Do these Mint Hot Chocolate Bombs for your next special hot chocolate treat!
This is the new craze – making hot chocolate bombs (otherwise known as hot cocoa bombs). It’s a fun way to make hot chocolate. Hot chocolate bombs are filled with a mixture of hot cocoa and marshmallows. And in this mint hot chocolate version, peppermint patties are also added to make mint hot chocolate and delicious!
Ingredients and Equipment Needed:
- A set of 2 cavity silicone molds used for hot chocolate bombs
- Pastry brush
- milk chocolate
- hot cocoa powder (like Swiss Miss)
- miniature marshmallows
- York Peppermint Miniature Patties
How to make mint hot chocolate bombs:
Melt the chocolate. Brush the chocolate in the silicone molds and freeze to set. Brush two coats to make it thick and strong. Once they are cold and solid, remove them from the freezer and place the molds on a work surface.
Fill each half with a hot cocoa mixture, two mini peppermint patties and a few mini marshmallows.
Heat a plate with hot water or place it in the microwave for a short time. Place the second chocolate mold (cut side down) on the heated plate to melt it a bit. Then you can place the melted mold on top of the filled mold and seal it. Use your fingers to rub the two together, grabbing some melted chocolate to glue the mint hot chocolate bombs together, if necessary.
Use the leftover melted chocolate to baste the top decoratively. Add the chopped mints. Let the mint hot chocolate bombs sit until the chocolate is on top. Or place them in the refrigerator until they are set.
Store hot cocoa bombs in a sealed container at room temperature until ready to use. They should stay good for about a week. You can also put the sealed container in the refrigerator.
Hot to make hot chocolate with a hot cocoa bomb:
Put a hot chocolate bomb in a mug. Pour hot milk into the mug and let the hot milk melt the bomb. It will open and the marshmallows will float to the surface. Use a spoon to stir. You’ll want to stir until the chocolate and peppermint patties have a chance to melt. Garnish with whipped cream, if desired. Add a few peppermint patties on top!
If you like peppermint patties, you might also like to try my peppermint brownies.
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Mint Hot Chocolate Bombs
Check out the latest craze of using hot chocolate bombs to make a cup of hot chocolate!
Servings: 6 bombs
- 12 ounces milk chocolate (can use chips or almond peel)
- ½ Cup hot cocoa powder (like Swiss Miss)
- 1 Cup mini marshmallows (about 5 for each bomb)
- 8 ounce pack York Peppermint Miniature Patties
- 6 cups Milk
MAKE THE BOMBS:
In a glass bowl, melt chocolate in microwave for 15 seconds, stirring after each burst, until melted and smooth.
Using a pastry brush, brush 12 half-spheres with a thick layer of melted chocolate. Place the molds in the freezer for 5-10 minutes to allow the chocolate to set. I recommend brushing a double coat in order to create thick shells.
When cold and solid, remove 6 of the hemispheres from the mold and transfer them to a rimmed baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Fill each with a few spoonfuls of hot cocoa powder, a few mini marshmallows, and a few mini peppermint patties.
Run a plate under hot water until it is lukewarm to the touch. Take the other 6 half-spheres out of the freezer and gently place an open edge on the plate until it begins to melt slightly. Cover a half filled with chocolate with half of the empty melted edge to seal the chocolate bomb. Rub the chocolate with your fingers to seal it (take melted chocolate from the plate if you need it). Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Let the bombs sit until the chocolate is set (or place them in the freezer to set faster).
Place the leftover melted chocolate in a pastry bag. Pour the milk chocolate over the cocoa bombs and sprinkle with chopped mint.
USE THE BOMBS FOR HOT CHOCOLATE:
Heat 1 cup of milk and pour into a cup (use the microwave or on the stovetop). Place a hot chocolate bomb at the bottom of the cup and pour the hot milk on top. The hot chocolate bomb will melt and bubble, and the marshmallows will float to the top. Stir in the cocoa powder and mints into the milk, garnish with whipped cream and a few more marshmallows, if desired. Enjoy!
Portion: 1assault, Calories: 582kcal, Carbohydrates: 91g, Protein: 12g, Large: 24g, Saturated fat: 14g, Trans fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 214mg, Potassium: 589mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 77g, Vitamin A: 504UI, Calcium: 327mg, The iron: 2mg