make something monday :: chocolate covered cherry bombs


Over the Fourth of July the boys and I came up with these "cherry bombs" cleverly named for the holiday and the smoke bombs Dad was playing with. We wanted something fun, festive and easy and dairy and egg free to share at the BBQ. I realize that chocolate covered cherries is not a new idea and it doesn't really take rocket science to figure out how to achieve this yummy treat but I have made them a few times since and feel like I need to celebrate even the most simple creative moments during this crazy season I am in. They always turn out so cute and are perfect to make with the kids so I thought I would share with you a few little tips to make these cuties.



First of all you don't need anything fancy. Just cherries, chocolate chips and sprinkles. We have tried out a few different kinds of sprinkles and decided that the ones up top, the tiny little round balls look the best but these ones here taste better...not so crunchy.



All you really need to do is wash and dry the cherries and melt about half a bag of the chips in a double boiler over low on the stove. A little chocolate goes a long way with these but you will need a lot of sprinkles so make sure to buy extra of those.


Line a baking sheet with parchment and then get to work dipping the cherries into the warm chocolate and then immediately into the sprinkles. I dip all the cherries with the stems and set aside the ones without to roll in the extra chocolate at the end. Those end up in a separate parchment lined dish as the reject bin...the best ones right :).


Pop them in the fridge for a bit to set up and then share at your next party. They look super cute on top of a sundae as well!

Hope you all have a wonderful Monday!

11 comments:

  1. Oh my stars. I know that there have been chocolate covered cherries ever since people discovered chocolate melted probably, but do you know this never would have crossed my mind? Oh, I will most definitely be doing this with some maraschino cherries for our ice cream sundaes! Super fun :) Thanks for posting for those of us who aren't so creative!

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  2. I think I'd eat about 500 of these. YUM!

    grace
    http://herumbrella.com

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  3. I'd really like to try this! I recently found a recipe for dipping blueberries in honey greek yogurt that I want to try as well. But I like that the fact that cherries have stems - seems like it would be easier to dip! I love the photography as well! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. These look so good!! Just bought some cherries today!! Thanks for sharing! xo Heather

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  5. I love the name--so creative! I just read this post and now I have a craving for chocolate...and cherries. Can't wait to come over and try 'em. ;)

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  6. i can attest to their yumminess having had them twice now ;) And they are just so darn cute...my advice: let the kids help make them but if you want to eat any yourself you'll have to pull them out when they aren't around cause they gobble them up faster than you can say, "hey, where'd those chocolate chip dipped cherries go?"

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  7. Oh yum! Double yum actually. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. perfect little summertime treats! they definitely made our sundaes extra special on saturday. :) love you guys--thanks again for the AMAZING ice cream sundae toppings bar at the birthday party!! i love how you take things to a new level of beauty and fun, rebekah! xoxo

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  9. My little one and I just had to make these after seeing your post. We had a great time, and boy are they delicious. Photos are here with a link back to you, of course. Thanks for the great idea :)

    http://www.daybydaily.com/2012/08/cherry-bomb-as-seen-on.html

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  10. oh yum - I think we are doing a dessert baby shower for me this september, and I'm thinking I may need to pass these along. Two of my favorites, chocolate and cherries, and the sprinkles aren't bad either!!!

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