Cherry Bombs Recipe

Experience the explosive flavor of Cherry Bombs Delight, where juicy maraschino cherries meet a zesty peppermint twist. Soaked in peppermint schnapps and coated with creamy white chocolate and crushed candies, these cherry bombs are perfect for holiday parties, special occasions, or as a delightful treat to spice up any gathering.


  • 10-ounce jar of maraschino cherries with stems
  • ¼ cup peppermint schnapps
  • 5 ounces white chocolate melting discs
  • ¼ cup peppermint candies, unwrapped and finely crushed (from 10-12 pieces)


  1. Prepare the Cherries:
    • Drain about ⅓ cup of juice from the maraschino cherries, keeping the cherries in the jar.
  2. Infuse with Schnapps:
    • Add ¼ cup peppermint schnapps to the jar, replace the lid, and refrigerate for 1 hour to overnight to allow the flavors to infuse.
  3. Dry the Cherries:
    • After soaking, remove the cherries from the schnapps and pat them dry thoroughly with paper towels.
  4. Prepare for Dipping:
    • Line a tray with parchment paper.
    • Melt the white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl at 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth.
  5. Dip the Cherries:
    • Dip each cherry by the stem into the white chocolate, then immediately into the crushed peppermint candies.
  6. Set the Cherries:
    • Place each dipped cherry on the prepared tray with the stem pointing up. Repeat until all cherries are dipped.
  7. Chill:
    • Refrigerate the tray of cherry bombs for 30 minutes before serving to set the chocolate.


  • Cherry Quality: Use high-quality maraschino cherries for the best flavor and texture.
  • Drying: Ensure cherries are completely dry before dipping to prevent the chocolate from seizing.
  • Candy Coating: Crush peppermint candies finely to ensure a more uniform and attractive coating on the cherries.
  • Schnapps Soaking: For a less intense boozy flavor, consider reducing the soaking time in peppermint schnapps.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Infuse Time: 1 hour to overnight

Set Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: About 1 hour 45 minutes

Yield: Serves varies

Category: Dessert

Method: No-Bake

Cuisine: American

Diet: Vegetarian


Cherry Bombs Delight offers a perfect balance of sweet and minty flavors, making them a unique and festive addition to any dessert table. Whether you’re looking to impress guests during the holidays or just want to indulge in a tasty homemade treat, these cherry bombs promise a delightful burst of flavor with every bite. Enjoy creating and savoring this fun, festive treat!

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