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Peanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate Bombs

Peanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate Bombs

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Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Bombs are so fun to make and are a hit at parties and with kids! These chocolate balls are filled with hot chocolate powder, peanut butter chips, and marshmallows. They’re drizzled with melted peanut butter, chocolate, and crushed peanut butter cups. They will be all your friends talk about!

Peanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate BombsPeanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate Bombs

This peanut butter hot chocolate bomb recipe is delightful and it actually tastes like hot chocolate when it’s melted in your cup of hot milk. They are surprisingly easy to make and will dazzle your friends and family with your chocolate-making skills. All you need is a silicone mold, melted chocolate, and a desire to try something creative!

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Filled with peanut butter candy pieces, mini marshmallows, and hot chocolate powder mix, these hot chocolate bombs are placed on the bottom of a mug and then hot milk is poured over the top. As the chocolate melts and you stir the drink, the marshmallows float to the top and it becomes rich and creamy chocolate with a hint of peanut butter.

Peanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate Bombs

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.

Peanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate Bombs

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.

Peanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate Bombs

When the chocolate is set, remove each of the chocolate pieces from the mold.

Peanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate Bombs

Add a small amount of instant hot cocoa mix to half the pieces and top the hot cocoa mix with a small amount of peanut butter chips and mini marshmallows.

Peanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate Bombs

Reheat the chocolate in 15 second intervals until melted.

Peanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate Bombs

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 remaining peanut butter chips.

 

Peanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate Bombs

Drizzle the chocolate and melted peanut butter over the top of the bombs and decorate with chopped peanut butter cups.

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.

Tips for success/variations:

Here are some tips and variations for creating these hot cocoa bombs: 

  • Use melting chocolate if you can find some (like Wilton’s or Ghirardelli melting wafers) because they are easier to melt and don’t burn as quickly as regular chocolate chips. 
  • You can melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl using 30 seconds the first time and then 10 second increments after that, stirring between every time. Don’t let the chocolate heat above 100 degrees. Stop microwaving when there are small lumps in the chocolate. Stir with a silicone spatula until it’s completely melted. 
  • Another option is to use a bain-marie or a water bath. Heat one cup of water in a small saucepan on medium heat. Place a small glass bowl filled with the chocolate melting wafers on top of the pan. Stir constantly until all the chocolate is melted. Remove from the heat immediately. 
  • The classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate is amazing together, but you can try different combinations if you’d like as well. Some ideas are snickerdoodle, cinnamon roll, Mexican hot chocolate, peppermint bark, and gingerbread. 
  • Use kitchen gloves, if you have some, to handle the chocolate so you don’t get fingerprints on the outsides while making your creations.

 

How to serve: 

This is the most fun part of giving these pretty bombs to your friends and family. 

Pour a cup of hot milk into a mug and gently place the hot chocolate bomb in the milk and watch while it melts and explodes! Stir in the cocoa mix and melted chocolate to make a decadent and luxurious cup of hot cocoa with mini marshmallows floating on top. 

 

How to store:

These dark, white, or milk chocolate spheres will last a couple of weeks in an air-tight container on the counter. 

Keep them in individual cupcake liners for easy transfer and gifting so you don’t need to touch the chocolate and potentially leave fingerprints. 

Peanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate Bombs

FAQs: 

Can I freeze hot chocolate bombs? 

Yes, you can freeze them. Wrap them tightly in plastic wrap, place them in an air-tight plastic container. Be careful not to jostle the container or pack it tightly enough that a little moving around won’t break the balls. 

 

What is a hot chocolate bomb made of? 

These bombs are made of melted chocolate, filled with hot chocolate powder mix, peanut butter candies, and mini marshmallows, then decorated with melted chocolate and peanut butter. 

 

Do hot chocolate bombs need to be refrigerated? 

If the chocolate is tempered correctly, there’s no need to store them in the refrigerator unless your house is very warm. 

 

Yield: 6 bombs

Peanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate Bombs

Peanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate Bombs

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Bombs are so fun to make and are a hit at parties and with kids! These chocolate balls are filled with hot chocolate powder, peanut butter chips, and marshmallows. They're drizzled with melted peanut butter, chocolate, and crushed peanut butter cups. They will be all your friends talk about!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Set Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 12-ounce package dark chocolate chips
  • 1 packet instant cocoa mix
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • ¼ cup mini peanut butter cups, chopped
  • 6 cups hot milk to make the bombs

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Continue this process until all the molds are coated.
  4. Set the remaining chocolate aside for sealing and decorating the bombs.
  5. Allow the chocolate to set completely, around 2 to 3 hours.
  6. You can speed up the process by placing the chocolate in the refrigerator.
  7. When the chocolate is set, remove each of the chocolate pieces from the mold.
  8. Add a small amount of instant hot cocoa mix to half the pieces and top the hot cocoa mix with a small amount of peanut butter chips and mini marshmallows.
  9. Reheat the chocolate in 15 second intervals until melted.
  10. Pick up an empty chocolate piece and dip the edges into the melted chocolate.
  11. Carefully place it on top of a filled piece and lightly press it into place.
  12. Use your finger to smooth melted chocolate around the seam.
  13. Continue until all the chocolate bombs are sealed.
  14. Melt the remaining peanut butter chips.
  15. Drizzle the chocolate and melted peanut butter over the top of the bombs and decorate with chopped peanut butter cups.
  16. Allow the chocolate decorations to set before using, around 1 hour.
  17. To make the hot chocolate bombs, place the bomb in the bottom of a mug.
  18. Pour one cup of hot milk over the top of the bomb to melt the chocolate.
  19. When the chocolate is completely melted, stir to combine.

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