Valentines Hot Chocolate Bombs

Rhonda | Momskoop
by Rhonda | Momskoop
3 servings
15 min

These Valentine's Hot Chocolate Bombs are simple to make, a fun way to enjoy Hot Chocolate on Valentines (or really any time of the year), and they will satisfy your chocolate cravings.

How to Make Valentines Hot Chocolate Bombs

Regardless if you are celebrating Galantines Day with a group of friends, spending some time with your significant other, or if you are enjoying the day by myself, these chocolate spheres full of goodness, will definitely hit the spot.

This fun trend of hot chocolate bombs couldn’t have came at a better time! I mean what’s better than a nice hot cup of cocoa during the Winter? I know you may be thinking though, “What about those of us who don’t like hot chocolate“? Don’t worry, I have you covered! My coffee bombs are quick to make and perfect for the coffee fan! But if you are a cocoa fan, then make sure you check out my recipes for White Chocolate Bombs as well as my Peanut Butter and Chocolate Bombs.

Now before you get started making these warm beverages, here are a few quick tips and suggestions.

What Type of Molds Do I Need?

There are several different types you can buy such as:

  • Molds for bath bombs– If you have made these types of bath DIYS, then you will have used these types of molds. I have made cocoa balls before with these, however, you must make sure to thoroughly clean out these molds before using them and if you used a lot of fragrances in them, you may want to just pick up another type. One thing to keep in mind is that it will definitely be harder to get the spheres out of these types of molds.

Bath Bomb Molds

  • Semi Sphere Silicone Molds – Personally, I think these are the best type of molds to use when making the chocolate balls. You can maneuver the mold easily to get the sphere out without cracking it. This is the actual set that I have used in making my chocolate bombs.

Hot Chocolate Bomb Molds

What are Cocoa Bombs?

They are small or large spheres of chocolate that are full of hot chocolate mix (either homemade or store-bought) and mini marshmallows, then they are placed in a mug and covered with warm milk.

What Size are These?

It depends on what size mold you buy. There are molds that range from 1.4 to 2.7 inches. It’s totally up to you on which size you want to make.

Expert Tips, Ingredient List and Suggestions for Recipe Success

  • Ghirardelli Chocolate Chips – you can use whatever brand you prefer; however higher quality chocolate is always better.
  • Cocoa Mix – store-bought or homemade.
  • Sprinkles – this ingredient is up to you on what you want to use.
  • Marshmallows – whatever type you prefer.

Supplies needed:

  • Microwave Safe Bowl
  • Spoon
  • 6 cavity mold
  • Small Piping bags or Ziploc baggies
  • Scissors
  • A Hot Plate or Frying Pan

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.

Secrets of success :

Place the bomb on it’s side in the mug and pour piping hot (almost boiling) milk or water 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

Ways to Assemble

Hot Plate Method: Place a plate in the microwave for 2 minutes and remove. The plate will hold the heat without the risk of burning yourself.

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 you use the piped chocolate method just remember if the chocolate is too hot it will burn a hole into your bomb, so watch your temperature.

If you do not bring the chocolate all the way up the cavity your two halves will not connect. Make sure to take extra care to bring the melted chocolate all the way up all the sides. You should not be able to see the color of the inside of the molds, if you can your bomb wont be as sturdy.

If cocoa bombs are being made in advance, they can be frozen and stored.

Step by Step Directions:

You will find the full instructions and recipe requirements below in the printable recipe card. I have included some photos of the steps so you can use them as a reference.

Valentines Hot Chocolate Bombs
Recipe details
  • 3  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 15 min
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  • 1 cup Ghirardelli white chocolate chips
  • Hot Cocoa Mix
  • Sprinkles are totally optional
  • Marshmallows – any type you would like

First, Place a plate in the freezer
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.
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.
Prepare your set up for the contents inside of the cocoa bombs.
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)
Spoon in 2 spoonful’s of cocoa mix (not an entire packet).
Add mini marshmallows
Connect the two ends of the heart together by either melting chocolate to serve as a glue (piping bag method) or place the top half onto a heated plate to lightly melt the edges and stick them together.
  • 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.
Rhonda | Momskoop
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