If you’re an avid social media user or just not living under a rock, you’ve probably seen a few viral videos circulating your Facebook or Instagram feeds featuring a mysterious chocolate ball that is being dropped into warm milk. After being submerged in the heated milk, the chocolate ball suddenly melts, unveiling a filling of hot chocolate powder and mini marshmallows. These yummy looking chocolate balls have coined the term “hot chocolate bombs.”
These hot chocolate bombs recently found their origin from a TikTok video that went viral and has been spread all over the Internet. Since the perfect season for hot chocolate has fallen upon us, these hot chocolate bombs have become the new “it” chocolate treat being reposted over thousands of foodie social media pages.
In accordance with the growing popularity of these sugary bombs, there has been a surge of new recipes for hot chocolate bombs, some made with traditional chocolate, hot cocoa mix, and marshmallows, but some have become more creative, adding other seasonal flavors like peppermint and even mocha.
Hot chocolate bombs have created such a huge demand, and very quickly at that. Due to this crazy demand, huge retailers like Target and Costco have already begun selling hot chocolate bombs in bulk, just in time for the holiday season. Honestly, nothing really beats cuddling up on the couch or huddling up by the fireplace with a mug of soothing hot chocolate. You can now make that experience more fun by dropping a festive hot chocolate bomb in your mug of warm milk and watching the bomb transform into tasty hot chocolate before your very eyes.
Now sure, it’s easy to go out to your nearest Target and pick up a pack of hot chocolate bombs, but making it at home can be just that more rewarding! Plus, it can make a great family or friend activity to do in the comfort of your own home, especially since we’re all still stuck inside. Additionally, they’re so easy to make and are totally customizable.
So if you’re looking for a fun way to get creative in the kitchen and create a delicious homemade hot chocolate bomb, then look no further! All you need is a few ingredients and tools.
Hot Chocolate Bomb Recipe
For this recipe, you will need only a few simple ingredients and some kitchen equipment.
●Chocolate Sphere Mold
○These are used to form the melted chocolate into ball shapes to fill and form together
○This will help transfer the molded chocolate in and out of the freezer/refrigerator in a breeze!
● Festive Holiday Mug
○You need a fun, festive mug to watch your masterpiece explode in your delicious hot chocolate!
○This ingredient is definitely the most important. You need good quality chocolate that will not only hold the shape of the hot chocolate bomb but also melt perfectly into the warm milk. Try Merckens chocolate wafers for a chocolate that is easy to melt and even easier to mold!
○If you choose to use regular mini marshmallows, don’t try stuffing too many in there or the chocolate bomb won’t fuse together.
●Hot Chocolate Mix
○This doesn’t have to get too fancy! Choose your favorite store-bought hot chocolate mix.
○Get creative! You can choose from whatever toppings you want like crushed peppermint, sprinkles, or melted chocolate designs
1. Melt your Merckens chocolate wafers
2. Fill the chocolate sphere molds with the melted chocolate
3. Shake out excess chocolate to create a thin chocolate shell
4. Freeze the chocolate to set it
5. Carefully remove chocolate from the molds
6. Fill with marshmallows and hot cocoa mix
7. Seal the chocolate with the other half of the sphere to create your hot chocolate bombs
8. Decorate with whatever design or garnish you like!
9. Drop into warm milk and watch your creation transform before your eyes
Where to Find Your Ingredients
If you’re having trouble finding the perfect chocolate or other ingredients to make your perfect hot chocolate bomb, look no further than Stover & Company. We have all the necessary ingredients needed to make this fun treat, plus much more!
From our popular supply of high-quality Merckens chocolate wafers, all the way to other baking ingredients such as flours, sugars, and even other baking tools and equipment.
We are a family-owned and operated business that knows just how much people love to make and enjoy desserts and confectionery creations and it’s evident with our business practices. We pride ourselves on our incredible customer service while also providing fast service. Most orders are shipped out the next day! From orders ranging from $1 to $100,000, we can handle any order that comes our way; even international shipping!
If you’re interested in checking out everything Stover & Company has to offer, be sure to browse our website for all baking ingredients.