How to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs!


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How to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs! Hot chocolate is a Winter long favorite. There's nothing as warming and delicious as some hot chocolate on a cold day. Hot chocolate bombs are a chocolate orb filled with cocoa powder, mini marshmallows and other delightful mix-ins.

How to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs!

Hot chocolate is a Winter long favorite. There's nothing as warming and delicious as some hot chocolate on a cold day. Hot chocolate bombs are a chocolate orb filled with cocoa powder, mini marshmallows and other delightful mix-ins. 

Just place in a mug and pour a cup of hot milk or water over the top of it and watch the chocolate shell melt, releasing the powder and goodies. Learn how to make hot chocolate bombs for the perfect dessert or a great handmade gift.

Just place hot chocolate bomb in a mug and pour a cup of hot milk or water over the top of it and watch the chocolate shell melt, releasing the powder and goodies. Learn how to make hot chocolate bombs for the perfect dessert or a great handmade gift.

These hot chocolate bombs are big, but perfect for a big mug of hot choccy. The creamy chocolate melts right into the drink for the perfect addition of chocolate. 

These hot chocolate bombs are big, but perfect for a big mug of hot choccy. The creamy chocolate melts right into the drink for the perfect addition of chocolate.  How to make hot cocoa bombs

Get creative with your hot chocolate bombs by adding flavored hot cocoa powders--like dark chocolate, caramel or vanilla, then add all kinds of candy bits, mints or candy canes, cayenne powder, cinnamon, or toffee pieces! There's so many options once you get started. 

Let's start with the basic hot chocolate bombs.

Get creative with your hot chocolate bombs by adding flavored hot cocoa powders--like dark chocolate, caramel or vanilla, then add all kinds of candy bits, mints or candy canes, cayenne powder, cinnamon, or toffee pieces! There's so many options once you get started.   Let's start with the basic hot chocolate bombs.

Ingredients Needed for Hot Chocolate Bombs:

Hot Chocolate Powder
Chocolate Candy Melts
Dehydrated Miniature Marshmallows (you can use mini marshmallows, but I love these little dehydrated ones!)
Silicone Molds (These are the exact ones I used, they are 3.14 inches across)
Basting Brush
Other mix-ins (optional)
Gloves
Electric Skillet

Ingredients Needed for Hot Chocolate Bombs: Hot Chocolate Powder Chocolate Candy Melts Dehydrated Miniature Marshmallows (you can use mini marshmallows, but I love these little dehydrated ones!) Silicone Molds (These are the exact ones I used, they are 3.14 inches across) Basting Brush Other mix-ins (optional) Gloves Electric Skillet

Step 1: Hot Chocolate Bomb Shells

Begin by melting the chocolate candy melts according to the package directions. Then plop a spoonful in each cavity of the mold and use the basting brush to spread it around as evenly as possible.

Step 1: Hot Chocolate Bomb Shells Begin by melting the chocolate candy melts according to the package directions. Then plop a spoonful in each cavity of the mold and use the basting brush to spread it around as evenly as possible.

Repeat the chocolate spreading process for each of the cavities in the mold.

Repeat the chocolate spreading process for each of the cavities in the mold.

Then turn them upside down on a wax paper lined baking sheet and place them in the freezer for 5 minutes.

Then turn them upside down on a wax paper lined baking sheet and place them in the freezer for 5 minutes.

Step 2: Hot Chocolate Bomb Shells Part 2

After the chocolate bomb shells have been in the freezer for 5 minutes, remove them and give each shell a second coating of chocolate. 

This is important because there is a great deal of unevenness and the bombs will fall apart if not substantially strong.

Then place them back in the freezer for 5 minutes.

Step 2: Hot Chocolate Bomb Shells Part 2 After the chocolate bomb shells have been in the freezer for 5 minutes, remove them and give each shell a second coating of chocolate.   This is important because there is a great deal of unevenness and the bombs will fall apart if not substantially strong.  Then place them back in the freezer for 5 minutes.

