Spiked Cherry Bombs Recipe

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Looking for a fun and festive treat that’s perfect for parties? These Spiked Cherry Bombs are a delightful combination of juicy maraschino cherries, cinnamon whiskey, and white chocolate. They’re easy to make and enjoy, making them the ideal addition to any celebration.

Why You’ll Love These Spiked Cherry Bombs

  • Boozy Treat: Infused with Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey for a fun twist.
  • Easy to Make: Easy steps with few ingredients.
  • Perfect for Parties: A great bite-sized treat that’s sure to impress.

Ingredients Overview

  • 2 12oz jars of maraschino cherries are the show’s star, providing a sweet and juicy base.
  • 1 cup Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey: Adds a spicy kick to the cherries.
  • 10 oz White Chocolate Melting Wafers: Smooth and sweet coating for the cherries.
  • Sanding Sugar: Adds a touch of sparkle and extra sweetness.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Preparing the Cherries

  1. Infuse the Cherries: Drain the maraschino cherries one day or up to three days ahead and add 1 cup of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey to the jar. Keep refrigerated to allow the cherries to soak up the whiskey.
  2. Strain and Dry: When ready to prepare, strain the cherries and pat them dry with paper towels. Reserve the strained whiskey for another use if desired.

Dipping and Decorating the Cherries

  1. Prepare Baking Sheet: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper to prevent sticking and make cleanup easier.
  2. Melt the Chocolate: Melt the white chocolate melting wafers according to the package directions. This usually involves microwaving in short intervals and stirring until smooth.
  3. Dip the Cherries: Dip each cherry about 3/4 of the way into the melted white chocolate. Tap the bowl’s side to get rid of any extra chocolate.
  4. Add Sanding Sugar: Quickly dip the bottom 1/4 of each cherry into the sanding sugar. This adds a decorative touch and a bit of crunch.
  5. Set the Cherries: Place the dipped cherries on the prepared baking sheet and allow the chocolate to set. This can be done at room temperature or in the refrigerator for faster setting.

Tips for the Perfect Spiked Cherry Bombs

  • Pat Dry Thoroughly: Ensure the cherries are well-dried before dipping to help the chocolate adhere better.
  • Use Quality Chocolate: Good white chocolate melting wafers yield the best results.
  • Refrigerate to Set: If you’re in a hurry, place the dipped cherries in the refrigerator to set the chocolate quickly.

Serving Suggestions

  • Party Platters: Arrange these spiked cherry bombs on a festive platter for a stunning presentation.
  • Garnish Cocktails: Use them as a boozy garnish for cocktails.
  • Gift Idea: Pack them in decorative boxes for a unique homemade gift.

Variations and Add-Ins

  • Different Alcohols: Try using different types of whiskey, rum, or flavored liqueurs.
  • Dark Chocolate: Substitute white chocolate with dark or milk chocolate for a different flavor profile.
  • Add Sprinkles: Use different colored sanding sugars or sprinkles to match the theme of your event.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Use Different Types of Whiskey?

Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with your favorite whiskey or other spirits to infuse the cherries.

What If I Don’t Have Sanding Sugar?

You can use regular granulated sugar or colored sprinkles for a fun twist.

Can I Make These Ahead of Time?

You can make these ahead of time, up to one day ahead of time. They should be kept in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.

What Other Chocolates Can I Use?

You can coat the cherries with dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or even flavored chocolates.

How Do I Store Leftovers?

Put any leftovers in a container that won’t let air in and put it in the fridge. For up to three days, they should stay good.


These Spiked Cherry Bombs are a delightful and festive treat that’s sure to be a hit at any party. Their boozy kick and sweet coating offer a unique twist on a classic cherry treat. Easy to make and even more straightforward to enjoy, these little bites are perfect for any celebration. Cheers!

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