These Valentine Day Hot Cocoa Bombs will be the perfect date night drink. Snuggle on the couch with a blanket and a movie while sipping your Valentine Day Hot Cocoa.
We finally jumped on the hot cocoa bomb trend with these fun Valentine's Day version. They are simple and easy to make and take no time at all, but really make for a fun holiday treat.
I have been watching people make these hot cocoa bombs for a while and I LOVE how they turn out. You can change these up for each holiday, as well as add extra goodies to the cocoa you add inside making them a very versatile hot cocoa drink.
How to Make Valentine Day Hot Cocoa Bombs
Okay — so let's talk about what you are going to need if you want to make these at home.
This was our first attempt at making these, so when I tell you that they are simple, I truly mean it.
Here's a list of what you are going to need —
- Silicone molds
- pink candy melts
- white chocolate chips
- hot cocoa drink mix
- Valentine's Day sprinkles
Start by taking your pink candy melts and melting them in the microwave. Do it in 30 second increments so that you don't scorch or burn.
Once the candy melts have melted, pour a little into each silicone mold. Use a spoon to brush the candy melt up the side of the mold. If there is a lot pooled into the bottom of the mold, just spoon some back into the bowl.
Place in the refrigerator and let the candy melt harden. Once it is hardened, gently remove the spheres from the mold and set them aside.
Now, heat a plate under hot water and use that to even out the edges of each mold. Just press gently and allow the heat of the plate to even it out.
Now, set those aside upside down so that you can fill them!
I add one packet of hot cocoa to each bomb.
Since it takes two pieces to make a bomb, you will only need 3 packs of hot cocoa per silicone mold.
Then, I add in marshmallows and a few Valentine's sprinkles.
Take the remaining candy melts and remelt them. You are going to use this to seal the bombs.
Dip one half in the candy melt and then place the two sides together.
The extra candy coating that squishes out the side, just use your finger and run it around the seam to seal them all the way.
Set them aside and let them seal properly. This usually takes about 10 minutes.
While the bombs are setting up, melt your white chocolate chips. We are going to use this for drizzling across the top.
Once you drizzle them, then sprinkle on some more Valentine Sprinkles and place in a cute Valentine cupcake holder (they look great sitting on a table or if you want to give them as a gift to someone).
When you are ready to serve, place the bomb in a mug and top with 8 ounces of steaming hot milk.
Pour the milk over the bomb and watch the magic happen!
For More Fun Valentine's Day Recipes, check these out
- Valentine Smores Trail Mix
- Sweetheart Valentine Punch
- Raspberry Spritzer
- Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods
- Heart-Shaped Pizzas
- Pink candy melting wafers
- white chocolate chips
- 3 packs of hot cocoa
- Valentine Sprinkles
- Cupcake liners for storing bombs
- Melt the pink candy wafers according to the package's directions. I do mine in the microwave in 30-second increments.
- Using a spoon or a pastry brush, paint a very thin layer in the mold, make sure to bring it all the way up to the edges.
- Pop the mold into the freezer for 10 minutes. Then, paint another thin coat over the previous layer making sure any thin spots are covered well.
- Pop the mold into the freezer.
- Remove the molds from the freezer and carefully begin removing the spheres. Pull the edges away first and turn the mold inside out.
- Heat up a small plate under hot water or you can also do this in the microwave.
- Gently press the open end of the half-sphere on the plate and slowly twist to make sure the edges are flat. (only do 2 at a time)
- Fill half of the sphere with a packet of hot cocoa mix, marshmallows, and Valentine sprinkles.
- Take the empty sphere and melt and repeat the process on the plate by slightly melting the edges.
- Dip the empty sphere into the melted candy melts and then gently press the softened edges together. Use your finger to smear the excess around the seam.
- Allow this to cool completely
- Melt the white chocolate chips and place in a piping bag and drizzle over the top.
- Now, you can add sprinkles on top. This helps hide any imperfections
- Serve each hot cocoa bomb in a large mug with about 8-10 ounces of hot milk
- Once the milk is poured over the bomb allow it to sit for 30-45 seconds, then stir until all of the cocoa bomb is melted.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 392Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 343mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 2gSugar: 50gProtein: 5g