Here's a super cute gift or something fun to do with the kiddos for Valentine's day or any day! Making these Valentine's Hot Chocolate Bombs is so much more affordable than the store bought ones and it only takes 20 minutes to make a batch. By the way if you don't know what these are, they are inspired by bath bombs, but of course edible. You drop these Valentine's Hot Chocolate Bombs in hot water or milk and you'll have a wonderful tasting cup of hot chocolate.
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These are so easy to make. You can make this recipe as basic as you want it. While I did decorate it, you're more than welcome to make a heart and call it a day. It's the thought that counts after all! But, honestly all you need is less than half an hour to make it super cute.
Why This Recipe Works
- Loads of Fun- Not only are these fun to make, they're also fun to give.
- Fun with the Kids - the kiddos and I had a blast making these. They enjoyed making it and then seeing their creation in action. It's just so much fun when they feel like a part of the process. We watched their favorite show and had hot chocolate. Such fond memories made.
Ingredients To Make It
- White Chocolate Chips - this is the shell of the hot chocolate bombs. I love white chocolate so decided to use it and it tasted great.
- Coconut Oil - will help your hearts have a shine to it and it also helps harden the chocolate.
- Mini Marshmallows - no explanation needed here. Marshmallows just go hand in hand with hot chocolate. You can omit this if you like but it really makes it fun and sweeter.
- Hot Cocoa Mix - pick your favorite chocolate mix and make sure you don't use cacao. It will be a bit too bitter, unless you love dark chocolate that is.
- Festive Sprinkles - this is optional, but is super fun when giving as gifts.
- Silicon Mold - I chose these heart shape molds for Valentine's Day
How to Make It
- Melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil until smooth. Now is the time to separate two bowls to make two different color bombs.
- Form your shell by spooning the melted chocolate into the silicone mold. Spread it around with a spoon or brush to coat the sides. Chill in freezer for 5 minutes.
- Fill it up by adding marshmallows to the cavity, hot chocolate mix and some sprinkles, making sure to leave a enough space for the top.
- Top more melted chocolate on top to seal the heart.
- Refreeze for another 10 minutes and decorate.
Step by Step Instructions
Start by melting the white chocolate chips and coconut oil until smooth. If you want two colors, this is the time to split the chocolate into two bowls. One bowl will remain white and the other you'll add some pink food coloring to the chocolate, until you get your desired color.
Next, you'll want to spoon the melted chocolate into the heart shaped mold. Fill each cavity ⅓ full of chocolate. Then spread the chocolate around with a spoon or brush to make an even coating around the sides. Chill in the freezer for 5 minutes. Then remove it from the freezer to touch up any spots that seem thin, then re chill for another 5 minutes. You wan tot do this otherwise you'll have an overly fragile chocolate bomb. If it's too thin in one spot it may even break.
Then afterwards, it's time for the fun part, fill each cavity with mini marshmallows, hot chocolate mix and a few sprinkles. Make sure you're not filling it completely to the top. Leave a little bit of the top of the mold exposed. Depending on the size of mold it's about 1 tablespoon of hot cocoa and about 7 mini marshmallows.
Next you'll want to top the bombs off by spreading more melted chocolate across the top. This will fill the mold and essentially bury your fillings. Doing this will seal it all together.
Now you'll want to refreeze the mold for another 10 minutes. Remove the hearts from the silicone mold and transfer it onto a wire rack or parchment paper.
Finally, for the fun part! Note: feel free to stop here if you don't want to do anymore work. It's already adorable without the decorations. If you want to take the extra step all you need to do is drizzle each heart with extra chocolate and quickly top with sprinkles. Return it to the freezer for 5 minutes for it to set.
A Fun Valentine's Gift Idea
You can also wrap them in cellophane and give them as gifts.
Or make them for yourself and your family. To make hot chocolate, fill a cup with 8-10 ounces of warm milk and plop in a cocoa bomb and stir. Enjoy!
Cook's Tips For Hot Cocoa Bombs
- If you can find chocolate wafers you can use those too! When using wafers, you won't need coconut oil.
- I would avoid touching these chocolate bombs to prevent melting or breaking.
- Do not overfill the cavity of the mold. You want to have enough room to top it off and seal it.
- Get creative. You can add peppermint crumbs, sprinkles, or even Oreos. I've even had some with chop chocolate in there.
- If you're not into the hearts, you can use a chocolate sphere mold.
- Can I use a different type of chocolate?
- Yes, you can use white chocolate, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate to make these.
- How do you melt chocolate?
- The fastest way is to melt it in the microwave, but you have to be real careful not to burn it. You want to microwave it in 20-30 second intervals. Use a melting pot or a double boiler if you one, that's the best way.
- Can you freeze these?
- Yes, definitely. It will last much longer and won't ever melt. That said, you will need to make sure you double wrap them and carefully place them where they won't get squashed. They can be fragile.
- Can I refrigerate this?
- How long can this sit out?
- As long as your home is cool. You can keep them in your counter for up to two weeks as long as it is in an air tight container.
- Can I make this ahead of time?
- Yes, you can. Just store in the refrigerator in an air tight container.
- What are some other filling ideas?
- White chocolate mix will work as well. Even crushed candies like m and m's. If you have left over peppermint candy canes or some mint chocolate.
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Valentine's Hot Chocolate Bombs Recipe
- 6 oz White Chocolate Chips
- 1 Tbs Coconut Oil
- ¼ cup Mini Marshmallows
- ¾ cup Hot Chocolate Mix
- 3 tbs Festive Sprinkles
- 1 6 cavity Heart Silicon Mold
- tart by melting the white chocolate chips and coconut oil until smooth. If you want two colors, this is the time to split the chocolate into two bowls and color one.
- Spoon melted chocolate to fill ⅓ of each cavity. Then spread the chocolate around with a spoon or brush to make an even coating around the sides. Chill in freezer for 5 minutes, remove from the freezer to touch up any spots that seem thin, then re chill for another 5 minutes.
- Fill each cavity with mini marshmallows, hot chocolate mix and a few sprinkles. Don’t fill completely to the top but just right below leaving a bit of chocolate exposed.
- To cap the bombs off, spread melted chocolate across the tops making sure to seal it all together.
- Refreeze for another 10 minutes and then demold each bomb onto a rack or parchment paper for decorating.
- Drizzle with extra chocolate and quickly top with sprinkles. Return to the freezer for 5 minutes and then enjoy. To make hot chocolate, fill a cup with warm 8-10 oz of warm milk and plop in a cocoa bomb and stir.