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.
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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
- Hot Cocoa Mix
- Mini Marshmallows
- 6 ounces dark chocolate (these are the ones I used)
- Silicone Chocolate Molds (I used this one)
- Melted Candy (chocolate) Decorating bags
- Double boiler or small saucepan and a heat-safe bowl
- Microwave-safe plate
- Gift Tags (printable for gift giving)
Melting the Chocolate
For the best result, use melting chocolate instead of chocolate chips. Unless you temper the chocolate chips to achieve a gorgeous shiny chocolate shell.
Removing the Chocolate from the Molds
Hot Chocolate Bomb
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
I placed the candy canes in two bags then I rolled over them with a rolling pin.
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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
- Hot White Chocolate Mix (this is the best one I have found)
- White chocolate melting wafers
- Mini Chocolate chips (eyes)
- Chocolate Jimmies (mouth)
- Orange Jimmie (nose)
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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