Chocolate-Cherry Chews

Eating Well

Ready in: 60 minutes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 36
Vegetarian
Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cherry or apple butter
    Nut butters, Jams, and Honey
  • 1/2 cup nonfat sweetened condensed milk
    Baking
  • 1/4 cup cranberry juice
    Beverages
  • 1 cup dried cherries, chopped
    Dried Fruits;Produce
  • 2 cups sweetened flaked coconut, divided
    Baking
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, preferably Dutch-process
    Baking
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    Baking

Steps

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.
  • Combine cherries and cranberry juice in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over low heat and cook, stirring frequently, until all the juice has been absorbed, about 2 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • Combine cocoa, condensed milk, cherry (or apple) butter and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth and blended.
  • Add the plumped cherries and 1 2/3 cups of the coconut; stir just until combined.Using 2 small spoons, form and drop 1-inch mounds onto the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle the remaining coconut over the cookies.
  • Bake until the cookies are no longer sticky and the coconut has begun to brown, 8 to10 minutes. (Do not overbake; the cookies firm up slightly as they cool.)
  • Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 56.35  cal  (2.82%)
  • Fat: 1.58  g  (2.43%)
  • Saturated Fat: 1.39  g  (8.71%)
  • Carbohydrates: 10.46  g  (3.49%)
  • Sugar: 7.74  g  (8.6%)
  • Cholesterol: 0.0  mg  (0.0%)
  • Sodium: 20.73  mg  (0.9%)
  • Caffeine: 4.12  mg  (1.37%)
  • Protein: 1.17  g  (2.35%)
  • Manganese: 0.13  mg  (6.36%)
  • Fiber: 1.44  g  (5.76%)
  • Copper: 0.09  mg  (4.31%)
  • Magnesium: 11.65  mg  (2.91%)
  • Vitamin A: 131.55  IU  (2.63%)
  • Calcium: 22.12  mg  (2.21%)
  • Iron: 0.39  mg  (2.17%)
  • Phosphorus: 18.44  mg  (1.84%)
  • Selenium: 1.03  µg  (1.48%)
  • Potassium: 49.8  mg  (1.42%)
  • Zinc: 0.16  mg  (1.07%)

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