Valentine’s Hot Chocolate Bombs

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Valentine’s Hot Chocolate Bombs are colorful chocolate spheres filled with hot cocoa and decorated with red, white and pink sprinkles.

Valentine’s Hot Chocolate Bombs From Val's Kitchen

Valentine’s Hot Chocolate Bombs

Valentine’s Hot Chocolate Bombs are a fun way to enjoy hot cocoa. These colorful hot cocoa bombs are easy to make and fun to drink for both kids and adults alike. Here’s how to make them.

Equipment Needed

Valentine’s Hot Chocolate Bombs From Val's Kitchen
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Ingredients 

  • 1x 12 oz bag red candy melts
  • Valentine’s sprinkles
  • 1 tbsp hot chocolate mix per bomb 
  • mini marshmallows
  • white cookie icing 
  • 8 oz water OR milk
Valentine’s Hot Chocolate Bombs From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Pour the candy melts into a microwave safe bowl.

Heat the candy melts for 30 seconds or until they have fully melted.

Coat the inside of the silicone candy mold evenly, making sure that every bit of the mold is covered.

Valentine’s Hot Chocolate Bombs From Val's Kitchen

Let the molds sit about 5 minutes & re-spread any of the candy melts that sank to the bottom of the molds.

Place the molds in the refrigerator for about 30-45 minutes.

Once the molds have set, carefully remove the candy melt spheres from the mold. 

Fill half of the spheres with the hot cocoa powder & marshmallows.

Valentine’s Hot Chocolate Bombs From Val's Kitchen

Place a microwave safe plate in the microwave for one minute. If you don’t want to use a plate you can also use a small pan heated to very low.

Remove the plate and immediately place each empty sphere on the hot plate to heat the chocolate edges.

Place each heated sphere on each filled sphere. You can use the tip of your finger to smooth the melted candy around the seam. Wearing food safe gloves helps decrease the chances of leaving fingerprints on the chocolate, as well as the likelihood of melting.

If you find yourself having a really hard time closing the two spheres you can smooth a little extra melted chocolate along the seam, most of which would be covered when you added sprinkles.

Use the cookie icing to draw lines back and forth on top of the bomb. The icing will act as a glue to hold the sprinkles you are going to put on.

Scatter sprinkles onto the bomb.

Now you’re ready to use the hot chocolate bomb or store it.

When you’re ready to enjoy your hot cocoa bomb, heat 8oz of water (or milk for richer flavor) in the microwave or on the stovetop.

Place one cocoa bomb into a large mug, and slowly pour the hot water or steamed milk over it.

The bomb will start to open. Stir lightly to continue opening the bomb, stirring until the chocolate and sprinkles have melted.

Enjoy!

Valentine’s Hot Chocolate Bombs From Val's Kitchen

Common Questions

What kind of mold do I need to use to make hot cocoa bombs?

Silicone molds are the easiest type of molds to use because they are so flexible and easy to work with.

Where do I buy the molds to make hot cocoa bombs?

There are many silicone molds available for purchase on Amazon. You can also check your local craft store, such as Michael’s. If you have a local specialty candy or chocolate store you may also find the molds available for purchase there.

What kind of mugs do I serve hot cocoa bombs in?

For hot cocoa bombs such as these that have been made using a larger sphere, you will want to use an oversized mug. If you are making hot cocoa bombs using smaller spheres under 2 inches you may be able to use a regular size mug.

How do you store hot chocolate bombs?

You can store hot cocoa bombs in an airtight container at room temperature.

Yield: 3 servings per 6 cavity mold

Valentine's Hot Chocolate Bombs

Valentine's Hot Chocolate Bombs
Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1x 12 oz bag red candy melts
  • Valentine’s sprinkles
  • 1 tbsp hot chocolate mix per bomb
  • mini marshmallows
  • white cookie icing
  • 8 oz water OR milk

Instructions

Pour the candy melts into a microwave safe bowl.

Heat the candy melts for 30 seconds or until they have fully melted.

Coat the inside of the silicone candy mold evenly, making sure that every bit of the mold is covered.

Let the molds sit about 5 minutes & re-spread any of the candy melts that sank to the bottom of the molds.

Place the molds in the refrigerator for about 30-45 minutes.

Once the molds have set, carefully remove the candy melt spheres from the mold. 

Fill half of the spheres with the hot cocoa powder & marshmallows.

Place a microwave safe plate in the microwave for one minute. If you don't want to use a plate you can also use a small pan heated to very low.

Remove the plate and immediately place each empty sphere on the hot plate to heat the chocolate edges.

Place each heated sphere on each filled sphere. You can use the tip of your finger to smooth the melted candy around the seam. Wearing food safe gloves helps decrease the chances of leaving fingerprints on the chocolate, as well as the likelihood of melting.

If you find yourself having a really hard time closing the two spheres you can smooth a little extra melted chocolate along the seam, most of which would be covered when you added sprinkles.

Use the cookie icing to draw lines back and forth on top of the bomb. The icing will act as a glue to hold the sprinkles you are going to put on.

Scatter sprinkles onto the bomb.

Now you're ready to use the hot chocolate bomb or store it.

When you’re ready to enjoy your hot cocoa bomb, heat 8oz of water (or milk for richer flavor) in the microwave or on the stovetop.

Place one cocoa bomb into a large mug, and slowly pour the steamed milk over it.

The bomb will start to open. Stir lightly to continue opening the bomb, stirring until the chocolate and sprinkles have melted.

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 322Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 97mgCarbohydrates: 71gFiber: 0gSugar: 45gProtein: 2g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. Your serving size and ingredients may differ.

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8 comments

Claire Lomax January 18, 2021 - 5:47 pm

These look so lovely. I am currently loving hot chocolate on these cold winter nights so to make my own Hot chocolate bombs would be great fun x

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Yeah Lifestyle January 18, 2021 - 7:25 pm

Such a beautiful treat indeed! I would love to indulge in this delicious hot chocolate bomb with my husband. Can’t wait to try making this

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LaaLaa January 18, 2021 - 8:24 pm

Oh my. These looks scrumptious and such a nice and loving treat. I definitely need to try making these ASAP! And I probably won’t end up sharing

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Ali - We Made This Life January 18, 2021 - 11:15 pm

These look amazing – my kids would love them this Valentine’s day

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Melanie williams January 19, 2021 - 12:23 pm

Ooo you had me at the word chocolate these look super yummy and will be trying these out. Thanks for sharing this x

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Rhian Westbury January 19, 2021 - 5:52 pm

These look so neat and professional. It’s nice to be able to make them to the exact flavour and style you want and whatever treats you want inside x

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Anosa January 19, 2021 - 6:31 pm

I may not be celebrating Valentine but I am definitely going to be making these hot chocolate bombs for sure.

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Lianne January 20, 2021 - 3:18 pm

Oh wow, I’ve never come across these before, how amazing!! I’d probably not be able to make them as lovely looking as yours, ahah, but these look fab!!

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