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Hot Chocolate Bombs

Simple and easy homemade hot chocolate bombs are a great holiday gift and drink for the cold weather. Let’s learn how to make this homemade easy hot chocolate bombs recipe with a few ingredients. 
Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 473kcal
Author Tracy O.

Equipment

  • Silicone molds

Ingredients

Decoration:

Drink:

  • 9 cups Milk (Around 1-1.5 cups for each hot cocoa ball)

Instructions

  • Unwrap two peppermint candy canes, break it down and put it in the plastic bag. Then, use a meat mallet to mash and crash it into small pieces.
  • Pour 1-2 cups of water into a pot. Turn on medium small fire.
  • After that, place a heat-safe bowl on top of the pot. Then, put a bag of milk chocolate chips (11.5 oz or 326g) in the bowl.
  • Keep stirring and mixing until the chocolate melts consistently. (It is around 2 to 3 minutes.)
  • Next, take a big scoop of tablespoon full of melted chocolate into the mold and spread around the dome shaped silicone mold. Repeat this step and fill 12 of them because you can make around 6 hot chocolate balls.
  • The following step, put the silicone molds with chocolate in the freezer for 20-30 minutes.
  • After, remove the chocolate from the silicone molds and place it on the plate. (If you don’t want any fingerprints on the chocolate balls, I suggest wearing plastic gloves and working on them. )
  • Put a plate in the microwave and warm it up for 1-2 minutes. Then, put the dome shaped chocolate on the warm/ hot plate to smoothen the edges a little bit. Don’t need to put too long, just smooth it a little bit. After, put the 1.5-2 tablespoons of hot chocolate powder into the dome shaped chocolate. (See details in the video below the recipe card.)
  • Place 10-12 small marshmallows. 
  • Take the other dome shaped chocolate and smoothen the edges on the warm plate. Then, put over half of the chocolate with hot chocolate powder and marshmallows from step 9 immediately. If there is some chocolate around the edges, use a finger to move around the chocolate ball. Repeat and finish 6 hot cocoa balls. 
  • Put ½ cup of white chocolate chips into the bowl and over the pot with water. (Like in step 2 and 3.) Turn on medium small fire.
  • Use a fork and keep stirring until the white chocolate chips melt. Remember don’t drizzle the white chocolate over the balls when the melted chocolate is hot. Wait for 5-10 minutes, when it’s not hot. However, it is not too long before the melted chocolate becomes hardened again. If the chocolate is hardened, melt it again. 
  • When the white melted chocolate cools off, use a fork to drizzle the chocolate over the top of the cocoa ball. 
  • Decorate the top with crushed candy canes or sprinkle with sugar sprinkles.
  • Repeat steps 13 -14 and finish decorating 6 hot cocoa balls. 
  • Lastly, place a hot cocoa bomb into a mug. Warm up 1-1.5 cups of milk into a microwave for 2 minutes. Pour the hot/ warm milk into the mug. The hot chocolate bomb will melt and marshmallows will come out and float on the top.

Video

Notes

Cooking tips for how to make easy homemade hot chocolate bombs:

  • I like to use Ghirardelli premium of chocolate chips for hot chocolate bombs. Any high quality brand of couverture chocolate will work. 
  • Also, I like to melt the chocolate chips over the stove with water in a pot and the bowl of chocolate chips over the pot. 
  • Take a big scoop of tablespoon full of melted chocolate into the silicone mold and spread around the dome shaped mold. 
  • You can do a thin layer first and let it harden a little bit and apply another layer. 
  • Remember do not make it too thin because it will break easily. 
  • After that, put the mold with the chocolate into the freezer for 20-30 minutes. 
  • If you don’t want any fingerprints on the chocolate balls, I suggest wearing plastic gloves and working on them. 
  • Then, remove the chocolate from the mold after freezing.
  • The edges are not pretty and smooth; therefore, put a plate in the microwave and warm it up for 1-2 minutes. Put the dome shaped chocolate on the warm/ hot plate to smoothen the edges a little bit. Don’t need to put too long, just smooth it a little bit. 
  • After, put 1.5-2 tablespoons of hot chocolate powder into the dome shaped chocolate and add 10-12 small marshmallows. 
  • Take the other dome shaped chocolate and smoothen the edges on the warm plate and put over the other half of chocolate immediately. 
  • If there is some chocolate around the edges, use a finger to move around the chocolate ball. 

For the topping decorations:

  • Melt the white chocolate chips over the stove. 
  • Remember don’t drizzle the white chocolate over the balls when the melted chocolate is hot. Wait for 5-10 minutes, when it’s not hot. However, it is not too long before the melted chocolate becomes hardened again. If it is hardened, melt the chocolate again. 
  • Lastly, sprinkle some sugar sprinkles or crushed candy canes over the top of white chocolate. 
  • If you want to have a nicer and even decorated chocolate line over the balls, you can pipe the melted chocolate on the balls. 

Nutrition

Calories: 473kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 436mg | Potassium: 527mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 55g | Vitamin A: 601IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 474mg | Iron: 1mg