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Hot chocolate or hot cocoa bombs are these cute candy balls (typically sphere shaped) filled with hot chocolate mix. Place the bomb in a mug and pour hot milk over the hot chocolate bomb, and the outer candy layer melts! And what is really cool is how these chocolate bombs magically release the marshmallows and cocoa inside. It’s a little explosion.
Determine the size of hot chocolate bomb you want to make. I made the 2 inch size. Which is perfect for smaller mugs or kid-sized cups. The 2 1/2 inch size would work for a regular size mug or adult-sized beverage. You could always use the larger size and put less hot cocoa inside the bomb.
Experiment with 1 or two before making a bunch. Add a hot chocolate bomb to a cup and pour hot milk over it for a taste test. You don’t want to much hot cocoa or not enough. The melted candy adds a touch of sweetness.
Use candy melts/wafers for the outer layer.For reference, these are candy melts.
I don’t have a “double-boiler”. I use my stock pot with a glass bowl that fits on the rim and sits in the pot.
White/Pink Melting Wafers/Candy
White Hot Cocoa this is the one I use. You can use any type of hot cocoa powder. I like to use the white hot cocoa so if you want to color the hot chocolate to pink it makes it look prettier and not as muddy with regular hot chocolate.
Pink sprinkles (optional – but sure makes it look CUTE!!)
Whipped cream (optional) only if you want to add some whipped cream after making the hot cocoa.
Silicone sphere mold (smaller 2 inch) about the size of a golf ball
Larger Silicone sphere mold 2 1/2 inch
Spoon or food-safe paint brush
Melt candy wafers in microwave or double-boiler. See my tips for details.
Spoon melted chocolate into the empty sphere mold.
Use the back of a spoon or a small food-safe paint brush to coat the side of the sphere
Create an even layer of chocolate.
Make sure to coat the entire inside and up to the top of the sphere.
Place the silicone mold onto a cookie tray (for support) and place in fridge. It takes about 10-15 minutes to harden.
Carefully remove the chocolate from the molds. The half spheres look pretty cool.
Fill the half sphere with hot cocoa mix (serving size) and mini-marshmallows
Place a small plate in the microwave. Heat for 30-60 seconds to get warm-hot. Place the EMPTY sphere with rim side DOWN on top of the warm plate and swirl around for a couple of seconds to melt.
Top the filled shell with the empty shell and hold together until the melted chocolate cools and SEALS together ( a few seconds). The melted rim will help seal it together.
How to Make the Hot Chocolate bomb!
Heat your milk. You can chose to either have your chocolate bomb in a cup and add hot milk or drop the bomb into a cup of hot milk. The chocolate will soften soften and the cocoa mix releases, stir well until the chocolate dissolves.
Top with whipped cream, and add a Valentine candies/heart for a Valentine effect. Sprinkles or even caramel drizzle would be an additional yummy treat.
Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs was a yummy treat I made at Christmas time. Super cute and kids love it. Make hot chocolate bombs with your kids. They will enjoy the time spent together.
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