These easy Valentine's Cocoa Bombs are a fun way to celebrate Valentine's Day. The cocoa bombs melt in hot water or milk and will burst into a hot chocolate in seconds! Really fun to watch.
The cocoa bombs are not difficult to make but the ingredients are key to successfully creating them. If this is your first time making cocoa bombs, I recommend that you make extra as a couple may break in preparation.
Today I am sharing a fun way to celebrate Valentine's Day. With all of the things that are going on, creating something to celebrate has been a way I can decompress and escape for a bit. I hope you are well and that you enjoy today's post. I believe we need more celebration and love in this world.
These Valentine's Cocoa Bombs are a fun way to create those hot chocolate bombs that you see on social media. They are not hard to make, but there are a few things that you will need to consider for success. They are actually pretty quick to make and are a fun way to enjoy hot chocolate.
These are made in just a few minutes and you can use any kind of hot chocolate mix you like. However, you will need a few important kitchen items to make these.
- Microwave Safe Bowl
- 6 cavity mold - I used these silicone food-safe molds These come in a four-pack so you can make more quicker.
- Pastry brush
- Small Piping bags
- small microwave-safe plate
List of main ingredients:
White Chocolate –This ingredient is the most important. Any old chocolate chips will not work very well. You will want to use these Ghiradelli White chocolate chips.
Marshmallows – Use mini marshmallows or these tiny marshmallows.
Hot Chocolate Mix – You can use a store-bought variety or make it yourself and save some money.
How to make Valentine's Cocoa Bombs
The full recipe is below, but here are the major steps. The first step is to melt the chocolate then fill the molds with the melted chocolate.
You will do this for all of the sphere molds.
Then you freeze the mold and when set, release the chocolate from the molds.
Next fill half of the molds with cocoa mix and marshmallows. Then place the tops on by warming the edges of the shell.
Once attached, let set and you can decorate with icing if desired. Let set.
To use the bombs, place a bomb in 1 cup of hot water or milk and stir.
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Valentine's Cocoa Bombs
Valentines Cocoa Bombs
- 1 cup good quality chocolate chips I recommend Ghirardelli
- 6 tablespoons of hot cocoa mix
- ½ cup Mini Marshmallows
- Sprinkles or Crushed Candies optional
- 1. Place a plate in the freezer (for the molds to sit on 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.
- 3. Continue to warm up chocolate in 30 second intervals stirring between each time.
- 4. Once the chocolate is melted, heat for 15 seconds and stir until all lumps are gone and the chocolate is smooth.
- 5. Use a pastry brush to drop a dollop into the first cavity of the silicon mold. Coat the mold completely and whipe away any excess chocolate.
- 6. Freeze for 10-15 mins.
- 7. Remove plate and mold from the freezer.
Carefully remove each half from the mold and set them on the now cold plate (this keeps them from melting)
- 8. Spoon in 2 tablespoons of cocoa mix into half of the molds.
Add mini marshmallows and sprinkles if desired, but keep in mind that not all candy and sprinkles 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.3
- 9. Carefully connect the two ends of the heart together by placing the top half onto a heated plate to lightly melt the edges and stick them together. ( I put a plate into the microwave for 20 seconds. )
- 10. Let bombs set before attempting to add piping get.
- Make extra bombs in case any break. To release the chocolate from the molds. Pull silicone mold in both directions before popping chocolate out.
- 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.
- Not all candy and sprinkles 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.
For more fun, Valentine's recipes, check out:
- Valentine's Chocolate Bark - So easy to make and looks very festive.
- Raspberry Dessert Parfaits - A simple and elegant dessert that tastes scrumptious!
- Salted Peanut Clusters - You can make these with just four ingredients and gift them to your loves.
- Valentine's Dessert Board - The perfect dessert for two.
- Valentine's Chocolate Bark - A beautiful candy bark for the season!
- Chocolate Covered Strawberries - Don't buy these, they are simple to make yourself.
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