Fun and easy to make Hot Chocolate Bombs are the ultimate cold weather treat! Filled with hot cocoa, marshmallows and sprinkles....they also make a great gift.
Course: Beverage, Dessert
Keyword: Hot Chocolate, hot chocolate bomb, Hot cocoa mix
silicone sphere mold
8ozhigh quality dark chocolate
¼cuphot cocoa mix
Mini marshmallowsif desired
Other add-ins as desiredsee notes in post for suggestions
Finely chop the chocolate and place in a microwave-safe bowl.
Heat the chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds.
Remove from the microwave and stir being sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula to prevent burning.
Return the chocolate to the microwave and heat for 30 seconds more. Remove and stir again. Repeat until chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
Coat the inside of the sphere mold with the chocolate using a spoon or a paintbrush being sure to cover the entire surface all the way to the edges.
Transfer to the refrigerator and chill for 15 minutes.
Remove from the fridge and add a second, thin layer of chocolate repeating the same process as before.
Return to refrigerator to chill until firm.
Remove the molds from the refrigerator and carefully remove the chocolate from the mold.
If you have leftover melted chocolate, you can dip the edges into the chocolate to use as the glue OR you can heat a pan and lightly touch the edges of the dome to melt slightly. The pan method does ensure a cleaner seam but you need to be quick and careful that you don't melt too much of your sphere.
Fill half the spheres with 1 tablespoon cocoa mix, marshmallows and sprinkles.
Using the remaining dome, top your filled halves and seal gently. Hold in place for a few seconds to give the chocolate a chance to set before moving to the next one.
To decorate, drizzle with additional chocolate and sprinkles. (optional)
To serve, place in a mug and slowly pour steaming hot milk over the hot chocolate bomb to explode.
Hot chocolate bombs can be made up to 2 months in advance and stored at room temperature in a cool, dry place.Wrap tightly in cellphone or place in a muffin paper liner for gift giving.