Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs

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5 from 6 votes
Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs are a fun project to make with your kids or to give as a holiday gift. These Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs are so creamy and delicious they will become a new tradition to make every year.
Prep: 30 minutes
Resting Time: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 30 minutes

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs are a fun and tasty treat to make with your kids or to give as a holiday gift. They are so creamy and delicious they will become a new tradition to make every year.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs with a steaming cup of hot cocoa in a red cozy.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs are a new way to make everyone’s favorite drink. These are so delicious because they add the sensational mint flavor to this traditional hot beverage.

What Are Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs?

If you are a fan of a Peppermint Pattie then you will be in love with these peppermint hot chocolate bombs.

These hot cocoa bombs are hollow chocolate spheres filled with hot cocoa mix, mini marshmallows and flavoring. You drop them into hot water or hot milk and they melt into a delicious chocolately drink.

How to Make Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs Recipe– Step by Step 

  • Melt Chocolate: First, place the dark chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave until the chocolate chips are fully melted.   
  • Coat Molds: Put a spoonful of melted chocolate inside one cup on the silicone mold and use the back of the spoon to spread the chocolate up the sides of the mold. Continue this process until all the molds are coated. 
  • Reserve Remaining Chocolate: Set the remaining chocolate aside for sealing and decorating the bombs
  • Chocolate Set: Next, allow the chocolate to set completely, around 2 to 3 hours.
Step by step instructions for making peppermint hot cocoa bombs
  • Remove Chocolate: When the chocolate is set, remove each of the chocolate pieces from the mold. Add a small amount of instant hot cocoa mix to half the pieces and top the hot cocoa mix with marshmallows and crushed peppermint.) 
  • Seal Bomb: Then reheat the chocolate in 15 second intervals until melted. Pick up an empty chocolate piece and dip the edges into the melted chocolate. Carefully place it on top of a filled piece and lightly press it into place. Use your finger to smooth melted chocolate around the seam. 
  • Decorate: Melt the white chocolate chips in 15 second intervals until melted, then place the remaining semi-sweet chocolate and white chocolate in piping bags. Drizzle the chocolate over the top of the bombs to decorate. Finish decorating by sprinkling the remaining crushed peppermint candy on top of the chocolate drizzles.) 
  • Prepare: Finally, allow the chocolate decorations to set before using, around 1 hour. To make the hot chocolate bombs, place the bomb in the bottom of a mug. Pour one cup of hot milk over the top of the bomb to melt the chocolate. When the chocolate is completely melted, stir to combine.
Step by step instructions for making peppermint hot chocolate bombs

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What type of Chocolate is Good to use for my Hot Chocolate Bomb Recipe?

In this Hot Chocolate Bomb Recipe I use dark chocolate because it gives it such a rich flavor. However, you can use milk chocolate or even your favorite chocolate bars.

Alternatively, you can use couverture chocolate .It is a great chocolate for melting and is used by professionals for dipping and molding. It has a higher milk fat.

Hot chocolate bombs on a white plate with a red plaid napkin on the side.

Recommendations for Making Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe

Clearly, this Hot Chocolate Recipe is a lot of fun and will be a hit with the entire family but there are some key components to remember when you are tempering your chocolate. Here are a few:

  • Be sure that your work surface, pans, and tools are absolutely dry before melting chocolate. Even a drop of water or other liquid can cause chocolate to seize up
  • If using a bar chocolate make sure that the pieces are small and of similar size to ensure it melts
  • Remember, each microwave is unique and affects the chocolate differently so please monitor closely. When only small lumps remain, remove and continue to stir until complete melting.
  • Do not over cook the chocolate. Stir to blend between each cycle in the microwave to make sure it melts.

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Peppermint hot cocoa bombs on a wooden cutting board with a red plaid napkin on the side.

Expert Tips for Making the Best Peppermint Hot Chocolate

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled:   Simply increase the ingredients proportionately.
  • Use Fun Decorations: Add Snowmen faces or winter decorations
  • Marshmallows: Incorporate a few marshmallows into your bomb.

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Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs

5 from 6 votes
Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs are a fun project to make with your kids or to give as a holiday gift. These Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs are so creamy and delicious they will become a new tradition to make every year.
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Servings: 6 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Resting Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place the dark chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval, until the chocolate chips are fully melted.
  • Put a spoonful of melted chocolate inside one cup on the silicone mold and use the back of the spoon to spread the chocolate up the sides of the mold. Continue this process until all the molds are coated.
  • Set the remaining chocolate aside for sealing and decorating the bombs.
  • Allow the chocolate to set completely, around 2 to 3 hours. You can speed up the process by placing the chocolate in the refrigerator.
  • When the chocolate is set, remove each of the chocolate pieces from the mold. Add a small amount of instant hot cocoa mix to half the pieces and top the hot cocoa mix with marshmallows and crushed peppermint.
  • Reheat the chocolate in 15 second intervals until melted. Pick up an empty chocolate piece and dip the edges into the melted chocolate. Carefully place it on top of a filled piece and lightly press it into place. Use your finger to smooth melted chocolate around the seam. Continue until all the chocolate bombs are sealed.
  • Melt the white chocolate chips in 15 second intervals until melted, then place the remaining semi-sweet chocolate and white chocolate in piping bags. Drizzle the chocolate over the top of the bombs to decorate. Finish decorating by sprinkling the remaining crushed peppermint candy on top of the chocolate drizzles.
  • Allow the chocolate decorations to set before using, around 1 hour.
  • To make the hot chocolate bombs, place the bomb in the bottom of a mug. Pour one cup of hot milk over the top of the bomb to melt the chocolate. When the chocolate is completely melted, stir to combine.

Expert Tips

 
  • This Recipe Can be Doubled:   Simply increase the ingredients proportionately.
  • Use Fun Decorations: Add Snowmen faces or winter decorations
  • Marshmallows: Incorporate a few marshmallows into your bomb.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 536kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 180mg | Potassium: 702mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 462mg | Iron: 1mg

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