Valentine’s Day Hot Chocolate Bomb Recipe

Last Updated on April 2, 2021 by Michele Tripple

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Stop right there because this Valentine’s Hot Chocolate Bomb Recipe is the yummiest lovey-dovey treat around. This simple tutorial will show you how to make hot chocolate bombs that are bursting with chocolate flavor and perfectly dressed up for Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day Hot Chocolate Bombs

white mugs with valentine's hot chocolate bombs on granite counter

Can you believe Valentine’s Day is already right around the corner? This year I can hardly wait for February 14th, because I’m dying to make this Valentine’s Day Hot Chocolate Bomb Recipe

Pop one of these gorgeous hot cocoa bombs in some warm milk and it’ll explode with the creamiest hot chocolate that is the perfect mix of milk and white chocolate. 

In my house, Valentine’s day is a huge family event! I always put together a fun family dinner complete with decorations, Bingo, and even a scavenger hunt! These dreamy pink and white hot chocolate bombs are going to be a great addition to our love party! 

If you don’t know how to make hot chocolate bombs yet, don’t worry! Making these hot cocoa bombs is easier than you think, and I’ll break down all the steps right here! And once you have the process down, you’ll want to check out my Oreo Hot Chocolate Bombs and White Chocolate Hot Chocolate Bombs too!

Valentine’s Day Hot Chocolate Bomb Recipe

pink hot chocolate with marshmallows in white mugs surrounded by hot chocolate bombs

Makes: 3 bombs

Prep time: 10-15 minutes

Total time: 10-15 minutes

Ingredients

ingredients for Valentine's Day Hot Chocolate Bombs
  • White chocolate almond bark
  • Strawberry candy melts
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Hot cocoa mix

Optional Additions and Toppings

  • Red, white, or pink candy melts
  • Sprinkles
  • Strawberry milk mix

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How to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs

  • The first step in making this hot chocolate bomb recipe is making the shell. Start by melting down some almond bark in a small microwave-safe bowl for 30 seconds.
  • Give the bark a stir and continue to heat 10-20 seconds at a time until the bark is almost melted. Take the bowl out of the microwave and stir the almond bark until it’s completely melted. 
  • Spoon 1-2 tablespoons of chocolate into each of the 6 cavities in the mold. Use a food-safe paintbrush to spread the chocolate evenly around the mold. 
  • Let the mold set in the fridge to harder for a few minutes, then repeat the coating process 2-3 more times so you have about 4 layers of chocolate in each cavity. 
  • Allow the shells to set completely in the fridge for about 5 minutes and gently remove them from the mold.
  • To assemble the hot chocolate bombs, heat a microwave-safe plate in the microwave for 1-2 minutes. 
  • Place 3 of the sphere halves open side down on the hot plate to melt the edges. To keep them steady while filling, turn the mold upside down and place the halves in between the bumps.
  • Quickly fill the halves with 2 teaspoons of hot chocolate mix and some marshmallows. If you want to add some extra pink fun, add some sprinkles and strawberry milk powder too!
  • Melt the edges of the other 3 halves and place them on top of the filled halves. Smooth out any extra chocolate with your brush. 
  • Let the chocolate bombs dry for another 5 or 10 minutes.
  • To decorate, add some strawberry candy melts to a microwave-safe bowl and melt them the same way that you did with the almond bark. 
  • Transfer the melts to a plastic squeeze bottle and swirl the melted chocolate over each of the finished chocolate bombs. Top with sprinkles or leave them as is!
  • To use the hot chocolate bombs, add one to a mug and pour hot milk right on top. It should open up and reveal all the chocolatey goodies from the inside!
Valentine's hot chocolate bombs on a platter surrounded by hot chocolate and fixings

Tips Tricks and FAQs

pink hot chocolate in white mug with serving tray full of pink hot chocolate bombs
  • Make sure that you take your chocolate out of the microwave before it’s completely melted. If you heat it too much it may end up seizing up which is always so frustrating! If it’s almost melted, you should be able to finish the process with a good stir!
  • If you don’t have any food-safe paintbrushes, you can also use a spoon! The paintbrush will help you get a nice even layer around the mold, but you can carefully use the back of a spoon to get a similar effect.
  • If you want a beautiful marbled look on the outside of your Valentine’s Day hot chocolate bombs, swirl in some melted candy melts with the almond bark with your brush or a toothpick while you are layering it into the mold. It’s the simplest touch that looks so amazing!

Can I use homemade hot chocolate mix? 

Absolutely! In fact, I almost always use my homemade hot chocolate mix recipe when I am making hot chocolate bombs. 

There won’t be too much of a difference between different hot chocolate mixes, but making your own will add even more of a loving DIY touch!

Storage

The good news about hot chocolate bombs is that they last a long time at room temperature! Keep them in an airtight container for up to 6 months!

Check out these other great Hot Chocolate recipes:

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Yield: 3

Valentine's Day Hot Chocolate Bomb Recipe

Valentine's hot chocolate bombs on a platter surrounded by hot chocolate and fixings

Stop right there because this Valentine’s Hot Chocolate Bomb Recipe is the yummiest lovey-dovey treat around. This simple tutorial will show you how to make hot chocolate bombs that are bursting with chocolate flavor and perfectly dressed up for Valentine’s Day!

Prep Time 15 minutes 10 seconds
Total Time 15 minutes 10 seconds

Ingredients

  • White chocolate almond bark
  • Strawberry candy melts
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Hot cocoa mix
  • Red, white, or pink candy melts
  • Sprinkles
  • Strawberry milk mix

Instructions

The first step in making hot chocolate bombs is making the shell. Start by melting down some almond bark in a small microwave-safe bowl for 30 seconds.

Give the bark a stir and continue to heat 10-20 seconds at a time until the bark is almost melted. Take the bowl out of the microwave and stir the almond bark until it’s completely melted. 

Spoon 1-2 tablespoons of chocolate into each of the 6 cavities in the mold. Use a food-safe paintbrush to spread the chocolate evenly around the mold. 

Let the mold set in the fridge to harder for a few minutes, then repeat the coating process 2-3 more times so you have about 4 layers of chocolate in each cavity. 

Allow the shells to set completely in the fridge for about 5 minutes and gently remove them from the mold.

To assemble the hot chocolate bombs, heat a microwave-safe plate in the microwave for 1-2 minutes. 

Place 3 of the sphere halves open side down on the hot plate to melt the edges. To keep them steady while filling, turn the mold upside down and place the halves in between the bumps.

Quickly fill the halves with 2 teaspoons of hot chocolate mix and some marshmallows. If you want to add some extra pink fun, add some sprinkles and strawberry milk powder too!

Melt the edges of the other 3 halves and place them on top of the filled halves. Smooth out any extra chocolate with your brush. 

Let the chocolate bombs dry for another 5 or 10 minutes.

To decorate, add some strawberry candy melts to a microwave-safe bowl and melt them the same way that you did with the almond bark. 

Transfer the melts to a plastic squeeze bottle and swirl the melted chocolate over each of the finished chocolate bombs. Top with sprinkles or leave them as is!

To use the hot chocolate bombs, add one to a mug and pour hot milk right on top. It should open up and reveal all the chocolatey goodies from the inside!

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