Homemade Hot Chocolate Bombs

Introduction: Homemade Hot Chocolate Bombs

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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

Ingredients:

  • 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)

Tools:

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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!!

*Print the recipe here if you like.

Step 8: Video Tutorial

Now watch those steps in action with this video tutorial. :)

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26 Comments

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kempterk2027
kempterk2027

10 days ago

Super cute!
I'm going to see if I make it with my mom...

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In The Kitchen With Matt
In The Kitchen With Matt

Reply 10 days ago

Thank you! Have fun, let me know how they turn out if you wind up making them. :)

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ClareBS
ClareBS

13 days ago

A very cool instructable. Not knowing what a bomb was when you filled the bottom with hot chocolate powder I thought "Wow, that is going to be dry when they bite into it!"
Then, all was revealed when you said put the bomb in a mug and pour hot milk over it. A few of those bombs would make a nice gift. Well done!

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D1Bobbyg
D1Bobbyg

Reply 12 days ago

It's actually funny. When my wife made them, I took a few in to work to share with the guys and one of them, even though I explained how to use them, he still tried to eat it like that, and everybody new, because he was full of hot choc powder all over his pants lol! :-)

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In The Kitchen With Matt
In The Kitchen With Matt

Reply 12 days ago

That is hilarious!! lol :) Maybe ask your wife to make them again, but fill the inside with Nutella, Soft Caramel, M&Ms or something, and then he can totally eat them like that. lol :) And those would be yummy too.

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D1Bobbyg
D1Bobbyg

Reply 11 days ago

Now that is an awesome idea!! Thanks again Matt :-)

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In The Kitchen With Matt
In The Kitchen With Matt

Reply 11 days ago

You are welcome! The caramel is super simple, buy the craft individually wrapped caramels and then add 15 or so to a microwave-safe bowl along with 1 Tablespoon of milk or cream. Then melt, in the microwave bursts of 30 seconds then stir, just like the chocolate. And the milk will keep the caramel soft, even when placed in the fridge after it is inside of the chocolate. Chocolate and caramel is like one of my favorite flavor combinations lol. But I am sure you could have fun with all kinds of different things put in the middle.

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unicorn sparkles
unicorn sparkles

Reply 13 days ago

wait is you name actually clare my name is claire!

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In The Kitchen With Matt
In The Kitchen With Matt

Reply 13 days ago

Thank you so much! Yeah it is definitely the best way to prepare hot chocolate LOL :) Definitely would make a great gift!

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unicorn sparkles
unicorn sparkles

13 days ago

my mom and i have such a hard time finding them at stores so this is perfect because now i can make my own! ☺

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unicorn sparkles
unicorn sparkles

Reply 13 days ago

thanks :)

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unicorn sparkles
unicorn sparkles

Question 13 days ago

does this work with other kinds of chocolate ?

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In The Kitchen With Matt
In The Kitchen With Matt

Answer 13 days ago

Yep! :) I mentioned that in the ingredients list and in Step 2.

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unicorn sparkles
unicorn sparkles

Reply 13 days ago

thanks so much! :)

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lorenkinzel
lorenkinzel

14 days ago

I've done a variation on this; chocolate shells with hot buttered rum batter inside. You pour hot water / rum mix on them. The cocoa version seems very nice too.
All about presentation.

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kostya.bukarev
kostya.bukarev

15 days ago

Extremely useful in winter especially back where I come from

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splitthebanana
splitthebanana

15 days ago

Wow I’ve been looking for a hot chocolate bomb recipe for what feels like a billion years! And now it feels like you somehow, magically knew that! I must make these! Thanks for sharing.