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Valentine’s Day Hot Cocoa Bombs Recipe

Valentine’s Day Hot Cocoa Bombs Recipe

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These Valentines Hot Cocoa Bombs are the perfect little something to give to your someone special! They’re fun and not too difficult to make.

valentines hot cocoa bombs

One good thing about 2020? The year of the invention of the Cocoa Bombs! These heart shaped hot cocoa bombs are a super fun treat for Valentine’s Day.

I am always looking for cute, fun things I can give my kids and friends for Valentine’s Day and this year, they will be getting some homemade hot cocoa bombs. They’re fun to make and fun to enjoy!

All of the kids are loving these blind bags or surprise bags and I love how hot cocoa bombs are like an edible surprise!

valentines hot cocoa bombs

Equipment You Will Need to Make Valentine’s Day Hot Cocoa Bombs

valentines hot cocoa bombs

Equipment
Microwave Safe Bowl
Spoon
Heart Shaped Mold
Small Piping bags or ziploc baggies
Scissors
A Hot Plate or Frying Pan

Ingredients
good quality chocolate chips (nestle is fine, ghirardelli is better)
Cocoa Mix of your choice
Sprinkles or Crushed Candies (optional)
Marshmallows (large cut in half or mini)

If you scroll down, I have the full printable recipe for you with instructions & ingredients.

Directions


Step 1:
Place a plate in the freezer

Step 2: Melt chocolate in a microwaveable bowl on high for 60 seconds.
Stick a spoon in the chocolate to see if it’s beginning to melt. If it is you will need to decrease the power percentage on your microwave down to 60 percent and continue. Continue to warm up chocolate in 30 second intervals stirring between each time. This may take 2-4 times.

valentines hot cocoa bombs

Step 3: When you stir the chocolate and see it’s mostly melted, heat for 15 seconds and stir until all lumps are gone and the chocolate is smooth.

Step 4: Use a spoon to drop a dollop into the first cavity of the silicon mold.
Use the back of the spoon to coat the mold completely. Wipe away any excess chocolate.

Step 5: Freeze for 10-15 mins.

Step 6: Prepare your set up for the contents inside of the cocoa bombs.

valentines hot cocoa bombs


Step 7: Remove plate and mold from the freezer. Carefully remove each half heart from the mold and set them on the now cold plate (this keeps
them from melting).

valentines hot cocoa bombs


Step 8: Spoon in 2 spoonfuls of cocoa mix (not an entire packet).
Add your surprise (marshmallows, sprinkles, or candies)


Step 9: Connect the two ends of the heart together by either melting chocolate to serve as a glue (piping bag method) or place the top heart onto a heated plate to lightly melt the edges and stick together.


valentines hot cocoa bombs
valentines hot cocoa bombs

A few tips to know:

  • Freezing a plate will help make sure your cocoa bombs don’t melt once you unmold them.
  • Do not overheat the chocolate as it can and will burn.
  • When coating the sides pay careful attention to the rim as the chocolate will need to be able to be “glued” together. If you don’t fully coat the mold, the two pieces won’t fit.
valentines hot cocoa bombs

3 Ways to Connect Your Valentine’s Day Hot Cocoa Bombs

Use a frying pan. Heat the frying pan and remove from heat. Carefully melt the rim of the sphere and immediately attach to one of the bottom halves.

Hot Plate Method: Place a plate in the microwave for 1.5 minutes and remove. The plate will hold the heat without the risk of burning yourself.

Pipe melted chocolate: Use leftover melted chocolate. Add to a piping bag or small ziploc bag. Cut a small hole at the end of the piping bag (or one corner of the ziploc bag). Squeeze chocolate around the rim of the bottom sphere and simply place the other sphere on top. Using your finger, smooth the chocolate out. (leave as is or add sprinkles or crushed candies)

If cocoa bombs are being made in advance they can be frozen and stored.

valentines hot cocoa bombs


Secrets of success:

Cut the mold! Cutting out the individual hearts will make it much easier to peel out once the chocolate is frozen.

