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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!

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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!

If you are looking for other brownie bombs, make sure you try these Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs, these Peanut Butter Brownie Bombs, and these Salted Caramel Brownie Bites! And if you just can’t get enough chocolate in your life, make this chocolate pudding pie.

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 WATCH ME MAKE CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRY 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!
4.75 from 12 votes

Chocolate Covered Cherry Brownie Bombs

Serves: 24 brownie bombs
(tap # to scale)
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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This Chocolate Covered Cherry Brownie Bombs are the perfect combo of flavors!

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  1. Julia says

    5 stars
    REALLY?! I am so happy to see this recipe! I would have never thought to make it, but now I know what I am doing over the weekend!

    Amazing.

  2. L. says

    3 stars
    These were great! My only problem was what looked and tasted like oil coming out of the finished product. I used cherry pie filling, was that the issue? It wasn’t much, but will make giving them as a gift difficult. Any suggestion s?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I had the same issue the first time I made these and remade them using maraschino cherries (give them a pat dry with a paper towel) and that took care of it.

  3. Sharon says

    These should not be legal!! But I’m going to try them anyway!! I was just wondering if those candied cherries on the shelves at Christmas time would work? They would be quite sweet, but they would not be as juicy/runny as the others. I think I’ll try some both ways and see what happens!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I haven’t tried those, but they will probably work! Though I do really love the juiciness of the maraschino cherries!

  4. Kathi Haines says

    I am allergic to nuts, what should I use in place of the almond bark?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Despite the name, almond bark doesn’t actually have nuts in it :) Double check the ingredient list, but I think you will be fine. If not, just melted chocolate wafers.

  5. Jon says

    5 stars
    I just made these yesterday and they are amazing. This recipe is a keeper. I try to have sweets just once a week,but I had some of these two days in a row. I had to put them in my freezer in my basement because I want eat more of them. They are so good,thanks for the recipe.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so happy to hear that Jon! I’m glad you love them!

  6. Candace @ Our Zesty Life says

    5 stars
    So delicious Lisa! Love these!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you Candace!

  7. LuAnn says

    I can’t print the recipe because there’s no send to printer button after clicking on the print recipe button. Just thought you’d want to know.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so sorry this didn’t work for you LuAnn! I am able to get to a print recipe page on my computer by both clicking on the button in the recipe card (the actual recipe written out at the bottom of the post), and by clicking the button at the top of the page that says “print recipe.” I haven’t had any complaints from anyone else about this. Can I ask if you are on a phone or a desktop computer? Maybe I can get to the bottom of why it isn’t working.

      I’m re-reading your comment and wondering if you just need to go to the top of your internet browser and click “file” then “print” after the new tab with the recipe opens.

  8. Jessyca says

    5 stars
    I made these today and I must say they are absolutely delicious! I will probably make these every Christmas from now on. I didn’t follow the recipe because they’re pretty self explanatory if you have any knowledge in baking. I had no issues with the process and am happy at how easy they were to put together. Thank you!!!

    • Lisa Longley says

      So glad you liked it! It makes me so happy when my recipes become part of family traditions.

  9. Emily says

    Can you use regular melted chocolate instead of the almond bark?

    • Lisa Longley says

      You definitely can, but it doesn’t harden up the same way as almond bark, so it can get finger prints in it, melt a little as people pick them up, etc. I’ve definitely done it both ways though and either is delicious.

  10. Susette says

    Has anyone tried cream cheese frosting? I made these last year with the candied cherries and they were the bomb!! Lol Thanks for sharing!

    • Ella says

      5 stars
      I just made these last night with homemade cream cheese frosting. They were amazing!!!

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