Chocolate Covered Cherry Bombs

Chocolate Covered Cherry Bombs

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

I was inspired to make Chocolate Covered Cherry Bombs featuring some rather tasty moonshine soaked maraschino cherries 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. 

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5 from 13 votes

Chocolate Covered Cherry Bombs

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


  • 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


  • 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. 
  • Allow brownies to cool a least 1 hour after baking before continuing with the recipe. 
  • 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.
  • Once cooled break up brownies into crumbs and stir in 1/2 cup of chocolate fudge frosting to make a thick batter like consistency. 
  • Next take a spoon and stuff half the chocolate ball with brownie batter then add your cherry to the center. 
  • Spoon more brownie batter to fill the ball completely. 
  • 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.  
  • To add optional sprinkles, I used a kitchen torch to heat up the chocolate briefly, then add the sprinkles. 
  • Finally I places all the bon bon's into the refrigerator until ready to serve. 

Chocolate Cherry Moonshine Bombs JENRON DESIGNSSHOP MY STYLE:


  1. oh yum! Those look great, nice idea!

  2. 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!

  3. My husband will love these, I’ll be doing this for Valentine’s Day too!

  4. 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 |

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

  6. 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!

  7. Sarah

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

  8. sunshine and daisies

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

  9. Farmhouse Fixer Upper

    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!

  10. Seriously looks so delicious. Is it possible to use fresh cherries?

  11. These look so delicious! I can’t wait to try them!

  12. Those look delicious! Plus, I think everyone in my family would actually eat them!

  13. 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.

  14. Sydney Muller

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

  15. I didn’t know this is how these were made! Thank you for sharing and I hope to try this recipe.

  16. Southern Sassyfrass

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

  17. Chloe

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

  18. Ellen from Ask Away Blog

    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.

  19. You actually have made me rethink baking great idea.

  20. Vonetta

    Terrific information, for a chocolate brownie fix Thank you.

  21. Mack

    Amazing lots of valuable information!

  22. Tara

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

  23. Kim

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

  24. Marsha

    Incredible a good deal of wonderful tips.

  25. Michelle James

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

  26. 5 stars
    OMG these look A delicious and B so fun to make. Such a perfect treat for Valentine’s. Yummy!

  27. That recipe sounds new to me! I’m curious about the taste

  28. Maria

    Looks delicious! I and my kids are chocolate lovers, maybe we can do this on weekend.

  29. These look so enticing and yummy. It’s a recipe I’d love to try.

  30. taffy

    5 stars
    these look extremely delicious. will try out the recipe

  31. 5 stars
    In the end it is the Mon Cheri concept, but can I admit that I like your recipe better? Yummy!

  32. Digitaldaybook

    Oh I love this! So fun and yummy!

  33. 5 stars
    These look so delicious! Will def try this yum recipe!

  34. 5 stars
    These look so cute and delicious, I need to make them for valentine’s day

  35. Amber Myers

    5 stars
    Yes please, I’d eat so many of these. I am all about chocolate.

  36. 5 stars
    What a decadent treat! Fun to make and eat!!

  37. 5 stars
    Umm this is a GENIUS idea! Cannot wait to make them!

  38. 5 stars
    These look absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to make some of these! They’re so pretty too!

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