White Chocolate Cherry Bombs

White Chocolate Cherry Truffles

 

Who's a maraschino fan? I could shamefully sit down and eat a jar of these cherries and drink the juice all by my lonesome. So of course I had to pawn these white chocolate cherry bombs off on my parents.

Valentine's is coming fast and I'm just starting on my festive recipes. Let's be honest, I'm a last minute girl. That's okay though, because these white chocolate cherry truffles will only require a few ingredients.

White Chocolate Cherry Truffles

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White Chocolate Cherry Truffles

Do you see that ganache that's in the center? It's amazing! Yes, these cherry bombs are rich, but they're truffles. They're a tiny little package of decadent white chocolate and maraschino cherry heaven.

White Chocolate Cherry Truffles

I just thought of an awesome name for these guys. It's true, in the middle of this post the name of these guys changed from white chocolate cherry truffles to white chocolate cherry bombs. Love it!

White Chocolate Cherry Bombs

White Chocolate Cherry Bombs

White Chocolate Cherry Bombs

White Chocolate Cherry Bombs

Maraschino cherries are delicious with the white chocolate ganache and super festive!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 27 servings
Calories 75 kcal

Ingredients
  

Ganache

  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 10 ounce maraschino cherries with stems 27

Shell

  • ¾ cup white coating chocolate
  • 1 ½ teaspoons shortening

Instructions

Ganache

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, add in the white chocolate whips and ganache. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat microwaving and stirring two more times. The ganache should come together and be thick.
  • Pour the ganache in a long baking pan, an 11x7 would work perfect. Place in the fridge for 2-3 hours until very firm. I left mine overnight. It's important for as much of the ganache as possible gets a crust on it. It will help to wrap them around the cherries.
  • Drain the cherries and dry them off.
  • Using a teaspoon, take a scoop of the ganache. Press it between 2 pieces of parchment to stretch it out. You want the ganache to be big enough to wrap around the cherry. Make sure to lay the crusted side down flat.
  • Carefully put the piece of the top. It will be slightly sticky. The bottom should peel right off because it's crusted.
  • The sticky side of the ganache needs to go against the cherry. Carefully press the ganache to wrap it around the cherry. It there's too much, just pinch it off and place it back in the pan.
  • Place the ones that have been wrapped on another piece of parchment paper.
  • Once all the cherries are wrapped with ganache, place them in the fridge for 15 minutes.

Shell

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, add in the white coating chocolate and shortening.
  • Microwave for 30 seconds and then stir. Repeat this step 3 more times until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
  • Remove the cherries from the fridge. Dip each cherry in the white coating chocolate and tap off the extra chocolate by tapping the wrist of the hand holding the cherry. Place back on the parchment paper. They will set fast.
  • Store in the fridge.

Notes

To store any leftover cherry bombs, place in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 75kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 0.5gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 10mgPotassium: 23mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 31IUVitamin C: 0.04mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 0.1mg

(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)

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28 Comments

  1. What a fun Valentine's treat! I love having the stem as a little handle. It makes it even more fun!

  2. This looks amazing. No doubt the delicious taste and uniqueness of this cherry bombs makes it special.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe, I will try it out.

  3. OMG!!!! I HAVE TO TRY AND MAKE THESE for people!!! They will think I am a straight up GENIUS... But of course I will then disclose that I found the recipe on a genius blog!!

  4. I caught my husband eating a jar of maraschino cherries the other day - I should definitely make these for him. They look awesome! And so cute!

  5. Oh! I have cherries left over in my fridge... I need to make these soon! I love the idea of wrapping in ganache. 🙂

  6. Yum...I bet these would bomb even harder if the cherries were soaked in a little rum before covering in chocolate. I'm dying to find out!

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