Easy Hot Chocolate Bombs Recipe – How to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs – The Pioneer Woman

In recent years, hot chocolate bombs have taken social media by storm as the confection of Christmas. There is no shortage of places to buy a hot chocolate bomb and now they are even tailored to holidays like Thanksgiving and Halloween. But to make a hot chocolate bomb from scratch is no small feat. Recipes usually include tempering chocolate, require special silicone molds, and even include a step of painting the chocolates in order to make an ultra-thin, outer shell. All of this is enough to intimidate even a seasoned pastry chef! This recipe takes the hot chocolate trend and makes it easy: If you can melt chocolate , you can make an easy hot dark chocolate bomb!

How do you make a hot chocolate bars bomb?

A hot chocolate bomb is made of a thin delicious chocolate shell, which is filled with very hot cocoa mix and mini marshmallows. For this easy version, semi-sweet chocolate is melted then drizzled into paper cupcake liners. Once the chocolate cools and hardens slightly, hot chocolates mix is sprinkled inside. More chocolate is drizzled to cover the cocoa mix to enclose, and while the chocolate on top is still soft, a marshmallow will be pressed into the top.  

How can I decorate hot chocolate bombs?

A large marshmallow makes a fun garnish and is the perfect accompaniment to the hot cocoa when mixed with hot milk. However , there is plenty of room for creativity with decorating! Before topping with the marshmallow, drizzle white chocolate over top. Sprinkle with colorful sprinkles to match the season, crushed peppermint candy , or even peanut butter or butterscotch chips for a twist on flavor.

Do you have to use milk for warm chocolate bombs?

When you’re ready to serve in a Xmas mug , use either milk or water that has been heated to a near boil. Milk makes for a rich and creamy mug of cocoa, but the hot dark chocolate mix contains some dried milk powder so hot water is perfectly fine to use as well!