Recipes and Cooking Chocolate-Cherry Dips 4.6 (11) 4 Reviews Vanilla wafer cookies get transformed into a sandwich cookie treat inspired by chocolate-covered cherries in this easy no-bake chocolate-cherry dessert. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on August 25, 2014 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason Donnelly Prep Time: 30 mins Chill Time: 30 mins Stand Time: 1 hrs Total Time: 2 hrs Servings: 30 Yield: 30 dipped sandwich cookies Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ½ of an 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened ½ cup powdered sugar ½ cup finely chopped, drained maraschino cherries ¼ teaspoon almond extract 60 vanilla wafers 12 ounce chocolate-flavor candy coating, coarsely chopped 2 teaspoon shortening Red, green, and/or white jimmies Directions For filling, in a medium mixing bowl beat cream cheese and powdered sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Stir in cherries and almond extract. Spread filling on bottoms of half of the vanilla wafers. Top with the remaining wafers, bottom sides down. Cover and chill about 30 minutes or until filling is firm. In a medium saucepan cook and stir chocolate candy coating and the 2 teaspoons shortening over low heat until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Using a fork, dip each sandwich cookie in melted chocolate coating, turning to coat completely and letting excess coating drip back into pan. Place dipped cookies on a sheet of waxed paper. Sprinkle with jimmies. Let stand about 30 minutes or until chocolate coating is set. *Tip If you prefer, use the microwave to melt the vanilla candy coating. In a small microwave-safe bowl combine vanilla candy coating and the 1/2 teaspoon shortening. Microwave on 100% power (high) for 30 to 60 seconds or until coating is melted and mixture is smooth, stirring every 30 seconds. To Store: Layer dipped and drizzled sandwich cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Do not freeze. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 133 Calories 7g Fat 17g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 30 Calories 133 % Daily Value * Total Fat 7g 9% Saturated Fat 4g 20% Cholesterol 4mg 1% Sodium 56mg 2% Total Carbohydrate 17g 6% Total Sugars 13g Protein 1g Calcium 14mg 1% Iron 0.4mg 2% Potassium 19mg 0% Folate, total 5.6mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.