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

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Jason Donnelly

Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins
1 hr
2 hrs
30 dipped sandwich cookies


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.


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

133 calories; fat 7g; cholesterol 4mg; saturated fat 4g; carbohydrates 17g; mono fat 2g; sugars 13g; protein 1g; vitamin a 50.9IU; niacin equivalents 0.4mg; folate 5.6mcg; sodium 56mg; potassium 19mg; calcium 14mg; iron 0.4mg.