Love is in the air! Deliver some Valentine hot chocolate bombs of delicious strawberry flavor to your loved ones this Valentine’s Day with my easy-to-make, simply delicious recipe. A unique approach to the classic flavors found in chocolate-covered strawberries, but with an added bonus of warm, comforting hot chocolate yumminess.
Valentine hot chocolate bombs
I love Valentine’s Day! It’s the perfect moment to share your love with your sweetheart and everyone else you appreciate in your life. And as they say, the way to anyone’s heart is through the stomach! In my Valentine hot chocolate bombs, I combine pink and white candy melts, strawberry mix, marshmallows, and sprinkles for a yummy, colorful treat that will warm the heart of your valentine.
Every year, the school my children attend put on a little valentine’s day party where the kids can share treats and notes with their classmates. I let my kids join in on the fun while whipping up these Valentine’s day chocolate bombs because the recipe is super kid-friendly, and they have a blast helping me make it.
It has always been a big hit whenever they’ve brought it into their class. We package them individually to hand out alongside their valentine’s day cards. I’ve even had some of the teachers ask me if we plan on making them again! If that’s not a good sign, I don’t know what is.
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Additionally, I also make an extra batch for home. The strawberry hot chocolate bombs are a perfect treat to come home to after a night out on the town with my sweetheart. This year, we plan on staying at home for a quiet, relaxing moment together.
After making homemade dinner, we can cuddle up on the couch to watch movies, sip champagne, enjoy each other’s company, and sip on a tantalizingly delicious treat. I mean, come one, I don’t know many different flavors that say “Valentine’s Day” than the classic strawberry and chocolate combo. Whip a batch up today for a lovely, shareable moment alongside those you love.
What Is a Hot Chocolate Bomb?
A hot chocolate bomb is an explosion of hot chocolate flavor. They’re individual spheres of taste, typically made with hot cocoa mix and marshmallows that you add to hot milk. As they melt, your warm milk transforms into a cozy mug of goodness: hot chocolate!
My hot chocolate bombs work simultaneously, but with a Valentine’s Day twist.
Not only are they beautiful before adding to hot milk, but they’re also beautiful when they transform! The sprinkles and marshmallows dance throughout the mug as your dome of candy melts infuse throughout the drink.
The end result is a lovely, light pink hue sprinkled with color to match the Valentine’s Day occasion perfectly. It’s a magnificent, magical show-stopping moment that will genuinely wow everyone you gift them to.
What you need for Valentine hot Chocolate Bombs
Add everything you need for this strawberry bomb recipe to your shopping list in preparation for the upcoming holiday. See the list I’ve made below to check off everything you need.
- 1 silicone dome mold medium/large 2.5 inch
- Frying Pan
- Mugs for serving
- 1 bag light pink candy melts
- 1/3 cup white candy melts
- 6 tablespoons Nesquik strawberry mix
- 15 mini marshmallows
- Valentine’s Day sprinkles for decor
An easy shopping list to make a simply delightful recipe for that special someone who is downright easy to love!
Tips, Tricks, and FAQ
I’ve been told that hot chocolate bombs of any variety seem intimidating and daunting to make. But the opposite couldn’t be more accurate! Give my recipe a try to see how straightforward (and delicious) the process can be.
But just in case you’re still feeling a bit weary, here are a few tips and tricks to help ease your fears and get you focused on what matters most: celebrating those you love.
Can I Use Chocolate Chips Instead of Candy Melts?
The quick, straightforward answer is no. Why? It’s essential to create a solid outer coating of chocolate in your candy mold so that it can hold its shape while also containing your sprinkles and marshmallows inside. If you don’t have a nice, thick coat on your mold, you can risk it breaking. Candy melts help ensure the proper consistency, whereas chocolate chips will not.
Can I Make More Than Three Hot Chocolate Bombs?
Of course! More love to share is always a great idea. If you want to make more than three, simply increase the number of ingredients by however many you need to serve. If you’re going to make nine, simply times the recipe by three, and so on. You get the gist!
How Can I Store Strawberry Hot Chocolate Bombs?
The bombs can be stored for two to three weeks when put inside an airtight container, making them perfect for gifting! And if you’re worried about the marshmallows drying out, do not fret. Once placed in the hot milk, their texture will rehydrate back to its well-loved, original texture.
How Can I Package Hot Chocolate Bombs for Gifting?
The opportunities for decorative gifting are practically endless! You can gift your strawberry chocolate bombs inside of a mug wrapped with decorative paper, place them in cupcake boxes, put them in cupcake liners, and tie them into cute little mini bags. As long as the bombs are somewhat protected from breakage, how you decide to package them is truly up to you! Let your creativity soar and express your love in the best way you know how.
Tip For Using Silicone Molds
If you’ve never used silicone molds before, it can be a bit tricky until you get used to it. If you’re worried about using one, you can cut it up! Cut your silicone mold so that each individual half-sphere stands on its own. This can help you gain a bit more control when taking them out and also when you’re covering them in a layer of chocolate.
Instructions to make the hot chocolate bombs recipe
- Melt light pink candy melts to the package directions in the microwave using a microwave-safe bowl or in a double boiler. .
Add light pink candy melts to the dome mold and spread with the back of a spoon or a brush. Do this in one thin layer to coat then place in freezer for 10 minutes. Take it back out and coat only where you can see through the mold. If you cannot see through the mold you do not need to add more. You want the bomb to stay together but not be too thick. If you add more to the see through spots then place back in the freezer for another 10 minutes.
Remove and slowly pop out the each side of the bombs. Place on a plate.
Heat a frying pan to low heat. Place one side of the bomb rim down onto the frying pan. This will lightly melt and even out the edges.
Quickly add about 2 tablespoons strawberry mix to the bomb and marshmallows. Melt the other side of the bombs rim and then place evenly with the other side. This will seal them together evenly. Do not add hot candy melts to the outside as it will just melt the bomb.
Melt white candy melts as directed. Drizzle white chocolate over the top of the bomb and Valentine’s sprinkles. Let the melted chocolate dry and serve in a cup and pour over hot milk to dissolve the bomb and stir well. You can store the leftovers in the refrigerator until next use.
Do you have any tips and tricks that help you make hot chocolate bombs at home? Have you tried my strawberry bomb? Share the love and tell me all about it in the comments below!
Happy Valentine’s Day—and as always, happy baking!
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Valentine hot chocolate bombs
- 1 bag light pink candy melts I used sweet tooth fairy ones
- 1/3 cup white candy melts
- 6 tbsp nesquick strawberry mix
- 15 marshmallows
- Valentine Sprinkles
- Melt light pink candy melts to the package directions in the microwave.
- Add light pink candy melts to the dome mold and spread with the back of a spoon or a brush. Do this in one thin layer to coat then place in freezer for 10 minutes. Take it back out and coat only where you can see through the mold. If you cannot see through the mold you do not need to add more. You want the bomb to stay together but not be too thick. If you add more to the see through spots then place back in the freezer for another 10 minutes.
- Remove and slowly pop out the each side of the bombs. Place on a plate.
- Heat a frying pan to low heat. Place one side of the bomb rim down onto the frying pan. This will lightly melt and even out the edges.
- Quickly add about 2 tablespoons strawberry mix to the bomb and marshmallows. Melt the other side of the bombs rim and then place evenly with the other side. This will seal them together evenly. Do not add hot candy melts to the outside as it will just melt the bomb.
- Melt white candy melts as directed. Drizzle over the top of the bomb and Valentine's sprinkles. Let dry and serve in a cup and pour over hot milk to dissolve the bomb and stir well.