You're sure to fall in love with these no-bake cookies developed by chef Justin Warner, owner of Do or Dine and winner of The Next Food Network Star! Before you know it, you'll be in chocolate heaven!

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Refrigerate: 15-30 mins

Ingredients: makes 24 cookies

1 3⁄4 cup Robert Mondavi Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon

1 cup dried cherries

12 oz granola

11 1⁄2 oz milk chocolate morsels

1 1⁄2 tsp salt


  1. In a small sauce pan, over medium heat, cook the wine and cherries until the cherries soak up a lot of the wine, 6–10 minutes. Be very careful, as the wine-cherries mix can ignite. Just relax and don’t put your face over the pot!

  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the cherry mixture, granola, salt and morsels. Stir until evenly dispersed.

  3. Microwave at half power in one minute intervals, stirring between intervals until the chocolate is melted and the whole kit is gooey. This shouldn’t take more than 2–3 minutes if the cherry-wine combo is still hot.

  4. Using gloved hands, form the mix into cookie shapes, and place on a wax-paper-lined baking sheet.

  5. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Justin's wine pairing: Robert Mondavi Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon