Candied Fireball Cherries

Make Candied Fireball Cherries for your next party! Boozy, Fireball soaked cherries with a candy coating to serve as dessert or for a cocktail garnish!

Of course we like making cocktails with Fireball Whisky too! Check out this super party worthy Fireball Sparkling Apple Sangria and our most popular drink recipe, this Cinnamon Toast Crunch!

Candied Fireball Cherries on white plate

A Fireball Whiskey Party Recipe

We like our food boozy. Especially when we’re talking about party food! All kinds of Desserts, definitely a few specialty drinks, and always ton of appetizers can be infused with booze like whiskey.

You could put these Candied Fireball Cherries out for dessert, appetizers or just with cocktail hour and they are going to disappear. Just like popping a fruity bite of candy coated Fireball, all in one bite.

How To Make Candied Fireball Cherries

All you need to do is get yourself some of that candy coating for apples at the grocery store. Soak the cherries in Fireball for an hour or two and start dipping.

Candied Fireball Cherries coming out of dip

Please do be a little careful here, make sure all the Fireball has dripped out of the cherries and the cherries have been dried. You don’t want a legit Fireball in your kitchen.

So after your cherries have soaked up all the Fireball, make sure to lay them out on a paper towel and dry off as much moisture as you can. Also, the candy coating won’t stick to the cherries if they’re wet.

Candied Fireball Cherries with bottle

And then just let them set up to harden. It’s easy, and boozy. Just the way I like it.

I chose to pit the cherries first with a cherry pitter. You don’t have to if you don’t mind you friend spitting their pits out all over your house. Or maybe if this is an outside party…you could leave the pits in.

I just think when you’re making boozy snacks that you want to make them as easy as possible to eat. And there’s nothing more to these Candied Fireball Cherries than popping them into your mouth as fast as you can.

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Candied Fireball Cherries

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

These tasty, boozy candied cherries are going to be a hit at any party! Serve on your dessert table or as a garnish for drinks!



  • 1 bag fresh cherries
  • 1 5 oz. box candy apple kit
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • Fireball Whisky


  1. Pit the cherries (if desired) then soak them in a zip top bag or a baking dish with the Fireball Whisky just to cover the tops.
  2. Soak for 2 hours then drain the whisky and lay the cherries out on paper towels to dry. Make sure you get any moisture out from the center of the pitted cherry also.
  3. Cook the candy apple coating according to the package directions, adding the 2 1/2 cups of sugar to the mix.
  4. Dip each cherry carefully in the candy mixture then place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to harden.
  5. Once the candy coating has hardened the cherries are ready to serve.
  6. Refrigerate any leftover cherries.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


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