If you aren’t familiar with a cocoa bomb, they are a hollow chocolate shell filled with marshmallows and hot cocoa mix. These bombs of chocolate yumminess make a fun gift for anyone. All you have to do is put them in a mug of hot milk and violá, hot chocolate!
They definitely took a couple of tries before I was able to get the hang of them though. I had read a few tips on-line, but it took some trial and error until I figured out what worked best. Now that I have worked out the kinks it should be easier for you.
To make cocoa bombs you need:
Hot cocoa mix
Melt the chocolate as directed on the package. I chose to use chocolate melting wafers, but you could also use other kinds of chocolate.
Once the chocolate is melted, spoon a little of the chocolate into each mold and spread with the pastry brush. Be sure to cover the entire mold. You may need to dip the brush into the chocolate a few times to make sure the mold is evenly covered.
Refrigerate for 5 minutes, then add another coat of chocolate to the mold. Refrigerate for another 5 minutes.
Once set the chocolate can be removed from the molds. Be careful as the chocolate can crack.
Now it’s time to fill them with the marshmallows and cocoa, and you are probably thinking how might one do that?
I had read a few different ways to get the molds to stick together, but they didn’t really work. You might come up with a better way than mine.
I chose to get some water boiling in a small saucepan and cover with a small plate.
I took one half and rubbed it on the warm plate just for a few seconds so the edge started to melt.
I then filled that half with some marshmallows and 1 tbsp of cocoa mix. I did the same with the top half and placed the two sides together. Hold them together for a few seconds until they stick.
I chose to drizzle some melted white chocolate and top with Jimmies and Holiday sprinkles. You can be as creative as you want with these as there are so many options for variations with flavors and chocolates. Have fun with them!
Once they are done they are ready to make into hot cocoa. All you need to do is heat up about 8 oz. of milk, pour it into a mug, add the cocoa bomb and stir.
Drink and enjoy!