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DIY: Hot chocolate bombs

By Admin User on December 9, 2019

Christmas is a time for giving, and some of the best gifts are the ones that come from your heart. I’m going to show you how to make a simple and delicious little gift that’s perfect for this Holiday season.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Mini muffin tray or an ice cube tray
  • Chocolate chips (of your choice)
  • Clear treat bags
  • Twine or ribbon
  • Candy sticks or popsicle sticks
  • Toppings of your choice

For my hot chocolate bombs, I went to Bulkbarn and grabbed marshmallows, crushed candy canes, cookies, sprinkles, etc.

You can put whatever you want in your hot chocolate bombs!

Step 1: melting the chocolate

First things first, melt your chocolate. You can either microwave your chocolate chips or you can use the stove (which is how I will be melting mine).

Once it’s melted, pour the chocolate into the muffin pan (you can also use an ice cube tray if you don’t have a mini muffin pan). Fill it three-quarters full.

I used milk chocolate and white chocolate for my bombs – I even mixed the two chocolates for a few of mine!

Step 2: decorating the bombs

This is the fun part! Decorate the hot chocolate bombs to your liking, and let your creativity run wild!

I suggest adding mini marshmallows and sprinkles for a traditional hot chocolate taste.

White chocolate and a crushed up chocolate chip cookie make the best cup of cookies n’ cream hot chocolate.

You can also crush up a candy cane to make a candy cane hot chocolate bomb!

If you know the person you’re making your hot chocolate bombs for well, you can add their favourite chocolates to some of the bombs.

The possibilities are endless!

Step 3: freeze the bombs

Once you’ve filled the tray and added all of your toppings, with some candy sticks (or popsicle sticks if you don’t have any candy ones), firmly place a stick in each of the hot chocolate bombs like so:

Once you’ve done all of this, place the pan of bombs in the freezer for 25-30 minutes. We don’t want to completely freeze the hot chocolate bombs, we just want to harden them.

When you take them out of the freezer, let them sit for five minutes before pulling them out of the pan.

Step 4: packaging the bombs

To gift your hot chocolate bombs, I suggest using some clear treat bags.

Place one of the bombs inside the bag and with some decorative twine or ribbon of your choice, use it to tie the bag shut. For a more decorative finish, tie a bow with the twine/ribbon.

Step 5: making the hot chocolate

All that’s left to do is stir is to stir your hot chocolate bomb into your cup of hot milk… and then, enjoy your drink!

I’m putting my hot chocolate bombs in a Christmas box that I’m making for a friend. I decided to use some Christmas paper that I picked up from Michaels, to make a little instruction card on how-to-use the bombs!

This step is optional, but it adds nicely to the gift.

Happy Holidays!



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