Lemon Cherry Chocolate Cups

These Lemon Cherry Chocolate Cups are an easy dessert for any holiday or party!

Lemon Cherry Chocolate Cups

I look at the home that we’ve raised our kids in most of their lives, and the abundance of windows and light. In fact, we do not even have window coverings on many of the windows. I love the feeling of “bringing the outside light in” and it does affect my moods. Am I on the only that loves light? I’m delighted in our house, and the sense of openness.

There’s just something about a natural setting that makes my soul happy.

Enjoing an azalea plant indoors

I can’t explain it more than that. Except in the early mornings, when I grab my coffee and what I am reading, I gaze out the windows, and watch the sun coming up over the mountains.

It starts with coffee, God, light, a beautiful view. It’s when I gain His perspective on life, of what is important and what is not.

Love and light

I know our home today has helped shaped our kids with memories of family, gatherings, food, parties, movies, outdoor movies on the back covered patio, out-of-town guests.

It’s full of love and light.

Enjoing an azalea plant indoors

I also appreciate a look of enhancing the inside with plants, flowers, and anything outdoors-ish.

I took a simple azaela plant and wrapped it with burlap for our kitchen counter.

Enjoing an azalea plant indoors

For a short season, we’ll enjoy it. Then, into the ground it goes.

Whether we’re clipping herbs, enjoying succulents, displaying branches, or even enjoying a potted plant before it’s time to plant in the garden beds – it feels good to be in tune with nature.

Enjoing an azalea plant indoors

Lemon Cherry Chocolate Cups

A lovely little dessert that I made in our home for my Dad and Ginny when they came for dinner earlier this week, is perfect for springtime entertaining, or even Easter.

Lemon Cherry Chocolate Cups

We’re trying to eat smaller portions, so 1 or 2 bites of this is … well, heavenly.

Lemon Cherry Chocolate Cups

Have you tried these delicious chocolate cups? I found them at WalMart (in Medford). They are made of 64% Dark Belgian Chocolate! You can only use these for fillings that are cool (not warm or hot), and I store mine in the pantry (not the fridge).

I’ve already posted about these cherries. And you can by lemon curd in the store (I love Trader Joe’s or Harry & David).

If you love chocolate, cherries, and lemon, then this recpie is for you today!

Lemon Cherry Chocolate Cups for easy entertaining

Lemon Cherry Chocolate Cups

Yield: 6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 package (12) ChocoMaker Dessert Cups (64% Dark Belgian Chocolate)
  • 1/2 cup lemon curd
  • 1/2 cup Mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 cup Black Cherries in syrup (I buy Amarena Toschi brand)

Directions:

  1. Remove the chocolate cups from packaging and arrange on a platter or tray.
  2. Mix the lemon curd into the Mascarpone cheese, stirring well.
  3. With a small spoon, spoon the mixture into the cups. Top with 2-3 black cherries; serve!

Lemon Cherry Chocolate Cups for easy entertaining

12 comments

  1. This looks like a lovely dessert and something easy that I could do!

  2. Yum looks so amazing!!!

  3. Looks delicious to me. I love the smaller dessert bites, too!

  4. You know, I would have never thought to do lemon and chocolate together…but I LOVE the idea! Mini desserts are so cute and want to eat a few of these! Pinned!

  5. I have just recently found your blog.  What a joy to read and try your recipes.  I am in my seventies and even though my health isn’t what it use to be love having people get together  and share and laugh. Living with other seniors we lose somebody weekly that we care about.  we go on and have many more to share life experiences with.  thank you for the blog and all that yu share.

  6. I am going to order the cherries today.  These little lovelies are going to grace our Easter table.  I also really connected with your message about starting each day listening for God’s voice…helping us to navigate through this busy world…reminding us of what is important and what is not as important.  Blessings to you and yours on this Easter!

  7. Love how easy these are, they look so good!

  8. These are so fun and easy to make – I love it!

  9. I wonder if there’s a limit to how many you can eat? I’m asking for a friend :)

  10. Yummy!  I think I might try these easy peasy chocolate cups for Easter.  I just found your blog and love following your posts.  Thanks   

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