Valentine Cocoa Bombs

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5 from 10 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Setting Time: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes

These Valentine Cocoa Bombs are just the sweetest things for the love of your life. A warm hug of goodness. They are made so easy in the instant pot. They are such a wonderful treat.

A stack of Valentine Cocoa Bombs.

Instant Pot Valentine Cocoa Bombs are a great way to give a little love. Furthermore, they are a great gift to give for Valentine’s Day or anytime you want to say I care to that special person in your life.

How did Valentine’s Day come about and what is the reason for giving chocolate? Find out here.


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What We Love About This Recipe

These Cupid Hot Chocolate Bombs are a special treat to give your love ones or even a great gift to give to friends and family. Plus using the Instant Pot Makes them a breeze.

  • 20 Minutes: These take only a few minutes to make and master.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry.
  • Family Friendly: Fun to make with your kids or for your kids.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb or lower calorie
  • Makes Great Gifts: Perfect to give to the ones you love.
Dropping a Valentine Cocoa Bombs.

Ingredient Notes

  • Pink Candy Melts: You can use white candy melts and add some food coloring.
  • Mini Marshmallows: Use sugar free or heart shaped marshmallow.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Hot Chocolate Mix – get creative, try a rich dark chocolate make your own mix or try shaved chocolate.
  • Sprinkles – Fun sprinkles make these treats unique and fun.
  • Red Candy Melts – Make pink and red or decorate with one or the other.

How to Make valentine hot cocoa bomb

These are the basic steps for making diy hot cocoa bombs. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions. Check Instagram and Facebook for more.

Melting the chocolate.

STEP 1: PREP

First on sauté mode on Instant Pot, place one and a half cups of water and then place a glass bowl on top. Second, add in your candy melts to the bowl then mix until the chocolate has completely melted.

STEP 2: MOLD

Lightly grease the inside of your silicone molds. Next add chocolate and cover completely and place in freezer for five minutes. Remove your molds from the freezer and then add a half tablespoon of cocoa powder and marshmallows.

STEP 3: FORM

Use melted chocolate to seal balls around the rim and place in the freezer for 5 minutes to harden. Finally, remove from molds and drizzle with remaining chocolate and sprinkles. Let harden. Lastly, place in mug add milk and enjoy.

Making the molds for the chocolate bombs.

Prep and Storage Tips

TRICKS ON HOW TO MAKE THESE HOT COCOA BALLS

  • Use Chocolate melts. Not Chocolate chips to form the bombs. It is likely that the chips have a stabilizer added for it to keep its shape.
  • Coat and brush the molds well with the chocolate or spread evenly with the back of the spoon, therefore you will not get any holes or thin spots.
  • You can use a warm plate on one end of the sphere to adhere the other to it. To glue them together to form the balls.
  • Make sure that you freeze between steps so that you do not have a mess to deal with and if they are starting to get warm, return for a few minutes to the freezer and then continue.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks in a cool dry place.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

These valentine hot cocoa bomb will last in the freezer for up to three months,

HOW TO USE THIS HOT CHOCOLATE BOMB

Place the bomb in an empty mug, heat up milk on the stove top in a pan or in the microwave. Pour the milk over the bomb and then stir and enjoy. Top with whipped cream and sprinkles or white chocolate chips and enjoy your cup of hot cocoa.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Try using a sugar free hot chocolate and sugar free chocolate chips or chocolate wafers. Use a low fat warm milk.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT CHOCOLATE IN THESE VALENTINE’S HOT CHOCOLATE BOMBS?

Any type of hot chocolate mix or flavor of hot cocoa mix will work.

CAN THIS VALENTINE’S DAY HOT CHOCOLATE BOMBS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, make for your entire kids class or make a few just for your family.

HOW TO DECORATE THESE CUTE SPHERE?

>Grate some good quality chocolate to add to the center of the bomb.
>Red hot candies would really make these bombs hot.
>Fill with peppermint candies or andes candies.
>Fun to decorate with little chocolate hearts or candy pieces.
>Use a heart shaped mold.
>Piping bags white chocolate on top in heart shapes or designs foor decorations.

A cup of hot chocolate.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

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  • Recipe Can be Doubled:  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and follow the directions below.
  • Alcohol: Obviously, adults like a Hot Cocoa Bomb too. Add your favorite Bailey’s or Kahlua to the Bomb!
  • Gift Them: Put them in a cute little box or bag and give them to someone you think is Red Hot.
  • Stovetop: Make a double boiler on the stove top if you do not have an instant pot.
  • Different Milk: Use almond milk, or strawberry or chocolate milk to make your cup of hot chocolate.

What to Serve with Valentine Cocoa Bombs

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A stack of Valentine Cocoa Bombs.
5 from 10 votes

Valentine Cocoa Bombs

Yield: 14 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Setting Time: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
These Instant Pot Cupid Hot Chocolate Bombs are just the sweetest things for the love of your life. A warm hug of goodness.
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Ingredients

  • 24 ounces Pink candy melts
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 7 tablespoons hot cocoa powder
  • Sprinkles – optional

Instructions

  • Turn your instant pot onto sauté mode. Place one and a half cups of water inside your instant pot. Place a glass bowl that will fit in your instant pot as it will act as a double broiler.
  • Add in your candy melts to the bowl. Continue to mix until the chocolate has completely melted.
  • If you don’t have an Instant Pot, you can melt the candy melts in the microwave. Microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring the chocolate in between each interval, until the chocolate is full melted.
  • Lightly grease the inside of your silicone molds. Add chocolate to your mold, making sure that chocolate is completely coating the mold on the inside. Place in the freezer for ten minutes.
  • Remove your molds from the freezer. Add a half a tablespoon of cocoa powder and about 4 marshmallows.
  • Add more melted chocolate on top of the marshmallows to close the mold and lock the cocoa and marshmallows from coming out. Return to the freezer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove your cocoa bombs by pushing on the silicone side of the mold until the bomb pops out.
  • With a spoon, drizzle your remaining chocolate over the bombs. Immediately add your sprinkles before the chocolate hardens.
  • Please one or two bombs in your favorite mug and pour hot milk over it to melt the chocolate releasing the hot cocoa and marshmallows.

Expert Tips

 
  • Recipe Can be Doubled:  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and follow the directions below.
  • Alcohol: Obviously, adults like a Hot Cocoa Bomb too. Add your favorite Bailey’s or Kahlua to the Bomb!
  • Gift Them: Put them in a cute little box or bag and give them to someone you think is Red Hot.
  • Stovetop: Make a double boiler on the stove top if you do not have an instant pot.
  • Different Milk: Use almond milk, or strawberry or chocolate milk to make your cup of hot chocolate.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.004g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 0.4mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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Course: Beverages and Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: drink, hot chocolate, instant pot

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6 thoughts on “Valentine Cocoa Bombs”

  1. 5 stars
    I love how easy to make this recipe is! I might just try making these bombs for my family this valentines week, thank you for sharing!

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