Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! While we don’t celebrate with anything big and showy, I do try to do a little something fun. This year calls for Homemade Valentine’s Day Hot Cocoa Bombs! Easy to make and fun to decorate, hot cocoa bombs make great homemade gifts or a fun activity for kids and adults alike. A warm sip of delicious hot cocoa in a heart shaped mug is just the kind of Valentine’s Day I am hoping for.
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- White chocolate or candy melts – Try these Baker’s Premium Baking Bars or Pink Candy Melts
- Hot cocoa mix – Go super fancy with Ghirardelli Premium Cocoa Mix
- Mini marshmallows – Try these Vanilla Mini Marshmallows
- Heart sprinkles – Wilton Jumbo Heart Sprinkles
- Silicone mold – Like this one on Amazon
To make these hot cocoa bombs Valentine’s Day themed, I used white chocolate, red food coloring and heart sprinkles.
- Melt the white chocolate (white chocolate chips, candy melts, etc.). Put in a microwave safe dish and heat for 30 seconds at a time stirring between each heating. Do not overheat!
- Once melted, if you want to keep them white, spread the melted white chocolate up the sides of your mold.
- If you want to make them marbled with red and pink like in the picture below, put some red food coloring into the melted white chocolate and stir just a little bit so you see both white and red streaks. Then spread the mixture up the sides of the mold. Try not to keep smoothing and spreading because the more you mess with it, the more it will mix into a plain pink and you will lose the marble effect.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until the white chocolate has hardened and gently pop them out of the mold.
- Fill one half of your bomb with hot cocoa mix, sprinkles, mini marshmallows, mini chocolate chips and whatever you would like to include.
- Once the bottom half is filled, melt the edges of the top half just enough so there is some softened chocolate and stick it onto the bottom closing the bomb. (To melt the edges, I microwaved a plate until warm and placed the top-half of my bomb on the plate, edge side down. The warmth from the plate was enough to slowly melt the edges of the half circle.) Smooth any melted chocolate around the seam to make a better seal.
- Finally, it’s time to decorate! I used some of the melted chocolate to stick heart sprinkles to the outside of my hot cocoa bombs. You could also LIGHTLY drizzle melted chocolate over them or even stick a candy heart on the top. Refrigerate for a few minutes to harden the edges and decorations before using or gifting!