Hot Chocolate Bombs

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Hot Chocolate Bombs are chocolate spheres that when you drop them into warm milk they will melt and release hot cocoa and marshmallows hiding inside. You need to stir this mixture with a spoon and enjoy a delicious drink. Amazing, right? These Hot Chocolate Bombs are the latest trend that you can see on social media. My son asked me to make these bombs and I am sharing them with you.

hot chocolate bombs on the table.

How to make this recipe

First, you need to temper chocolate. Using a microwave-safe container (not glass), melt about 2/3 of the chocolate in the microwave. When the chocolate starts to melt, stir with a spatula occasionally until the chocolate is about 90% melted. Add the remaining chocolate, a little at a time, allowing it to melt completely before adding more chocolate. Stir with a spatula until all chocolate is melted and not hot to the touch.

You can also melt chocolate using the double boiler method, where steam from the water melts chocolate. For this method, you need to add chocolate in a large heatproof bowl (not glass) and place the bowl over the pot with water. Make sure the bowl is large enough to sit on the rim of the pot and not touch the water. Then the process is the same, when the chocolate almost melted you need to add more chocolate and stir with a spatula.

How to fill molds

When you have chocolate ready, you can continue with the next step. Fill each of the cavities of the silicon mold with chocolate about halfway. Using a spoon spread the chocolate to the top of each cavity. After that, using both hands, pick up the mold and tilt the mold back over the bowl of melted chocolate to shake out any excess. Then place the mold in the fridge to set for 10-15 minutes. Repeat with other molds. I recommend using 2-inch or smaller silicon molds. This size will fit perfectly in a standard mug. I like to use different sizes and different chocolate to make Hot Chocolate Bombs.

hot chocolate bombs on the table.

Remove the molds from the fridge and carefully unmold half spheres. Heat a large pan until it gets warm, but not too hot. After that, slightly melt the rim of the chocolate spheres in the warm pan. Do not melt all spheres, just half of them. Place melted spheres open side up and fill them with hot cocoa mix and mini marshmallows. Then melt the rim of the remaining half and seal the Hot Cocoa Bombs with another warmed half sphere. Using a spoon, drizzle some of the chocolate back and forth over the bombs to decorate and top with sprinkles or marshmallows. Let the bombs set at room temperature for 20-30 minutes or until completely set.

hot chocolate bombs in the box.

Expert Tips

  • Use good quality chocolate. This is the main ingredient.
  • Temper the chocolate. Do not skip this step! Tempered chocolate will not melt in your hands and will have a glossy finish.
  • Do not overfill spheres with the filling or will be hard to close them.
  • Make spheres ahead of time and fill them later. They are perfect for the busy holiday season.
hot chocolate bombs on the table.

Recipe FAQs

How to store Hot Chocolate Bombs?

Store Hot Chocolate Bombs in an air-tight container at room temperature for a few months. Make sure they are out of direct sunlight as they can melt. You can also freeze bombs in a freezing container or bag for a few months.

How to serve Hot Chocolate Bombs?

Bring your favorite milk to a boil. Place a Hot Cocoa Bomb into the mug and pour hot milk over it. You will see magic as marshmallows appear from the milk. Let sit for a few seconds and swirl with the spoon to combine. Enjoy!

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Recipe Card

hot chocolate bombs

Hot Chocolate Bombs

Marina
Hot Chocolate Bombs are chocolate spheres that when you drop them into warm milk they will melt and release hot cocoa and marshmallows hiding inside.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 6 bombs
Calories 383 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 silicone hot chocolate bomb mold
  • 1 spoon
  • 1 rabber spatula
  • 1 frying pan

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups chocolate dark, milk or white
  • ¾ cup hot cocoa mix
  • ½ cup mini marshmallowa
  • 2 Tbsp sprinkles, optional

Instructions
 

How to make Hot Chocolate Bombs

  • Using microwave-safe container (not glass), melt about 2/3 of the chocolate in the microwave. When chocolate start to melt, stir with spatula accasionally untill the chocoalte about 90% melted.
  • Add the remaining chocolate, a little at a time, allowing it to melt completely before adding more chocolate. Stir with spatula untill all chocolate is melted and not hot to the touch. 
  • You can also melt chocolate using double boiler method, where steam from the water melt chocolate. For this method you need to add chocolate in a large heatproof bowl (not glass) and place the bowl over the pot with water. Make sure the bowl is large enough to sit on the rim of the pot and not touch the water. Then the process is the same, when chocolate almost melted you need to add more chocolate and stir with spatula. 
  • When you have chocolate ready, you can continue with the next step. Fill each of the cavities of the silicon mold with chocolate about halfway.
  • Using spoon spread the chocolate to the top of each cavity.
  • Using both hands, pick up the mold and tilt the mold back over the bowl of melted chocolate to shake out any excess.
  • Place mold in the fridge to set for 10-15 minutes. Repeat with other molds.
  • Remove the molds from the fridge and carefully unmold half spheres.
  • Heat a large pan untill it gets warm, not too hot. After that slightly melt the rim of a chocolate spheres in the warm pan. Do not melt all spheres, just a half of them.
  • Place melted spheres open side up and fill them with hot cocoa mix and mini marshmallows.
  • Melt the rim of remaining half and seal the Hot Cocoa Bombs with another warmed half sphere.
  • Using a spoon, drizzle some of the chocolate back and forth over the bombs to decorate and top with sprinkles or marshmallow.
  • Let the bombs to set at room temperature for 20-30 minutes or untill completely set. 

How to serve

  • Bring your favorite milk to boil.
  • Place a Hot Cocoa Bomb into the mug and pour hot milk over. You will see magic as marshmallow will be appearing from the milk.
  • Let sit for a few seconds and swirl with the spoon to combine. Enjoy!

Notes

Get all ingredients and tools ready before making this recipe. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1bombCalories: 383kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 3gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.04gSodium: 140mgPotassium: 169mgFiber: 4gSugar: 44gVitamin A: 2IUCalcium: 29mgIron: 2mg
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