I have seen these cute little hot chocolate bombs popping up on Instagram and really wanted to recreate them in my kitchen to give my kids a fun surprise! I decided to make them up for a special treat on the last day of school before Christmas break, and the kids LOVED it! So this will now be a fun new holiday tradition, and I wanted to share the how-to with you!
You will have a lot of fun making these with the kiddos. They have a fun little surprise inside!
- 2 bags chocolate chips (we use this Stevia sweetened brand to make them healthier)
- Mini marshmallows (we use this brand because it does not include corn syrup)
- Hot chocolate mix (we use this dark chocolate brand because it's fair trade)
- Double boiler
- Pastry brush (or an unused paint brush)
- Silicon molds
- Cookie sheet (optional, but makes transporting them to the freezer much easier)
- Melt chocolate over a double boiler until nice and creamy.
- Paint the chocolate on the inside of the molds.
- Put the molds into the freezer (or if you live in a cold climate, like Minnesota, put them outside!).
- Once nice and hard, paint on a second coat. Make sure to pay attention to the top edge so it's nice and thick or it will collapse when you put the molds together.
- Put them back into the freezer and allow them to harden. Have patience, you want them nice and hard!
- Pop them out of the molds, careful not to handle too much, and melt the chocolate with your hands.
- Fill one cup with hot chocolate mix and marshmallows.
- Put another cup on top and either paint the seam shut with more chocolate, or smooth it together with your fingers.
- Decorate with sprinkles or anything you want to make them look pretty!
How to use them:
- Place a hot chocolate bomb into a mug and pour warm hot milk or water over it. Watch it melt and explode the marshmallows out. My kids LOVED this part!
- Stir and enjoy!
- I store them in the freezer, they last longer and hold their shape.
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