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Chocolate Covered Cherry Brownie Bombs

4.79 from 14 votes

posted: 10/30/17

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These Chocolate Covered Cherry Brownie Bombs are delicious bites of brownie surrounding cherries and then dipped in chocolate! These are the perfect treat to make and give!

You could make these completely from scratch using this delicious mocha fudge brownie recipe and the best chocolate buttercream frosting. Or you can skip a few steps and use a box brownie mix and canned frosting. Either way it will be delicious and tasty! Need another brownie bomb? Make these Mint Creme Brownie Bombs!

These Chocolate Covered Cherry Brownie Bombs are delicious bites of brownie surrounding cherries and then dipped in chocolate!  These are the perfect treat to make and give!

THIS POST WAS WRITTEN IN 2013 AND THE PHOTOS AND RECIPE WERE UPDATED IN 2017 . . . . . but my kids could have easily done the same thing yesterday.

Have you ever noticed how creative kids are?

Yesterday as I was cleaning up the epic mess of toys that my entire house has become, it struck me how creative my kids are when they play with toys.

{Okay, full disclosure, the words that came to mind when I pulled a plastic alligator from the trunk of an elephant where something just shy of creative and more along the lines of annoying . . . }

The other day, when I was trying to entertain my kids with some older toys they haven’t seen in a while, I pulled out this little toddler toy  . . . you know one of those table type toys that one year olds who are just learning how to walk can stand at and pretend to play on a computer . . . something that my kids are really good at pretending {cough}.

These Chocolate Covered Cherry Brownie Bombs can be made from scratch or easy with a box mix!

Anyway, they had absolutely no interest in playing with the table toy. Go figure, it’s made for one year olds. So Gavin, in his infinite creativity, pulled the legs off the table, which are kind of hallow, half circle sticks (I realize that made no sense, stay with me) and he started using them with a ball in kind of a field hockey scenario.

Super annoying? (My house was not built for field hockey. There is a reason “field” is in the name of the sport.)


Totally creative?



You know what else is totally creative? Brownie Bombs. They are literally all over the internets in all different flavors. And they are totally amazing. I used them to inspire these Chocolate Covered Cherry Brownie Bombs! These little bombs are a whole lot easier than they look, and they end up looking like these super fancy truffles!

Plus they are cherries, wrapped in brownie, dipped in chocolate . . . so you know, they have that going for them.

These Chocolate Covered Cherry Brownie Bombs have to be part of your life!
These Chocolate Covered Cherry Brownie Bombs are delicious bites of brownie surrounding cherries and then dipped in chocolate!  These are the perfect treat to make and give!
4.79 from 14 votes

Chocolate Covered Cherry Brownie Bombs

Serves: 24 brownie bombs
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These Chocolate Covered Cherry Brownie Bombs are delicious bites of brownie surrounding cherries and then dipped in chocolate!


  • 1 box of brownie mix and the ingredients it takes to make them
  • 3/4 cup chocolate frosting
  • 15 oz almond bark melted according to package instructions
  • 1 can of cherry pie filling or maraschino cherries (see note)


  • Bake the brownies as directed and let cool completely. Do not overcook the brownies, crunchy brownie bits don’t make for good bombs.
  • Crumble the made brownies and mix in about 3/4 a cup of chocolate frosting. If you’ve made cake pops before, you want a similar consistency. You may need to add a little more, but you want to start out on the low side and add more if you need it.
  • Once you have it the consistency needed (stays together easily but isn’t too sticky to roll into balls), start with about 1 1/2 TBSP of brownie frosting mixture. (A cookie scoop makes it a lot easier.) Form it into a ball, but then make a hole in the middle that you can drop one cherry from the pie filling into.
  • Fold the brownie ball in over the cherry or top with a little more of the brownie/frosting mixture and do your best to seal the cherry in.
  • Once you have all your bombs made, pop them in the freezer for about 20 minutes.
  • While they are hardening up in the freezer, melt your almond bark. You may need a little more or a little less depending on how heavily you coat the bombs.
  • After the 20 minutes, take them out of the freezer and keep them in the refrigerator. Working one bomb at a time, drop it into the melted almond bark, pull it back out, and tap off the excess chocolate.
  • Place it on wax paper and wait for it to dry completely.


