Gold dusted hot chocolate bombs chocolate bombs are a delicious treat you can make right at home using silicone molds and powdered food coloring.
Gold Dusted Hot chocolate bombs recipe
To make hot chocolate bombs, you’ll need a couple of items for your recipe before you begin:
- semi-circle silicone mold
- cocoa powder
- chocolate (1/3 cup for 1 hot chocolate bomb)
Melt 1/3 cup of chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals. Mix in between each interval until the chocolate is smooth.
Using the back of a spoon, coat the silicone mold with chocolate. Only fill the chocolate up to a maximum of 3/4 of the way up the silicone mold. This will make it easier to remove later. Make sure you fill 2 semi-circle silicone molds for 1 hot cocoa bomb.
Place the silicone molds in the freezer for an hour.
Remove the silicone molds from the freezer.
Gently pull the silicone mold away from the chocolate on the edges. Go around the whole circle gently removing the edges of the chocolate from the silicone mold.
Put the silicone mold upside down. Gently press the top of the silicone mold to release the chocolate from the mold. Be patient, and don’t be too aggressive when removing the chocolate from the silicone mold.
Place the semi-circle chocolates on a warm plate to melt the edges of the chocolate. This will be to seal the hot chocolate bomb later.
Fill one half of the semi-circle with 1 tbsp of cocoa powder, sprinkles, and marshmallows.
Hold the filled semi-circle in one hand. Put the other semi-circle on top and gently press the 2 together to create a seal.
Top the hot chocolate bomb with any other types of decorations:
- melted chocolate using the star piping tip to give it a little bit of variation
- gold dust
The gold dust can be easily placed onto the hot chocolate bomb by using only a pinch amount. Rub your fingers together to gently dust the gold color onto the hot chocolate bomb.
You can also dust the gold powder onto other decorations on your hot chocolate bomb – like melted chocolate as seen in the photo below.
Sprinkles need to have something for them to be attached onto the hot chocolate bomb with. Use icing or melted chocolate to act as the “glue” to hold your sprinkles onto the hot chocolate bomb.
To use the gold dusted hot chocolate bomb, place it in a mug and pour warm milk into the cup. Let it sit for a minute until the chocolate melts.
Stir the hot chocolate and it’s ready to enjoy.
How to package hot chocolate bombs
Since hot chocolate bombs are round, they tend to roll around if they don’t have something to sit in.
If you’re giving your hot chocolate bombs as gifts, they can be packaged inside a mug, or a simple narrow gift bag.
Another option for packaging hot chocolate bombs is to wrap the hot chocolate bombs in cellophane, and then tie a ribbon around the top.
If you’re storing the hot chocolate bombs for yourself, you can place them in an airtight container on your countertop where they will not be moved.
Do hot chocolate bombs taste good
Hot chocolate bombs are decadent and creamy. Cocoa powder on it’s own is quite bitter. However, with the chocolate melted into the hot chocolate, this gives the hot chocolate comb it’s delicious taste and creamy texture.
Cocoa bomb silicone molds
There are a few different cocoa bomb molds you can use for hot chocolate bombs. There are some silicone molds that come in a sheet of 6 semi-circles. These can be difficult to use when trying to remove the chocolate carefully without disturbing the other semi-circles of chocolate.
The one I would recommend is the single semi-circle. You need to have 2 single semi-circles to make 1 hot chocolate bomb. Removing the chocolate from these silicone molds is much easier than the set of 6. The trick is, you only want to put chocolate 1/2-3/4 of the way up the mold. Leave a decent amount of mold not covered in chocolate. Lather on the chocolate to the silicone mold for your hot cocoa bomb. You want the chocolate to be quite thick on the edges. The thicker the chocolate, the less likely the edge will crumble. It’s much easier to remove the hot chocolate bomb from the silicone mold if you only fill the mold halfway, and keep the chocolate thick on the edges.
How long do you put the hot chocolate bomb in the freezer for
Put the hot chocolate bomb in the freezer for at least 10 minutes, but ideally 1 hour in the freezer. Keeping the hot chocolate bomb in the freezer for an hour will ensure the chocolate is set and will remove from the silicone mold easily.
How to get chocolate bombs out of molds
The trick to getting chocolate bombs out their silicone molds, is by first gently pulling the edges of the silicone mold. Go all the way around the circle to remove chocolate from the edges of the mold. Turn the mold upside down. Gently press on the top of the mold. The chocolate will come away from the mold slowly. Be patient and continue pressing down until the chocolate releases. If you’re having difficulty, it could be because the chocolate isn’t thick enough. If the chocolate is too thin on the edges, the chocolate will crumble.
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How do you seal the hot chocolate bombs
Warm a plate in the microwave for 30 seconds until the plate in a little warm. Place the edges of the semi-circle chocolate on the plate to melt the edges. This will be how the hot chocolate bomb will seal together.
When do you fill the hot chocolate bomb
Fill the hot chocolate bomb after you have melted the edges with the warm plate. Put 1 tbsp of cocoa powder in one of the semi-circles. Add any sprinkles or marshmallows at this point.
Hold the semi-circle that is full of cocoa powder in your hand. Press the other semi-circle chocolate together to seal it. Place the hot chocolate bomb on a clean plate.
How to decorate a hot chocolate bomb
You can decorate the hot chocolate bomb using a different kind of chocolate than what you used for the hot cocoa bomb. You can put lines, circles, dots, all of the hot chocolate bomb. Then you can put sprinkles or some gold dust on the top to finish it off.
How to use a hot chocolate bomb
To use a hot chocolate bomb, place it in the bottom of a mug. Pour warm milk over the hot chocolate bomb and let the bomb melt. Stir the hot chocolate bomb and it’s ready to enjoy.