This post contains a recipe on how to make heart-shaped hot chocolate bombs!
Now that Christmas and New Year’s are over, it’s time to celebrate Valentine’s Day!
All things cute and all things pink!
Do you decorate your house for Valentine’s Day? I typically have a few things here and there but once we get a bigger house, I will definitely be rocking all the Valentine’s Day decor!
For now, I’ll be celebrating Valentine’s Day with my loved ones with a nice warm mug of milk and these heart-shaped hot chocolate bombs.
WHY MAKE HEART-SHAPED HOT CHOCOLATE BOMBS?
Heart-shaped hot chocolate bombs are the perfect treat to make with your significant other for Valentine’s Day! You can even get your kids involved because you know kids love hot chocolate and they’d have a blast making them!
These heart-shaped ones look so beautiful, professionally made, and extra delicious!
HOW TO MELT AND DRINK THEM
First, heat a cup of milk, water, or coffee over the top of the hot chocolate bomb slowly.
Then, carefully place the hot bomb inside a mug.
Next, pour the heated liquid over the top of the bomb slowly.
You’ll start to see the chocolate melting and the toppings will pour out into the liquid.
Mix and enjoy!
*You can add even more marshmallows and extra toppings (ex: whipped cream, drizzled chocolate sauce, sprinkles on it) you name it… you can add it!
WHAT YOU NEED IN ORDER TO MAKE THEM
You need to get a heart-shaped silicone mold (this is what makes the heart-shaped chocolate).
You’ll also need three bowls to melt different colored chocolate, a plate, a cup of warm water, a spoon, a baking sheet, and two ziplock bags (or piping) bag.
WHAT INGREDIENTS YOU WILL NEED
First, you need three bags of melting chocolate. I used milk chocolate wafers in white, and red since I couldn’t find pink so I just mixed the two together by using a ton of white chocolate and a little bit of red.
Don’t forget the hot cocoa mix and extra marshmallows inside. It makes it extra chocolaty and decadent.
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Lastly, figure out what you’re going to top them with.
To stick with the Valentine’s Day theme, I chose to add pink and white sprinkles in ball shapes as well as white sugar sprinkles for a little “sparkle”.
You could add edible gold powder, adorable heart-shaped sprinkles, or even some shaved chocolate.
HOW TO MAKE HEART-SHAPED HOT CHOCOLATE BOMBS
I made Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs before and I will be honest with you, the mold for circular bombs is much easier than the heart-shaped hot chocolate bombs.
First, you need to melt the chocolate according to the directions on the bag, then add the chocolate to the silicone molds.
I did two coats of this because after trying to pop them out of the heart-shaped molds the first time, the edges were so fragile and cracked!
Be generous when adding the chocolate and make sure to cover the sides completely.
Next, let the molds harden. If you want them to harden quickly, let them sit in the fridge for a few minutes.
Then it’s time to take them out and add the second round of chocolate in the molds then put them back into the refrigerator again.
Take them out again and gently flip the mold over. Slowly and very carefully, push the top of the heart-shaped mold until the chocolates come out.
Then fill one of the half spheres with a scoop of your favorite hot cocoa mix and toppings of your choice.
Once the toppings are inside the half sphere, warm up a microwavable safe plate for 30 seconds to a minute.
Take the other half of a heart-shaped chocolate bomb and gently place the bottom of it on for about 20-30 seconds to lightly melt the edges.
Place on top of the other half that’s filled with the toppings and gently press down to seal.
It’s ok if there are tiny holes along the seams. I am still working on perfecting my bombs!
TIP: If needed, you can warm up a cup of water, place a metal spoon inside to heat it up, then use that spoon to seal the edges by pressing gently along the seam of the chocolate sphere.
Then, the fun part comes… decorating!
Heat up the red and white chocolate wafers and then pour them into two separate ziplock bags (piping bags work too)
Snip a tiny piece off the edge of the ziplock bag and swizzle the chocolate all over the hot chocolate bombs.
Then, add cute sprinkles!
Don’t forget to fully set the bomb by letting it fully harden for at least 30 minutes.
Store it at room temperature until it’s ready to serve.
HOW TO SERVE THE HEART-SHAPED HOT CHOCOLATE BOMBS
Get a cute mug.
These ones are my favorite for Valentine’s Day!
Tip: Get a wide mug. One that can hold a 2.5″ hot chocolate bomb.
Put the hot chocolate bomb on the bottom of the glass. Then pour your heated liquid of choice (milk, water, coffee) overtop, slowly.
Once the bomb breaks, stir and add in more marshmallows and top it with whipped cream, sprinkle some chocolate shavings, and maybe a maraschino cherry on top (sticking with the pink/red theme here).
WANT TO GIVE THEM AS A VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT?
Place these bombs into a clear plastic cello bags, add some cute pink and red ribbon or yarn, an adorable “how-to” tag and you’re good to go!
Download, print, and attach the cutest hot chocolate bomb tags to your gift.
Make sure to scroll down to the end to print it off.
FREE PRINTABLE GIFT TAG
Heart-Shaped Hot Chocolate Bombs
- 3 bags Chocolate Wafers pink, red, white
- Hot Cocoa Mix
- Pink and White Sprinkles
Melt the pink chocolate wafers by following the directions on the bag
Using the heart-shaped silicone molds, add the pink chocolate to each mold and spread all over generously then place the molds in the fridge for 5-10 minutes until chocolate hardens
Repeat by adding more chocolate and putting in the fridge again until chocolate hardens
Pop molds out then fill one half of a chocolate bomb with 1 tbsp. hot cocoa mix and extra marshmallows
Warm a plate in the microwave for a minute then pick up the other (empty) half of a chocolate bomb and place onto the warm plate for a few seconds until the sides start melting
Push the melted half of the chocolate bomb on top of the half that's filled with toppings.
Carefully but firmly hold the chocolate bomb together in place until sealed.
*If needed, use a warm spoon to seal the edges
Melt the red and white chocolate wafers according to directions
Cut the tip off of two ziplock bags, add the red melted chocolate to one and the white melted chocolate to the other. Then swizzle over the hot chocolate bomb.
Add pink and white sprinkles to finish off the look!