Chocolate Covered Cherry Brownie Bombs

Chocolate Covered Cherry Brownie Bombs!  Delicious bites of brownie surrounding cherry pie filling and then dipped in chocolate!

Chocolate Covered Cherry Brownie Bombs! Delicious bites of brownie surrounding cherry pie filling and then dipped in chocolate! via www.wineandglue.com

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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}.

Chocolate Covered Cherry Brownie Bombs! Delicious bites of brownie surrounding cherry pie filling and then dipped in chocolate! via www.wineandglue.com

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!

You know who else is good at taking a couple things that are sort of awesome and putting them together to make something ridiculously awesome?  Hayley from The Domestic Rebel!  She makes all sorts of wonderful desserts, but the one I’m thinking of today are Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs!  It’s what it sounds like . . . amazing cookie dough, wrapped in brownie and turned into an amazing little truffle.  Hayley is crazy smart.  And crazy creative!

I don’t have half the creativity she does, so I used her creativity 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.

Chocolate Covered Cherry Brownie Bombs! Delicious bites of brownie surrounding cherry pie filling and then dipped in chocolate! via www.wineandglue.com

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Chocolate Covered Cherry Brownie Bombs

Ingredients

  • 1 box of brownie mix and the fixin's it takes to make them
  • 1 can of chocolate frosting
  • 3 to 4 cups of milk chocolate chocolate chips
  • 1 can of cherry pie filling

Instructions

  1. Bake the brownies as directed and let cool completely. Do not overcook the brownies, crunchy brownie bits don't make for good bombs.
  2. 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.
  3. Once you have it the consistency needed (stays together easily but isn't too sticky to roll into balls), start with about 1 TBSP of brownie frosting mixture. Form it into a ball, but then make a hole in the middle that you can drop one cherry from the pie filling into.
  4. Top with a little more of the brownie/frosting mixture and do your best to seal the cherry in.
  5. Once you have all your bombs made, pop them in the freezer for about 20 minutes.
  6. While they are hardening up in the freezer, melt your chocolate. You may need a little more or a little less depending on how heavily you coat the bombs.
  7. 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 chocolate, pull it back out, and tap off the excess chocolate.
  8. Place it on wax paper and wait for it to dry completely.
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Comments

    • says

      Thanks Hayley!! BTW, two seconds after posting, I thought, “I hope Hayley reads that as me calling her a creative genius and not as though I was comparing her to a five year old!!” Awwwwwkward! 🙂

  1. Erica says

    I may have missed it, since I was kinda busy wiping the drool off my chin. But how many does a batch make? I need to make sure there are at least a few left for my gift baskets after I stuff my face with them 🙂 Thanks, and keep up the great work!

  2. Tom says

    These look amazing and I’m going to make them for our group at work. Just curious though… when you make the brownies… which works better, the cake recipe or chewy one? I guess that’s a 1 egg or 2 question. 😀

    • says

      Excellent question Tom, I don’t remember which I used . . . here’s what it is going to effect, the amount of frosting to you need to add when you roll them. If you go with super fudgey, less frosting. If you go with cakey, more frosting. Make sense?

  3. says

    I have a pan of brownies just waiting to be turned into these!! They came out more cakey and we like fudgey, so crisis averted and new dessert to be made. I have jars of maraschino cherries on hand for some other goodies, would they work well for this? I am trying to remember the difference in the texture between canned and jarred and the only thing I can think is the canned may be softer and sweeter. Thanks!

    • says

      Jennifer, funny you should mention maraschino cherries. After I posted this, pretty much all the comments on social media said, “I love this, but would use maraschino cherries!” I think it should be fine. The consistency will be a tiny bit different, but delicious!

  4. Pat Wittorf says

    Maybe I missed it, but what do you do with the rest of the cherry pie filling? You just strip the cherries out and …..????

  5. Jenny says

    Do you know about how long these would keep for? I could easily make them disappear well before they would ever go bad, but thinking about using them for Christmas and thinking about starting my baking now. 🙂

  6. Lynn Barnard says

    I am soaking maraschino cherries in chocolate/cherry vodka as we speak & will be making these for an adult Valentines day party! Hopefully this will work well and they really will be Cherry Bombs!! Thanks! Can’t wait to try!!!

  7. Barbara says

    I found that two cups of chocolate chips were too much and to thick, (3 to 4 cups would be a crazy amount )I thinned it with three TBS of coconut oil ,it helped but was still to thick. Next time I will make the brownies as directed, bake, then cover with chocolate chips (1 cup) return to oven for a few minutes and spread the warm chocolate chips over the brownies and then put half can of cherrie pie filling on top, cut and serve. I will omitt the chocolate frosting all together. This was to complacated to make cake pops.

  8. MaLisa says

    Do these need to be refrigerated? And idea how long their shelf life is? I used canned cherry pie as a cup cake filling a few years ago and learned they couldn’t be left out because the filling became really liquidy. I don’t think that would happen to these since it’s only 1 cherry, , but would like to make sure for some treat trays I’m assembling for other people.

  9. Christina Goding says

    What type of frosting would you recommend? Would buttercream or royal icing be ok? I make my own which is why I’m asking! Hubby will LOOOVE these.

  10. Mary Jacobs says

    I made these yesterday, and they turned out great. I used a 9″x13″ brownie recipe, almost a full can of frosting, and got about 5 dozen truffles out of it. I think they’re better with dark chocolate though!

  11. Ashley says

    I don’t know if this was answered yet, but I was curious for those who haven’t made cake pops before what would the consistency be considered?

    • says

      That is *such* a good question, Ashley, and so hard to answer! So start off with less frosting rather than more and once you have added it to your brownie and try making a ball. It should be easy to put together and not crumbly. You don’t want to add so much frosting that it is all sticky. And you can always look up a cake pop video on YouTube to get a visual.

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