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First, let me just say that the final outcome of the recipe is so gorgeous. BUT there might be a huge chocolate mess in your kitchen throughout the whole process. And if you are a perfectionist and get upset when things don’t look as you planned, then you might want to give this a miss.
I don't consider myself a professional in working with melted chocolate but I really wanted to give this hot chocolate bomb recipe a go. I went to a workshop a few years ago and learned all about tempering chocolate but once you’re home, things can go way different as you don’t have the same tools or space. I only wanted hot chocolate and to see the bombs melt in the milk, I wasn’t looking to open a chocolate factory so the mess that came with making this recipe was a bother!
I used dark chocolate and melted it in the microwave, I didn’t use a food thermometer. Now, it wasn’t so well tempered since every time I touched the little spheres, I left a fingerprint on them.
To create the spheres I used a silicone mold. I filled each sphere with a teaspoon of melted chocolate, placed it in the freezer to set, and then I created a second layer of chocolate so the spheres will be a bit more firm.
To fill the bombs, I used my recipe for homemade hot cocoa. I filled the bombs with the cocoa powder mixture and with mini marshmallows, closed every 2 spheres and garnished with more melted chocolate and sprinkles.
You can use store-bought hot chocolate mix as well. However, when making it at home, you control the amount of sugar in it so I prefer to bake this way.
To finish and enjoy the miracle of the bomb opening in the milk, place one in a mug. Warm milk in a different mug in the microwave or if you prefer in a small pot on the stovetop. You can use any milk you want, dairy or non-dairy. You can also use boiling water instead of milk but I think it's nicer with milk. And then the moment of truth - pour the hot milk on the bomb and wait for it to open. Stir the chocolate mix and enjoy.
Recipe yields 4 bombs
Let's start making these hot chocolate bombs: