Hot chocolate bombs! These fun confectionary treats have taken social media by storm! For good reason, too: they are fun to use and if you love hot chocolate, they are delicious to drink. Check out this easy DIY tutorial to take your hot chocolate bombs on a decidedly “magical” turn. Make these unicorn hot chocolate bombs at home!
If you are on any social media platform, chances are good that you have heard of hot chocolate bombs. Or perhaps you have seen them in action, either in person and in a video. It’s so easy to understand the universal appeal of these sweet treats!
The basic premise of a hot chocolate bomb is that you drop a hollow chocolate ball that has been filled with hot cocoa mix and other candies into a mug. Next you pour some piping hot milk over the chocolate ball and as the heat melts the chocolate, the contents of that bomb spill out. Some of the most popular fillings for hot chocolate bombs (besides hot cocoa mix) include: sprinkles (or jimmies), marshmallows, and peanut butter.
Not only are hot chocolate bombs a relatively simple treat to make at home, the ingredients aren’t super expensive and will make a decent amount of bombs.
How to Make Unicorn Hot Chocolate Bombs
This fun unicorn themed variety of hot chocolate bombs is easy to make than you might think. That’s all thanks to this unicorn decorating set that you can purchase and stick right on your chocolates!
You’ll want to have these supplies on hand:
Wilton Unicorn Decorating Kit (Available at Michael’s and Walmart.)
Wilton Flower Decorating Kit Available at Michael’s and Walmart.)
Optional: Candy Melter
DIY Unicorn Hot Chocolate Bombs
- silicone mold
- unicorn decorating kit (Wilton)
- flower decorating kit (Wilton)
- Chocolate melter (optional)
- 12 oz white candy melts
- 1 unicorn cupcake topper kit
- 1 flower cupcake topper kit
- 6 tbsp hot chocolate mix (1 TBSP PER BOMB)
- rainbow mini marshmallows
- rainbow sprinkles
- 6 cups hot milk (for actually using the bombs)
- Place white candy chocolate melts in a microwave safe bowl and heat at 30 second intervals.
- Stir between each interval, until the chocolate has melted completely. (You could also use a candy melter if you'd prefer.)
- Spread 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 of the molds are coated with chocolate.
- Let the molds sit for about 5 minutes & re-spread any of the chocolate that sank to the bottom of the molds.
- Allow the chocolate in the molds to set and harden completely (approximately 2-3 hours). This process can be sped up by placing the mold in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.
- Once the chocolate has set, remove each chocolate piece from the mold and lay half of the pieces on your work surface to be filled.
- Add a small amount of instant hot chocolate to half of the pieces (approx 1 TBSP each), along with some sprinkles and marshmallows.
- Reheat the remaining white chocolate melts at 15 second intervals until melted.
- Pick up an empty chocolate circle half and dip the edges into the melted chocolate. Carefully place it on top of a filled piece and press lightly into place. Use your finger to smooth the melted chocolate around the seam. Continue until all of the chocolate bombs are sealed.
- Let the assembled bombs set (until the chocolate seal has hardened completely).
- Once bombs have set, use re-heat the candy melts and use it as a glue to place the unicorn pieces & flowers on the hot cocoa bombs.
- TO ENJOY THE HOT CHOCOLATE BOMBS: Place a bomb in the bottom of a mug. Pour one cup of hot milk over the top of the bomb to melt the chocolate. Once the chocolate has melted completely, stir all of the mug's contents to combine. Enjoy!
These treats would also make amazing party favors for any unicorn or pony or rainbow themed parties you might be throwing! They would look great packed up individually in treat boxes or bags.
If you end up giving these unicorn hot chocolate bombs a try, let us know how they turned out for you! Feel free to tag us on social media if you post a picture. We’d love to see them!
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