On Valentine’s Day create a special moment by making these Heart-Shaped Hot Cocoa Bombs. Melted milk chocolate is formed into heart-shaped bombs and filled with surprises like marshmallows, and sprinkles.
This Heart-Shaped Hot Cocoa Bombs is perfect for making hot chocolate on cold days.
Use it as an after-school treat for the children, for a hot drink while watching romantic movies, and as Valentine’s Day treat.
Everyone will love watching the chocolate melt and seeing the sprinkles and marshmallows flow out.
These chocolate heart bombs are effortless to make.
In about 20 minutes, you’ll have milk chocolate shaped cocoa bombs filled with cocoa mix, sprinkles, and marshmallows ready to enjoy!
HOW TO MAKE HEART-SHAPED HOT COCOA BOMBS
Heart-shaped chocolates are filled with cocoa mix, sprinkles, and marshmallows for a fun Valentine’s Day hot drink the whole family will enjoy!
Are you ready to get started?
You’ll find the specific ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.
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- Measuring Spoons – I LOVE my set of these!
- Dinner plate
- Heart-shaped silicone mold
- Spoon or silicone pastry brush
HEART-SHAPED HOT COCOA BOMBS INGREDIENTS
This fun and easy Heart-Shaped Hot Cocoa Bombs recipe uses everyday kitchen staples to create a delicious drink your family will love.
You can easily find all of these ingredients at your local grocery store.
All you need is:
- quality chocolate chips
- cocoa mix
- sprinkles or crushed candies
HEART-SHAPED HOT COCOA BOMBS RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS
First, place a dinner-size plate in the freezer.
Next, pour the chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave for 60 seconds.
Stir the chocolate and continue to microwave for 30-second intervals until the chocolate is completely melted, stirring in between intervals.
Use a spoon to drop a dollop into the first heart cavity of the silicone mold.
Use the back of the spoon to coat the mold completely or a silicone pastry brush.
Wipe away any excess chocolate.
Do this for 6 half hearts.
Freeze until the chocolate is hard.
Prepare your set up for the contents inside of the cocoa bombs.
Remove the plate and heart mold from the freezer.
Carefully remove each half heart from the mold and set them on the now cold plate (this keeps them from melting).
Spoon in some cocoa mix into 3 of the half hearts.
Add your surprise (marshmallows, sprinkles, or candies).
Connect the two ends of the heart together by either melting chocolate to serve as a glue (piping bag method) or place the top heart onto a heated plate to lightly melt the edges and stick together.
In less than an hour, you’ll have a yummy chocolate heart hot cocoa bomb that’s sure to become a new favorite!
HEART-SHAPED HOT COCOA BOMBS TIPS AND QUESTIONS
If you’ve never made hot cocoa bombs in the shape of a heart, don’t worry! Below are some common questions and helpful tips.
Hopefully, this will answer any questions you may have.
If not, feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll answer the best I can.
HOW LONG DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO MAKE HEART-SHAPED HOT COCOA BOMBS?
I love that hot cocoa bombs can be assembled fast and stored for use later. This Heart-Shaped Hot Cocoa Bomb recipe takes approximately 20 minutes. TOTAL.
- About 2 minutes to melt the chocolate and place the plate in the freezer
- Close to 3 minutes to brush the molds with melted chocolate
- Around 10 minutes to freeze the chocolate until hard
- 5 minutes to fill the chocolates and seal the chocolate hearts
HOW DO I STORE HEART-SHAPED HOT COCOA BOMBS?
You can store Heart-Shaped Hot Cocoa Bombs in an airtight container in a cool place, in your refrigerator, or in your freezer.
Simply drop in a hot drink when you want to enjoy some hot cocoa.
WHAT BRAND OF CHOCOLATE CHIPS DO YOU RECOMMEND?
I recommend using a high-quality brand of chocolate chips so the chocolate sets easily.
I consider Ghirardelli the best brand for chocolate chips but you can also use Nestle.
CAN I MAKE HEART-SHAPED HOT COCOA BOMBS AHEAD OF TIME?
Yes, you can easily make Heart-Shaped Hot Cocoa Bombs ahead of time.
Simply follow the recipe and store the cocoa bomb in an airtight container in a cool place, in your refrigerator, or in your freezer.
