These S’mores Homemade Hot chocolate bombs are full of chocolate, and marshmallows and topped with more mini marshmallows and graham cracker crumbs. This S’mores Hot Chocolate Bombs recipe is a chocolate and marshmallow fan’s hot chocolate dream.
S’Mores Hot Chocolate Bombs Recipe
S’mores are one of my favorite sweet treats to enjoy during the summer months. I love sitting around a campfire enjoying S’mores but during the chilly months sitting outside is not an option. To enjoy my love of S’mores during the chilly months I came up with this S’mores hot chocolate bombs recipe.
We love making hot chocolate bombs in our house and we love enjoying them once the weather gets colder. My whole family enjoys them all winter long, not only making them but enjoying the tasty hot chocolate they make too.
Our most recent creation is this S’mores hot chocolate bomb that is loaded on the inside with hot chocolate and marshmallows and then topped with crushed graham crackers and more marshmallows for the perfect hot chocolate combination.
If you are just getting started with making hot chocolate bombs make sure to check out my how to make hot chocolate bombs post with all the information and tips and tricks to making hot chocolate bombs.
What is a Hot Chocolate Bomb?
Hot chocolate bombs are a fun and simple way to have fun with hot chocolate. It is a sphere of chocolate that you create in a half sphere mold with melted chocolate. Before sealing the chocolate sphere halves, fill them with hot chocolate mix, marshmallows, and other fillings. The sphere is sealed up and then stored or gifted until enjoyed.
To enjoy, the chocolate ball with hot chocolate powder and other fillings is then placed in a mug, and warm or hot milk is poured over it. The heated milk causes the chocolate sphere to melt, the insides of the hot chocolate bomb to pop open, and then you mix it together making a tasty hot chocolate.
What Supplies do I need to make Hot Chocolate Bombs?
Silicone sphere molds. These molds are essential for creating the spherical shape of the hot chocolate bombs. This is the mold that I use.
Small spoon. Use a spoon to coat the molds evenly with melted chocolate. You will need a small spoon to fill the molds with the hot chocolate mix and mini marshmallows.
Microwave-safe bowl. To melt the candy melts you will need a bowl that you can use in the microwave.
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Tips for Making Hot Chocolate Bombs
Make sure the chocolate is melted thoroughly. You want to make sure the chocolate is smoothly melted before you use it in the chocolate molds. You can microwave per the directions on the package or melt the chocolate with a double boiler.
Allow the chocolate to harden fully. When you are placing the chocolate in the freezer to harden back up it is important. You need to let it fully harden or you will have issues removing it from the molds, and you will have issues with the chocolate bombs falling apart.
Use good quality chocolate. Using chocolate melts is the easiest way to go but using a higher quality chocolate will give you a better hot chocolate flavor. If you want a rich and deep chocolate flavor then stick with a real chocolate over candy melts.
Use the right type of mold. If you are using chocolate then you can use acrylic molds or silicone molds, if you are using candy melts then it is a must to use silicone molds.
Make the sphere edges smooth. If the edges of the chocolate cups are not even, heat a plate or a flat-bottom bowl in the microwave until the surface of the plate is warm to the touch. Press the empty chocolate 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 chocolate cup and even it out.
Why do you use chocolate melting chips and not chocolate for hot chocolate bombs?
Using chocolate melting chips or candy melts instead of regular chocolate when making hot chocolate bombs offers a few advantages along with making things easier. Personally, because I make these with my kids I want things as easy as possible. I also want things to be as easy as possible for anyone who is finding this recipe and may not have as much experience working with chocolate. Here are a few reasons why making hot chocolate bombs with candy melts or melting chips is better for beginners:
Consistent Texture. Melting chips are designed to have a consistent texture and are specifically formulated to melt smoothly and evenly. There is no need to worry about what the texture will be when the chocolate is melted.
Ease of Use. Melting chips are convenient to work with, as they melt at a controlled temperature, reducing the risk of overheating or burning the chocolate.
Wider Range of Colors and Flavors. Melting chips come in a variety of colors and flavors, offering versatility and creativity
Variations of This Recipe
Add more chocolate drizzle. You can add some more chocolate drizzle on top of the bombs when you are making them. I would suggest either using milk chocolate chips or white chocolate chips if you are adding the drizzle.
Change up the graham cracker crumbs. I personally use the traditional graham crackers but you could use chocolate graham crackers.
Change up the chocolate. I use milk chocolate candy melts, but you could also use dark chocolate candy melts.
Change up the marshmallows. I use the mini marshmallows but you could use a large marshmallow or homemade marshmallows inside the hot chocolate bomb.
Decorations. I use graham cracker crumbs and mini marshmallows with some melted chocolate drizzle, but you can change things up and add the graham cracker crumbs to the inside of the hot chocolate bomb instead of on the top.
