These sweet little morsels are …. the bomb!
Yes, that was cheesy, but these really are delicious.
What exactly are Chocolate Cherry Love Bombs? Thought you’d never ask…
A paleo take on the popular Chocolate Cherry Bomb treat, these love bombs are free of refined sugar, artificial coloring, gluten and nuts, making them a guilt-free indulgence. Sweet cherries are enveloped in wholesome brownie and then dipped in dark chocolate. Wanna know a secret? These brownies are made moist with the addition of vitamin-rich beets! Shhhh, don’t tell the kids
2 ounces dark chocolate, 72% cocoa
3 tablespoons coconut oil
¾ cup raw honey
½ cup beet puree
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ cup coconut flour
¼ cup arrowroot starch
15 dye-free maraschino cherries, or fresh pitted cherries
1 cup dark chocolate, 72% cocoa
2 tablespoons coconut oil
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8×8 brownie pan with coconut oil.
In a double boiler, melt the 2 oz of dark chocolate, coconut milk, 3 Tablespoons of coconut oil and raw honey. Mix often until the mixture becomes uniformly liquid. Remove from heat and mix in the beet puree.
In a medium bowl, combine the cocoa powder, coconut flour and arrowroot. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ones then spread over the prepared pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes. It’s OK for the brownies to be quite moist.
Once the brownies have cooled, cut into 15 pieces. Pick up a piece of brownie and use your hands to squish it around a cherry. Place on a parchment-paper lined plate. Repeat with the remaining cherries and brownies. Place the brownie bombs in the freezer.
Meanwhile, use a double boiler to melt 1 cup of dark chocolate and 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil. Mix until smooth, then remove from heat. Take the frozen brownie bombs from the freezer and dip into the chocolate. Once all the bombs are coated in chocolate, return to the freezer for 15 minutes. Apply a drizzle of chocolate, for style, if desired.
Store hardened cherry bombs in the fridge for up to one week. Enjoy!