I was looking for a replacement for the Chocolate Cherry Chews that I made last Christmas. They were a little dry, and while adding more butter helped, they still lacked something. This is a worthy replacement! They are soft inside, very slightly crispy outside and delicious! The chocolate drizzle is absolutely unnecessary -- they're wonderful without it. Omitting that is the only thing I changed about the recipe. I'd give them as a gift without hesitation.