Introduction: Homemade Hot Chocolate Bombs
In this Instructable, I will show you how to make hot chocolate bombs. This homemade cocoa bombs recipe is so fun to make and pretty easy as well. All you need are just 3 or 4 ingredients. If you love drinking hot chocolate or know someone that does, this a perfect treat to make. It would also be a fun activity to do with the family, especially if it is cold outside and you are stuck inside. Time to make hot chocolate bombs from scratch, let's get started!
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Follow the easy steps below or watch the video tutorial or do both. :)
Step 1: Ingredients and Tools
- 1 cup chocolate (candy melts, chocolate chips, chocolate bars) (140 to 160g) It doesn't have to be exact
- 1/2 cup instant hot cocoa mix, your favorite kind, (optional) (40 to 50g) doesn't have to be exact
- 1/2 cup mini marshmallows (25g) doesn't have to be exact
- White candy melts to drizzle on top (optional)
- Crushed peppermint candy to go inside (optional)
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Step 2: Melt the Chocolate
Begin by melting the chocolate. You can use candy melts, chocolate chips, your favorite chocolate bars, etc.
Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and use bursts of 30 seconds on the microwave and stir in between until completely melted. Or use the double boiler method on the stovetop burner. Place the metal or pyrex bowl on top of a small pot with about an inch of water in it. Turn the heat to medium, and the steam will hit the bottom of the bowl and gently melted the chocolate.
Note: If you use normal chocolate you will need to temper it, otherwise, you can just store them in the fridge. Candy melts do not need to be tempered and work great if these will be left out at room temp for a long time.
Step 3: Paint and Chill
Now scoop in a teaspoon or two of chocolate, it doesn't have to be exact into each mold cavity. You can tilt and turn the mold so the chocolate gets on the side or use the back of your spoon to "paint" it up the sides. You can also use a silicone basting brush if you like, or a new paintbrush.
Note: You will need some kind of half-ball mold. It doesn't have to be the one I use, although, those work great.
If the chocolate is super runny, it made pool up on the bottom which will make that part thicker. To prevent that, flip the mold over onto a piece of parchment paper on a sheet pan. Then place it in the fridge for about 10 minutes. I don't always do this, it just depends on how runny the chocolate is.
Once the chocolate has set, come back and paint up the sides with a second coat of chocolate. This will make sure the walls are thick enough and don't break on you when assembling the chocolate bombs.
Chill again in the fridge for 10 minutes.
Step 4: Remove and Fill
Take the mold out of the fridge and gently tug the sides of the mold and push underneath the half-ball to pop it out. Use clean hands or wear gloves, especially if you don't want fingerprints on the chocolate bombs, haha.
Fill half of them up with about 1 tablespoon of instant hot cocoa mix. This doesn't have to be exact. You can also add crushed-up peppermint candies or other favorite hot chocolate additions.
Then place 5 or 6 mini marshmallows on top of the mix. Don't add too many, if you do the top piece won't stay on very well.
Step 5: Assemble Them
Now take a skillet and put it on a burner at medium heat for just about 45 seconds or so, so it gets really warm, but not super hot, you should be able to still touch the pan.
Place the other half-ball of chocolate rim side down onto the pan. The heat will melt the rim evenly and create "glue". Pick it up and place it on the other half that is filled.
And there you go, that is pretty much it.
If you want, you can pipe chocolate around the seam. This will cover up any gaps if you have them.
Step 6: Smooth and Drizzle
Now smooth out the extra chocolate that you put around the equator of the hot chocolate bomb. Use your gloved finger, or a little paintbrush to do that. Another option, I have seen people do, is gently roll the ball seam down on the warm skillet to help smooth it out.
Next, if desired, melt and drizzle some white chocolate/candy melts over the top. You can top with sprinkles too if you like. Or like crushed up peppermint candies/candy canes.
Once done, place them in mini muffin paper cups for presenting. This is totally optional.
Step 7: Moment of Truth
Now to serve, heat up some milk until it is really hot, and then place a hot chocolate bomb in a mug. Pour the hot milk over it and watch as it melts and breaks apart allowing the marshmallows to come to the top.
Stir and drink. Enjoy!!
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Step 8: Video Tutorial
Now watch those steps in action with this video tutorial. :)