Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Easy Hot Chocolate Bombs

Hope you're enjoying the most wonderful time of the year with your loved ones. The kids and I are spending our downtime together. We've been doing a lot of baking, walking and watching Christmas movies together. Yesterday, they had so much fun making cocoa bombs. If you're not familiar with cocoa bombs, they are chocolate balls filled with chocolate milk powder and marshmallows. When hot milk is poured to the bombs, they explode to let the hot chocolate mix and marshmallows out =) It's a fun way to enjoy a cup of delicious hot chocolate. Super easy to do. On a related note, if you like peppermint, do yourself a favor and get the original Williams-Sonoma peppermint bark (I like the dark chocolate). It's insanely delicious and addicting. I can eat the entire box in one sitting =). I filmed a tutorial below just for fun:

What you need:
  • Break the chocolate bar into small pieces
  • Microwave in 20-second intervals, stirring after each, until totally smooth
  • Fill the mold and spread the chocolate. Make sure to spread it out evenly and completely covers every side.
  • Chill in the fridge for 5-7 minutes. If your layer is thin, repeat the previous step one more time and chill for another 5 minutes
  • Carefully remove the half-spheres from the mold
  • Heat a small saucepan over low heat. Take one sphere and barely touch the edge of the sphere against the surface of the pan to make a smooth edge. It only takes a second.
  • Load it up with cocoa mix and any other add-ins you would like
  • Take another half-sphere and quickly melt the edge of that on the saucepan. Press 2 halves together carefully but firmly. Be sure to line the edges up well.
  • Decorate away! You can get creative with different types of chocolate, flavors, toppings, design
I didn't have much sprinkles left (we've been baking a lot!). This is what the kids came up with. They did everything themselves. It's a fun holiday activity to do with the kids. You can also make them ahead of time and share them as gifts. Happy Holidays, everyone!

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