Chocolate-Cherry Dips


Vanilla wafer cookies get transformed into a sandwich cookie treat inspired by chocolate-covered cherries in this easy no-bake chocolate-cherry dessert.

chocolate-covered cherry dips with sprinkles
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
30 mins
Chill Time:
30 mins
Stand Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs
30 dipped sandwich cookies


  • 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


  1. 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.

  2. 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.


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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

133 Calories
7g Fat
17g Carbs
1g Protein
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.

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