Hot Chocolate Bombs

Last Updated on March 19, 2021

 Make classic Hot Chocolate Bombs the easy way. Then drop them into a mug, pour over with hot milk and enjoy the rich chocolate flavour.

 Make classic Hot Chocolate Bombs the easy way. Then drop them into a mug, pour over with hot milk and enjoy the rich chocolate flavour.
 Make classic Hot Chocolate Bombs the easy way. Then drop them into a mug, pour over with hot milk and enjoy the rich chocolate flavour.

What is a hot chocolate bomb?

Hot chocolate bombs are balls of chocolate that you put into a mug with hot milk in order to make a hot chocolate. They usually have marshmallows hidden inside as well.

If you are looking for a fuss-free way to make a hot chocolate bomb, check out my recipe for hot chocolate cups instead..

What chocolate can I use to make hot chocolate bombs?

You will want to use a good quality chocolate that has at least 65% or more cocoa with cocoa butter in it. Avoid candy melts as they won’t make a good tasting hot chocolate. I used Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate melting wafers for these hot cocoa bombs.

How to temper your chocolate for hot cocoa bombs?

Tempered chocolate has a shiny, flawless appearance.

Slowly heating melted chocolate while stirring puts it into temper. If chocolate is not tempered properly, your finished product will be dull and have problems holding its shape.  You can quickly and easily temper chocolate in the microwave using the following steps.

Step 1Chop your chocolate.  Chop as finely as you can with a knife. This will help it melt more evenly. If you chocolate wafers like I did you can skip this step.

Step 2Put the chocolate in a heat safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. It won’t be melted yet. Stir with a spatula, moving the chocolate from the outside edges, to the centre to evenly heat it.

Step 3Microwave the bowl again for 15 seconds. Then remove and stir from the outside in as we did in the last step. Use an instant read thermometer to take the temp of your chocolate to make sure it’s not above 90ºF.

Step 4Repeat this process 2-5 more times until the chocolate is almost melted. Once almost melted, just continue stirring until the chocolate is fully melted from the residual heat from the bowl to help prevent overheating.

Step 5Test the chocolate. Pour some chocolate onto a piece of parchment paper and put it into the fridge for 5 minutes. If your chocolate is shiny and snaps when broken, then it’s tempered and ready to go in your moulds.

The Easy way to use silicone moulds for Hot Cocoa Bombs

Silicone moulds can be a little awkward to use when coating with chocolate. I have found an easily solution to get better control of the mould is to cut the silicone moulds so that each sphere mould is by itself as shown above. You are welcome.

 

How to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs

Makes 8-10 Hot Cocoa Bombs

Ingredients:

2 Silicone Sphere Moulds
1 – 30oz of Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate melting wafers
2 C of hot cocoa mix
1 disposable piping bag
1 cookie sheet fitted with wax paper
2 C Mini Marshmallows
1 container of the Jet Puffed Mallow Bits

Directions:

Using a heat safe bowl, melt the Ghirardelli melting wafers in the microwave for 30 seconds. Then stir. Continue to heat for 15 second intervals.

Make sure to stir the chocolate after each 30 seconds until melted and smooth.

Spoon about 1-2 tbsp of the chocolate into a mould, and carefully swirl the chocolate to completely coat the inside of the mold.

Lightly shake off the excess chocolate back into your bowl.

Place the chocolate coated moulds into the fridge for 5-10 minutes.

Remove from the fridge and gently peel the silicone mould back away from the hardened chocolate shell.

Carefully place the mould onto your cookie sheet.

Repeat steps with remaining moulds.

You should now have 8 half spheres.

Put the remaining the melted chocolate into a piping bag and cut the tip.

Scoop about 1 tbsp of the hot cocoa mix into the bottom of the chocolate spheres and sprinkle in a few of the mini marshmallows.

Pipe a line of the melted chocolate around the edge of the bottom shell then carefully place the top shell onto the bottom and gently hold the top to the bottom until the piped chocolate starts to harden to the top shell.

Carefully check the bomb and make sure that there is no opening around the centre of the shells.

Drizzle chocolate over the bomb and sprinkle it over with some of the Mallow Bits.

Allow to harden before enjoying!

Hot Chocolate Bombs
Yield: 10 Hot Cocoa Bombs

Hot Chocolate Bombs

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 2 Silicone Sphere Moulds
  • 1 - 30 oz of Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate melting wafers
  • 2 C of hot cocoa mix
  • 2 C Mini Marshmallows
  • 1 container of the Jet Puffed Mallow Bits

Instructions

  1. Using a heat safe bowl, melt the Ghirardelli melting wafers in the microwave for 30 seconds. Then stir. Continue to heat for 15 second intervals.
  2. Make sure to stir the chocolate after each 30 seconds until melted and smooth.
  3. Spoon about 1-2 tbsp of the chocolate into a mould, and carefully swirl the chocolate to completely coat the inside of the mold.
  4. Lightly shake off the excess chocolate back into your bowl.
  5. Place the chocolate coated moulds into the fridge for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Remove from the fridge and gently peel the silicone mould back away from the hardened chocolate shell.
  7. Carefully place the mould onto your cookie sheet.
  8. Repeat steps with remaining moulds.
  9. You should now have 8 half spheres.
  10. Put the remaining the melted chocolate into a piping bag and cut the tip.
  11. Scoop about 1 tbsp of the hot cocoa mix into the bottom of the chocolate spheres and sprinkle in a few of the mini marshmallows.
  12. Pipe a line of the melted chocolate around the edge of the bottom shell then carefully place the top shell onto the bottom and gently hold the top to the bottom until the piped chocolate starts to harden to the top shell.
  13. Carefully check the bomb and make sure that there is no opening around the centre of the shells.
  14. Drizzle chocolate over the bomb and sprinkle it over with some of the Mallow Bits.
  15. Allow to harden before enjoying!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving:Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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