Add a Peanut Butter Drizzle. You can also add a drizzle of melted chocolate or melted peanut butter chips on top of the marshmallows and graham cracker crumbs on top of the bomb. This way reminds me of when I use Reese’s peanut butter cups instead of chocolate bars to make S’mores.
How to make Hot Chocolate with Hot Chocolate Bombs
When you are going to enjoy this hot chocolate bomb you will want to warm 1 cup of milk in a microwave safe mug. Place the hot chocolate bomb on the bottom of a mug, then pour the warm milk over the hot chocolate bomb. This will melt the hot chocolate bomb, use a spoon to stir the milk and the melted hot chocolate bomb.
How Much Hot Milk do I need?
For these smores hot chocolate bombs, you will want 1 cup of warm milk for each hot chocolate bomb when you are making them into hot chocolate.
What mold is best for making hot chocolate bombs?
You can use silicone molds, acrylic molds, or metal molds. I think that using silicone molds is better because it’s basically foolproof. You can really use any size that you want to and some molds in different shapes can be used as well.
I prefer using the smaller spheres when I am making them for the kids, but when I am gifting them I like to use the larger spheres because I can fill them with more hot cocoa and fun fillings.
If you are using candy melts when making easy hot chocolate bombs, then you will have to use silicone molds instead of using acrylic molds. If you are using melted chocolate then you can use either type of mold to make hot chocolate bombs.
How to Store Hot Chocolate Bombs
container or a sealed bag to prevent moisture and humidity from affecting their quality. If the room temperature is warm, it’s better to store hot chocolate bombs in the refrigerator.
If you’re stacking the hot chocolate bombs, place parchment paper or wax paper between the layers to prevent them from sticking together.
How long do hot chocolate bombs last?
Homemade Hot chocolate bombs will keep for up to 2 months if stored in an airtight container in a cool place. You can store them in the fridge if you want to and I suggest doing so if your house is really warm.
S’Mores Hot Chocolate Bombs Recipe Ingredients
Chocolate Candy Melts. This is used to form the shell of our hot chocolate bombs. With a high melting point, they work well for making hot chocolate bombs easily.
Hot Cocoa Mix. I use milk chocolate hot chocolate powder for this recipe but you can also use dark chocolate hot chocolate.
Mini Marshmallows. You can use large marshmallows or homemade marshmallows if you want to.
Crushed Graham Crackers. Use traditional graham crackers or chocolate graham crackers. You want them into crumbs, which is easily done by adding the graham crackers to a plastic baggie and smashing them with a spoon.
How to Make S’Mores Hot Chocolate Bombs Recipe
Using a microwave-safe bowl melt the candy melts. You will want to heat them in 30-second intervals and stir to make sure you do not burn the candy melts.
Once the candy melts are melted pour the melted candy melts into the silicone mold filling each of the 12 mold halves. Use the back of a spoon or a pastry brush to move the melted chocolate on the sides of the mold, be sure to keep them thick but also even.
Place the mold in the freezer for 5 minutes to harden the candy melt shells. Once hardened remove them from the freezer.
While the hot chocolate bombs are in the freezer crush the graham cracker and make the graham cracker crumbs.
Gently peel the silicone away from the chocolate cups. Make the edges smooth if needed.
Fill 6 of the empty chocolate halves with hot chocolate mix and mini marshmallows.
Next, you are going to make the hot chocolate bomb by combining 2 spheres.
Heat a plate or a flat-bottom bowl in the microwave until the surface of the plate is warm to the touch.
Take the empty chocolate piece and place it on the warm plate to smooth the edge and melt the chocolate a bit and then press the empty chocolate piece on top of a filled piece of chocolate sphere to form a hot chocolate bomb. You will do this for each one forming 6 hot cocoa bombs.
With the remaining chocolate, reheat, if needed to remelt, add the melted candy melts to a piping bag, and drizzle a small amount of melted chocolate on top of each bomb. Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs on top and add a few mini marshmallows.
Place the hot cocoa bombs into the freezer to set them fully. Remove from the freezer and store until using.
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S’Mores Hot Chocolate Bombs Recipe
- Place chocolate candy melts in a microwave safe bowl and melt in the microwave per the directions on the package.
- Place Pour 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. Reserve the remaining melted chocolate.
- Place the chocolate filled bomb molds into the freezer for 5 minutes.
- Remove molds from the freezer and gently peel the silicone away from the chocolate cups.
- If the edges of the chocolate cups are not even, 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 chocolate 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 chocolate cup and even it out. Repeat with all of the chocolate cups, as necessary.
- Fill 6 of the molds with 2 tablespoons of hot cocoa mix and 5-10 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 chocolate 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 chocolate cup.
- Immediately press this warmed edge chocolate cup to the top of one of the filled cups. This will join the two halves of the hot cocoa bomb.
- With the reserved chocolate, pipe a little bit of the melted chocolate on top of each hot cocoa bomb and immediately place crushed graham cracker crumble with 3-4 additional mini marshmallows on top of the melted chocolate.
- 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.
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