DIY Hot Cocoa Bombs





My mom brought these hot cocoa bombs over for the boys last week and I just thought they were the cutest! I had never seen them before and when I posted to my stories on Instagram, a lot of you asked how to make them. So today I had her come over and show me how and I was surprised how easy it was. This would be the perfect holiday activity to do with your kids and I think it'd make great teachers gifts too!



Supplies:


Silicone Mold

Baking Chocolate

Cocoa Powder

Mini Marshmallows

Sprinkles

Milk to finish!



Steps:


Melt the chocolate

Break apart the chocolate and melt it in the microwave. I broke apart two pieces at a time, heated it up for one minute first, took it out to stir, then continued the process heating it up for 15 seconds at a time until fully melted.



Add melted chocolate to molds

Next you're going to add a spoonful of chocolate to the molds, pushing the chocolate up the sides of the mold with the back of a spoon (I used a teaspoon). You want to make sure it's not so thin that you can see the mold through any part of the chocolate, and want to make sure it comes all the way up to the top of the sides.



Flip Molds upside down + Refrigerate (repeat 1x)

After the first coat, flip the molds upside down on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and refrigerate (it should only take a few minutes). Then take them back out, add another layer of chocolate, just to the sides, to make it a bit thicker. Refrigerate one more time, and then remove the chocolate from the molds.



Add cocoa + marshmallows

You'll now add 1 tbsp of cocoa powder to half of the molds which will act as the 'bottoms' (the other half will be the 'tops'). Then add as many marshmallows as you can, piling them to create a little hill.



Stick top + bottom pieces together

In order to attach the top to the bottom, you're going to melt the rim of the 'top' and push it up against the bottom. The chocolate will harden and it will become a ball. There are a few ways to do this, but I have a griddle on my stove so I turned it on low (you don't want it TOO hot...a little heat will do the trick!), placed parchment paper on top and placed the top piece of the ball for maybe 2 seconds before removing it. You'll sort of twist them together to attach the two pieces, and when you attach it to the bottom it won't look perfect! At first I thought 'ew I messed up', but as long as it 'fuses' together and there are no open holes you won't notice the line as much once you drizzle the chocolate on top.



Drizzle chocolate + add sprinkles

I used a piping bag, but you could also use a ziplock bag! Melt a cube of chocolate in a bowl, pour it in a bag as if you're frosting a cake, then cut off the very end of the bag for the chocolate to come out. You could also just drizzle the chocolate with a spoon, but this made me feel more professional.


Package as a gift or make your hot chocolate!

Heat up about a cup of either milk or water until it's hot but drinkable. Place your cocoa bomb in a mug, pour over the liquid and enjoy!





These were so much fun to make and even more fun to eat (according to my kids)- I think they would make such a cute teachers gift too!

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