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Hot Chocolate Bombs – Easy Recipe

Hot chocolate bombs are the newest hot cocoa craze. After I watched a Youtube video about them, I knew I had to make luxurious hot chocolate bombs for the whole family. They are the perfect addition to our Hot Chocolate Bar.

Luxury hot chocolate bombs

Luxury hot chocolate bombs

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How to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs

If you have been on the internet, you have seen them. When I saw a video of a hot chocolate bomb explode when hot milk was poured over it, I was hooked. Let’s make these super easy chocolate spheres of deliciousness. 

For this easy chocolate bomb recipe, you will not need a candy thermometer. 

The only “special” thing you need is this silicone mold

Ingredients and Supplies

Silicone mold and melting chocolates

Silicone mold and melting chocolates

Melting the Chocolate

Tips:

For the best result, use melting chocolate instead of chocolate chips. Unless you temper the chocolate chips to achieve a gorgeous shiny chocolate shell. 

Place a double boiler over a pan of simmering water.
Add chocolate wafers to the top of the double boiler.
Use a heat-proof spatula to stir constantly until 90% of the chocolate is melted. Using hot pads, remove the double boiler from the pan. Then place it over a cool pan to continue to melt the chocolate.
 
Bring the water to a simmer in a double boiler

Bring the water to a simmer in a double boiler

Melting chocolate with double boiler

Melting chocolate with a double boiler

Melted Chocolate

Melted Chocolate

 
Once all the chocolate is melted, scrape the melted chocolate into a bowl.
Using a spoon, start filling the molds with the melted chocolate. Be careful to fill up the top edges.
 
 
Filling the molds with melted chocolate

Filling the molds with melted chocolate

 

Once all the half spheres are filled, place the silicone mold on a baking sheet and place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
Carefully remove chocolate from molds.
Smoothing melted chocolate along the top edge

Smoothing melted chocolate along the top edge

 

Filled cocoa bomb molds

Filled cocoa bomb molds

Removing the Chocolate from the Molds

Carefully remove the chilled chocolate shells

Carefully remove the chilled chocolate shells

 

DIY chocolate shells

DIY chocolate shells

Peppermint cocoa bomb filling

Peppermint cocoa bomb filling

Peppermint hot chocolate bomb

Hot Chocolate Bomb

Hot chocolate bombs are the newest hot cocoa craze. After I watched a Youtube video and I knew I had to make luxury hot chocolate bombs. 
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Chilling: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 225kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 oz Dark Chocolate
  • ¼ cup Hot Cocoa Mix
  • ½ cup Mini Marshmallows If desired
  • ¼ Candy Canes If desired
  • 2 Tablespoons Peppermint Candy If desired

Instructions

  • Place a double boiler over a pan of simmering water
  • Add chocolate wafers to the top of the double boiler
  • Use a heat-proof spatula to stir constantly until 90% of the chocolate is melted. Using hot pads, remove the double boiler from the pan. Then place it over a cool pan to continue to melt the chocolate.
  • Once all the chocolate is melted, scrape the melted chocolate into a bowl.
  • Using a spoon, start filling the molds with the melted chocolate. Be careful to fill up the top edges.
  • Once all the half spheres are filled, place the silicone mold on a baking sheet and place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  • Carefully remove chocolate from molds.
  • Then, fill the bottom half of the spheres with 2 teaspoons of hot cocoa mix. Add marshmallow and/or other fillings.
  • Heat a heat-proof plate in the microwave until hot to the touch. Then, gently place the top half-sphere with the open side face side down on the hot plate. Let it melt just for a few seconds so it will adhere to the bottom half.
  • Place the top half of the sphere's melted edge on the bottom half lining up the edges.
  • Return to refrigerator for 10 minutes.
  • While the bombs are chilling, prepare toppings and decorations.
  • If desired, decorate your chocolate bombs with melted white chocolate, candy melts, sprinkles, and/or candies.
  • To serve, place one bomb in a large mug. Slowly pour eight ounces of medium-hot milk over the cocoa bomb.
  • You can also serve by dropping the cocoa bomb into warm milk.
  • Enjoy!

