If you are a chocolate lover, you most likely enjoy trying out various chocolate products and trends. One of the most popular chocolate items at the moment that is taking the world by storm is hot chocolate bombs.
Many of us have seen hot chocolate bombs being made on websites such as YouTube and TikTok and, you have to admit, they look absolutely delicious!
Although chocolate bombs look professionally made and visually attractive, they are actually quite easy to make yourself, even if you don’t normally bake or make sweet treats in your kitchen.
So, what exactly is a hot chocolate bomb and is it easy to make? Let’s take a look at how you can make this tasty delicacy in your own home with some simple ingredients.
What is a hot chocolate bomb?
Generally speaking, hot chocolate bombs are spheres of chocolate that have been filled with a good quality combination of hot chocolate and your choice of marshmallows.
Of course, you can add in any other tasty tidbit that you like, and many people find that caramel pieces, toffee bits and sprinkles make a scrumptious addition.
Hot and steaming milk is then poured over the top of the mixture. The best part is watching your chocolate begin to melt down and reveal your marshmallows as they fall into the hot milk.
The spheres of your hot chocolate bombs can be made with any acrylic or silicone mold that you already have in your kitchen. Don’t worry if you don’t have chocolate molds as you can still make the bombs without them.
In addition, you can choose if you want to use whole milk, semi-skimmed or even cream.
In terms of chocolate, white, dark and milk chocolate are all excellent choices and it all depends on your individual taste.
Not only are hot chocolate bombs incredibly decadent to taste in your own home as a treat, but they also make excellent gifts. If you are looking for a special Christmas gift for the chocolate lover in your life, they will definitely appreciate some hot chocolate bombs.
How do I make a hot chocolate bomb?
Making hot chocolate bombs is actually easier than you think! Below is our fail-proof recipe for these popular delights.
You begin by melting your chocolate of choice in the microwave. This can be done in a microwavable bowl for around 30 seconds or until the chocolate has begun to melt.
The next step is to carefully pour the chocolate into your molds. It’s easiest if you use a teaspoon for this job as this eliminates waste and mess. Be sure to smooth the chocolate around the edges of the mold and ensure that everything has been covered.
Once done, place your mold in the fridge for about half an hour, or until you see that the chocolate has firmed up.
Now you can make your hot chocolate or cocoa. There is no hard or fast rule for this, so just make it how you normally like your hot chocolate.
You can now fill the mold almost to the brim with the hot chocolate mix and add in any other treats you may enjoy (i.e. marshmallows, toffee pieces, caramel bits, etc).
You should have some leftover melted chocolate and this can be poured over the top of the hot chocolate mix in order to seal the back of your bombs. When you have completed this, place the mold in the fridge for about an hour.
Congratulations! Your hot chocolate bombs are now ready! How you serve it is completely up to you. Most people like their hot chocolate bombs in a large mug but some like it in a soup bowl or teacup.
All you need to do now is pour over some hot and steamy milk and stir until the chocolate is completely melted.
What ingredients are in a hot chocolate bomb?
You only really need 4 ingredients to make hot chocolate bombs: some good quality chocolate chips (choose from dark, milk or white chocolate), hot chocolate or cocoa mix, hot milk and anything else you’d like to add in such as marshmallows or caramel bits.
How to make a hot chocolate bomb using instant drinking chocolate.
If you don’t have actual chocolate in your pantry, don’t worry! It is still possible to make chocolate bombs without it.
This can be easily done with drinking chocolate. We recommend making a thick paste of hot chocolate powder and a little water. Combine this very well until it is the consistency of melted chocolate.
You can then pour this mixture into a chocolate mold and place it in the fridge to harden. Then, follow the same steps as the above and you have some easy and decadent hot chocolate bombs to treat yourself or your guests!
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