Have you seen the latest trend of hot chocolate bombs? I’ve seen all over social media various bakeries with hot chocolate bombs, or DIY versions of this delicious and fun treat. It can be a fun kitchen craft or activity to do with the kids if you are in to the do it yourself version.
What is a Hot Chocolate Bomb?
If you are unsure what a hot chocolate bomb is, it is a DELICIOUS take on hot chocolate. It is basically a mold of chocolate, which is filled with hot chocolate mix and marshmallows. You then place the hot chocolate bomb into a mug, and top with hot milk. When the hot milk covers the hot chocolate bomb it bursts out the cocoa mix and marshmallows.
What You’ll Need
To make the hot chocolate bombs you will need melting chocolates, hot cocoa mix, and marshmallows. For the melting chocolates, I used wafers however chocolate chips could work just as well. For the hot cocoa mix I used SwissMiss hot cocoa, but you could use whatever your preference is for hot cocoa.
Lastly you will need the molds. If you want to purchase molds, I suggest silicone molds as they are easy to pop out the chocolate. These would be a great option. However, purchasing these is not necessary. You can easily make your own hot chocolate bomb molds, simply out of tin foil.
How To Make Your Own Hot Chocolate Bomb Mold
You will need tin foil, and a ball (or something round to fold the tin foil over). Start with a piece of tin foil, and fold it in half to make it stronger. Now tightly wrap the tin foil around half of the ball, creating a bowl shape. Remove the ball out of the tin foil. You will have a bowl shaped mold for the chocolate. You can either cut off the edges remaining on the foil, or save time and just fold them down. You will need two molds, to make one hot chocolate bomb. Make as many as you want depending on how many hot chocolate bombs you will be making.
How To Make Hot Chocolate Bombs
Now that you have the molds, the hardest part is done. Spray the inside of the mold or tin foil with cooking spray or olive oil so the chocolate can easily be removed. Line each mold with chocolate. Make sure it is thick enough so it can easily hold the cocoa mix and not have any cracks in it.
Place this is the freezer for 10-15 minutes or until set.
Carefully remove the chocolate from the molds by sliding out of the silicone molds or unwrapping the tin foil.
Fill one chocolate mold with hot cocoa mix and marshmallows. Take an empty chocolate mold and place on top of the mold, enclosing the hot cocoa mix and marshmallows inside. Use melting chocolate around the edges to melt the two molds together. **Make sure the chocolate you are using to melt the two together is not too hot, as it could melt your molds.**
Place in freezer to set.
After the entire mold is set, you could leave as is or decorate it. I used white chocolate melting chocolates, and drizzled white chocolate on top and sprinkles. You could do various sprinkles, or peppermint on top and then let sit or place back in freezer.
Enjoy This Delicious Drink!!
When you are ready to drink them, simply place the hot chocolate bomb at the bottom of a mug and add hot milk. Be sure the milk is hot enough so it will melt the chocolate bomb. I pour it slowly so I can see the chocolate bomb break and the mix and marshmallows pour out. The kids love this part!!
These are such a fun take on hot chocolate!! I really like the drink as well as it is extremely chocolatey!! You could easily make these into a cute holiday homemade gift!
I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!! Let me know if you try these easy DIY hot chocolate bombs!! Enjoy!!
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