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How To Make Hot Chocolate Bombs for Valentine’s Day

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It’s the season of love and everyone deserves a sweet chocolate treat for Valentine’s Day. Here is How To Make Hot Chocolate Bombs for Valentine’s Day. Share these hot cocoa bombs with your kids, family and friends.

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It's the season of love and everyone deserves a sweet chocolate treat for Valentine's Day. Here is How To Make Hot Chocolate Bombs for Valentine's Day. Share these hot cocoa bombs with your kids, family and friends.

Hot chocolate bombs (or hot cocoa bombs, whichever you prefer) are so popular right now that the local candy shops in our area cannot make them fast enough. Since Valentine’s is just around the corner, I wanted to show you How To Make Hot Chocolate Bombs for Valentine’s Day.

If you are not familiar, hot chocolate bombs are chocolate spheres (or in this case hearts) filled with hot cocoa mix and marshamallows. Be sure to check out these hot cocoa bomb recipes as well: Minnie Mouse Hot Chocolate Bombs, Peppermint Mocha Hot Cocoa Bombs, Christmas Hot Chocolate Bombs.

How To Make Hot Chocolate Bombs for Valentine’s Day

It's the season of love and everyone deserves a sweet chocolate treat for Valentine's Day. Here is How To Make Hot Chocolate Bombs for Valentine's Day. Share these hot cocoa bombs with your kids, family and friends.

Equipment Needed to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs

Microwave Safe Bowl 

Spoon 

Heart Shaped Mold

Small Piping bags or ziploc baggies 

Scissors 

A Hot Plate or Frying Pan 

Hot Cocoa Bomb Ingredients 

Good quality chocolate chips ( like Ghiradelli)

Hot Cocoa Mix of your choice 

Sprinkles or Crushed Candies (optional) 

Mini Marshmallows

How To Make Hot Chocolate Bombs For Valentine’s Day

Start by placing a plate in the freezer. You will need this later.

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. Continue to warm up chocolate in 30 second intervals stirring between each time. This may take 2-4 times. 

It's the season of love and everyone deserves a sweet chocolate treat for Valentine's Day. Here is How To Make Hot Chocolate Bombs for Valentine's Day. Share these hot cocoa bombs with your kids, family and friends.

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. Use a spoon to drop a dollop into the first cavity of the silicon mold.  Use the back of the spoon to coat the mold completely. Wipe away any excess chocolate.  Freeze for 10-15 mins. 

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

Hot Chocolate Bombs It's the season of love and everyone deserves a sweet chocolate treat for Valentine's Day. Here is How To Make Hot Chocolate Bombs for Valentine's Day. Share these hot cocoa bombs with your kids, family and friends.

Spoon in 2 spoonfuls of cocoa mix (not an entire packet).  Add your surprise (marshmallows, sprinkles, or candies). 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. 

Here is How To Make Hot Chocolate Bombs for Valentine's Day. Share these hot cocoa bombs your your kids, family and friends.

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Assembling Hot Chocolate Bombs Tips & Tricks

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 the heart bomb: 

1. 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. 

2. 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. 

3. 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. 

Secrets of success to making hot cocoa bombs: 

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 cocoa bomb will end up in your hot chocolate. 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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Hot Chocolate Bombs It's the season of love and everyone deserves a sweet chocolate treat for Valentine's Day. Here is How To Make Hot Chocolate Bombs for Valentine's Day. Share these hot cocoa bombs with your kids, family and friends.
Here is How To Make Hot Chocolate Bombs for Valentine's Day. Share these hot cocoa bombs your your kids, family and friends.
Yield: 3 Hot Cocoa Bombs

Valentine's Day Hot Chocolate Bombs

Prep Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
It's the season of love and everyone deserves a sweet chocolate treat for Valentine's Day. Here is How To Make Hot Chocolate Bombs for Valentine's Day. Share these hot cocoa bombs with your kids, family and friends.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup good quality chocolate chips (nestle is fine, Ghirardelli is better)
  • Hot Cocoa Mix of your choice
  • Sprinkles or Crushed Candies (optional)
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Supplies Needed
  • Microwave Safe Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Heart-Shaped Mold
  • Small Piping bags or Ziploc baggies
  • Scissors
  • A Hot Plate or Frying Pan

Instructions

  1. Start by placing a plate in the freezer. You will need this later.
  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. Continue to warm up chocolate in 30-second intervals stirring between each time. This may take 2-4 times. 
  3. 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. Use a spoon to drop a dollop into the first cavity of the silicon mold.  Use the back of the spoon to coat the mold completely. Wipe away any excess chocolate.  Freeze for 10-15 mins. 
  4. Remove plate and mold from the freezer.  Carefully remove each half heart from the mold and set them on the now cold plate (this keeps them from melting) .
  5. Spoon in 2 spoonfuls of the cocoa mix (not an entire packet).  Add your surprise (marshmallows, sprinkles, or candies). 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. 
  6. To Garnish top of the hot chocolate bomb, add melted chocolate to a piping bag and drizzle chocolate over top. Then, add some sprinkles.
  7. These can be frozen if you want to prepare in advance.

Notes

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