Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Cherry Ripe Bites

Cherry Ripe bars are chocolate bars made with a coconut and cherry filling inside. Unfortunately although made by Cadburys it's not available in the UK.
They looked so delicious in the pics that I've seen of them that I had to see if I could make a homemade version of them.

If you're a lover of coconut, chocolate and glace cherries, then this is the recipe for you. It's quick, easy and delicious so please give it a try :)


Half a cup of condensed milk 
2 cups of desiccated coconut
small tub of Glace Cherries
Chocolate of your choice ( I used a large bag of buttons and a bar of Bournville ( dark chocolate)

Method and preparation:

Add most of the cherries ( I used a cup full ) and leave a few to chop later ,Coconut and the condensed milk into a blender. Or you can use a stick blender like I have.

Blend until it's well incorporated (only a a couple of pulses)

Empty the contents into a bowl.

Now chop up the rest of the cherries and add to the bowl.

Mix well to ensure each of the balls gets some chopped cherries into them .

Now line a tray or plate with either foil or grease proof paper ( I used foil as I ran out of grease proof)

Roll the mixture into small balls and place them on the lined plate.

Quick tip :

keep a bowl with a little water on the counter while rolling the mixture and dip your palms in it and shake off the excess and start to roll, this makes the rolling easier as the condensed milk can make it a little messy to roll the balls. You can do this every two or three balls making sure you don't have too much water on your palms.

Place your plate into the fridge for about 15 to 20 minutes. Or in the freezer for 10 minutes to help them set.

Once the coconut bites are set, remove them from the fridge and start to prepare the melted chocolate.

Place the chocolate in a glass heat proof bowl and either slowly microwave it until it melts or like me put the bowl in another pan of simmering water and let it melt gently.

Once the chocolate has melted let it cool for a minute.

Now carefully dip the coconut bites into the chocolate making sure to coat them well. (mine are quite rustic but taste amazing) place them back on the lined plate and put them back into the fridge /freezer to set.

Lastly... Enjoy :)

These treats can be kept frozen and enjoyed cold .

Happy eating folk ;).

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