When the holiday season rolls around, it’s time to spread some cheer and indulge in festive treats. One delightful concoction that never fails to impress guests and add a burst of flavor to any celebration is the Boozy Christmas Cherry Bomb. These delectable treats are a combination of sweet, tart cherries, infused with a generous dose of your favorite alcohol, all wrapped up in a luscious chocolate coating. They are the perfect treat to enjoy with friends and family, or even to give as delightful edible gifts.
1 jar (10 oz) red maraschino cherries with stems
1/2 cup vanilla-flavored vodka (or your favorite liquor)
2 squares (about 3 oz) vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark), chopped (from 20-oz package)
1 tablespoon each green crystallized sugar and holiday nonpareils
Drain cherries; discard cherry juice. Return cherries to jar. Pour vodka over cherries in jar; replace cover. Refrigerate 12 to 24 hours.
Line large cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper. Drain cherries; discard or use vodka in your favorite cocktail. Pat cherries dry with paper towels.
In medium microwavable bowl, microwave candy coating uncovered on High 45 to 60 seconds, stirring until melted and smooth. Dip bottom half of each cherry into candy coating, then into green sugar. Place on cookie sheet. Let stand about 10 minutes or until coating is firm. Store tightly covered in refrigerator up to 2 days.
The Boozy Christmas Cherry Bombs are sure to become a favorite holiday treat among your friends and family. With the luscious burst of cherry flavor, combined with the rich and boozy chocolate coating, they’ll leave everyone wanting more. Just remember, these little bombs pack a punch, so be sure to enjoy them responsibly!