Chocolate Espresso Stuffed Cherry Bites


After last week’s kitchen catastrophe that lead to the labor of love which resulted in my Beeting Heart Smoothie Bowl, I really wanted to share something simple that involved very little time and only a few ingredients. 

They say less is more and while some would argue that more is more (when it comes to romance at least), I tend to prefer something simple and sweet.

Dark Chocolate Espresso Stuffed Cherry Bites {gluten free, dairy free, vegan}

That could be that I am really just not much of a Valentine’s Day person but that’s not to say that I don’t enjoy a little somethin’- somethin’…especially when it comes to treatin’ myself. 

Typically, I will finish dinner off with a square of dairy-free dark chocolate.  It’s been my habit for a while and helps to quell the sweet cravings and also gives my brain the signal that I’m done eating for the night. 

Sometimes my chocolate cravings are a little more involved though and that’s how these Chocolate Espresso Stuffed Cherry Bites came about.  

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Besides having a thing for dark chocolate, I also have a thing for coffee and lately, I’m also all about the dark sweet cherries. Not only are they tasty but they are also a great little pre-workout treat 😉 

Anyway, my intense chocolate/coffee/cherry cravings hit me HARD one night this past week and a light bulb went off.  

Thankfully, I had all the ingredients I needed so I was able to get to work rather quickly making these come to fruition.  

With just melted chocolate, instant espresso and frozen dark sweet cherries (although fresh would work and probably be prettier), these little treats were ready to nibble on. 

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I should mention that you DO need a chocolate drizzler….or as I like to call it, injector.  Sounds scary but it’s really quite useful.  I bought mine from Pampered Chef which is also available to purchase from Amazon.

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Chocolate Espresso Stuffed Cherry Bites {GF, V, Dairy Free,}


RECIPE

Ingredients: 

  • 12 frozen or fresh pitted dark sweet cherries 
  • 1/2 cup dairy free chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life brand)
  • 1-2 tsp instant espresso 

 

Directions: 

  1. Line small baking sheet with wax paper.
  2. Pit fresh cherries or if using frozen, have them thawed at room temperature. 
  3. Place chocolate chips into a large mug and microwave in 15 seconds intervals to melt, stirring each time until completely melted. 
  4. Spoon in and mix the espresso powder. 
  5. Fill chocolate drizzler and injection into each cherry individually. 
  6. Place on wax paper and drizzle with extra chocolate, if desired. 
  7. Enjoy immediately or place in freezer to enjoy as a frozen treat. 

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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12 Comments

Susie @ Suzlyfe
Reply February 13, 2017

Delish. Though these would be energy bites for me!

Sarah
Reply February 13, 2017

Now these are the way to my heart they sound absolutely amazing and I love chocolate, cherries, and espresso! Happy Meatless Monday!

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply February 13, 2017

Oh wow! What little bites of heaven!
Clearly I need one of those chocolate injectors!

angela @ happy fit mama
Reply February 13, 2017

There's just something about chocolate and cherries. I can't resist!

Debbie
Reply February 13, 2017

These look so good! I love the chocolate and cherry combo!
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Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner
Reply February 13, 2017

Triple yum! Espresso, chocolate and cherries yes please
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Jen
Reply February 13, 2017

I NEEEED these, like right now. I love chocolate, cherry and coffee flavor together. When I worked at Starbucks, we had a coffee that had cherry notes to it and it was amaz. Pinning and making asap!

Emily
Reply February 13, 2017

Wow these seriously look like winning bites; I dare say that I would like them a lot more than the Queen Anne cordial cherries that are often sold.

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply February 13, 2017

Yet another reason I wish you lived closer! GAHHH I WANT THESE!

VICKI
Reply February 13, 2017

These look delish, and oh, so easy!

Barrie
Reply February 13, 2017

These look so great! I am going to look around for some frozen cherries- Trader Joes for sure!

Janelle @ Run With No Regrets
Reply February 15, 2017

Delicious!! Definitely pinning :)
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