It seems Hot Cocoa Bombs are all the rage these days and they were a popular gift item over the holidays. I had ordered a hot cocoa bomb mold in November and it never came! #amazonfail SO, I tried to order one again after the holidays and I’m excited to share my success at making these DIY Valentine’s Day Hot Cocoa Bombs with a Pink Hot Cocoa Mix inside (or you can use regular hot cocoa powder!).
Instant Strawberry Hot Cocoa Mix
To make these Valentine’s Day Hot Cocoa Bombs a little more perfect for Valentine’s Day, I decided to make my very own pink colored Instant Strawberry Hot Cocoa Mix.
7 oz High Quality White Chocolate, Chopped
1/3 Cup Instant Nonfat Dry Milk
1 Cup Strawberry Powdered Drink Mix
Place the white chocolate in a food processor and pulse until chopped into small pieces. Add the dry milk and strawberry drink mix. Process until the mixture is well combined and no large chunks of white chocolate remain.
Valentine’s Day Hot Cocoa Bombs
Chocolate Chips (Use high quality brand in milk, semi-sweet or dark chocolate)
Mini marshmallows (in white, pink or heart shaped)
Valentine’s Day Sprinkles
First, you’ll need to melt the high quality chocolate. Put the chocolates in a large glass measuring cup over a bath of boiling water and stir until melted.
Next, you’ll take about 2 teaspoons of the melted chocolate into each mold and spread a THICK layer over the entire dome. Make sure you use a pastry brush and spread the chocolate evenly and spread it right to the top of the mold cavity.
Once all the molds are filled, place the tray in the freezer for 5-10 minutes so the chocolate can firm up.
Now, you’ll repeat this process a second time, HOWEVER… while doing the second coat of chocolate, fill and brush one mold at a time, otherwise the cold chocolate will set the melted chocolate before you can spread it. Once done, place the mold back into the freezer for 5-10 more minutes.
Once the time is up, remove the molds from the freezer. Remove the chocolate from the molds while they’re still cold from being in the freezer. Lay a kitchen towel down and turn the molds over. Loosen the chocolate by gently stretching the edges of the molds. Gently keep stretching the edges of the mold until the chocolate pops out.
Now, it is time to fill the molds! This is my absolute favorite part of making chocolate bombs! You will fill half of the domes with 1 tablespoon of hot cocoa powder, 5-6 chocolate chips and 5-6 mini marshmallows. Then, you can add a half teaspoon of Valentine’s Day sprinkles on top.
Now, we will seal the molds together! Place a clean plate over a hot pot of water. The steam from the water will warm the plate. Carefully remove the empty halves from the mold and working one at a time, press the edge of the chocolate shell to the warm plate. When you see the edge start to melt (it won’t take long!), remove it from the plate and press it on a filled half. You will need to hold it on top of the filled half for 5 seconds to seal it. Then, repeat this process with the remaining shells.
Once all the hot chocolate bombs are sealed, place them in the freezer for 5 minutes so the edges will set.
The last step is to decorate the Valentine’s Day Hot Chocolate Bombs! I usually keep this fairly simple and drizzle the tops of them with white or semi-sweet chocolate. Then, you can add some Valentine’s Day sprinkles to the top of them for a little more pizazz. Then, place them in cupcake cups (this makes them easier to store or gift) and wrap in cellophane bags with a bow if giving them for a gift.
Are you ready to enjoy one of your Valentine’s Day Hot Chocolate Bombs? I enjoy using a glass coffee mug, so I can see the action up close! These bombs work best when you place them in a mug and then pour 1.5 cups of hot milk on top.
Looking for Some Other Hot Cocoa Bomb Variations? Here you go:
Classic Hot Cocoa Bombs:
Hot Cocoa Mix, Chocolate Chips, Mini marshmallows
Mint Hot Cocoa Bombs:
Hot Cocoa, Crushed Andes Mints, Mini Marshmallows
Espresso Hot Cocoa Bombs:
Hot Cocoa Mix, Instant Espresso Powder, Butterscotch Chips
Peppermint Hot Cocoa Bombs:
Hot Cocoa Mix, Crushed Peppermint Bark, Mini Marshmallows
AND, be sure to check out Lauren from Mom Home Guide’s Dark Chocolate Mocha Hot Cocoa Bombs:
I hope you enjoy these Valentine’s Day Hot Cocoa Bombs and be sure to let me know in the comments your favorite hot cocoa bomb variation!
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