3 1/2 pounds

Lightly grease cutter with cooking spray to make cutting easier.

How to Make It

Step 1

Microwave cherries and 2 tablespoons water in a small glass bowl at HIGH 2 minutes; drain.

Step 2

Melt chocolate and candy coating in a heavy saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat; stir in cherries and pistachios. Spread into a wax paper-lined 15- x 10-inch jellyroll pan.

Step 3

Chill 1 hour or until firm. Cut with a 3-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter. Store in airtight container.

Ratings & Reviews

harrydog's Review

February 13, 2010
Love the recipe but I cannot cut it with the heart cutter,it is too hard. What am I doing wrong?

Julie21's Review

February 10, 2010
You can get candy coating squares at any craft stores, I get them at JoAnnes or Michaels. They are in the baking section. You may also be able to get them in party supply stores or Wal-Mart in the craft area.

Tigris's Review

February 10, 2009
I made these as Valentine gifts for friends, a white chocolate and milk chocolate batch. They both went over well. If you're on a budget you can save about 15 dollars off the cost of 2 batches if you use cherry flavored craisins instead of dried cherries. :-)

CookingCrazy's Review

February 06, 2009
Can someone tell me what vanilla candy coating squares are, and where do you buy them.

JennyBee71's Review

January 03, 2009
This was easy to make and very rewarding as a holiday food gift for friends and family. My father couldn't quit eating it so had to give him my personal stash set aside. I didn't like the way the cherries tasted and looked. They were brown--not the cheery holiday red as in the book's picture I had. Next year will try using dried cranberries (Craisins) and hope at least to get the red. Hard to find shelled pistachios but was able to get enough from the small can of Planters Pistachio Lovers Mix. The green was great!