The inspiration for these chocolates was actually a chocolate shop in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales where something similar was being sold for more than $100/kg ($50/lb.). Obviously I thought I could do better for a substantially lower cost. This recipe is the result.
Step 1: Ingredients
12 Fresh Cherries with stalks still on
½ cup Dark or Milk Chocolate
1 cup Brandy
You can multiply the amounts of cherries and chocolate so long as you have enough brandy to soak the cherries.
Step 2: Score the Cherries
Skip this step for the non alcohol version
Step 3: Soak the Cherries in the Brandy
Again, skip this step if making a non-alcohol version
Step 4: Dry off the Cherries
You won't need to do this if not using alcohol.
Step 5: Melt the Chocolate
Details on the different ways to melt chocolate can be seen here.