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Brownie Truffles with Cherries

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Chocolate covered cherries are a classic candy that pairs sweet cherries with creamy chocolate. If you love this sweet treat, then these Chocolate Covered Cherry Brownie Truffles are for you! Maraschino cherries wrapped in a delicious combination of crumbled brownies and chocolate frosting then dipped in milk chocolate for a perfect bite-sized dessert.

Chocolate Covered Cherry Brownie Balls.

Chocolate Covered Cherries Brownie Truffles

Growing up we always had chocolate covered cherries for the holidays. That familiar and comforting flavor inspired these sweet Chocolate Covered Cherry Brownie Balls. They’re so fun to make and will be a perfect addition to your holiday table, or for a special treat any time of the year.

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The Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make Chocolate Covered Cherry Brownie Balls (the exact measurements and full recipe instructions are below in the easy to print recipe card):

  • Brownies – make the brownies from one box of mix, following the package directions for ingredients and baking. Be sure to cool the brownies completely before using in this recipe.
  • Chocolate frosting – a tub of chocolate frosting from the baking aisle of your grocery store is just right and makes this recipe so easy.
  • Maraschino cherries – it’s a good idea to drain the cherries and pat them dry with paper towels before using them.
  • Chocolate bark – be sure to use chocolate that is meant for melting and dipping. This may be called “chocolate bark” or “melting chocolates” or “chocolate melting wafers.” You’ll follow the melting instructions on the package when making the brownie balls.
ingredients to make Chocolate Covered Cherries.

How to Make Brownie Truffles

Use a fork to crumble up the brownies into crumbs. I did not use the edges of the brownies because they don’t break down well into crumbs the way the middle of the brownies do nicely.

crumbling brownies with a fork.

Mix in the chocolate frosting until the mixture comes together into a ball, like a moldable dough. If you’ve made cake pops before, the consistency should be very similar.

Divide the dough into 24 balls. Flatten one ball into a disk, place a cherry on top, then roll the dough up around the cherry until covered. Repeat with all of the dough and cherries.

rolling chocolate batter around maraschino cherries.

Place the brownie covered cherries on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper; freeze for 20 minutes until firm.

Melt the chocolate according to the package directions. Dip each brownie covered cherry into the chocolate then place back on the cookie sheet. I used a fork to dip the brownie balls into the chocolate then place back on the cookie sheet.

dipping brownie covered cherries in melted chocolate.

If desired, drizzle any extra chocolate over top of the chocolate covered cherry brownie balls in a decorative pattern. Allow the chocolate to set before serving.

drizzling melted chocolate over top of freshly made Chocolate Covered Cherry Brownie Balls.

Variations

White Chocolate – these cherry brownie balls are also amazing when dipped in melted white chocolate. Be sure to use the white chocolate specifically meant for melting. You’ll find it in the bakery aisle of your grocery store and it will likely be called “almond bark” or “vanilla candy coating.” White chocolate chips do not melt well for dipping.

Sprinkles – for a fun finish, top the brownie balls with sprinkles right after you dip them in the melted chocolate.

Cherry Pie Filling – instead of maraschino cherries, you can use cherries from cherry pie filling.

Fresh Cherries – to use fresh cherries in this recipe, remove the stem and the pit before wrapping in the brownie batter.

Chocolate Covered Cherry Brownie Balls on parchment paper.

How to Store Leftover Brownie Balls

Keep the brownie balls in an airtight food storage container. They can keep at room temperature for up to three days, or refrigerated for up to five days.

The Chocolate Covered Cherry Brownie Balls can be frozen for up to three months, then thawed before serving.

Brownie Truffles with Cherries Feature

Chocolate Covered Cherry Brownie Truffles

Published By Jill
Chocolate covered cherries are a classic candy that pairs sweet cherries with creamy chocolate. If you love this sweet treat, then these Chocolate Covered Cherry Brownie Balls are for you! Maraschino cherries wrapped in a delicious combination of crumbled brownies and chocolate frosting then dipped in milk chocolate for a perfect bite-sized dessert. 
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Prep Time 30 mins
Course candy, Dessert
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box brownie mix prepared and baked according to package directions
  • ¾ cup chocolate frosting
  • 24 maraschino cherries
  • 15 ounces chocolate bark

Instructions
 

  • Use a fork to crumble up the brownies into crumbs. Mix in the chocolate frosting until the mixture comes together into a ball, like a moldable dough.
  • Divide the dough into 24 balls. Flatten one ball into a disk, place a cherry on top, then roll the dough up around the cherry until covered. Repeat with all of the dough and cherries.
  • Place the brownie covered cherries on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper; freeze for 20 minutes until firm.
  • Melt the chocolate according to the package directions. Dip each brownie covered cherry into the chocolate then place back on the cookie sheet. If desired, drizzle any extra chocolate over top of the chocolate covered cherry brownie balls in a decorative pattern.
  • Allow the chocolate to set before serving.
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