Make these sweet hot chocolate bombs for Valentine’s Day. These pink chocolate shells are filled with cocoa, mini marshmallows, and Valentine’s sprinkles!
If you love hot chocolate bombs, try our regular version too.
Valentine’s Hot Chocolate Bombs
These are so fun and the kids love them. We took the hot chocolate bomb trend and made it pretty for Valentine’s Day with lots of red and pink – and tons of heart sprinkles!
- hot cocoa mix
- candy melts
- mini marshmallows
- Valentine’s sprinkles
- silicone baking mold
It’s best to prepare all of your supplies so you can work quickly. Once the chocolate is melted you need to move fast before it hardens.
Melt the candy melts in the microwave in 30-second intervals until completely melted. I used about half a bag for a 6-hold mold.
Pout about two tablespoons of melted candy melts into each mold. Next, using the back of a spoon, spread the chocolate over the entire shell. You’ll notice spaces that get missed. Don’t worry about these on the first round.
Wait a minute and let the chocolate harden a bit. Add more chocolate to the areas that look thin or have holes. You may need to do this a few times.
Be sure to put extra chocolate around the top of each sphere. This will ensure a thick rim to secure two pieces together.
Before the chocolate hardens, scrape the top of each shell to make a smooth top, removing any excess chocolate. Once they are hard, remove them from the mold.
I like to place the shells in the refrigerator for a few minutes to chill since your hands produce heat that can melt them. A few minutes in the refrigerator does wonders for when you’re putting them together.
While they are chilling, open the packets of hot chocolate, and set out the marshmallows and sprinkles so they are easy to reach.
Take them out of the fridge and start filling one side with ingredients. You can measure, but don’t overthink it.
Put a place in the microwave for one minute. Then place the top shell on the hot plate, face down. This will melt the ring. Place it on top of a filled shell and hold for 1-3 seconds. Set aside and repeat until you have all of the hot chocolate bombs sealed.
Now it’s time to decorate!
Melt milk chocolate or more candy melts and place in a baggie with the tip cut off. In zig-zag motions, drizzle it over the top of the chocolate bombs. Immediately place sprinkles on top.
What Kind of Chocolate Should I Use?
To get the best Valentine’s Day colors, use candy melts. They come in TONS of colors and melt to a smooth consistency.
Don’t try to color white chocolate because the food coloring will change the consistency of the chocolate and it won’t melt properly. If you need to use white chocolate, you’ll need to use an oil-based food coloring to be the best result.
You can use chocolate chips if you want a white or chocolate-colored shell. Then, you can top it with pink, red, and white drizzles … and add colorful sprinkles.
We choose to make our Valentine’s hot chocolate bombs PINK to really celebrate the season!
- Practice. Prepare to use some extra candy melts to practice making a complete sphere before attempting to make all at once. You don’t even need to put ingredients inside the first one. Just get use to making thick shells and securing them together.
- Reinforce the shells. Be sure to fill all holes, and thin spots with extra chocolate. Also reinforce the edges so they are thick and smooth.
- Don’t overcook the candy melts. Use 30-second intervals and stir in between each interval. The candy melts will keep their form until stirred.
- Work in a cool kitchen. Be sure you haven’t been cooking in the oven or that it’s a hot day.
- Chill time. Use your refrigerator to chill the shells after each step.
- Work quickly. Make sure you are prepared ahead of time so you can work quickly so the chocolate doesn’t firm up before you can use it.
How to Use a Hot Chocolate Bomb
When you’re ready to use the chocolate bomb, heat some milk (or water) to boiling. Place in a mug and them carefully drop the hot chocolate bomb into the milk.
The hot milk will immediately start to melt the chocolate revealing the hot cocoa mix and marshmallows inside. Stir to combine.
If you want to give these as gifts, just put them in a small box or cellophane bag that you can pick up at the craft store. Add a gift tag and you’re set!
More Valentine’s Recipes
- Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- Heart-Shaped Oreo Bark
- Conversation Hearts Cupcakes
- Chocolate-Covered Marshmallow Pops
- 8 ounces candy melts
- 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
- 1/4 cup hot cocoa mix
- 4 ounces white chips
- 4 tablespoons sprinkles
- Prepare your materials so you can work quickly.
- Melt candy melts in the microwave in 30-second intervals. Stir in between each interval.
- Pour about two tablespoons melted chocolate into each sphere of the silicone mold. Using the back of a spoon spread the chocolate around the sides until it's completely covered.
- Using a bench scraper or knife, scrape across the top of the molds, removing any excess chocolate.
- Place in refrigerator to harden. Remove and add more chocolate, filling any holes.
- Repeat until you have thick spheres.
- Once hard, remove from mold. Place back in the refrigerator to cool for a few minutes. The heat from your hands will soften the edges.
- Prepare the ingredients to go inside the spheres.
- Place plate in the microwave for 1 minute. Remove chilled spheres and full one sphere at a time.
- Fill sphere and set on counter. Get top of sphere and place rim down on the hot plate. Place on top of filled sphere and gently press together. Set Valentine hot chocolate bomb on a chilled plate and set back in refrigerator.
- Repeat until all spheres are filled.
- The final step is to decorate your chocolate bombs. There are so many ways to do this, but one simple and elegant way is to melt more chocolate and place in a zip top bag. Let chocolate cool a bit before place in bag. Cut a small hole in the corner and use it as a piping bag to drizzle chocolate on the top of the chocolate bomb using a back and forth motion.
- We used white chocolate, but you could also use different colored candy melts.
- Add heart-shaped sprinkles or decorations immediately after chocolate is drizzled, before the chocolate has a chance to set.