Hot cocoa bombs are all the rage and there's a reason, my friends. I'm not gonna lie, I've been a bit skeptical. How chocolate-y are they? How hard are they to make? Will they actually melt properly?
Well, this weekend I went on a mission to answer all these questions and let me tell ya. They're GOOD. They are the perfect amount of chocolate-y (and you can always add more hot cocoa mix inside if you need some more chocolate in your life). They also are surprisingly easy to make. I thought I would be waiting forever for them to harden in the molds, but it's only two rounds of 5 minutes in the fridge.
I also tested these as gifts. I put a hot cocoa bomb in a cellophane bag with more marshmallows and other hot cocoa goodies and gifted them to neighbors. They held up great! These stay hard even outside the fridge, so they make amazing gifts as well!
Hot Cocoa Bombs
- 24 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- 1/4 cup crushed peppermint
- 6 tablespoons hot chocolate mix
- White chocolate, sprinkles, etc for topping
- 2 1/2 inch Silicone sphere mold
Place the chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Take out of the microwave and stir.
Heat again for 15 seconds and stir again.
Repeat this process until the chocolate is ALMOST melted but not fully melted. Never heating for longer than 15 seconds.
Paint a thin layer of chocolate into the molds (I just used the back of a spoon for this) and refrigerate for 5 minutes.
Paint a second coat of chocolate over the first and refrigerate for another 5 minutes.
Take your chocolate out of the molds and fill with 1 tablespoon of hot cocoa mix, crushed peppermint, and marshmallows.
Dip the edges of a sphere into melted chocolate and press on top of the filled sphere half.
Use your finger to wipe away the excess chocolate or simply roll the chocolate sphere in some sprinkles to finish the look.
- Top with melted chocolate, sprinkles or more crushed peppermint.
- To serve, heat some milk over the stove. Place your cocoa bomb into a mug and pour the hot milk over the cocoa bomb. The hot cocoa bomb should open up and release all the yummy cocoa mix and goodies inside!