I wanted to try to make the popular hot chocolate bombs, but I have to admit, a few recipes that I looked at, scared me away. I finally came up with the simplest way to make them, and no candy thermometer was needed.
I think it was the idea that I might need a candy thermometer that made me think I needed a plan B, but then I watched a YouTube that explained how to do it in less than 14 seconds…that I can do!
I’m making these little treats for a post with some good friends and we are all sharing our ideas for Valentine’s with friends…or I guess we are calling it “Galentines!” Anyway, here’s what you’ll need to make these popular hot chocolate bombs for Valentine’s Day!
Here’s what you’ll need to make chocolate bombs
- silicone molds
- white chocolate for decoation
- hot chocolate mix
- mini marshmallows
- pink and red sprinkles
- pastry bag
How to make chocolate Bombs
- Melt the chocolate in a double broiler or I use a glass bowl like this one over a pot with water.
- Spoon a little of the melted chocolate into the molds and using the back of a spoon or a small brush, cover the mold with the chocolate, making sure there are no thin spots and also being careful to take it up to the sides all around.
- Once you have filled each mold, put into the refrigerator for about 5-10 minutes, Remove and pop them out of the molds carefully.
- Working quickly, put a little melted chocolate on a plate and carefully dip the edges into the melted chocolate.
- Fill one half with your favorite hot chocolate mix and a few of the tiny mini marshmallows.
- Take another 1/2 mold, dip into the melted chocolate on the plate and top the half that you filled with hot chocolate and tiny marshmallows.
- Take a smooth edged spreader that has been heated in hot water and run it around the edge to “seal” the two halves together.
- Melt the white chooclate and put into a pastry bag and cut the tip and drizzle over the top of each chocolate bomb and add some sprinkles.
Wrap them up to give as gifts
Not only would this be a fun gift to give to a friend, but kids would love making these, and putting together a kit to make them would be a fun gift too! I know my kids would have loved making these on a snow day!
Hot Chocolate Bombs as a kit
Give a Chocolate Bomb kit as a gift for family fun
- Silicone molds
- hot choclate mix
- pink and red sprinkles
- mini marchmallows
- dark chocolate and white chocolate
- Pastry bags
- brush and spatula
- bowls or mugs
This is a fun activity that older kids could do on their own with a little guidance. Younger children could get in on the action while helping fill the molds with chocolate and carefully popping them out. The fun thing is that it all happens pretty fast. You melt the chocolate, spoon it into molds, pop it into the refrigerator for five minutes and then take them out of the molds.
Then it’s time to put them together. Kids can fill half the molds with hot cocoa mix and tiny marshmallows. Younger kids will need a little help putting them together, but it’s pretty quick. In no time, you’ll be pouring over some warm milk and sipping hot chocolate!
Keep in mind, that the way we made them is less than perfect! I am not a candy maker and they definitely look homemade!
Check out the reel I made on Instagram showing the process from start to finish! You can see it here!
Did you read my post on making watercolor hearts?