This post contains a recipe on how to make peppermint hot chocolate bombs!
Hot chocolate bombs are such a trend this holiday season.
Remember dalgona coffee or “whipped coffee” and how popular it was this past summer?
Yup, I feel like hot chocolate bombs are the “whipped coffee” of this winter season.
I first fell upon these amazing chocolate bombs at work. A co-worker was talking about buying some from a bakery so I decided to look these little guys up.
They were so cute I just knew I had to try some for myself. Let me tell you… they are so easy to make and they seriously look store-bought.
P.S. Make sure to scroll down to the end to get a free hot chocolate bomb printable gift tag!
I recommend making these for the Christmas season, New Years’, Valentines, birthdays, and pretty much any day of the week.
This time around I made peppermint hot chocolate bombs but stick around… on Valentine’s Day, I plan on making some really cute pink ones.
Almost too cute to melt in a drink.
WHAT IS A HOT CHOCOLATE BOMB?
A hot chocolate bomb is a hollow hardened chocolate sphere with delicious cocoa powder, marshmallows, and other toppings inside.
It’s a great gift to make and decorate. Plus, they look so pretty!
HOW TO MELT AND DRINK THEM
First, place the hot chocolate bomb inside a mug.
Then pour heated milk, water, or coffee over the top of the bomb slowly.
Soon you’ll see the chocolate start to melt and then all the toppings from inside the chocolate start to pour out.
This creates a sweet and delicious cup of hot chocolate.
Perfect for a cold wintery night.
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THEM WITH
First, make sure you have the silicone molds which make the chocolate sphere.
You’ll also need a plate for melting chocolate, a cup of warm water, a spoon, a baking sheet, and a ziplock (or piping) bag.
WHAT INGREDIENTS YOU WILL NEED
First, you need a bag of melting chocolate. This time around I used milk chocolate wafers but you can use any color chocolate wafers.
You can also use chocolate chips but I feel like the wafers have the best consistency when melted.
After that, you’ll need hot cocoa mix. This goes inside the bomb and makes the drink extra chocolaty.
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Then come the toppings.
I chose mini marshmallows and I crushed up some peppermint bark for some added chocolate and peppermint flavor to the bombs.
Finally, figure out what you’re going to top them with.
I chose to swizzle these with white chocolate but you can do any color melted chocolate. Add something like crushed peppermint, sprinkles, cookie crumbs, graham cracker crumbs, and more.
So many fun possibilities!
HOW TO MAKE HOT CHOCOLATE BOMBS
Ok, here comes the real fun!
First, you need to melt the chocolate according to the directions on the bag,
Be generous when adding the chocolate and make sure to cover the sides completely.
This creates that “bomb” shape.
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.
Gently flip the mold over and slowly push the top of the silicone mold until the chocolates come out.
Then fill one of the half spheres with 1 tbsp. hot cocoa mix and toppings of your choice. Like I said previously, I decided on marshmallows and crushed up peppermint bark.
Once the toppings are inside the half sphere, warm up a microwavable safe plate for one minute.
Next, take the other half of a chocolate sphere 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.
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 along the seam of the chocolate sphere.
Then, the fun part comes… decorating!
Heat up the white chocolate wafers and then pour it into a ziplock bag (or piping bag)
Snip a tiny piece off the edge of the ziplock bag and swizzle the white chocolate all over the hot chocolate bombs.
Then, add a dollop of white chocolate on the top of the bomb and sprinkle the crushed peppermint to finish off the look!
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 HOT CHOCOLATE BOMB
Get a cute mug. Glass mugs are always fun since you can see the bomb melt from all angles.
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 heated milk, water, or coffee into the mug slowly.
Once the bomb breaks, stir and add in more marshmallows and top it with whipped cream, sprinkle some chocolate shavings and crushed peppermint on top and complete the look with a stick of peppermint.
Like I said… almost too good to melt them and drink them.
WANT TO GIVE THEM AS A GIFT?
Place these bombs into a clear plastic cello bags, add some cute ribbon or yarn, a fun tag and you’re good to go!
I’ve created a super cute free tag for you to download, print, and attach to your gift. Make sure to scroll down to the end to print it off.
Hope you all enjoy!
Make sure to stick around and come back during February so I can show off my Valentine’s Day hot chocolate bombs.
FREE PRINTABLE GIFT TAG
Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs
- 1 bag chocolate wafers
- hot cocoa mix
- chocolate bits
- .5 cup white chocolate wafers
- crushed peppermint candy
Melt the chocolate wafers by following the directions on the bag
Using the 2.5" silicone molds, add chocolate to each mold and spread all over generously then place the molds in the fridge for 5-10 minutes until chocolate hardens
Take out of the fridge and pop out the molds gently
Fill one half of a chocolate bomb with 1 tbsp. hot cocoa mix, marshmallows and chocolate bits (or any other toppings you choose)
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.
Firmly hold the chocolate bomb together in place until sealed. Be careful not to crack it!
Use a warm spoon to seal the edges
Melt white chocolate wafers according to directions
Cut the tip off a ziplock bag, add the melted chocolate and swizzle over the hot chocolate bomb
Add a small dollop of white chocolate to the top and sprinkle with crushed peppermint pieces