All of a sudden you can’t get on any social media site without seeing Hot Chocolate Bombs. I’ve seen some absolutely gorgeous examples and my friends have been kind enough to share some epic fails! As nervous as I was that it was going to be a complete disaster, I gave it a shot. I was floored at how easy they actually are to make!! I was even more excited when the kiddo and I did a taste test and the hot chocolate bombs got two thumbs up!
The good news is, with a few tips that I learned and tested, I can confidently tell you these are so easy to make! They make delicious, kid-approved hot chocolate. And, if this is a perfect Valentine’s Day gift for teachers, grandparents, or your sweetheart.
When you are melting the chocolate–I cannot stress to you enough how important it is to only heat for 15 seconds at a time and to stir between each interval. This is a test of patience for sure, but this is what will keep your chocolate shiny and smooth.
The first thing you need is a hot chocolate bomb mold. I got mine on Amazon. They look smaller than I expected the molds to be, but they work perfectly and are the absolute right size for a perfectly sweet mug of hot chocolate! Remember, it’s not just the hot chocolate mix inside the bomb, but also the chocolate shell itself that creates the perfect chocolatey cup of hot cocoa.
I’m sure any kiddos around the house are going to want to help with the production of these sweet treats! You can easily assign them the task of adding the tablespoon of hot chocolate mix and the marshmallows. Or they can decorate the hot chocolate bombs with sprinkles after you seal the two halves together.
If you are going to package these up as gifts for a teacher or grandparents, you can get decorated snack bags like these at any craft store and then I recommend getting a cute mug to go with them (totally not necessary but makes for a lovely presentation!)
If you’re looking for a delicious Valentine’s Day Meal for you and your sweetheart check out this delicious pomegranate salmon recipe.Print
How-to make hot-chocolate bombs for Valentine’s Day gifts with extra hints for flawless execution.
10 oz Melting chocolate- use milk chocolate or white chocolate
1 Tb Coconut oil
4 packets Instant hot chocolate mix
Sprinkles or red hots
1. Temper milk chocolate and coconut oil by heating in the microwave 15 seconds at a time. Stir between every 15-second interval.*
2. Once melted, use a spoon or one of these silicone brushes to smooth the chocolate around the mold.*
3. Place in freezer for 10-15 minutes. Pull out and check for any holes. Make sure the sides are thick enough to be sturdy.
4. Once completely cooled and dry, pop the chocolate shells out of the forms. I like to set some of the shells between the inverted bubbles for stability.
5. Use the other form to hold marshmallows and hot chocolate mix
6. Fill half of the shells with 1 TB of hot chocolate mix and some mini marshmallows. (I know this doesn’t seem like enough mix for a mug of hot chocolate, but remember, the chocolate ball itself also flavors the hot chocolate and I promise it’s enough!!)
7. Set a frying pan on low heat. Take the empty side of the shell, put edges on the frying pan just for a few seconds until the edge is melted. Set on filled half and hold until the seam is secure. Repeat with all shells
8. Decorate by melting the remaining chocolate and drizzling over the hot chocolate bombs. Before the chocolate hardens, sprinkle with sprinkles.
*I cannot stress to you enough how important it is to only heat for 15 seconds at a time and to stir between each interval. This is a test of patience for sure, but this is what will keep your chocolate shiny and smooth.
*Try to make sure it’s thick at the seams