No-Bake Cherry Bomb Cookies

Cherry Bomb Cookies will change your life! A fresh cherry that is wrapped with Oreo truffle mixture and the whole thing is coated in white chocolate for the most delicious and lovely no-bake treat!

Chocolate Cherry Bomb Cookies

The first time that I tried chocolate cherry bomb cookies, I thought I died and went to heaven! And I can guarantee that you will too.

Cherries pack such a fruity tart flavor, and the Oreo truffle mixture and chocolate add just the right amount of sweetness.

It’s as easy as mix, wrap, dip, and refrigerate! Really, you could have a huge batch of these ready to chill in under a half-hour, especially if you have little helping hands.

This time around, I took advantage of bright red cherry stems and decorated my cherry bomb cookies with patriotic sprinkles, but you could easily make these stand out at any gathering.

I can’t decide if my kids think it’s more fun to make these treats or grab the finished cherry bombs by the stem and eat them. Either way, this recipe is a win in our house every time!

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Cherry Bomb Cookies Recipe

This cherry bomb cookies recipe is fun to make and fun to eat! And it only has 4 ingredients and doesn’t have to be baked? Even better!

Ingredients

  • 1 – 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 36 oreos
  • 60 cherries with stems, rinsed and patted dry
  • 16 oz white baking chocolate
  • Multi-colored sprinkles, optional

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How to Make Chocolate Cherry Bomb Cookies

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  • To make your cherry bomb cookies, you’ll want to start by preparing a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
  • Next, crush your 36 Oreos in a food processor until they reach a very fine crumb. 
  • Add the cookie crumbs and cream cheese to a mixing bowl and mix well until completely combined and smooth. 
  • Scoop about a teaspoon of Oreo mixture and wrap it around a cherry, shaping it into a ball that completely covers the cherry with the stem sticking out.
  • Place the covered cherry on the prepared baking sheet and repeat with the remaining cherries and Oreo mixture. 
  • Place the entire tray of cherries in the freezer for about 10 minutes. 
  • While the cherry bombs set, add the white melting chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 20-second increments until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
  • Remove the cherries from the freezer and begin dipping them one at a time, holding onto the stem. 
  • Making sure that the entire cherry is covered, place the coated cherry back on the baking sheet. 
  • Add sprinkles immediately, before the chocolate has a chance to set.
  • Repeat with the remaining cherries.
  • Place the tray in the fridge for about an hour or until firm. 

Tips Tricks and FAQs 

  • If you are finding it hard to work with your Oreo mixture because it’s too soft, you can put it in the fridge or freezer for about 10 minutes before you try wrapping your cherries. Especially if you live in a warm place or have warm hands, chilling the mixture makes things a lot easier. 
  • Your cherries have to be absolutely dry before you use them in this recipe. If you forget to rinse them until the last minute, just grab a paper towel and pat them well until they are completely dry. 
  • You can use a plastic bag and a rolling pin to crush your Oreo cookies, but you will need to make sure that you get them as finely crushed as you can. It’s a lot easier to do this with a food processor, but with some patience, you can get it done by hand!

Storage

To store the cherry bomb cookies, place them in the fridge in a sealed container. They should stay fresh for about 2-3 days. 

What kind of cherries should be used in cherry bomb cookies?

You can use any variety of fresh cherries as long as they are rinsed and dried. The Oreo mixture packs plenty of sweetness so a pop of tartness from the cherries isn’t too bad either!

As yummy as maraschino cherries and other canned varieties are, they are just too wet to use in this recipe, so I’d suggest using fresh cherries instead.

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Yield: 60

Cherry Bomb Cookies

Cherry Bomb Cookies

Cherry Bomb Cookies will change your life! A fresh cherry is wrapped with Oreo truffle mixture and the whole thing is coated in white chocolate for the most delicious and lovely no-bake treat!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 - 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 36 oreos
  • 60 cherries with stems, rinsed and patted dry
  • 16 oz white baking chocolate
  • Multi-colored sprinkles, optional

Instructions

  1. To make your cherry bomb cookies, you’ll want to start by preparing a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
  2. Next, crush your 36 Oreos in a food processor until they reach a very fine crumb. 
  3. Add the cookie crumbs and cream cheese to a mixing bowl and mix well until completely combined and smooth. 
  4. Scoop about a teaspoon of Oreo mixture and wrap it around a cherry, shaping it into a ball that completely covers the cherry with the stem sticking out.
  5. Place the covered cherry on the prepared baking sheet and repeat with the remaining cherries and Oreo mixture. 
  6. Place the entire tray of cherries in the freezer for about 10 minutes. 
  7. While the cherry bombs set, add the white melting chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 20-second increments until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
  8. Remove the cherries from the freezer and begin dipping them one at a time, holding onto the stem. 
  9. Making sure that the entire cherry is covered, place the coated cherry back on the baking sheet. 
  10. Add sprinkles immediately, before the chocolate has a chance to set.
  11. Repeat with the remaining cherries.
  12. Place the tray in the fridge for about an hour or until firm. 

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