Ah, chocolate and Valentine’s Day, a classic pairing if there ever was one! And I have saved probably hundreds of hot chocolate bombs recipes on my Pinterest, but with Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I thought I’d share a few different decorating options for you!
For the silicone mold, I bought this one from Amazon.
Hot Chocolate Bombs
- 1 Silicone mold
- 1 Plastic baggie or squeeze bottle For drizzling chocolate over the top to decorate
- Melting wafers Dark, milk or white chocolate wafers
- Make sure you do not get your wafers wet or they will "seize" and won't work. Using chocolate wafers also eliminates the need to temper the chocolate, which to a beginner like me, helps a lot!
- To begin, place your melting wafers in a microwave safe bowl and melt in 15 second intervals until thoroughly melted, stirring frequently.
- Once fully melted, pour a small amount (1-2 teaspoons) of the melted wafers into each mold.
- Using a silicon brush, evenly distribute the chocolate around the half-sphere shape.
- Let the shells cool slightly, and then turn the mold over to cool completely. This eliminates the possibility of having a flat bottom!
- Carefully remove the shells from the mold by peeling the silicon mold gently away from the shell.
- Add 2 teaspoons of hot chocolate mix into the sphere, along with a few mini marshmallows.
- Heat a frying pan on low and carefully rub an unfilled sphere to gently warm the edges. When melted, add it to the top of a filled sphere and gently press together to seal.
- You can drizzle chocolate across the top, add sprinkles or decorate any way you choose!
For some Valentine’s decorating ideas, here are a few from my Pinterest board!