Chocolate Covered Cherry Bombs

Chocolate Covered Cherry Bombs

This Valentine’s Day I wanted to make a few homemade treats for my sweetheart, so I whipped up a few Chocolate Covered Cherry Bombs. 

I was inspired to make mine featuring some rather tasty moonshine soaked maraschino cherry’s that we picked up on our last adventure to Gatlinburg, TN. These have become a staple in our home to garnish numerous cocktail recipes since they pack such an amazing punch, but today I was inspired to place them in the center of my semi-homemade cherry cordials for an unexpected adult treat. 

I say semi-homemade, because this is not a from scratch style of recipe, it is really more of a quick cooking hack to impress your friends or guests on the fly. So really anyone can do this and it requires no cooking skills at all. I have always been a fan of Sandra Lee and her semi-homemade meal hacks. I just love the idea that you don’t have to be a a five star chef to make great things for your family. 

That being said, keep in mind that you can always use a regular maraschino cherry for a virgin version of this recipe, so you can share with the kiddos. I actually made a selection of half and half, and marked the kid friendly ones with sprinkles; which clearly would be more enticing to a younger audience, since the alcohol is only in the cherry it makes this recipes easy to split. 

Chocolate Covered Cherry Bombs

Course Dessert
Keyword Candy
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 24

Ingredients

  • 1 box Brownie Mix prepared according to instructions (you can also use store bought if you are short on time)
  • 1 can Chocolate Fudge Frosting
  • 1 jar maraschino cherries or Old Smokey Moonshine Cherries
  • 2 bags Hollow chocolate balls approx. 2 dozen
  • 1 jar sprinkles optional

Instructions

  1. Bake brownies according to box instructions- most box mixes call for eggs, oil, and water so make sure you have all these items on hand. You can also use a store bought pre made brownie if you are not a cook or baker, just get a 12 count. 

  2. Allow brownies to cool a least 1 hour after baking before continuing with the recipe. 

  3. In the meantime, you can prep your hollow chocolate balls, by cutting off the bottom selection, or poking a hole into them. Tip- I learned if trying to cut you may want to warm your knife first.

  4. Once cooled break up brownies into crumbs and stir in 1/2 cup of chocolate fudge frosting to make a thick batter like consistency. 

  5. Next take a spoon and stuff half the chocolate ball with brownie batter then add your cherry to the center. 

  6. Spoon more brownie batter to fill the ball completely. 

  7. Place upside down into a cupcake or decorative candy holder, so that the hole is on the bottom. This will also hold the bon bon in place too.  

  8. To add optional sprinkles, I used a kitchen torch to heat up the chocolate briefly, then add the sprinkles. 

  9. Finally I places all the bon bon's into the refrigerator until ready to serve. 

25 Comments

  1. Superb way to make a pretty dessert with out all the hassel, Cheers!

  2. Whoa moonshine inside your brownies, I bet that packs a punch.

  3. Amazing useful knowledge and I love this idea since I am not a baker at all.

  4. Terrific information, for a chocolate brownie fix Thank you.

  5. Wow! This could be one particular of the most helpful blogs We’ve ever arrive across on this subject. Actually Excellent. I am also an expert in this topic therefore I can understand your effort.

  6. These look great and what an easy way to make them look pretty if you are not a baker.

  7. Oh geez, these will get you in trouble real quick! Ha Ha Ha, but I love the idea and it is all my favorites!

  8. Yum! Chocolate cherries are my fave treat, butI’ve never even considered making them myself!

  9. Hey Brie, Great question! I would think so as long as you remove the pits first. They would provide a more tart flavor that would balance nicely with the sweetness of the brownie.

  10. Yum what a tasty treat for Valentines Day, I love that you made it so simple with the easy chocolate hack, that is awesome girl!

  11. These are so cute, and I love just love brownie batter but add those cherries, whoa mama that’s an adult treat.

  12. Oh. My. Goodness. I’ve never seen this before. This looks amazing. I have to pin it.

  13. WOW these seriously look amazing! And pretty easy to make. My man loves chocolate covered cherries, I think I know what I’m making him for Valentines day!

  14. Fun! You always impress. What a fun semi homemade treat! It would be fully homemade in my books. Good job!

  15. This seriously looks delicious! I love anything with cherries & I can’t believe I didn’t even know you could buy hollowed out chocolate balls like that..such a great idea!
    -Madi xo |

  16. Oh my this sound delicious!! My mom loves chocolate covered cherries – I think I’m going to have to surprise her and make these for her! Thanks for sharing!

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