I wanted to make a creative and fun new hot chocolate bomb for Valentines, so I made some chocolate covered cherry hot cocoa bombs that are so sweet for my sweetie!
Chocolate Covered Cherry Hot Cocoa Bombs
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we try to make something special for the kiddo for Valentines each year that is a little surprise for a snack or breakfast. Doesn’t really matter what, but a surprise that is totally unexpected. So, this year, since the kiddo is all about hot cocoa bombs, I decided to make some fun chocolate covered cherry hot cocoa bombs that are a little grown-up but oh so fun!
She’s going to love the cherry on top and the little white drizzle. And I loved how easy it was to make these cherry-topped cocoa bombs. If you’re ready to make a fun cocoa bomb for your sweetie, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make Cherry Hot Chocolate bombs
- Forget about using chocolate chips to make hot cocoa bombs. They’re notoriously difficult, getting all lumpy when you want them to melt. Instead, to make your chocolate bombs the easiest way possible, I recommend using candy melts. They’re just pre-prepped for exactly this kind of melting and molding action. So, just grab a bag of melting discs like this.
- To top my chocolate covered cherry hot cocoa bombs, I wanted a real cherry on top, but I was worried a fresh one wouldn’t last long. So, I used maraschino cherries like these for that cherry pop!
- All it takes, when you’re ready for a mug of hot chocolate, just pop the bombs into a big mug, then warm-up enough milk to fill the mug and pour it over the bomb. It’ll float, open and “explode”!
How Do I Make Chocolate Covered Cherry Hot Cocoa Bombs?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- Pop the chocolate candy melts into a microwave-safe bowl then melt in the microwave following the package directions.
- Put about 1 tbsp of the melted candy melt into one mold cavity then, using the back of the spoon, push the chocolate up the sides of the mold, keeping it even but thick. Repeat filling 12 bomb mold cavities.
- Place the mold into the freezer for about 5 minutes to set.
- Remove the hardened molds from the freezer and gently peel the mold away from the chocolate cups to release them.
- Add to 6 of the chocolate cups about 2 tbsp hot cocoa mix, 2-4 maraschino cherries, and 6-8 mini marshmallows. Take care to leave yourself at least 6 cherries for decorating the hot chocolate bombs.
- Warm a plate in the microwave then press one of the empty chocolate cups open-side-down onto the warm plate to gently melt the edge. Immediately place this warmed-edge chocolate cup on top of one of the cups with the filling. The melted edge of the one chocolate cup will seal the two halves of the hot cocoa bomb together. If you need to, you can add a little more melted chocolate around the join line of the two halves.
- Place all of your remaining candy melts into a piping bag, then drizzle the chocolate over the closed hot cocoa bombs.
- Put the white chocolate candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in the microwave per the package directions until melted completely.
- Place the white candy melts into a piping bag then drizzle it over the hot cocoa bombs in the opposite direction of the initial chocolate drizzle.
- Add a little dribble of remaining white chocolate candy melts on top of each hot cocoa bomb then immediately place a cherry in the dribble.
- Place the finished hot cocoa bombs into the freezer one last time for 5 minutes to set, then remove and store in an airtight container.
- When you're ready to use them, place the cocoa bombs in a mug and pour about 2 cups of hot milk over them. Stir until the bombs are completely melted and enjoy!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 900Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 802mgCarbohydrates: 170gFiber: 7gSugar: 136gProtein: 13g
All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.
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