Video

Notes

If you have been on the internet, you have seen them. When I saw the hot chocolate bomb explode when the hot milk was poured over it, I was hooked. Let's make these super easy chocolate spheres of deliciousness. 
For this easy chocolate bomb recipe, you will not need a candy thermometer. 
The only "special" thing you need is this silicone mold

Notes:

Decorating
  • Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners to decorate the tops. You can use the cupcake liners to handle them to prevent fingerprints on the chocolate.
  • I used the melted chocolate as the glue to hold candies on the cocoa bombs.
Storing
  • I used a Rubbermaid container to store my cocoa bombs. They last for a month or two while stored in a cool place in an air-tight container. 
Gifts
  • These spheres of deliciousness are a special handmade gift that won't break the bank. They are a luxurious sweet treat everyone will appreciate. Wrap them in food-safe bags and add the printable tag

Nutrition

Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 3mg
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Melt the edges of the chocolate shells

Melt the edges of the chocolate shells

Then, fill the bottom half of the spheres with 2 teaspoons of hot cocoa mix. Add marshmallow and/or other fillings.
Heat a heat-proof plate in the microwave until hot to the touch. Then, gently place the top half-sphere with the open side face side down on the hot plate. Let it melt just for a few seconds so it will adhere to the bottom half.
Add milk chocolate cocoa mix

Add milk chocolate cocoa mix

Filling shell with mini marshmallows

Filling shell with mini marshmallows

Half the hot chocolate bomb is filled

Half the hot chocolate bomb is filled

Place the top’s melted edge on the bottom half lining up the edges.
 
 
 
Place the top shell over the filled bottom shell

Place the top shell over the filled bottom shell

Return to refrigerator for 10 minutes.
While the chocolate is chilling is a good time to prepare your toppings. I chose to use crushed candy canes for peppermint hot chocolate, however, you can choose whatever toppings or fillings you like. 
 
Candy canes and plastic sandwich bags

Candy canes and plastic sandwich bags

I placed the candy canes in two bags then I rolled over them with a rolling pin. 

Crushing candy canes

Crushing candy canes

 

While the bombs are chilling, prepare toppings and decorations.
If desired, decorate your chocolate bombs with melted white chocolate, candy melts, sprinkles, and/or candies.
Chocolate spheres ready to decorate

Chocolate spheres ready to decorate

Candy decorating bag

Candy decorating bag

 

Fill a decorating bag with melted candy

Fill a decorating bag with melted candy

 

Piping candy over hot chocolate bombs

Piping candy over bombs

Sprinkling crushed peppermint candy over hot chocolate bombs

Sprinkling crushed peppermint candy over bombs

Peppermint hot chocolate bomb

Peppermint hot chocolate bomb

To serve, place one bomb in a large mug. Slowly pour eight ounces of medium-hot milk over the cocoa bomb.
You can also serve by dropping the cocoa bomb into warm milk.
Enjoy!
 
Hot Chocolate Bomb held over milk

Add bomb to milk

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White Hot Chocolate Melting Snowman Bombs

Suppose you are not a lover of dark chocolate, no worries. These hot chocolate bombs can be made with white chocolate too. 

Hot White Chocolate Bombs Ingredients

White Hot Chocolate Bombs

White Hot Chocolate Bombs

Repeat all the steps for the dark chocolate ones. To add the face use, min chocolate chips, for the nose and mouth use Jimmies. Use the melted white chocolate off your plate for the glue. 

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Thank you so much for your visit today. I hope you have found some inspiration and will try making these incredible hot chocolate bombs too.

Bon appétit,

Kippi

 

 

 

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Crissy

Thursday 21st of January 2021

Your bombs are the bomb, Kippi! I made some as well, but you have good tips in here that I'll try next time!

Marilyn Lesniak

Thursday 14th of January 2021

Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

Rebecca

Tuesday 12th of January 2021

Kippi, thanks for sharing this great tutorial! I can't wait to make my own hot cocoa bombs. You've been featured this week at Celebrate Your Story! Link Party :)

Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist

Monday 11th of January 2021

I LOVE this idea... Super-clever! And such fun. Definitely perfect for Foodies Gifts too x #OverTheMoon

Helen

Tuesday 5th of January 2021

These chocolate bombs look delicious. I'll try to make them, the recipe looks easy

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