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Chocolate Covered Cherry Brownie Bombs

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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.)

Yes.

Totally creative?

Yes!

CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRY BROWNIE BOMBS

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!
4.8 from 20 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!

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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. 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!

  2. Maybelle Harrison says

    5 stars
    I made these cherry bombs and they were a huge hit. I used homemade drunken cherries for the center

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so glad you liked them!

  3. Vetpatho says

    4 stars
    I followed the directions exactly, beginning with baking the brownies and the “clean toothpick” test for done-ness. I trimmed off the very edges so there weren’t any crispy bits. I didn’t dare add any frosting to the crumbled brownies, because they were so sticky already. They turned out okay, but really gooey inside the chocolate coating. Not sure why that happened. Tasty though

    • Lisa Longley says

      Is it possible that you did dry off your cherries enough? I’m glad you still liked them!

  4. Susan E Powell says

    5 stars
    Beth, you must have been having a very bad day to spew such negativity. I do hope your life improves.

  5. Judy Alexander says

    I would use candied cherries instead of the maraschino cherries. Candied cherries are not messy and you can find them at Christmas time.

  6. Jean Ramirez says

    Would washing off then drying the maraschino cherries keep them from leaking through?

    • Lisa Longley says

      You can certainly give it a try, but probably just patting them dry better than I do would do the trick.

  7. Pam says

    I haven’t made these yet but plan to. I am wondering about instead of the icing use the actual cherry pie filling as the glue that holds it together or would it be over powered by cherry flavor

    • Lisa Longley says

      I haven’t tried that, but I have to be honest, I would be shocked if pie filling would work as the glue. It’s so liquidy, I think it would make a mess. But! I’ve been wrong before.

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