No-Bake Cherry Ripe Balls (15 minute easy recipe)

Perfectly delicious no-bake Cherry Ripe Balls made from condensed milk, coconut, glace cherries and chocolate! These are the easiest little bites ever. 

 

No-Bake Cherry Ripe Balls

 

For as long as I can remember I have loved Cherry Ripe bars. Put me in the chocolate aisle at the supermarket and it’s never going to end well… pretty soon I’ll be strutting out with a couple of bars in my basket. Yep, that happens a LOT!

 

Dark chocolate balls with a piece of Cherry Ripe bar on top.

 

And so, I thought the only logical thing to do was celebrate my love of Cherry Ripes, by making an entire batch of No-Bake Cherry Ripe Balls. These are a little bit like Bounty Balls, but they have the most delicious cherry flavour from the glace cherries.

I also added in a few drops of pink food colouring to give them a gorgeous cherry pop of colour, but it’s totally up to you if you want to do that!

 

Coconut filled cherry ripe balls with chocolate.

What you need to make Cherry Ripe Balls… and it’s only a few basic ingredients!!

  • glace cherries
  • coconut
  • sweetened condensed milk
  • pink food colouring
  • dark chocolate
  • coconut oil (optional – see recipe below)
  • Cherry Ripe bars – for decoration 

 

Chocolate cherry balls with cherry ripe on top.

 

Now these balls can be left as is and they’ll be amazing, but if you really want to add to the cuteness factor, then you absolutely must add a teensy-tiny bit of chopped up Cherry Ripe to the top of each ball. It not only looks great, but also has the added bonus of letting everyone know what they’re about to eat! Pretty and informative… how good is that!

 

Refrigerator cherry balls dipped in melted chocolate.

 

So next time you’re planning a party, needing to take a plate to a morning tea, or just want to indulge in your favourite Cherry Ripe goodness, then give these balls a go (the only problem is that they are highly addictive… just like the chocolate bars!).

 

Chocolate dessert balls with cherry ripe bars.

Coconut and cherry chocolate balls decorated with cherry ripe bars.

No-Bake Cherry Ripe Balls

No-Bake Cherry Ripe Balls - Conventional Method

Perfectly delicious no-bake Cherry Ripe Balls made from condensed milk, coconut, glace cherries and chocolate! These are the easiest little bites ever.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Chocolate, Christmas
Cuisine: Birthday, Chocolate, Christmas, Party Food
Keyword: cherry ripe balls
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 35 balls
Calories: 288kcal
Author: Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • 200 g glace cherries
  • 4 cups (360g) desiccated coconut
  • 1 395g tin condensed milk
  • 4-5 drops pink food colouring
  • 250 g dark chocolate melts
  • 2 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 55g Cherry Ripe bar for decoration, cut into small chunks

Instructions

  • Finely chop the glace cherries into small chunks (or puree in a food processor).
  • Place the chopped cherries into a large bowl.
  • Add the coconut and condensed milk and mix until well combined and sticky.
  • Add the pink food colouring and mix until evenly distributed.
  • Roll mixture into heaped teaspoon-sized balls and place onto a baking tray.
  • Place the tray into the freezer for 30 minutes to harden.
  • Place chocolate melts and coconut oil into the microwave.
  • Cook on 50% power in 30 second bursts until just melted (stirring each time with a dry metal spoon).
  • Using two forks, dip each of the coconut balls into the melted chocolate mixture, allowing any excess to drip off.
  • Place back onto the baking tray and top with a small Cherry Ripe square.
  • Repeat with remaining balls.
  • Keep refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Nutrition Facts
No-Bake Cherry Ripe Balls - Conventional Method
Amount Per Serving
Calories 288 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 23mg 1%
Potassium 209mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 13g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 0.6%
Vitamin C 0.5%
Calcium 4.2%
Iron 10.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
No-Bake Cherry Ripe Balls

No-Bake Cherry Ripe Balls - Thermomix Method

Perfectly delicious no-bake Thermomix Cherry Ripe Balls made from condensed milk, coconut, glace cherries and chocolate! These are the easiest little bites ever.
5 from 1 vote
Print Pin Rate
Course: Chocolate, Christmas
Cuisine: Birthday, Chocolate, Christmas, Party Food
Keyword: cherry ripe balls
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 35 balls
Calories: 245kcal
Author: Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • 200 g glace cherries
  • 4 cups (360g) desiccated coconut
  • 1 395g tin condensed milk
  • 4-5 drops pink food colouring
  • 250 g dark chocolate melts
  • 2 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 55g Cherry Ripe bar for decoration, cut into small chunks

Instructions

  • Place the glace cherries into the TM bowl and puree on Speed 8 for 10 seconds.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Add the coconut and condensed milk and mix on Reverse, Speed 4 until completely combined.
  • Add the pink food colouring and mix on Reverse, Speed 4 until the colour is evenly distributed.
  • Roll mixture into heaped teaspoon-sized balls and place onto a baking tray.
  • Place the tray into the freezer for 30 minutes to harden.
  • Place chocolate melts and coconut oil into the TM bowl.
  • Melt on Speed 2, 50 degrees for 4 minutes (scraping down the sides of the bowl partway through).
  • Using two forks, dip each of the coconut balls into the melted chocolate mixture, allowing any excess to drip off.
  • Place back onto the baking tray and top with a small Cherry Ripe square.
  • Repeat with remaining balls.
  • Keep refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Nutrition Facts
No-Bake Cherry Ripe Balls - Thermomix Method
Amount Per Serving
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Potassium 197mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 6g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 0.1%
Vitamin C 0.5%
Calcium 1.2%
Iron 9.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

 

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Lisa @ Chocolate Meets Strawberry

Oh yes I bet these are addictive, Lucy! The colour is stunning! I bet these would be eaten up in a flash at a party 😉

Kaylene @ The Links Site

Oh goodness, these would not last long in my house! I love cherry ripe!

Jessica @ Sweetest Menu

Super cute Lucy! I love cherry ripes too (so does my mum)! How lovely would these be for a Mother’s Day gift!

Miss Sage Sugar

Ooooh perfect for Mother’s Day!!