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Valentine Hot Chocolate Bomb Tutorial

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Make a DIY Valentine’s Day gift that everyone will go crazy for – a Valentine Hot Chocolate Bomb! Made out of white chocolate and filled with hot cocoa mix and marshmallows, this sweet treat is fun to make and eat!

Valentine Hot Cocoa Bomb from Pineapple Paper Co.

My kids and I are as obsessed with hot chocolate bombs as anyone, so I whipped up this colorful and fun heart shaped hot cocoa bomb just for Valentine’s Day. I think I’m even going to make a fun valentine charcuterie board just like I did for Christmas!

What is a Hot Chocolate Bomb?

Hot chocolate bombs are a simple concept, but can be a little tricky to make. Once you get the hang of it, it’s a really fun process. Essentially they are a hollow chocolate sphere (or in this case a heart) that is filled with hot cocoa mix, marshmallows, sprinkles, candies, or other sweets that can be mixed with HOT milk to make a steaming cup of hot chocolate!

Heart Shaped Valentine Hot Cocoa Bomb with Glass Mug of Hot Chocolate

As the chocolate shell melts in the hot milk, everything that is contained in the cocoa bomb pops out and fills your mug with a fun treat. Then you stir everything together and you’re left with a delicious cup of hot chocolate to drink!

Heart Shaped Valentine Hot Cocoa Bomb with Glass Mug of Hot Chocolate

What Do You Need to Make a Valentine Hot Cocoa Bomb?

White Heart Silicone Mold for Chocolate with White Candy Coating, Red Candy Coating and Valentine Sprinkles

I found these sprinkles in the Valentine’s Day aisles at Target! You can find most of these ingredients at Target or Michaels!

Valentine Sprinkles with Red Candy Coating Pieces

Other supplies:

Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate Packets and Candy Coating with Sprinkles to make Hot Cocoa Bombs for Valentine's Day

How to Make a Heart Hot Chocolate Bomb

NOTE: There is a little practice required to learn how to remove the chocolate shell from the silicone mold without breaking. Don’t get frustrated! Some molds are easier than others – just test until you get the thickness just right, and make sure the chocolate is hard before you try and remove!

Melt your almond bark (start with 5-6 chunks) in the microwave in 30 second increments until you can stir and it becomes smooth. Using your brush (or a spoon), cover the inside of each heart mold with a thin layer of chocolate, making sure to cover all of the edges well.

Brushing Chocolate into White heart shaped silicone mold

Place on the baking tray in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes or until hard. Repeat with a second layer of chocolate. Put back in the refrigerator for 10-15 or until hard.

White Chocolate in Heart Shaped Silicone Mold to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs

This is where the trial and error part happens – if your chocolate shell is too thin, it will crack when you try to remove it. Try removing one heart shell and if it’s too thin, add another layer of chocolate to the others and return the tray to the refrigerator until they are solid.

Heat a plate by running it under very hot water and then dry it completely. Place the edge of one heart down on the plate and move it around to melt the chocolate and smooth out the rough edge.

Melting Edge of hot chocolate bomb on hot plate

Fill with the hot chocolate mix and marshmallows.

Open Valentine Heart Hot Chocolate Bomb with Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate and Mini Marshmallows

Heat the edge of another heart shell and place it on top of the first while the chocolate is still warm. Make sure it’s lined up and slightly pressed together. Repeat with the rest of your hearts then place on a parchment lined cookie sheet in the refrigerator to harden.

While the filled hearts are in the refrigerator, melt your candy coating in a glass bowl in the microwave. Stir until smooth.

Use a fork, spoon, or piping bag to drizzle the candy coating on top of the heart, then add sprinkles before it hardens.

Drizzling Red Chocolate on Heart White Chocolate Hot Cocoa Bomb

Place back in the refrigerator until set, about 5 minutes.

You’re done!

Hand holding Heart shaped Hot Chocolate Bomb for valentine's Day


How to Use a Hot Chocolate Bomb for Valentine’s Day

Heat milk or alternative milk until it is hot (I personally love almond milk!) You have two options: place the valentine hot chocolate bomb in the cup and pour the hot milk over the top, or heat the milk in the mug and then drop the heart shaped cocoa bomb until the liquid. I prefer to heat my milk in a cup just because it’s one less dish I have to wash. HA!

Watch as the chocolate melts and the bomb “pops” open, revealing it’s contents! Stir with a spoon until it is well mixed and the chocolate has melted.

Valentine Hot Chocolate Made with Hot Cocoa Bomb

To give these as a Valentine’s Day gifts, place in cupcake wrappers and then wrap with a cellophane bag or place in a box. Everyone will love them!

The next ones I’m making are these awesome Mickey Hot Chocolate Bombs over at That’s What Che Said!

Heart Shaped Valentine Hot Cocoa Bomb with Glass Mug of Hot Chocolate

Pin Valentine Heart Cocoa Bombs

Valentine Hot Cocoa Bomb from Pineapple Paper Co.

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  1. Gonna have to try this! Sounds easy and looks pretty! Thanks for the share 😘