Chocolate Covered Cherries are a delicious combination of cherries and chocolate. Cherries are a summer fruit but they match perfectly with popular winter flavors. In fact, in Australia and other Southern Hemisphere countries cherries are considered to be Christmas fruits since Christmas falls in the summer there. Covering cherries in chocolate is a great way for countries in the northern hemisphere to preserve them for enjoyment during the winter months. January 3rd, right in the middle of winter, is the perfect time to enjoy this treat.