When you are ready to use it drop it in a hot drink. You’ll be able to make hot cocoa anytime.
WHAT GOES WELL WITH HEART-SHAPED HOT COCOA BOMBS?
Heart-shaped Cocoa Bombs go well with a wide variety of romantic snacks. These recipes would be great to serve together.
Some of my personal favorites include:
- Iron Skillet Caramel Apple Pull-Apart Bread
- Quick Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
- Conversation Heart Cookies
- Adult Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board
- Roll Out Red Velvet Cookies
IS COCOA POWDER THE SAME AS COCOA MIX?
Cocoa powder is not the same cocoa mix. Cocoa powder is just cocoa. Cocoa mix is cocoa powder, sugar, and dehydrated milk.
CAN I USE COCOA POWDER INSTEAD OF COCOA MIX?
Yes, you can use cocoa powder instead of the cocoa mix.
You will need to add sugar to either the cocoa bomb or the drink when mixing and also add some milk to the drink.
WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO THIS HEART-SHAPED HOT COCOA BOMB RECIPE?
This fun Heart-Shaped Hot Cocoa Bomb recipe not only tastes great, but it’s also incredibly versatile. Try adding candy conversation hearts. YUM!
HEART-SHAPED HOT COCOA BOMBS RECIPE
Heart-Shaped Hot Cocoa Bombs
- 1 cup good quality chocolate chips nestle is fine, Ghirardelli is better
- Cocoa Mix of your choice
- Sprinkles or Crushed Candies optional
- Marshmallows large cut in half or mini
- First, Place a plate in the freezer
- Melt chocolate in a microwaveable bowl on high for 60 seconds.
- Stick a spoon in the chocolate to see if it's beginning to melt. If it is you will need to decrease
- the power percentage on your microwave down to 60 percent and continue.
- Continue to warm up chocolate in 30 second intervals stirring between each time.
- This may take 2-4 times.
- When you stir the chocolate and see it's mostly melted, heat for 15 seconds and stir until all
- lumps are gone and the chocolate is smooth.
- Use a spoon to drop a dollop into the first cavity of the silicon mold.
- Use the back of the spoon to coat the mold completely.
- Wipe away any excess chocolate.
- Freeze for 10-15 mins.
- Prepare your set up for the contents inside of the cocoa bombs.
- Remove plate and mold from the freezer.
- Carefully remove each half heart from the mold and set them on the now cold plate (this keeps
- them from melting)
- Spoon in 2 spoonfuls of cocoa mix (not an entire packet).
- Add your surprise (marshmallows, sprinkles, or candies)
- Connect the two ends of the heart together by either melting chocolate to serve as a glue
- (piping bag method) or place the top heart onto a heated plate to lightly melt the edges and stick
Do not overheat the chocolate as it can and will burn.
When coating the sides pay careful attention to the rim as the chocolate will need to be able to be “glued” together. If you don't fully coat the mold, the two pieces won’t fit. 3 ways to connect the heart bomb: 1. Use a frying pan. Heat the frying pan and remove it from heat. Carefully melt the rim of the sphere and immediately attach to one of the bottom halves.
2. Hot Plate Method: Place a plate in the microwave for 1.5 minutes and remove it. The
the plate will hold the heat without the risk of burning yourself.
3. Pipe melted chocolate: Use leftover melted chocolate. Add to a piping bag or small
Ziploc bag. Cut a small hole at the end of the piping bag (or one corner of the Ziploc
bag). Squeeze chocolate around the rim of the bottom sphere and simply place the
other sphere on top. Using your finger, smooth the chocolate out. (leave as is or add
sprinkles or crushed candies)
If cocoa bombs are being made in advance they can be frozen and stored. Secrets of success: Cut the mold! Cutting out the individual hearts will make it much easier to peel out once the chocolate is frozen.
Place the bomb on its side in the mug and pour piping hot (almost boiling) milk directly onto the seam.
Body heats melts chocolate quickly, use gloves or touch the bombs as little as possible once they are formed in the molds. Important Note: Remember whatever you put inside the cocoa bomb will end up in your hot chocolate. All candy and sprinkles do not melt. While it is nice for presentation, be selective on what you put inside of your hot cocoa bombs. Some sprinkles may be a choking hazard to small children
I hope you enjoy this fun hot chocolate bomb recipe as much as my family does!
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