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Valentine’s Hot Chocolate Bombs

This is a Valentine’s hot chocolate bomb recipe with marshmallows. They have a chocolate or candy coating outside and are filled with cocoa, marshmallows, and sprinkles on the inside.

Valentine's Hot Chocolate Bombs

What are hot chocolate bombs?

Hot chocolate bombs are round balls typically made of chocolate or almond bark that are filled with cocoa and mini marshmallows.

They can also be filled with candies or sprinkles.

They’re not meant to be eaten as-is. They are placed in a mug and then hot steaming milk is poured over top so that it melts the outside coating.

The best part is when it pops open and you see the cocoa and marshmallows blend into the hot milk.

Valentine’s Hot Chocolate Bomb Ingredients

  • Milk Chocolate Chips, White Chocolate Chips, Cherry Chips, or Almond Bark
  • Hot Chocolate Powder Mix or Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • Mini Marshmallows or Candy Hearts
  • Pink or Red Food Color (Optional for White Chips)
  • Sprinkles, optional
  • Steaming Hot Milk for Each Hot Chocolate Bomb

How big are hot chocolate bomb molds?

The molds used in this recipe are each a 6-cavity mold that makes a total of six 5.4″ balls from both molds. Two molds come in an order.

The hot chocolate bombs easily fit in coffee mugs.

How to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs

Melt chocolate chips or almond bark in a microwave-safe dish by microwaving for 1-2 minutes stirring every 30 seconds until melted.

If using food coloring, stir in 1-2 drops.

A spoon spreading almond bark in a mold

Add a tablespoon of melted coating to each mold. Spread with the back of a spoon to coat all the sides.

Repeat on all 12 half-spheres. (There are 6 on each tray.)

Molds filled with chocolate and almond bark

If it’s spreading too thin, allow to cool partially then add additional layers.

To set, place the molds in the freezer for approximately 15 minutes to set (or refrigerate for 30 minutes.)

Molds set with chocolate and almond bark coating

Remove from the freezer and carefully remove the solid half-spheres from each mold.

Add 1-2 tablespoons of hot chocolate powder or cocoa to half of the molds then top with a tablespoon of marshmallows, candy hearts, or sprinkles. Place the unfilled spheres on top of the filled ones.

How to Melt the Hot Chocolate Bombs Together

There are a few options:

  • Dip your finger in water and wet the outside seam of the sphere. Blend the top and bottom together.
  • Warm a plate and place the top half of the sphere onto the plate to slightly melt it, then press it together with the bottom half of the filled sphere.
  • Warm a spoon under hot water, dry it with a paper towel and place two halves of the sphere together. Run the hot spoon against the seam to melt the spheres together.
  • Melt additional chips or almond bark in an icing bag or Ziploc bag (with the corner cut) and ice the seam closed.

Allow to air dry after sealing.

How to Decorate Hot Chocolate Bombs

Valentine's Hot Chocolate Bombs

Drizzle the tops with additional melted chips or almond bark. Add sprinkles, chopped candy cane, chopped peanuts, crumbled graham crackers, or mini chocolate chips for decoration.

How to Drink Hot Chocolate Bombs

Place the hot chocolate bombs in a mug and pour 8 ounces of hot milk on top of the hot chocolate bomb. This allows it to melt and break open.

Enjoy!

Valentine Hot Chocolate Bombs

Valentine's Hot Chocolate Bombs

Yield: 6 Hot Chocolate Bombs
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Freezer Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes

This is a Valentine's hot chocolate bombs recipe with chocolate and candy coating spheres filled with cocoa, marshmallows, and sprinkles decorated with pinks and reds.

Ingredients

  • 16-oz Milk Chocolate Chips, White Chocolate Chips, Cherry Chips, or Almond Bark
  • 6 tbsp Hot Chocolate Powder Mix or Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 6 tbsp Mini Marshmallows or Candy Hearts
  • Pink or Red Food Color (Optional for White Chips)
  • Sprinkles, optional
  • 8-oz Steaming Hot Milk per Hot Chocolate Bomb

Instructions

  1. Melt chips or almond bark in a microwave-safe dish by microwaving in 30-second intervals until melted. Stir after each interval. If using food coloring, add 1-2 drops.
  2. Add a tablespoon of melted coating to each mold. Spread with the back of a spoon. If spreading too thin, allow to cool partially and add additional layers. Place mold in the freezer for approximately 15 minutes to set (or refrigerate for 30 minutes.)
  3. Remove from the freezer and carefully remove the solid half-spheres from the molds. Add 1-2 tablespoons of hot chocolate powder or cocoa to half of the molds then top with a tablespoon of marshmallows or add candy hearts or sprinkles. Place the unfilled spheres on top of the filled ones.
  4. To meld them closed, there are several options:
    a. Dip your finger in water and wet the outside seam of the sphere. Blend the top and bottom together.
    b. Warm a plate and place the top half of the sphere onto the plate to slightly melt it, then press it together with the bottom half of the filled sphere.
    c. Warm a spoon under hot water, dry it with a paper towel, and place two halves of the sphere together. Run the hot spoon against the seam to melt the spheres together.
    d. Melt additional chips or almond bark in an icing bag or Ziploc bag (with the corner cut) and ice the seam closed.
  5. Allow to air dry after sealing.
  6. Drizzle the tops with additional melted chips or almond bark. Add sprinkles, pieces of candy cane, or mini chocolate chips for decoration.
  7. Place the hot chocolate bombs in a mug and pour 8 ounces of hot milk on top of the hot chocolate bomb. This allows it to melt and break open.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 542Total Fat 28gSaturated Fat 16gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 22mgSodium 161mgCarbohydrates 65gFiber 3gSugar 51gProtein 9g

Nutrition is not always accurate and products used in the recipe may differ from local ingredients available to you.

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