My latest obsession is making Hot Chocolate Bombs, so with Valentine’s Day coming, why not make romantic Valentine’s Day Hot Chocolate Bombs? I love to create beautiful things and with Valentine’s Day coming up, I wanted to spoil my family. This time, instead of using my silicone egg mold, I invested in a real Hot Chocolate Bomb Mold from Amazon, got all my supplies (including a small pastry brush) and started creating to make my Valentine’s Day Hot Chocolate Bombs. Here’s how I did it.
What You’ll Need:
The white Chocolate Wafers or Chocolate Chips of your choice. I used white chocolate chips, but dark or milk chocolate will work also.
A proper Hot Chocolate Bomb Mold from Amazon – I got these one and I was happy. This is the large size (watch the sizes offered) – while they seemed smaller than what I was expecting, they were still big enough. They fit nicely into a cup or a cupcake liner (which is the way to present these)
Sprinkles – I love these multi-colored 6 in one sprinkles (real bang for your buck)
Sanding Sugar sprinkles – I used red but also had pink
Hot Chocolate Mix – I used one packet to fill 3 spheres. These also look like they’d work.
Pink Heart Marshmallows – I used them from the Lucky Charms Marshmallow pack – I also found these
I melted chocolate chips. I used white chocolate chips, but you can use chocolate wafers or dark or milk chocolate chips.
Then take your hot chocolate mold. If you have the silicone egg bites mold, this will still work, but I found it so much easier using the proper hot chocolate bomb mold.
Use a spoon or a small pastry brush to cover the mold with your chocolate – make sure you have it fully covered. I found I had to go back a couple time to make sure I got every inch of my molds. Remember you need two sides to make one hot chocolate bomb!
Then pop it in the freezer for around 30 minutes.
Because I used a proper mold, they popped out really easily and intact – definitely not like the silicone egg bites mold (which I had to run under water to release).
This was a smoother process, but be careful, your hot chocolate bomb pieces are still delicate.
Then add your hot chocolate mix, sprinkles and marshmallows inside of one of your hot chocolate bomb spheres. I found that one packet will fill at least 3 spheres.
Then take the tops of the spheres that don’t have the hot chocolate in them and melt on a hot pan for a few seconds (one at a time) and then place on top of your hot chocolate bomb to make it whole.
I admit this wasn’t as easy as I thought and one of my hot chocolate bombs was melting a little. I had to brush some more chocolate on.
You can stick it back in the freezer for a few minutes or if it’s sealed to your liking, just start decorating them.
I used white cookie icing to draw designs and then I dusted sprinkles on top. Even if you screw up a little and some of them aren’t so pretty, just add sprinkles and no one will notice!
Place in a large mug and pour hot milk or water over it! It’s so fun to serve and the perfect treat to serve! It’s hard to get romantic now, while we’re in quarantine, so make a batch of these, serve to the kids after dinner and then save two to enjoy with your honey as you connect and gaze into each’s other’s eyes.
Happy Valentine’s Day!