What? Wow! These buzzed cherry bombs can make you a picnic rockstar. Learn how you can do this in this recipe guide.

What? Wow! These buzzed cherry bombs can make you a picnic rockstar. Learn how you can do this in this recipe guide.

Be a picnic superstar when you bring these cherries soaked in alcohol then dipped in candy. This step-by-step photo tutorial takes care of the most common ones. When you make these alcohol soaked cherries dipped in candy you’ll be the most popular guest at your next barbecue.

How do I soak the cherries?

Just drain the juice out of a bottle of maraschino cherries and replace it with vanilla vodka. You will taste the vodka in these so use a good quality brand. I like the smooth feel of Stoli. Pop the lid back on and let them soak. The longer they sit, the stronger they will taste. At minimum, soak them overnight. Last time I made these, I soaked them for 48 hours and got rave reviews.

What if I don’t like vanilla vodka?

While this recipe calls for vanilla vodka, you can use any flavor you like; chocolate, whipped cream, cherry, absolutely anything you’re into. If you’re not into vodka, choose a different liquor. Spending time in the kitchen should be fun so let your inner bartender shine and get as creative as you want.

What if I can’t have alcohol or want to serve these to kids?

You can make virgin cherry bombs! Instead of alcohol, add a teaspoon or two of vanilla to the jar with the cherries and cherry juice. Let that soak for 12-48 hours. Then dip them in vanilla chips and sprinkles as the recipe instructs. You’ll get a nice cherry-vanilla flavor and the fun patriotic look without the buzz.

Ingredients

  • One (ten ounce) jar maraschino cherries
  • 1 cup vanilla vodka
  • 1 cup melted vanilla chips (you can also use white chocolate or candy melts)
  • 1/2 cup blue sugar sprinkles

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