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Valentine's Day Hot Chocolate Bombs

Heart shape hot chocolate bombs made with red and white candy melts and filled with hot chocolate mix and marshmallows!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 345kcal
Author: Julie Evink

Ingredients

  • 12 oz package red candy melts
  • 12 oz package white candy melts
  • 2 c. mini marshmallows
  • 1 c. hot chocolate powder
  • Red sanding sugar optional
  • Red sprinkles optional
  • Candy pearls optional

Instructions

How to make Hot Chocolate Bombs

  • In two separate, medium sized, microwave safe bowls, melt the red and white candy melts in 30 second increments, stirring in between.
  • Once melted, drizzle some white candy melt into the bottom of your silicone mold. Next, spoon some red candy melt into each mold, enough to fill the mold ½ full and spread it around the mold as evenly as possible. Be sure there is enough candy melt in each mold to thickly cover all sides so there are no thin spots.
  • Using an offset spatula, remove the extra candy melt from the top of the mold, smoothing the edges of the hearts in the process.
  • Let set until hardened, about 10 minutes. If the top edge of the heart feels thin or delicate, spread just a little more of the red candy melt to reinforce it and let set until hardened. Gently remove the hearts from the mold.
  • In 8 of the heart halves, place 2 Tbsp of hot chocolate powder, several mini marshmallows and some sprinkles for extra fun.
  • Warm a small plate in the microwave. Remove from microwave and place the opposing half of the heart on the plate for 3-5 seconds to let the edges melt.
  • Match the empty half with the filled half and gently press them together. Run a clean finger along the seam to smooth it out. If the halves don’t stay together, you can warm a metal knife by running it under hot water then run the warm knife over the edge of the filled half while the empty half is on the plate.
  • Once all of the hot cocoa bombs are together, serve and enjoy or package and give away!

How to make Hot Chocolate

  • To make hot cocoa, simply warm 6 oz of milk and place hot cocoa bomb into a mug with warmed milk and stir!

Notes

Tip: If your edges aren’t smooth and you are getting gaps in the seams, run the bottom half of the heart around the heated plate to smooth out the edge. Then fill it with hot chocolate mix.
Storage: Keep them in an airtight container at room temperature. Since these are made with cocoa mix they will keep well for up to two weeks! You can also keep them in the fridge and they’ll last a little longer.
For gifts: If you want to give them away, package them in a clear bag tied with ribbons. Add a tag with the instructions for making the hot cocoa.
Get creative! You can use different colored candy melts and sprinkles for the inside to match different holidays and events. You don’t have to wait until Valentine’s day to make them!
Molds: If you don’t have the heart silicone molds use the red and white candy melts in a sphere mold like regular hot chocolate bombs to add a festive Valentine’s Day touch to them.

Nutrition

Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 93g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 337mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 75g | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg