Planet Earth Hot Chocolate Bombs is a fun take on my original hot chocolate bomb recipe.
For some time now, I have considered making a planet hot chocolate bomb. “Galaxy” has always been a fun theme that I have loved, and I wanted to incorporate that into my bombs. As I pondered on how I could design it in a way that would do it justice, another news story came across my feed of violence that was happening in our nation. My heart dropped as I immediately thought of the families and friends effected by this awful news. “Where is simple kindness? Where is the love?” I thought.
Hot Chocolate Bombs definitely aren’t the answer to such violence, but I immediately pictured an earth hot chocolate bomb full of heart marshmallows. This is what I wanted to see in our world. Love at the center of it. So the Planet Earth Hot Chocolate Bomb was born.
You can definitely fill your hot chocolate bomb with any style marshmallow you like. I do love the hearts for this particular one. Heart marshmallows are great also to put in bombs that you plan to give as appreciation gifts. For example, to bosses, teachers, coworkers, or even your favorite barista or coach.
Earth Hot Chocolate Bombs are also fun to make for Earth Day, National Recycle Day, or for a galaxy style party.
Earth Hot Chocolate Bomb Recipe:
- Silicone sphere molds* (I used molds with a diameter of 2.6″. They were the perfect size to fill the bottom of a mug)
- 1 (11oz) bag Ghirardelli white chocolate chips
- 1/2 (11oz) bag Ghirardelli dark chocolate chips
- Clean silicone brushes
- Hot chocolate mix of your choice (Use what you like. The higher quality the better. I ended up making my own hot chocolate mix because I couldn’t find a premade mix that I loved)
- Mini marshmallows (use whatever color you wish)
- Gel food coloring: royal blue and leaf green
For a video tutorial, see below.
This recipes makes 6 hot chocolate bombs. Pour your white chocolate chips into a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir, and melt an additional 15 seconds. Stir, and repeat as often as needed until the chocolate is smooth.
In two small bowls, pour 1/2 cup of the melted white chocolate. Add a small dab of blue gel to one and a small dab of green to the other. Stir, and set to the side.
Grab your silicone brush and brush the white chocolate in a very thin layer into the silicone spheres. This is your “atmosphere.” Put the mold in the fridge for five minutes. Once set, brush a few strokes of green chocolate into each sphere. Refrigerate again for ten minutes. Now brush a thin layer of blue into each of the sphere molds. Make sure to brush the blue chocolate completely up the sides of the molds.
Note: If at any time the chocolate begins to thicken before you are done using it, pop it in the microwave for 15 seconds and give it a stir to get it back to the desired consistency.
Place the bombs in the fridge for ten minutes. While these cool, melt your dark chocolate in the microwave. Start with 30 seconds. Stir. Then heat for 15 seconds and stir. Repeat until the chocolate is smooth. Remove the bombs from the fridge and brush a thin layer of dark chocolate in the molds, being sure to get completely up the side and at the edges. Place back in the fridge for ten minutes.
To Assemble the Hot Chocolate Bombs:
Carefully remove the chocolate from the molds and set them to the side. I found that putting them on an upside down muffin pan worked well. Fill half of the bomb with 2 tbsp of hot cocoa mix and a small mound of marshmallows.
To fuse the spheres together, heat a saucepan over low heat. Once warm, pick up the unfilled sphere and heat in the pan for around five seconds. Once it begins to melt around the edge, place on a filled sphere, and hold together for ten seconds. Repeat until they are all done.
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