What is a hot chocolate bomb?
Hot chocolate bombs or hot cocoa bombs are cute lil balls of chocolate that you put into a mug. When you pour hot milk into the mug, the chocolate melts and magically releases the marshmallows and cocoa hiding inside.
It’s super cute and fun and you can make SO many flavor variations! They sell hot chocolate bombs/hot chocolate balls at the store, but around here I haven’t seen any so I decided to make my own. You can too!
Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl in the microwave. Use 15 second bursts, stirring in between until everything is smooth and pourable. It will take about 1-2 minutes.
Scoop some chocolate into the mold and use the back of a spoon or pastry brush to push the melted chocolate around the molds, making it thick enough along the sides and edges.
Place the molds into the freezer for 5-10 minutes or in the fridge for 30 minutes to set. A couple of minutes into them setting, take them out and brush/spoon extra chocolate on the top edges to make it thicker. Let set completely, then carefully pop the chocolate dome out of the mold and set aside on a cold plate.
Microwave an empty plate for 30 seconds to 1 minute, until warm, but not hot. Take one chocolate dome and place it on the plate for a couple of seconds to melt the edges. Working quickly, flip it around and add 1 tablespoon hot cocoa powder and mini marshmallows and any other add-ins you want.
Take another dome and melt its edge on the warm plate. Join the two domes together into a sphere and hold until sealed. Let set in the fridge or freezer while you make the rest of your spheres.
To serve: Put into a mug, pour on warm milk (or hot chocolate!) and watch the magic! Stir everything up and enjoy.
Serving Size 1bomb
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.