolate Candies

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • 3 hours and 20 minutes
  • 5 servings

Candies are such a classic dessert; however, you should always be ready for a surprise when it comes to them. These crunchy chocolatey sweet bites are lemony-flavored little bombs. The sour cherry hidden inside each one of them complements the chocolate to perfection.

Ingredients Needed for Walnut and Sour Cherry Chocolate Candies

7 ounces of walnut
1 ¼ cups of sugar
½ cup water
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup canned sour cherries
2 ounces of butter
5 ounces of dark chocolate

How to Cook Walnut and Sour Cherry Chocolate Candies

  1. Add the walnuts to a baking dish and roast for 10 minutes at 360⁰F/180⁰C.
  2. Transfer them to a blender and crush them. Set aside.
  3. Add the sugar, water, and lemon juice to a saucepan over low heat. Cook until melted.
  4. Add the crushed walnuts and stir them in. Keep cooking and stirring for a minute or so.
  5. Add the vanilla sugar and almond extract. Stir in. Remove from heat and let it cool.
  6. Shape the mixture into a lump, wrap it in plastic and refrigerate for 50 minutes.
  7. Start shaping the walnut mixture into small balls, stuffing each one with a sour cherry.
  8. Transfer them on a rack and refrigerate for 60 minutes.
  9. Add the butter and chocolate to a pot over low heat. Cook and stir until melted.
  10. Coat the walnut balls with the melted chocolate, transfer them on a tray, or a board, on parchment paper and refrigerate for another 60 minutes.

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