Snowman Hot Chocolate Bombs Recipe
Our snowman hot chocolate bombs are so fun for kids! Watch the snowman melt and disappear as you pour hot milk over it. Give it a stir and you'll have a deliciously rich and creamy cup of hot chocolate!
Melt white chocolate chips in microwave-safe bowl for 30 seconds. Stir. Continue to microwave in 15-second intervals until white chocolate is melted and smooth.DO NOT overheat the white chocolate. Add a spoonful of white chocolate into 6 chocolate mold cavities. Smooth chocolate up the sides of each mold with a spoon. Add more white chocolate as necessary to coat the inside of each mold.Let the white chocolate sit for a few minutes in the mold. Check to see if there are any areas that need to be covered again, then smooth out the sides with a spoon. This will help ensure that the sides and center of the mold are evenly coated with white chocolate.There will be a little extra white chocolate leftover in the bowl. Save this to use in a later step.
Refrigerate white chocolate for at least 30 minutes or until completely set. Gently remove from the mold.
Fill 3 halves with 1-2 tablespoons of cocoa mix and 1 tablespoon of mini marshmallows.
Melt chocolate chips and place in a plastic baggie. Cut a tiny slit in the corner. Remember the leftover spoonful of melted white chocolate chips? It might have hardened by this point and that's ok. Melt it in the microwave for about 10 seconds and spoon it into a plastic baggie. Cut a tiny slit in the corner of the bag. Use the melted white chocolate to attach two black ball sprinkles for the eyes and an orange sprinkle for the nose to the 3 other white chocolate cups (the ones without hot chocolate mix).Use the melted chocolate chips to pipe on a mouth.Refrigerate until hardened.
You will need a hot bowl or plate. Press one of the empty white chocolate cups against the hot plate to slightly melt the rim.
Place the empty white chocolate cup over one of the filled ones.
Run a hot spoon along the seam where the two chocolate cups meet to slightly melt the chocolate and seal the seam.
To make a cup of snowman hot chocolate, place one hot chocolate bomb in a mug. Pour 1 1/2 cups of hot milk over bomb. Stir.
DO NOT overheat the white chocolate chips. Chocolate can be melted in a double boiler in the microwave.
The key to success is making sure the white chocolate has time to really set up in the refrigerator. If the chocolate is soft (AT ALL) it will stretch and break.
Like any other chocolate project, if you handle the chocolate too much the heat from your hands will cause it to soften. If you find this to be the case while you are smoothing out edges and seams in the chocolate molds, just place the molds back in the refrigerator for 5 minutes or so.
You can use a hot spoon to smooth out the center seam. If your seam doesn't match up perfectly, you can pipe a small amount of the reserved melted white chocolate along the seam. Refrigerate to allow the seam to harden, then run a hot spoon around the seam to smooth it out a bit.
Hot chocolate bombs should be stored in an airtight container or in a cellophane gift. Storing them in a pantry or on a counter is fine as long as they are not near a heat source or window.