Make Heart Shaped Hot Chocolate Bombs for Valentine’s Day! Each meltable heart is filled with hot cocoa mix, marshmallows and sprinkles.
Hot chocolate bombs are so much fun to make, melt, and drink! There are endless ways to you can make them and Valentine’s Day is the perfect reason for heart shaped treats.
How To Make Hot Chocolate Bombs
For these heart shaped hot chocolate bombs, I used colorful candy wafers. You will need three small, microwave safe bowls. Put the red candy wafers in one and the white in another. For the pink color, put mostly white candy wafers with a few red ones in the third bowl.
Can I use chocolate instead of candy wafers?
Yes, you can use chocolate wafers, almond bark or even chocolate chips. Here is a little breakdown:
- A milk chocolate baking bar is milk chocolate in a bar form that is meant to be used in baked goods but it can be used for hot chocolate bombs. Follow the melting instructions on the package.
- Milk chocolate melting wafers are made from sugar, palm oil, milk, and cocoa. They are similar to the candy wafers I used but are chocolate flavored instead. Wafers are easy to melt and easy to work with.
- Couverture milk chocolate discs are milk chocolate in a disc form. They are made from cocoa butter, sugar, milk, and cocoa. It is top of the line in terms of quality and price. This kind of milk chocolate is not as easy to work with and needs to be tempered when melted.
- Milk chocolate chips are perfect when baking since they hold their shape. If you do want to use them for these heart shaped hot chocolate bombs, you may need to add a teaspoon of shortening per 6 ounces of milk chocolate chips when melting them to make it smoother.
- For a lighter version, try using sugar-free milk chocolate chips. Follow the instructions on the package for melting the chocolate chips.
Melt the candy wafers in the microwave at 50% power for 1 minute. Stir and then continue heat them at 50% power in 15 second intervals, stirring after each time, until smooth.
Would it work to melt the candy wafers on the stovetop instead?
Yes, you can melt the candy wafers on the stovetop instead of the microwave by using the double boiler method. Bring 1-2 inches of water to a simmer in a small pot and remove from heat. Place the candy melts in a glass bowl over the pot of hot water. Make sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water. Stir the candy wafers until smooth.
Start by drizzling melted red candy wafers into each of the heart shaped silicone cups.
Which silicone pan should I use for heart shaped hot chocolate bombs?
I used a nine count heart shaped silicone cupcake mold that I found at Target but it isn’t available for shipping. There are lots of options on Amazon such as this eight count pan or these individual molds. Silicone molds can also be found at Michaels and Hobby Lobby.
Next, drizzle melted pink candy wafers over the red.
Finally, add a spoonful of the melted white candy wafers to each cup.
Pick up the mold. Tilt and turn the mold allowing the candy coating to flow onto the sides of the cups.
Use the back of a spoon to fully coat the sides of the cups. Allow the candy coating to harden and set.
Remelt the white candy wafers in the microwave. Then, add a second coat to the sides and bottom of the heart shaped cups.
Allow the second coat to harden and set.
Remove the heart shaped candy cups from the mold. I like to wear disposable gloves when working with the hot chocolate bombs to prevent leaving fingerprints in the shiny coating.
You’ll notice that I made all nine heart even though it is an uneven number. The extra heart can be used in the event that one of them doesn’t turn out or breaks when you remove it. Or you can make another batch and have nine heart shaped hot chocolate bombs.
Warm a skillet over low heat on the stovetop and remove it from the heat. Rub the edges of the heart shaped chocolate cups on the warm pan to flatten and smooth them.
Add hot chocolate mix, mini marshmallows, and sprinkles to the heart shaped candy cup. Be sure to check out my tutorial for How To Decorate Marshmallows if you want to add these adorable sprinkles coated marshmallows!
Rub the edges of a second heart shaped cup on the warm pan and then immediately place it on top of the filled cup. Run your finger along the seam to remove any excess melted candy wafer and to smooth it out.
How do I fill in a tiny hole along the seam of my hot chocolate bombs?
Sometimes the seams don’t match up perfectly and that is okay! You can use the melted candy wafers that are leftover on the warm skillet (or still in the bowls) to fill in tiny holes. Put a little on a toothpick, the back of a spoon or your fingertip and smooth it over the hole.
To use a Valentine’s Day hot chocolate bomb, place it in a mug. Slowly pour eight ounces of hot milk over the heart to melt it. Once it starts to melt and opens up the hot chocolate and marshmallows will be released. Then stir to combine everything.
How do I add sprinkles to a cup rim?
Want to enjoy your hot chocolate in a sprinkles coated rim? Put sugar sprinkles on a piece of parchment paper. Then, coat the rim of your mug with white melted candy wafers and press the rim into the sprinkles.
What do these Valentine’s Day hot chocolate bombs taste like?
Since vanilla flavored candy wafers are used to make the heart shaped hot chocolate bombs, the hot chocolate has a vanilla flavor. If you prefer a stronger chocolate flavor, you could use chocolate instead of candy wafers to make the hot chocolate bombs.
To gives these hot chocolate bombs as Valentine’s Day gifts, put them cellophane bags. Add a spoon and a decorative straw. Pour some sprinkles and marshmallows into the bag as decoration.
If you want to add a tag, I made these free printable hot chocolate bomb tags that say “You Melt My Heart” on the front. The back gives instructions for preparing the hot chocolate. Download the tags here.
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