These birthday cake hot cocoa bombs are decadent and a genuine treat, especially if you don’t want to create a complete cake for a grown-up, for example. Everything about it — the flavor, the scent, everything – is an unforgettable experience that can’t wait to be shared. The greatest drink for a winter-themed birthday party is these birthday-themed cocoa bombs.
How does a hot chocolate bomb work?
Hot chocolate bombs, also known as hot cocoa bombs, are small chocolate balls filled with cocoa mix and marshmallows that are placed in a mug. When you pour hot milk into the mug, the chocolate melts and the marshmallows and cocoa within magically appear.
Why do my cocoa bombs keep breaking?
Improper chocolate tempering, uneven edges, and setting time are the three main causes of chocolate bombs breaking. If your cocoa bombs are breaking, try applying the cocoa to the molds with a paintbrush and chilling them in the refrigerator until they are ready. Alternatively, I recommend using candy melts as they are pre-tempered and you don’t need to worry too much about the bombs breaking, in my experience.
Do hot chocolate bombs expire?
All of the ingredients in hot chocolate bombs are shelf stable, and they can be kept on the counter for nearly unlimited periods of time if properly tempered. Consider them to be like a chocolate bar – they last a long time!
What are the ingredients to make birthday cake hot cocoa bombs?
Here are the ingredients you’re going to need to make these birthday cake hot cocoa bombs:
- Birthday Cake Flavored Candy Melts – Can also be melted to make a delicious fondue. I used these fantastic cake flavored candy melts.
- White Hot Chocolate Mix – Does a good job at creating a sweet drink. I used this white hot cocoa mix.
- Mini Marshmallows – Because marshmallows and hot chocolate are a match made in heaven.
- Mixed Confetti Sprinkles – A popular way to give your confections a fun twist. I used these fun sprinkles.
You will also need a silicone bomb mold for easy-to-create perfect sweet treats. I used this silicone mold.
How to make birthday cake hot cocoa bombs?
Now that you’ve gathered all of your ingredients, it’s time to put this recipe together. Follow the procedures given below to complete the process.
Start by placing the birthday cake flavored candy melts in a microwave-safe basin and melt according to the package guidelines.
Next, place 1 tbsp melted candy melt in one half of a bomb mold and press the chocolate up the sides of the shape with the bottom of your tablespoon measuring spoon, keeping it thick but even. Repeat with the last 12 bomb mold halves. Fill a zipper top bag or a piping bag with the remaining candy melts and a tiny tip.
Then freeze the bomb molds for 5 minutes after filling them.
Remove the molds from the freezer and carefully remove each of the sphere halves.
6 of the molds should be filled with 1 tablespoon of hot chocolate mix, 1 tbsp of sprinkles, and 6-8 small marshmallows.
After that, microwave a plate or a flat-bottomed bowl until the plate’s surface is warm to the touch.
For about 10 seconds, press one of the empty bomb halves open-side-down onto the flat portion of the heating plate. This will softly melt the cup’s rim.
Place this hot edge cup on top of one of the filled cups right away. The two sides of the hot cocoa bomb will be joined together with this.
Then drizzle the leftover candy melts over the created hot cocoa bombs, then quickly sprinkle more confetti sprinkles over top.
To make the hot cocoa bombs set, place them in the freezer for 5 minutes, then remove and keep in an airtight container until ready to use.
Place the hot cocoa bombs in a mug and pour 2 cups boiling milk over them to make a drink. Stir until all of the hot cocoa bombs have melted, then enjoy!
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Birthday Cake Hot Cocoa Bombs
These birthday cake hot cocoa bombs are extravagant and very delicious treat for your family.
- 2 cups Birthday Cake Flavored Candy Melts
- 2 cups White Hot Chocolate Mix
- 2 cups Mini Marshmallows
- ¼ cup Mixed Confetti Sprinkles
- Place birthday cake flavored candy melts in a microwave safe bowl and melt in the microwave per the directions on the package.
- Place 1 tbsp melted candy melt into one half of a bomb mold and, using the bottom of your tablespoon measuring spoon, press the chocolate up the sides of the mold, keeping it thick but even. Repeat with 12 bomb mold halves. Place the remaining candy melts into a zipper top bag or piping bag with a small tip.
- Place the filled bomb molds into the freezer for 5 minutes.
- Remove molds from the freezer and gently peel each of the sphere halves from the mold.
- Fill 6 of the molds with 1 tbsp hot chocolate mix, 1 tbsp sprinkles, and 6-8 mini marshmallows.
- Heat a plate or a flat-bottom bowl in the microwave until the surface of the plate is warm to the touch.
- Press one of the empty bomb halves open-side-down onto the flat portion of the warm plate for about 10 seconds. This will gently melt the rim of the cup.
- Immediately press this warmed edge cup to the top of one of the filled cups. This will join the two halves of the hot cocoa bomb.
- Using your leftover candy melts, drizzle the leftover candy melts over the assembled hot cocoa bombs then immediately follow by sprinkling additional confetti sprinkles over them.
- Place the hot cocoa bombs into the freezer for 5 minutes to get them to set, then remove and store in an airtight container until you’re ready to use.
- To use the hot cocoa bombs, place them in a mug and pour 2 cups hot milk over the top. Stir until the hot cocoa bombs are completely melted and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 985Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 970mgCarbohydrates: 187gFiber: 6gSugar: 143gProtein: 13g
These nutritional calculations might not be accurate. Please speak with a licensed nutritionist to assist you.