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

Perfectly delicious no-bake Cherry Ripe Balls made from condensed milk, coconut, glace cherries and chocolate! These are the easiest little bites ever.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Chocolate
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chilling time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 35 balls
Calories: 288

Ingredients

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

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • 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.

Thermomix Method

  • 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 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

Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 209mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1.9mg
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23 thoughts on “No-Bake Cherry Ripe Balls (15 minute easy recipe)”

  1. Alexandra says:

    Just made these for family Christmas! Besides the fact that I definitely should have read the method before allowing 15 minutes to make them (umm 30 minutes in the freezer!) they were super easy and although I used way too much food colouring and they came out bright pink, they will hopefully go down well tomorrow at the get-together, thanks for the inspo!

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Alexandra, hehehe pink is good!!! Have a great Chrissy party! xx

  2. Nic Lucas says:

    OMG. Divine. I doubled the amount of cherries and they were even more like a cherry ripe. Hubby reckons I could triple. They even travel. Made them up to the ball stage. Rolled in coconut, popped in freezer and covered in chocolate when we got where we were going. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Yay!!! I’m so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed them. xx

  3. Donna B says:

    I made these for Christmas and they have been a big hit with everyone who tried them. I doubled the cherry quantity to get a really big cherry flavour and bite. I only used 1 tablespoon of coconut oil with the chocolate. They are very easy to make and yield plenty. I thought it would take ages to get through them but they went quickly. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Fantastic!!! Thank you so much for your feedback Donna! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! xx

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