Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Hot Chocolate Bombs with Marshmallows

The hot chocolate bomb has taken the world by storm this winter. It's a delicious twist on the traditional mug of hot chocolate. 

Presented as a ball, the chocolate is hollow and filled with the tasty fixing of a cup of hot cocoa. To consume the hot chocolate bomb, place it in a mug, pour very hot milk on top, stir and enjoy.

Today I'm sharing a recipe for hot chocolate bombs with marshmallows. 
 
hot chocolate bombs with marshmallows and crushed peppermint

To me, marshmallows are a must when drinking hot chocolate. I love the sweet frothiness they create as they melt into the hot milk. 

So of course, marshmallows are the first thing I added when I tried my hand at creating my own chocolate bombs.  I've got a lot more variations coming including Candy Cane Kiss Bombs, so stay tuned.


HOT CHOCOLATE BOMBS WITH MARSHMALLOWS


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INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR HOT COCOA BOMBS WITH MARSHMALLOWS

ingredients for hot chocolate bombs including, chocolate chips, hot cocoa mix, marshmallows, white chocolate, peppermints


  • milk chocolate chips
  • hot cocoa mix
  • marshmallows
  • white chocolate (for drizzle if desired)
  • other add-in's if desired (I added crushed candy canes)
Let's talk a little bit about the marshmallows. I originally used regular small marshmallows. These are what I prefer to add to my hot cocoa. However, because of their size, it's you can only fit 4-5 of them inside the bomb. 

hot chocolate bomb shells filled with cocoa mix, crushed candy canes and small marshmallows
I also was a little unsure of how adding regular marshmallows would affect the shelf life. I think after a week or two the marshmallows would harden and not be very good. 

If you are making these to use right away, then regular marshmallows would be an ok option.

I was gifting some of these, and couldn't be sure how quickly the recipient would use them, so I opted to add the itty bitty freeze dried type of marshmallows. You know, the kind that come inside the individually packaged hot cocoa mix. 

Did you know you can buy just the marshmallows in the baking aisle? They are near the marshmallow fluff. Or sometimes they're in the hot cocoa aisle. My local store has not had them in stock for several months. If that's the case, you can always buy them in bulk online.

HELPFUL KITCHEN TOOLS

A silicone mold is a must. My mold creates spheres that are about 2 inches in diameter. This size is just right. Don't use a size that's larger than 2 1/2" or it won't fit in a mug. Also if it's too small, you won't have room for the fillings.

HOW TO MAKE HOT CHOCOLATE BOMBS WITH MARSHMALLOWS

For tips and even more details see my original hot chocolate bombs article.

Begin by melting the chocolate. I use the microwave to do this, stirring every 30 seconds. It takes 1-2 minutes to melt depending on your microwave.

Scoop a generous spoonful of chocolate into each cavity of the mold.
adding chocolate to round silicone molds

With the back of the spoon, spread the chocolate evenly throughout the mold. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes to harden.

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While the chocolate is in the freezer, gather the filling ingredients and set a pot of water to boil on the stove. Place a plate on top of the pot. 

Working quickly, remove the chocolate from the mold. Place one shell, edge side down, on the hot plate. Twist a few times to melt the edge. Set it down and add 1 tablespoon of cocoa mix and 1-2 teaspoons of marshmallows and/or other fillings.

hot chocolate bomb shell filled with cocoa mix, marshmallows and crushed peppermints

Melt the edge of another chocolate shell, place it on top of the filled shell with the melted edges together. Smooth the section where they meet with your finger. 

Repeat with remaining chocolate shells and place in the freezer for another 5-10 minutes to harden. 

Drizzle with white chocolate. Top with additional marshmallows before drizzle has hardened if desired. 


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Hot Chocolate Bombs with Marshmallows

Hot Chocolate Bombs with Marshmallows

Servings: 6
Author: Rachel
Prep time: 2010 MinTotal time: 33 H & 30 M
Make hot chocolate bombs filled with cocoa mix and marshmallows.

Ingredients

  • 1 c. milk chocolate chips
  • 6 T. hot chocolate mix
  • 6 t. mini marshmallows (the freeze-dried kind)
  • 1/2 c. white chocolate candy melt for drizzle
  • 6 t. additional add-ins as desired, such as crushed peppermints 

Instructions

  1. Melt the chocolate in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds. This will take 1-2 minutes, depending on your microwave.
  2. Add a generous spoonful of chocolate to each cavity of the mold. Spread the chocolate evenly around the edges of the mold.
  3. Freeze the chocolate for 10 minutes.
  4. While the chocolate is in the freezer, gather the ingredients for the fillng. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Place a plate on top. 
  5. Remove the chocolate from the freezer and remove from the mold.
  6. Working  quickly, place one chocolate shell on the hot plate with the edge facing down. Twist a few times to melt the edge.
  7. Add 1 tablespoon of cocoa mix and 1 teaspoon of marshmallows to the chocolate shell. Add another 1 teaspoons of additional fillings if desired.
  8. Melt the edge of another chocolate shell. Then place it on top of the filled shell so that the edges meet. Smooth the seam with your finger.
  9. Repeat with remaining chocolate shells.
  10. Melt and drizzle the white chocolate over the bombs.
  11. To serve, place the hot cocoa bomb in a mug. Pour 1 cup of very hot milk over the top. Stir and enjoy!

Notes:

Work quickly, the chocolate will melt from the warmth of your fingers if handled too long.

Calories

375.60

Fat (grams)

14.71

Sat. Fat (grams)

9.04

Carbs (grams)

56.26

Fiber (grams)

2.02

Net carbs

54.23

Sugar (grams)

46.66

Protein (grams)

4.99

Sodium (milligrams)

181.02

Cholesterol (grams)

9.89
Nutritional information is automatically calculated and not guaranteed to be correct.
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