The Starving Chef Recipe: Hot Chocolate Bombs

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Boom, right in the kisser.

By Felicia Vargo, The Starving Chef

Hot Chocolate Bombs

Prep time: 5 minutes
Chill time: 1 hour
Makes: 12 hot chocolate bombs


12 oz. milk chocolate candy melts
4 oz. (each) red, green and white candy melts
1 C hot cocoa mix
2 C mini marshmallows
½ C mini dehydrated marshmallows, for topping
Round sphere silicone mold
Cupcake liners

Here’s How
  1. Place eight to 10 chocolate melts into the half spheres of the mold. Microwave for 30-60 seconds, until the chocolates are melted. Use a spoon to “brush” the chocolate up to the edges of the mold.
  2. Let the excess chocolate drip out of the molds. Flip the molds upright and chill for 10-15 minutes. Reserve the chocolate drippings—these can be remelted and used for more cocoa bombs.
  3. Microwave a plate for 30-60 seconds until it is warm. Arrange a few cupcake liners near the plate for ease of transferring.
  4. When the chocolate has set, remove one half of the sphere from the mold. Place it open side down on the warm plate for 3-5 seconds to melt the edge.
  5. Place into the cupcake liner with the melted edge facing up. Add one teaspoon of hot chocolate mix and two tablespoons of marshmallows into the sphere.
  6. Remove the other half of the sphere and place it on the still warm plate for 3-5 seconds to melt the edge. Place it directly on top of the other filled half and press gently so that the melted edges stick together. Chill and repeat the first steps until you have about a dozen chocolate bombs.
  7. To decorate, melt the colored candies and pour into plastic piping baggies. Snip the ends of the baggies and drizzle the green, red and white melts over the cocoa bombs. Sprinkle on the mini dehydrated marshmallows or other festive toppings as desired.

To Serve
Heat eight to 10 ounces of water or milk to 160-170 F. Drop in the bomb and watch it “explode!” Stir so that the contents are evenly melted. The chocolate will settle on the bottom as the drink cools, so continue to stir occasionally. Enjoy!

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