How to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs with Fieldfare Cakes
It’s National Hot Chocolate Day. And if there’s anything the world needs now, it’s an entire day dedicated to the comfort of hot chocolate. In fact, it’s our firm belief that hot chocolate sooths the soul. With marshmallows, with whipped cream, flavoured of plain. To warm your hands and warm your heart, there’s nothing a hot chocolate can’t fix.
To celebrate what might be our new favourite National Day, our friends at Fieldfare Cakes have drawn up a handy how-to, to help us make our very own Hot Chocolate Bombs. So prepare the aprons - it might just be a messy one. (But at least you’ll get to lick the spoon).
What You'll Need
- Mixing bowl
- Silicone half sphere mould
- Piping bag
- Quality chocolate
- Sprinkles to decorate
- Mini marshmallows
Break up your chocolate into small pieces and place in your plastic bowl. Melt in the microwave in 10 seconds bursts until almost melted. Stir between blasts and keep going until fully melted.
With your teaspoon, coat the inside of your silicon mould with a good layer of chocolate. Chill in the fridge for five minutes. Apply another coat making sure there are no gaps, chill for another five minutes or until fully set.
Carefully peel the silicone mould off of your chocolate shells and fill half of them with marshmallows, you can also add a teaspoon of flavoured hot chocolate at this point, like mint or chocolate orange if you fancy.
Heat a small plate in the microwave for approximately 30 seconds, then take the other half of your chocolate shell and using the plate, melt the edges slightly. Put the two halves of the chocolate shells together and leave them to set. I pop mine in a cupcake case to make handling them easier.
To decorate your hot chocolate bombs, melt some more chocolate in the same way as Step 1, pour it into a plastic piping bag, snip off the end and drizzle it over the tops of your bombs. Then take your sprinkles or whatever decorations you fancy and sprinkle them over.
After letting them set you can pop them in your favourite mug, slowly pour over the hot milk or plant-based drink, watching your bomb slowly open and your marshmallows spill out. Stir with a spoon and enjoy!