Snuggle up on the sofa with your loved one and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate made using these homemade Valentine’s Day Hot Cocoa Bombs! The white chocolate shells are filled with hot cocoa powder and marshmallows and make a delicious drink to share!
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Valentine’s Day Hot Cocoa Bombs
The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions; to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required, and to understand the steps and timings involved.
Hot cocoa bombs (or hot chocolate bombs – I guess the name depends on where you live!) are the hottest trend right now – and this time of year is the perfect time for a mug of hot chocolate!
These white chocolate bombs decorated with heart-shaped sprinkles are just the thing for Valentine’s Day! You could even make a batch of them, box them up and give them to your sweet love for Valentine’s Day!
Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe
While most ingredients can be bought in grocery stores, for your convenience, any specialized or notable ingredients (and equipment) needed for this recipe have been listed below and linked to Amazon or other stores if available online. The full list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.
- White Chocolate Melting Wafers
- Mini Marshmallows
- Hot Chocolate Mix – if you like you could use a white hot chocolate mix.
- Heart Sprinkles – use any color you like.
- Chocolate Sphere Mold
Recipes on The Purple Pumpkin Blog use both cup measurements and/or weighted measurements. American cups and kitchen food scales are handy pieces of equipment to have in your kitchen as it means you’ll be able to make all of the different recipes on my blog! I try to give American, imperial, and metric measurements in my recipes. You can mix cup measurements with weighted measurements, but never imperial (pounds, ounces, pints, etc.,) with metric (kilograms, grams, litres, etc.,).
More Valentine’s Day Recipes
Looking for more Valentine’s recipe inspo? Check these recipes out next:
- Sweet Love Valentines Day Cupcakes
- Chocolate-Covered Strawberries for Valentine’s Day
- Valentine’s Day Popcorn! Cupid’s Popcorn Mix
More Hot Cocoa Bombs
Want to make more Hot Cocoa Bombs? Try these next:
- Mickey & Minnie Hot Cocoa Bombs for Disney Lovers!
- Chinese New Yew Hot Cocoa Bombs
- Mardi Gras Hot Cocoa Bombs
How Do I Make Valentine’s Day Hot Cocoa Bombs?
Just check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.
- 1 cup white melting chocolate
- ½ cup marshmallows
- ½ cup hot chocolate powder
- Heart sprinkles
- Place a large plate in the freezer - this will help to keep the chocolate shells stay cool when assembling.
- Melt the chocolate according to the package instructions or in a double boiler.
- Add a tablespoon of melted chocolate in one cavity of the mold, using the spoon (or a pastry brush) to cover the entire cavity with chocolate, making sure to get all the way up the sides. Do this until all 12 cavities in both of the molds are covered in chocolate.
- Place chocolate-covered molds in the freezer for 5 minutes.
- Remove molds from the freezer and repeat step 3 to add a second layer of chocolate. Place in freezer for 5 minutes.
- Remove the plate and the molds from the freezer, and carefully remove each of the chocolate spheres. Set them on the cold plate.
- Fill 6 of the chocolate spheres, each with 1 tablespoon of hot cocoa mix and 6-8 mini marshmallows.
- There are three methods for melting the rim of each sphere to even them out and for attaching the top half-shell to the bottom one:
- Method 1: Pour some melted chocolate into a disposable piping bag, then pipe it around the edge of the bottom shell. Carefully place the top shell onto the bottom one and gently hold them in place for 30-60 seconds to allow the piped chocolate to harden and "glue" the pieces together.
- Method 2: Warm up a shallow frying pan on the stove. Place a piece of wax paper into the pan, and holding the top half-shell, rub gently on the wax paper until the edges start to melt a bit. Use this to then stick the top to the bottom, holding together until set.
- Method 3: Heat a plate in the microwave for approximately 60 seconds. Remove from the microwave then place it directly onto the hot plate for 5 to 10 seconds. You just want the rim to gently melt.
- Whichever method you use, carefully pick up the bomb and make sure that there are no gaps around the middle of the chocolate bombs.
- Place one of the empty spheres to attach to a filled sphere and use your finger and chocolate to seal the two ends together. Set on the cold plate.
- Put some of the melted chocolate into a piping bag or plastic food bag and snip the tip off with scissors.
- Use dabs of melted chocolate to stick heart sprinkles to the outside of the chocolate bombs.
- To enjoy, place in a mug and pour in 6 oz (180ml) of hot milk. You may also add an additional tablespoon of cocoa mix to your mug if desired.
- Happy Valentine's Day!
Make It A Meal!
Why not have a cup of hot chocolate with dessert? You’ve made the hot cocoa bombs, but what about the rest of the courses?
Here are additional recipes to make a full meal!
- Appetizer: Spicy Chicken Satay Recipe with a Peanut Dipping Sauce
- Main Dish: 5-Ingredient Pineapple Beef Stir-Fry
- Side Dish: Quick & Easy Shrimp Fried Rice
- Beverage: Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail with Citrus Vodka & Lime
- Dessert: Red Velvet Valentine’s Day Cupcakes
There are 500+ Recipes on The Purple Pumpkin Blog for you to enjoy – please feel free to check them out too!