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DIY Hot Chocolate Bombs

The Power Of Elderberry From Norms FarmIt’s the newest trend right now. DIY Hot Chocolate Bombs are all the craze. But don’t let creating them scare you, though it did scare me at first. As long as you have the right tools, and the right chocolate, they are pretty easy to make.

DIY Hot Chocolate Bombs

Having The Right Chocolate

First things first, you have to have the right chocolate. Believe me, I tried them all, and the Ghirardelli dark chocolate bars and chips work the best. The second best chocolate to use is the Baker’s chocolate bars. You can find both of these brands at your local grocery store, or  online.

DIY Hot Chocolate Bombs

Get The Correct Mold

Because the DIY hot chocolate bombs is so popular right now, the silicone mold to make them in is almost impossible to find. I bought quite a few different types of molds while waiting for the correct mold to be delivered. The metal mold did not work, at all. the small silicone mold worked ok, but you really can’t put much in it. The flat circle mold worked great, and would have been what I went with, had I not received the correct mold that I ordered, finally.

DIY Hot Chocolate Bombs

Melting The Chocolate

Now for the fun part, melting the chocolate. There is something to be said about taking something hard and solid, and turning it into a silky smooth melted pile of yumminess. You could temper your chocolate, but I didn’t find that necessary when using the Ghirardelli or Bakers chocolate to create the DIY hot chocolate bombs.

DIY Hot Chocolate Bombs

Filling The Silicon Mold

The key to filling the molds is to be patient. I used a basting brush, but you could use the back of the spoon too. Be sure to get the chocolate all the way up to the top of the edges. Tip the silicon mold over onto the parchment paper lined cookie sheet, I used a bakers rack to lay the mold on. Tap on the back side of the silicon mold to get the excess chocolate out. Place it in the refrigerator for about 10 – 15 minutes to cool and harden.

DIY Hot Chocolate Bombs

Second Verse, Same As The First

Repeat the same steps you just did to add a second layer of chocolate to the mold. It is very important that the sides of the circle are thick enough to hold up to placing two circles together. Place it in the refrigerator for 20 minutes, and get ready to have some fun.

DIY Hot Chocolate Bombs

Connecting The Two Circles

DIY Hot Chocolate Bombs

Adding The Yummy Hot Chocolate 

Have a lot of choices to put in your DIY hot chocolate bombs. I like milk in my hot chocolate, so I bought hot chocolate mix that goes well with milk. You could add sprinkles, marshmallows, crushed candy cane, and so much more, make it fun.

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DIY Hot Chocolate Bombs

Drop The DIY Hot Chocolate Bomb In The Organic Valley Milk

Be sure to heat your milk up so that it’s hot enough to melt the DIY hot chocolate bomb. I love the Organic Valley milk. They have a Grass Fed milk that tastes amazing, it is my son’s favorite milk to drink.

Create An Adult Hot Chocolate

I love to add a shot of Enchanted Rock Vodka to my hot chocolate. It makes it taste like a White Russian cocktail, which is one of my favorite cocktails. You can add the shot of vodka to the milk, before you drop the DIY hot chocolate bombs into the milk.

 

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