Valentine's Day is all about showing love to the special people in our lives. And what better way to do that than with a warm, comforting cup of hot chocolate? This year, take your hot chocolate game to the next level by making heart-shaped, chocolate cocoa bombs that are sure to bring a smile to your loved one's face! We made these and fell in love with these pretty pink and white hearts!
There are a lot of different molds and methods for making cocoa bombs. Below are the tools and instructions that we followed. When making these, remember to use your creativity and imagination and, above all else, have fun!
Tools and ingredients for making the Cocoa Bombs
- 1lb Merckens SuperWhite Candy Melts
- 2lb Merckens Rainbow White Candy Melts
- Colour Mill Baby Pink Oil-Based Food Coloring
- 3 Piece, Small Geometric Heart, Plastic Chocolate Mold
- A microwave-safe bowl for melting the chocolate
- A cookie sheet or jelly roll pan
- A small sauté pan or skillet
Tip: 1 pound of chocolate will make about 4 complete cocoa bombs. These instructions will make 12 cocoa bombs.
Tools and ingredients for decorating and filling the Cocoa Bombs
- Bakell Snowflake White Luster Dust
- PME Craft Brushes - Standard - Set of 5 (the largest brush)
- Optional fillings: Nesquik strawberry, or regular hot chocolate mix
Steps For Making The Pink Geometric Heart Hot Cocoa Bomb
- Start by cleaning your heart shaped mold with a soft cloth and warm water. Don’t use soap as this will leave a residue on your mold that is impossible to get off! Dry your mold thoroughly!!! Remember chocolate and water are not friends!
- Pour about ¼ of the Rainbow White Candy Melts in a microwave safe bowl. Set your microwave to 50% power and melt your chocolate in 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until fully melted.
- Once the candy melts reach a smooth consistency, add 20 drops of the baby pink oil-based food coloring and stir until well-incorporated. (When making the lighter pink heart, add only 10 drops of the pink oil-based food coloring.)
- Look for the "fill line" on the bottom piece of the geometric heart mold – It is about one quarter of the way up the mold
- Spoon the melted candy melts into the bottom mold up to the fill line and smooth it out so it is even on all sides
- Insert the flexible part of the mold into each cavity on top of the melted candy melts and then gently press the top piece of the mold down and snap it into place.
- Flip the mold over, place it on the cookie sheet or jelly roll pan, and press down around the outline of each cavity so that the melts evenly coat the edge of the mold. Let this sit on the counter for 10 minutes, then put in the fridge for another 10 minutes.
- Once the pieces have set, take them out of the fridge and gently remove them from the molds. If your hearts are not easily coming out of the mold, that usually means the chocolate isn’t set yet. Put it back in the fridge for a few more minutes.
- Fill half of the heart shells with hot chocolate powder, Nesquik, or whatever other powder filling you'd like. You can also add marshmallows, or sprinkles!
- Heat the sauté pan/skillet on low heat. Once warmed up, one at a time, take the unfilled, hearts and melt it a little bit on the skillet. While still melted, fit the slightly melted heart to one of the heart halves that is filled with the powder. Repeat this process until all of your hearts are whole.
- Repeat this process to make 4 Dark Pink and 4 Light Pink cocoa bombs
Repeat this process, skipping step 3, with the Super White Chocolate to make the white heart cocoa bombs.
You can decorate these cocoa bombs anyway you like! Here is how we decorated ours:
- Take a little bit of the Bakell Snowflake White Luster Dust, and brush it on the assembled cocoa bombs (a little goes a long way). This will give your cocoa bombs a pearly, shiny look
- Melt the Super White candy melts in the microwave just like you did when making the cocoa bombs
- Gently drizzle lines over half of the top of the assembled cocoa bomb. You can use a fork for this or a small squeeze bottle with a narrow tip
- While the drizzled melts are still warm, add your favorite sprinkles!
- Use your creativity and have fun when decorating these cocoa bombs!
Don’t forget to treat yourself to a cup of hot cocoa! Gently place one in a mug and pour hot milk over the bomb! Sit back, relax and watch as it melts and transforms into a delicious cup of hot chocolate.
With these heart-shaped chocolate cocoa bombs, you can create a sweet and delicious moment with your loved ones. Whether you enjoy them together on Valentine's Day or gift them as a thoughtful present, they're sure to be a hit. So grab the ingredients, put on some music, and get ready to create something sweet and memorable. Happy Valentine's Day!
Don't forget to share your creations with us on Instagram! Tag us @FransCakeSupplies and mention the items used from Fran's to create your edible masterpiece! We can't wait to see what you come up with!