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Simple Hot Chocolate Bomb Recipe (That Kids Love)

Of all the things that 2020 has brought us, I think we can all agree that Hot Chocolate Bombs are one of the few positives that everyone fell in love with. This trendy winter drink is a twist on the old-fashioned hot cocoa. Once you’ve made this Hot Chocolate Bomb recipe, you can drop one into a mug, with steamed milk, and enjoy the rich chocolatey taste.

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This trend came along via Tik Tok and it took the internet by storm. It’s so much fun to watch them melt open and then you just stir the bomb into the milk. I think kids love hot chocolate bombs just as much as adults too. This recipe is the most basic version, with some simple marshmallows on top – so you can get the kids in the kitchen to help.

Make a batch as gifts for the holiday season. They make great stocking stuffers or secret Santa gift ideas too. All you need to do is order the hot chocolate bomb mold off of Amazon before making.

Looking for other ways to enjoy hot chocolate? Try my Andes Mint Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate Recipe or my Nutella Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate Recipe!

How To Make This Classic Hot Chocolate Bomb Recipe

There’s a trick to making these that I’m going to share and this part is 100% optional and a personal choice – you can cut the silicone molds so that each sphere mold is by itself as shown (as you can see in the image below). I did this because i felt it was easier to control the mold when working with the melted chocolate.

It’s just more manageable than a whole sheet of the sphere shapes – and that’s another reason it’ll be easier for the kids to help out with!

Hot Chocolate Bomb Ingredients Needed

Use a paper towel or clean kitchen towel and wipe the inside of the silicone molds. This will allow your chocolate mold to have a shiny coat on it.

Using a heat safe bowl, pour into the bowl and place the remaining of the Ghirardelli melting wafers in the microwave for 45 second intervals.

Melting Wafers In A Bowl Before Melting

Make sure to stir the chocolate after each 45 seconds until completely melted and smooth.

Melted Chocolate Wafers

Using a spoon, spoon about 1-2 tbsp of the chocolate into the mold. Carefully swirl the chocolate to completely coat the inside of the mold. Lightly shake the extra chocolate back into the bowl. Place the coated molds into the fridge for 5-10 minutes.

Making Hot Chocolate Bombs

Remove from the fridge and gently peel the silicone mold back away from the hardened chocolate shell. Carefully place the mold onto a cookie sheet. Repeat steps with remaining molds. You should now have 8 half sphere molds.

Scoop some of the melted chocolate into the piping bag and cut the tip.

How To Build Your Hot Chocolate Bomb:

Scoop about 1 tbsp of the hot cocoa mix into the bottom of the sphere mold. Sprinkle in a few of the mini marshmallows. Pipe a line of the melted chocolate around the edge of the bottom shell.

Carefully place the top shell onto the bottom and gently hold the top to the bottom for about 30 seconds to a minute to allow the piped chocolate to harden to the top shell. 

Carefully pick up the bomb and make sure that there is no opening around the center of the shells. Place the mold back onto the cookie sheet.

Drizzle chocolate over the mold. Sprinkle some of the Mallow Bits onto the top of the chocolate drizzle. Allow to harden before enjoying over a mug of hot steamed milk.

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Yield: 8 Hot Chocolate Bombs

Simple Hot Chocolate Bomb Recipe (That Kids Love)

Hot Chocolate Bomb Recipe, Easy Hot Chocolate Bomb, Hot Chocolate Bomb Kids Recipe

Easy for kids to make, this hot chocolate bomb recipe is simple and delicious. Just make and serve over steamed milk in a mug.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Silicone Sphere Molds (found on Amazon)
  • 1 - 30oz of Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Melting Wafers
  • 2 Cups of Hot Cocoa Mix
  • 1 Disposable Piping Bag
  • 1 Cookie Sheet (fitted with wax paper)
  • 2 Cups Mini Marshmallows
  • 1 Container of Jet Puffed Mallow Bits

Instructions

  1. Use a paper towel or clean kitchen towel and wipe the inside of the
    silicone molds. This will allow your chocolate mold to have a shiny
    coat on it.
  2. Using a heat safe bowl, pour into the bowl and place the remaining of the ghirardelli melting wafers in the microwave for 45 second intervals. Make sure to stir the chocolate after each 45 seconds until completely melted and smooth.
  3. Using a spoon, spoon about 1-2 tbsp of the chocolate into the mold. Carefully swirl the chocolate to completely coat the inside of the mold.
  4. Lightly shake the extra chocolate back into the bowl. Place the coated molds into the fridge for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Remove from the fridge and gently peel the silicone mold back away from the hardened chocolate shell.
  6. Carefully place the mold onto the cookie sheet. Repeat steps with remaining molds. You should now have 8 half sphere molds. Scoop some of the melted chocolate into the piping bag and cut the tip.
  7. Building the cocoa bomb: Scoop about 1 tbsp of the hot cocoa mix into the bottom of the sphere mold. Sprinkle in a few of the mini marshmallows.
  8. Pipe a line of the melted chocolate around the edge of the bottom shell. Carefully place the top shell onto the bottom and gently hold the top to the bottom for about 30 seconds to a minute to allow the piped chocolate to harden to the top shell.
  9. Carefully pick up the bomb and make sure that there is no opening around the center of the shells. Place the mold back onto the cookie sheet. Drizzle chocolate over the mold. Sprinkle some of the Mallow Bits onto the top of the chocolate drizzle. Allow to harden before enjoying!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 134Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 232mgCarbohydrates: 78gFiber: 9gSugar: 137gProtein: 14g

**nutrition is calculated by a third party. Actual values may vary.

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