DIY Valentine Hot Chocolate Bombs

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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 Hot Chocolate Bomb

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!)

Valentine Hot Chocolate Bomb Ingredients

Hot Chocolate Bomb Supplies

You will want to have the following supplies on hand to make these treats:

inside a hot chocolate bomb

DIY Valentine Hot Chocolate Bombs

Try these amazing DIY Valentine themed hot chocolate bombs for a fun craft and sweet treat!
Prep Time30 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert, hot chocolate
Servings: 6

Equipment

  • candy melter
  • silicone mold

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  • 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.
    Red Candy Melts
  • Once the red chocolate has melted completely, arrange the silicone molds on your workspace.
    Melted Chocolate
  • 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.
    Chocolate in Silicone Mold
  • 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).
    inside a hot chocolate bomb
  • Add some marshmallows, candies, and sprinkles to the pieces.
    Inside of hot cocoa bombs
  • 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).
    Valentine Hot Chocolate Bomb SQUARE
  • 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!
    Hot Chocolate Bomb Video Thumb

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:

Christmas Hot Chocolate Bombs

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Unicorn Hot Chocolate Bombs

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6 thoughts on “DIY Valentine Hot Chocolate Bombs”

  1. Any suggestions on how to avoid fingerprints all over them from handling them? Ours were a mess! Lol… And the tip about thickening up the rim might help make them easier to seal. Thanks for that too!

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    • Fingerprints are tough – especially when using darker colors for the candy melts! I got fingerprints on mine as the chocolate got warmer. I’d suggest letting your bombs chill in the fridge or even the freezer and get them really chilly before handling them. That will help!

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    • I hope you have fun with them!! The best way to store these is in an airtight container in a cool spot – anywhere that’s cool enough to prevent the chocolate from melting. They will sit nicely in cupcake wrappers. One idea is to place each bomb in a cupcake wrapper and then arrange them in a single layer in a tupperware container.

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