Either cherry pie filling or maraschino cherries can be used. Please note that the maraschino cherries are a lot easier to work with, but they do leak once inside the brownie bombs.
A NOTE ON FREEZING: I haven’t tried freezing them, but I would think it would work. I would just flash freeze them for about an hour in a single layer and then move them to an airtight container with paper towels between them.
Author: Lisa Longley
These Chocolate Covered Cherry Brownie Bombs are delicious bites of brownie surrounding cherries and then dipped in chocolate!  These are the perfect treat to make and give!

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  1. Ella says

    5 stars
    I decided to make these a tad bit easier on myself and chopped up the maraschino cherries, patted them dry with paper towels, and mixed them in with the brownies and frosting. This way I get all the flavors and don’t have to worry about getting a whole cherry in the center of the bomb. Not a big deal, they are great either way (I’ve made these more than once, they are so delicious!). I just thought I would thrown another idea out there for anyone who might like to try it that way. :)

    • Lisa Longley says

      That’s a great idea Ella!

    • Jess says

      When you chopped up the cherries and added to the brownies, did you still make the bombs without the cherry in the center or did you simply cut into squares?

  2. Candi says

    Is it really necessary to use frosting? Most brownies are super moist. Just curious if you have tried without frosting

    • Lisa Longley says

      You can certainly give it a go without the frosting, but I think you might find that the balls don’t hold together when you go to dip them in the chocolate.

  3. Erin says

    Hi! How long do these last and should they be kept in an air tight container at room temp or in refrigerator?


    • Lisa Longley says

      They can be stored in an air tight container for a week.

  4. Beth says

    Oh yeah…another “blogger” who thinks we came here for her life story. Nope. Just wanted the recipe. Post the recipe first and then the story second…so your mom and sister can continue reading to the “cute” anecdote….and the rest of us just came here for what were wanted. The recipe. Seriously people..//when are you going to learn. We don’t card about your kid stories!!!!!!! Ever!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Hi there Beth! Unfortunately my mom passed away and I don’t have any sisters, so this story is just for my readers :) Many of my older posts haven’t been updated with information about the recipe, including this one. That being said, I have a handy “jump to the recipe” button at the top of every post so you can skip over all the stories that you never ever ever want to read.

  5. Angelita says

    A big OMG to the comment prior to this… I cannot believe some people and how absolutely nasty they can be, for absolutely no reason.

    Lisa, I am new to your page but Part of discovering new recipes are sharing in the experience(s) in which makes them special & cherishes memories of the past & hopes for the present & future.

    The “jump to recipe” is clearly visable to those that don’t want to read everything. Food is meant to be made with love, that’s what makes it truly amazing & delicious. Love is what makes a home. So, from the very bottom of my heart, Thank you for sharing not only your recipes but also your cherished memories with your late mother. Keep doing what you love & never ever let a hateful commenter bring you down. Keep your head held high. ♡♡

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you so much for the kind words, Angelita!

  6. Chrisopotamus says

    For the maraschino cherries, place them on a paper towels on a baking tray overnight with another paper towel loosely covering them. They’ll dry out enough in the fridge that they don’t leak when you use them the next day. :)

  7. Sharon Crandall says

    Can you make these with other fruits like raspberry or strawberry? I’m not a fan of cherry.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m sure you can, though we haven’t tried. I would just be really mindful of the amount of liquid in them. I think raspberries would be a great option.

  8. Kim says

    I just read that comment from “Beth”…WHAT!!! I can’t believe that people spend their time sending someone, who is graciously sharing a recipe with us, a totally rude message like that :( SO sorry you had to encounter that RUDE person ♥ This recipe sounds amazing and I look forward to making it soon :) I find when I do read through your whole posts (and others) I get valuable tips about the recipe plus get to know who is kind enough to share it with me :) Thank you…and don’t give negativity ANY space in your head ♥

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you for your kind words!

  9. Nina says

    I can’t wait to try this it sounds awesome thanks for sharing

    • Lisa Longley says

      You’re welcome!

  10. Annamaria says

    How would work if I add few shots of cognac to the brownies mix ?….Would really be a bomb

    • Lisa Longley says

      I would instead soak the cherries in it!

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