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Toffee Hot Chocolate Bombs

Toffee Hot Chocolate Bombs

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Toffee Hot Chocolate Bombs are cute and incredibly fun balls of chocolate filled with toffee bits, mini marshmallows, and hot chocolate mix. When hot milk is poured over them, they “explode” and create a magical hot cocoa drink. They are fun for kids and grown-up kids alike!

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These hot cocoa bombs are great for birthday parties, holiday parties, or to give away as gifts. Hot chocolate is a warm and comforting drink that is wonderful on cold nights or after getting in from playing in the snow. The combination of melted chocolate, cocoa mix, and toffee caramel candy makes a creamy hot drink that no one will be able to put down.

This hot cocoa bomb recipe is easy to make with milk chocolate chips or candy melts and silicone molds. The chocolate gets tempered during the melting process so there’s no need to keep these delicious chocolate balls in the fridge. Make a bunch, wrap them in cellophane paper, tie it up with a ribbon, and give them away as gifts. Your friends and family will be impressed with your skills in the kitchen.

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

 

Toffee Hot Chocolate Bombs

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

Toffee 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.

Toffee Hot Chocolate Bombs

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

Toffee Hot Chocolate Bombs

Top the hot cocoa mix with toffee bits.

Toffee Hot Chocolate Bombs

Then add mini marshmallows.

Reheat the chocolate in 15-second intervals until melted.

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

Toffee 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.

Toffee Hot Chocolate Bombs

Drizzle the chocolate over the top of the bombs and decorate with toffee bits.

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

Toffee Hot Chocolate BombsTo 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.

Toffee Hot Chocolate Bombs

Tips for success/variations:

Chocolate bomb recipes may look difficult, but they’re actually quite simple. Here are a few tips for success you can try. 

  • Make sure your hands are cold while handling the chocolate halves by holding them under cold running water so the delicate chocolate won’t melt while you’re putting the pieces together. 
  • You can also wear gloves to make sure your fingerprints won’t smudge the outside.
  • Use a glass or microwave-safe bowl to melt the chocolate candy slowly. If the chocolate is heated too quickly it will separate and you’ll have to start over. 
  • It’s a good idea to remove the chocolate from the heat before it’s completely done melting and stir the remaining lumps until they are completely dissolved.

How to serve:

These chocolate bombs are drizzled with melted chocolate and have little toffee bits sprinkled on top. You can also drizzle on some salted caramel for color and flavor. 

Place one in the bottom of a mug and pour hot milk over the top. Watch while the bomb “explodes” hot chocolate mix, marshmallows, and toffee. Stir it all together until the milk is thick and creamy with chocolate.

You can also pour the hot milk into the mug first and then gently drop the bomb into the milk. Either way is pretty dramatic.

How to store:

Since the chocolate has been tempered by heating it, you can keep it on the counter rather than in the fridge unless your house is unusually warm. 

They also freeze well but store them in a plastic container so that if something gets set on top, the delicate bombs won’t break.

FAQs:

What is a hot chocolate bomb made of? 

Hot chocolate bombs are made out of melted chocolate and filled with whatever ingredients you’d like. A shell of chocolate is placed on top and then drizzled with chocolate or caramel. 

How do you use a hot chocolate bomb? 

A hot chocolate bomb is placed in a mug while hot milk is poured over the top to make a rich hot cocoa drink. 

What does a hot chocolate bomb do? 

The bomb “explodes” or opens and the mixture and marshmallows inside spill out into the milk turning it into hot chocolate. 

How hot should milk be for hot chocolate? 

It depends on how hot you like your drinks. It can range anywhere from 120 – 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

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Toffee Hot Chocolate Bombs

Toffee Hot Chocolate Bombs

Toffee Hot Chocolate Bombs are cute and incredibly fun balls of chocolate filled with toffee bits, mini marshmallows, and hot chocolate mix. When hot milk is poured over them, they "explode" and create a magical hot cocoa drink. They are fun for kids and grown-up kids alike!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Rest Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 12-ounce package milk chocolate chips
  • 1 packet instant cocoa mix
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • ¼ cup toffee bits (Heath baking bits)
  • 6 cups hot milk to make the bombs
  • Round silicone mold

Instructions

  1. Place the milk 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 toffee bits 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. Drizzle the chocolate over the top of the bombs and decorate with toffee bits.
  15. Allow the chocolate decorations to set before using, around 1 hour.
  16. To make the hot chocolate bombs, place the bomb in the bottom of a mug.
  17. Pour one cup of hot milk over the top of the bomb to melt the chocolate.
  18. When the chocolate is completely melted, stir to combine.

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