Chocolate-Cherry Chews

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Full of bright cherry flavor, these chewy chocolate cookies will disappear in no time!

"Whats cherry or apple butter? "
Chocolate-Cherry Chews

Makes: 3 dozen cookies

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  • 1 cup dried cherries, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cranberry juice
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, preferably Dutch-process
  • 1/2 cup nonfat sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup cherry or apple butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sweetened flaked coconut, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 to 10 minutes. (Do not overbake; the cookies firm up slightly as they cool.) Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


Per cookie: 59 calories; 3 g fat (1 g sat, 0 g mono); 1 mg cholesterol; 11 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 1 g fiber; 17 mg sodium; 61 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate

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Diabetes appropriate
Low carbohydrate
Gluten free
Ease of Preparation
Total Time
1 hour or less
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