Step 3: Pop Out Bomb Shells

Now that the chocolate is hardened, pop the shells out of the mold. Don't touch the chocolate with your fingers or it will leave fingerprints. Wear gloves.

Step 3: Pop Out Bomb Shells Now that the chocolate is hardened, pop the shells out of the mold. Don't touch the chocolate with your fingers or it will leave fingerprints. Wear gloves.

Step 4: Clean Edges with Skillet

Now set your electric skillet to the lowest setting. Wear gloves and place the chocolate dome on the skillet for just a few seconds to melt the rough edges. Then set it back on the baking sheet.

Step 4: Clean Edges with Skillet Now set your electric skillet to the lowest setting. Wear gloves and place the chocolate dome on the skillet for just a few seconds to melt the rough edges. Then set it back on the baking sheet.

Step 5: Fill the Hot Chocolate Bomb

Now scoop out 1/4 cup of hot chocolate powder and pour it into the half dome. It will nearly fill the entire thing!

Step 5: Fill the Hot Chocolate Bomb Now scoop out 1/4 cup of hot chocolate powder and pour it into the half dome. It will nearly fill the entire thing!

Top the hot chocolate powder with mini marshmallows and other various mix-ins.

Top the hot chocolate powder with mini marshmallows and other various mix-ins.

Step 6: Top off the Hot Chocolate Bomb

Now melt another half dome slightly on the skillet and then immediately place it right on top of the lower filled half. The chocolate should be soft enough to weld them together.  If not, just wipe some chocolate around the junction with a knife or the back of a spoon.

Then repeat the process for all the rest of the chocolate bomb shell domes.

Step 6: Top off the Hot Chocolate Bomb Now melt another half dome slightly on the skillet and then immediately place it right on top of the lower filled half. The chocolate should be soft enough to weld them together.  If not, just wipe some chocolate around the junction with a knife or the back of a spoon.  Then repeat the process for all the rest of the chocolate bomb shell domes.

Step 7: Decorate the Hot Chocolate Bombs

Finally top off the hot chocolate bombs with some streaks of chocolate and sprinkles. The topping could be the way you tell your different flavors apart too!

Step 7: Decorate the Hot Chocolate Bombs Finally top off the hot chocolate bombs with some streaks of chocolate and sprinkles. The topping could be the way you tell your different flavors apart too!

They fit really cute in a cupcake paper and then can be wrapped with cellophane for the perfect handmade gift or a fun treat to leave out for Santa to enjoy!

Also, these would be great to make in January.

January is a very bleak and dreary time of year for so many people...a hot chocolate bomb might make a cold, gray January day a little brighter and more cheery.

They fit really cute in a cupcake paper and then can be wrapped with cellophane for the perfect handmade gift or a fun treat to leave out for Santa to enjoy!  Also, these would be great to make in January.  January is a very bleak and dreary time of year for so many people...a hot chocolate bomb might make a cold, gray January day a little brighter and more cheery.

Making these Hot Chocolate Bombs is kind of a labor of love. I would not want to make these in a bulk order, but doing 12 of them was fun. 

They are pretty to look at and taste delicious! Perfect thing for a snowy Winter's day.

Making these Hot Chocolate Bombs is kind of a labor of love. I would not want to make these in a bulk order, but doing 12 of them was fun.   They are pretty to look at and taste delicious! Perfect thing for a snowy Winter's day.

That's it! 

Merry Christmas eve! Hope you have a delightful weekend!

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How to make Hot Chocolate Bombs. Make hot cocoa bombs as the perfect treat on a cold winter day. Fill with any flavor of hot chocolate powder and all the fun mix-ins. Easy to make and so cute!


If you like Harry Potter, check out these Chocolate Frog Hot Cocoa Bombs too!

Hot Chocolate Bombs: Chocolate Frogs Version By now I am sure you have seen hot chocolate bombs...but get ready for hot chocolate frogs! These cute frogs are ready to make a steamy cup of hot chocolate. Perfect for a Harry Potter fan or just a chocolate fan in general!  These cute frogs are small, so they are good for a 6-8 ounce cup of hot chocolate, if you like a bigger cup, add a couple frogs.








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