It’s my number one go-to treat throughout the year when I need a tasty little pick me upBaked by Steph
Is there anything more warming and comforting on a cold winter’s eve than a delicious, piping hot cup of hot chocolate? It’s my number one go-to treat throughout the year when I need a tasty little pick me up but, when it comes to this time of year, I like to get a little extra and add a touch of drama to my evening drink with hot chocolate bombs.
They’re super easy to make and, more importantly, really fun to drink!Baked by Steph
Hot chocolate bombs are little balls of chocolate that you pop into your mug and pour hot milk over until they melt and magically release cocoa powder, marshmallows and a variety of other fun and tasty treats that might be hiding inside.
I, in true Baked by Steph fashion, have opted to make my hot chocolate bombs pink & gold so that I can drink a cup of pink & gold hot chocolate like a chocolate queen. Baked by Steph
I, in true Baked by Steph fashion, have opted to make my hot chocolate bombs pink & gold so that I can drink a cup of pink & gold hot chocolate like a chocolate queen. If you want to replicate this exact design then you will need to use white chocolate so that it can be coloured, and you will need some oil food colouring (chocolate doesn’t like any other kind of colouring – don’t attempt this with gel colouring or there will be tears). If you don’t have oil colours, or if you just don’t fancy a pink drink, then you can substitute the white chocolate for milk or dark chocolate and still end up with a delicious and magical Winter treat!
- Melt your chocolate. First, melt your chocolate in the microwave in 30-second increments and stir until it’s fully melted. If you’re colouring your chocolate, stir in your oil colouring at this stage.
- Fill your moulds. Pour a little chocolate into each sphere mould and fully coat using the back of a spoon until each entire sphere is fully coated. Freeze for 15-20mins to harden.
- Repeat. Double coat your chocolate spheres by repeating step 2 with your leftover chocolate. You may need to microwave it again to get it fully melted.
- Remove your spheres. Once they’re fully hardened, peel each sphere carefully from the mould. Do a little test on one to make sure your chocolate isn’t still soft.
- Fill. Fill half of your spheres with a tablespoon of cocoa powder and whichever delicious fillings you’ve chosen. I’ve opted for chocolate buttons, marshmallows and chocolate sprinkles – yum!
- Melt and assemble. Now to join your half spheres together to make your bombs! Pour hot water into a bowl and place a plate on top. Once the plate is warm to the touch, place one of your empty half spheres on top for a couple of seconds, with the rim touching the plate, until the rim starts to melt a little. Then join this to one of your filled half spheres to form a full sphere and hold together for a few seconds. Repeat this for each of your spheres and then pop them back in the freezer for a few minutes to allow the melted chocolate to harden.
- Decorate. Now you have your bombs assembled you can decorate them however you like! I added some edible gold leaf to mine for a super luxe feel but, as an alternative, you could drizzle some different coloured chocolate on top or why not try crushing up some candy canes and rolling your chocolate drizzled spheres in them for a super festive feel?
- Now for the main event! Pop a hot chocolate bomb into a mug and slowly pour over some hot milk. Your bomb should start to melt and release all the goodies inside. Give it a good stir to make sure it’s all fully incorporated and then sit back, relax and enjoy!