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How to Make Valentines Hot Chocolate Bombs

How to Make Valentines Hot Chocolate Bombs

Surprise your sweetheart with the valentine’s day version of this delicious and romantic treat! These valentine’s hot chocolate bombs will definitely make their heart melt. 

It’s that time of year again where love is in the air! Looking for the perfect treat the whole family can enjoy? Why not show your loved one how much you care with a delicious and romantic treat? These hot chocolate bombs will definitely make their heart melt. 

A chocolate heart is filled with hot cocoa mix and decorated with festive sprinkles. They’re so much fun!

Plus, they are so easy to make that even novice bakers can master them in no time. So get ready to surprise your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day with these delicious treats!

valentines hot cocoa bombs

This fun treat makes a great gift or for enjoying yourself. The hot cocoa bombs are like a fun surprise in a delicious drink.

valentines hot cocoa bombs

How to Make Valentine’s Hot Cocoa Bombs

Equipment

valentines hot cocoa bombs

Ingredients

Directions

Place a plate in the freezer

Melt chocolate in a microwaveable bowl on high for 60 second intervals

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 increments stirring between each time. This may take 2-4 times.

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.

Drop a spoonful of melted chocolate into the bottom of the molds.

Use the back of a spoon to coat the inside of the mold completely, be sure to get up the sides of the mold. Wipe away any excess chocolate with the tip of your finger.

Freeze for 10-15 mins.

valentines hot cocoa bombs

Prepare your set up with the heart molds and hot cocoa powder.

Remove plate and the molds from the freezer. Carefully remove each half of the sphere and set them on the now cold plate (this keeps them from melting).

Spoon in 2 spoonfuls of hot chocolate mix. Add your surprise – marshmallows, valentine’s sprinkles or candy

valentines hot cocoa bombs

Connect the two ends of the heart together by either using chocolate melts to serve as a glue (piping bag method) or place the top of the bombs onto a heated plate to lightly melt the edges and stick together with the bottom.

valentines hot cocoa bombs


Use remaining chocolate, pink candy melts or red candy melts to make chocolate decorations on top of the cocoa bombs, add heart sprinkles for a fun Valentine’s Day version.

valentines hot cocoa bombs

Add the hot cocoa bomb to the bottom of a mug and add warm milk or hot water on top for a delicious cup of hot chocolate.

valentines hot cocoa bombs

Tips for This Hot Cocoa Bombs recipe

  • 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 in an airtight container.

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.
valentines hot cocoa bombs

Important Note:

Remember whatever you put inside the hot chocolate bomb recipe will end up in your cup of hot cocoa. 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.

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valentines hot cocoa bombs

How to Make Valentines Hot Chocolate Bombs

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Surprise your sweetheart with the valentine’s day version of this delicious and romantic treat! These valentine’s hot chocolate bombs will definitely make their heart melt. 

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.

Notes

Tips for This Hot Cocoa Bombs recipe

  • 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.

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 in an airtight container.

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 hot chocolate bomb recipe will end up in your cup of hot cocoa. 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.

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