Place the bomb on it’s side in the mug and pour piping hot (almost boiling) milk directly onto the seam.

Body heats melts chocolate quickly, use gloves or touch the bombs as little as possible once they are formed in the molds.


Important Note:


Remember whatever you put inside the cocoa bomb will end up in your hot chocolate. All candy and sprinkles do not melt. While it is nice for presentation, be selective on what you put inside of your hot cocoa bombs. Some sprinkles may be a choking hazard to small children.

valentines hot cocoa bombs

How to Make Valentines Hot Cocoa Bombs

Yield: 3

These Valentines Hot Cocoa Bombs are the perfect little something to give to your someone special! They're fun and not too difficult.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup good quality chocolate chips (nestle is fine, ghirardelli is better)
  • Cocoa Mix of your choice
  • Sprinkles or Crushed Candies (optional)
  • Marshmallows (large cut in half or mini)

Instructions

    1. First, Place a plate in the freezer
    2. Melt chocolate in a microwaveable bowl on high for 60 seconds.
      Stick a spoon in the chocolate to see if it's beginning to melt. If it is you will need to decrease the power percentage on your microwave down to 60 percent and continue.
    3. Continue to warm up chocolate in 30 second intervals stirring between each time.
      This may take 2-4 times.
    4. When you stir the chocolate and see it's mostly melted, heat for 15 seconds and stir until all lumps are gone and the chocolate is smooth.
    5. Use a spoon to drop a dollop into the first cavity of the silicon mold.
    6. Use the back of the spoon to coat the mold completely.
    7. Wipe away any excess chocolate.
    8. Freeze for 10-15 mins.
    9. Prepare your set up for the contents inside of the cocoa bombs.
    10. Remove plate and mold from the freezer.
    11. Carefully remove each half heart from the mold and set them on the now cold plate (this keeps them from melting)
    12. Spoon in 2 spoonfuls of cocoa mix (not an entire packet).
    13. Add your surprise (marshmallows, sprinkles, or candies)
    14. Connect the two ends of the heart together by either melting chocolate to serve as a glue (piping bag method) or place the top heart onto a heated plate to lightly melt the edges and stick together.


3 ways to connect the heart bomb:
1. Use a frying pan. Heat the frying pan and remove from heat. Carefully melt the rim of the sphere and immediately attach to one of the bottom halves.
2. Hot Plate Method: Place a plate in the microwave for 1.5 minutes and remove. The plate will hold the heat without the risk of burning yourself.
3. Pipe melted chocolate: Use leftover melted chocolate. Add to a piping bag or small ziploc bag. Cut a small hole at the end of the piping bag (or one corner of the ziploc
bag). Squeeze chocolate around the rim of the bottom sphere and simply place the other sphere on top. Using your finger, smooth the chocolate out. (leave as is or add sprinkles or crushed candies)

Notes

Freezing a plate will help make sure your cocoa bombs don't melt once you unmold them.


Do not overheat the chocolate as it can and will burn.


When coating the sides pay careful attention to the rim as the chocolate will need to be able to be “glued” together. If you don't fully coat the mold, the two pieces won’t fit.

Cut the mold! Cutting out the individual hearts will make it much easier to peel out once the
chocolate is frozen.


Place the bomb on it’s side in the mug and pour piping hot (almost boiling) milk directly onto the seam.


Body heats melts chocolate quickly, use gloves or touch the bombs as little as possible once they are formed in the molds.

Important Note:
Remember whatever you put inside the cocoa bomb will end up in your hot chocolate. All candy and sprinkles do not melt. While it is nice for presentation, be selective on what you put inside of your hot cocoa bombs. Some sprinkles may be a choking hazard to small children

If cocoa bombs are being made in advance they can be frozen and stored.

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