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Ready to make the newest dessert craze with a decidedly Valentine’s Day theme? Check out this step by step tutorial and make your own Valentine Hot Chocolate Bombs!
Valentine’s Day is just around the bend and before we know it, the shelves will be lined with red and pink foil-wrapped chocolates and candies. (Okay, actually, I’m pretty sure the store shelves are already lined with all of that. Seems to happen earlier and earlier every year. These days the stores pack up Christmas stuff and unload Valentine’s Day products in one move.)
Hot chocolate is, of course, one of the most delicious chocolate drinks one can enjoy during the chilly winter months. And unless you have been hiding under a rock (or at least not on social media), you might already know that the hottest dessert craze around is the hot chocolate bomb!
Today’s sweet treat combines the exciting deliciousness of hot chocolate bombs with Valentine’s Day! We made up some red bombs and loaded them with marshmallows, plus some conversation heart candies and sprinkles. For the finishing touch, they were each topped with a drizzle of pink melted chocolate and more sprinkles!
Let’s get right to the tutorial so you can whip up a batch for yourself! (And then make sure you check out all of our Valentine’s Day content!)
Hot Chocolate Bomb Supplies
You will want to have the following supplies on hand to make these treats:
- Silicone Mold
- Candy Melts (we used red and pink)
- Valentine themed sprinkles
- Mini Marshmallows
- Conversation Heart Candies
- Hot Chocolate Powder Mix
- Piping bag (I used a Ziploc bag with the corner snipped off.)
- Wilton Candy Melter (optional!)
DIY Valentine Hot Chocolate Bombs
- candy melter
- silicone mold
- 12 oz bag red candy melts
- 12 oz bag pink candy melts
- mini marshmallows
- Conversation Heart candies
- Valentine's themed sprinkles
- hot chocolate mix (1-2 TBSP PER BOMB)
- 6 cups hot milk (for actually using the bombs)
- Place red candy melts in a microwave safe bowl and heat at 30 second intervals. Stir the chips between each interval, until the chocolate has melted completely. Optional: use a candy melter to melt the chocolate.
- Once the red chocolate has melted completely, arrange the silicone molds on your workspace.
- Spread a spoonful of melted chocolate inside one cup on the silicone mold and use the back of the spoon to spread the chocolate up the sides of the mold. Continue this process until all of the molds are coated with chocolate. Tip: the thicker you can get the chocolate around the rim of each cavity, the sturdier it will be and the easier it will be to seal the two halves together. You can always add another round of chocolate to the sides if they seem too thin.
- Set the remaining red chocolate aside for sealing and decorating the bombs.
- Allow the chocolate in the molds to set and harden completely (approximately 2-3 hours). This process can be sped up by placing the mold in the refrigerator.
- Once the chocolate has set, remove each chocolate piece from the mold and lay half of the pieces on your work surface to be filled.
- Add some instant hot chocolate to half of the pieces (approx 1-2 TBSP to each half).
- Add some marshmallows, candies, and sprinkles to the pieces.
- Reheat the red chocolate at 15 second intervals until melted. (Or in the melter if that's what you originally used.)
- Pick up an empty chocolate piece and dip the edges into the melted chocolate. Carefully place it on top of a filled piece and press lightly into place. Use your finger to smooth the melted chocolate around the seam. Continue until all of the chocolate bombs are sealed.
- Melt the pink chocolate according to the directions on the package.
- Place chocolate into piping bags and drizzle each color over each bomb.
- Sprinkle remaining sprinkles over the top of the bombs (quickly, before the pink chocolate hardens).
- Allow the hot chocolate bombs to set before using (about an hour).
- TO ENJOY THE HOT CHOCOLATE BOMBS: Place a bomb in the bottom of a mug. Pour one cup of hot milk over the top of the bomb to melt the chocolate. Once the chocolate has melted completely, stir all of the mug's contents to combine. Enjoy!
I hope you enjoy these fun treats! Honestly, we had just as much fun making them as we did drinking them!
If you decide to try making them, let me know how they turn out! If you post a pic of them on social media, feel free to tag me – I’d love to see them!
More hot chocolate bombs that we have made: