DIY hot chocolate bombs are one of the hottest projects this Christmas season. I missed pre-sales with a few local vendors and decided to try my luck at making these festive bombs myself. Spoilers- I was successful and it’s a highly addictive and therapeutic process.
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The supplies needed to make DIY hot chocolate bombs are relatively simple. Everything needed for this project with the exception of the mold can be picked up at your local grocery store or on Amazon.
- Hot Chocolate Mold: I used a three-piece mold to make my bombs, but this silicon mold will work as well.
2. Chocolate Melts: Merkins or Ghiradelli Melts will work great for this project and will ensure a phenomenal taste of your chocolate melts. One 30oz bag will make 10-13 bombs depending on how thick you pour the chocolate.
3. Accent Chocolate & Sprinkles: I used accent chocolate and sprinkles to decorate my bombs. While this step is totally optional, it does allow you to make your bombs festive!
I melted the chocolate and used a bottle similar to this one to decorate the bombs.
4. Hot Chocolate Mix: I stuck with a classic Swiss Miss mix for my bombs, but I would have loved to have found a white chocolate mix.
5. Marshmallows (optional): The hot chocolate mix I used did have marshmallows mixed in, I still opted to add additional marshmallows. I mean really, have you met anyone who doesn’t like marshmallows?
6. Cupcake Liners: Once done, the hot chocolate bombs fit perfectly into a cupcake liner. I used what I had on hand rather than purchasing for this project.
Assemble your ingredients and begin melting your chocolate. Melt your chocolate melts using a glass container in the microwave in 30 second increments. Stir between microwave sessions.
Pour the melted chocolate into your chocolate mold. Each mold is different, so be sure to follow the fill lines. The mold I used was a three piece mold, and I really think that simplified the process.
Once you’ve filled the molds, allow the filled molds to set in either the refrigerator or freezer. I found that the Merkins chocolate set fine in the fridge but that the Ghiradelli chocolate required the freezer to set.
Once the shells have set, carefully pop them out of the mold and pair the shells together. My mold only allowed me to make three shells at a time.
Fill one shell with a spoonful of hot chocolate mix, marshmallows, and sprinkles. The sprinkles are optional, but isn’t life better with sprinkles?
Now, you’ll need to connect the two shells. You can do this by creating a seal with extra chocolate, or by placing one shell on a warm surface. I preheated the oven and used a cookie sheet.
The final step is to decorate the bombs. I did an easy drizzle and sprinkles and thought the final product turned out great!
The only thing left to do is enjoy your DIY hot chocolate bomb! These bombs fit perfectly into a mug. Pop a bomb into your mug, pour warm hot chocolate over it and enjoy!
I gifted these to neighbors and everyone seemed delighted with their bombs. I’m already plotting New Year’s and Valentine’s Day variations.
- Amanda is a native of Richmond, VA. She enjoys writing, blogging, traveling, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.