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.
Step 6: Dip the Cherries
Step 7: Dip the Cherry in the Sprinkles
Again, this step is entirely optional and I would actually only recommend it for the non-alcohol version of the recipe if you are making the cherries for kids.
Step 8: Let the Chocolate Set.
When you have all of the cherries on the plate, move it to the fridge to cool and allow the chocolate to set properly.
Step 9: Ready to Eat
Notes: Retain the Brandy after you have removed the cherries. The flavor will be enhanced by the cherries so you can either drink it or use it for cooking.
If brandy is not for you, you can substitute it for whisky, vodka or even things like orange liqueur. All will work equally well, which you choose will depend on your personal taste.