Chocolate-dipped cherries

Prep 30 mins | Cook 10 mins | Serves 40

These delicious sweet treats are perfect to serve after a casual dinner or any summer celebration. These choc-dipped cherries can be made a few hours in advance and kept chilled in the fridge until serving.

150g white chocolate, broken into squares
150g dark chocolate, broken into squares
40 (about 600g) plump cherries

Step 1 Line a large baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Place white chocolate into a medium heatproof bowl. Melt over a saucepan of simmering water, stirring occasionally, until smooth. Repeat process, melting the dark chocolate in another bowl.

Step 2 Working quickly, dip base of the cherries into the white or dark chocolate and place on baking tray. Set aside until chocolate is set and serve.

Good for you ... Cherries

A good source of vitamin C. Among its many functions, vitamin C contributes to collagen which plays a role in healthy gums, teeth, bones, cartilage and skin.

Provide dietary fibre which helps the normal functioning of the intestine.

Cherries contain some antioxidants with the highest quantities found in fruit with darker-coloured flesh