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Rainbow Sprinkles Hot Chocolate Bombs

Rainbow Sprinkles Hot Chocolate Bombs

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Rainbow Sprinkles Hot Chocolate Bombs are made with white chocolate chips, filled with mini fruit flavored marshmallows, and topped with rainbow sprinkles. They are so much fun to put in a mug of warm milk and watch “explode!”

Rainbow Sprinkles Hot Chocolate Bombs

Rainbow Sprinkles Hot Chocolate Bombs

These white-hot chocolate bombs are a fun version of classic hot chocolate. Instead of putting chocolate mix directly in the warm milk, why not level up your hot cocoa game and make “exploding” bombs?! Kids absolutely love dropping the chocolate ball in the cup and watching the action.

These cocoa bombs are also great to give as gifts. They can be wrapped in pretty paper, tied with a ribbon, and given to your friends and family. They are easier to make than you would believe and you only need a silicone mold, a pastry brush, and candy melts, or chocolate chips to get started.

Also, try these other flavored Hot Chocolate Bombs here at When Is Dinner: Peanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate Bombs, S’mores Hot Chocolate Bombs, Toffee Hot Chocolate Bombs, and M&M Hot Chocolate Bombs.

Rainbow Sprinkles Hot Chocolate Bombs

How to make these rainbow sprinkles hot chocolate bombs: 

Place the white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval, until the chocolate chips are fully melted.

Rainbow Sprinkles 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.

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

Rainbow Sprinkles Hot Chocolate Bombs

Add a small amount of instant hot cocoa mix to half the pieces.

Rainbow Sprinkles Hot Chocolate Bombs

Top the hot cocoa mix with marshmallows.

Reheat the chocolate in 15-second intervals until melted.

Pick up an empty chocolate piece and dip the edges into the melted chocolate.

Rainbow Sprinkles Hot Chocolate Bombs

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.

Rainbow Sprinkles Hot Chocolate Bombs

Drizzle the chocolate over the top of the bombs to decorate.

Spread the sprinkles over the top of the bombs.

Allow the chocolate decorations to set before using, around 1 hour.

Rainbow Sprinkles Hot Chocolate Bombs

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.

Rainbow Sprinkles Hot Chocolate Bombs

Tips for success/variations:

These tips, tricks, and variations will help make sure you make the BEST hot chocolate bombs possible.

  • You can use any mini marshmallows you can find at the grocery store if you can’t find the rainbow ones.
  • The process of tempering the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl or over a double boiler makes the chocolate stable at room temperature. There’s no need to put the melted chocolate inside the refrigerator.
  • Use a large round silicone mold to make the bombs large enough to hold enough cocoa mix and the marshmallows and still be able to put the empty chocolate piece over the top.
  • This chocolate bomb recipe uses a packet of instant cocoa as the mix which makes sure this drink actually tastes like creamy hot chocolate at the end.
  • You can put the rainbow sprinkles hot chocolate bomb on the bottom of the mug and pour the hot milk over the top or you can put the milk in first and gently place the bomb on top. Be sure to leave enough room for the chocolate to explode.
  • When the chocolate is fully melted, be sure to stir it all in so you can have a delicious hot drink.

How to serve:

Serve the hot cocoa on a cold winter day or at a kids’ birthday party. Or if you’re feeling in need of something special for yourself, a cup of exploding hot chocolate will make you feel warm and cozy.

How to store:

Store the chocolate pieces and the whole bombs at room temperature if you’ll be using them in the next few days. If you plan on keeping them for longer, you can store them in the fridge.

Either way, be sure to put them in an air-tight container.

You can also freeze them to use later! Make a bunch of them, freeze, and pull them out as needed.

FAQs:

What is a hot chocolate bomb made of?
Hot chocolate bombs are made out of smooth melted chocolate which is brushed in silicone molds and set aside to cool. They are then filled with hot chocolate mix, mini marshmallows, and any additional ingredients. They are then topped with another shell of chocolate, sealed, and then drizzled with more chocolate and sprinkled with additional toppings.

How does a hot chocolate bomb work?
When the hot chocolate bomb is placed in a cup of hot milk, the chocolate melts and exposes the ingredients inside. Stir in the chocolate and create a cup of hot cocoa.

Can you use water instead of milk for hot chocolate bombs?
Yes, you can use water instead of milk. However, the end result won’t be as creamy and decadent as it would with milk.

Yield: 6 bombs

Rainbow Sprinkles Hot Chocolate Bombs

Rainbow Sprinkles Hot Chocolate Bombs

Rainbow Sprinkles Hot Chocolate Bombs are made with white chocolate chips, filled with mini marshmallows, and topped with rainbow sprinkles.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Setting Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 12-ounce package white chocolate chips
  • 1 packet instant cocoa mix
  • 1 cup mini fruit flavored marshmallows
  • ¼ cup rainbow sprinkles
  • 6 cups hot milk to make the hot chocolate

Instructions

  1. Place the white 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. Continue this process until all the molds are coated.
  3. Set the remaining chocolate aside for sealing and decorating the bombs.
  4. Allow the chocolate to set completely, around 2 to 3 hours. You can speed up the process by placing the chocolate in the refrigerator.
  5. 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.
  6. Reheat the chocolate in 15-second intervals until melted. Pick up an empty chocolate piece and dip the edges into the melted chocolate.
  7. 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.
  8. Continue until all the chocolate bombs are sealed.
  9. Drizzle the chocolate over the top of the bombs to decorate. Spread the sprinkles over the top of the bombs.
  10. Allow the chocolate decorations to set before using, around 1 hour.
  11. 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.

Notes

You'll need a silicone mold and pastry brush to make these hot chocolate bombs.

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Nena Sinclair

Wednesday 6th of October 2021

I've got to make these for my grandchildren, they would love them!

heather

Tuesday 5th of October 2021

I have never made these and now I want to the kids would so love these thanks for sharing this one.

JEANETTE H SHEETS

Tuesday 5th of October 2021

going make these !kids will love

Adelina

Tuesday 5th of October 2021

These look so fun! I know my kids will love them.

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