There are two types of people in the world: those who like Cherry Ripe chocolate bars, and those who don’t. If you fall into this latter category, you might as well stop reading now because this post is not going to be your thing. I *love* Cherry Ripes. They, along with Bounty Bars (there’s a bit of a chocolate-and-coconut theme running here), sit in equal first place on my list of Favourite Chocolate Bars Ever. So if you, like me, are a massive Cherry Ripe fan then you are sure to love these sandwich cookies.
These cookies have a decidedly dark-chocolate flavour, thanks to the Dutch cocoa. The cookie shells themselves aren’t very sweet, but the cherry coconut filling more than makes up for it. I’ve used dried cherries in the filling, which adds a slight tartness that cuts through the sweetness. You could use glacé cherries if you prefer, but that would ramp up the sweetness even more, so proceed with caution!
Because you use two cookie shells to make each sandwich cookie, the recipe doesn’t have a particularly large yield. So if you’re hoping to feed a crowd, I would recommend making a double batch. That being said, these are actually quite filling so people may not want more than one or two. But I don’t like to speculate…they are very moorish…
I’m currently lacking culinary inspiration, mainly because I’m trying to eat more healthily and there’s only so many salads a girl can make in a month. I’m still continuing with my Work Lunches Series, but I’m trying to mix it up a bit with some other interesting recipes. So if there’s anything you’re particularly craving, feel free to drop me a line in the comment section and let me know!
I hope you enjoy these delicious cookies (honestly, how could you not?). Be sure to let me know what you think of the recipe. Don’t forget you can sign up to my monthly newsletter, and follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Bloglovin.