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How to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs with Marshmallows. Making hot chocolate bombs requires a little bit of work. But it's worth the effort. Especially when Corgi marshmallows appear in your mug of hot chocolate once the hot cocoa bombs have melted on the outside. Discovers instructions and photographs on how to make hot chocolate bombs with Corgi marshmallows, how to temper chocolate, ways to melt chocolate and the types of molds you can use to make hot chocolate bombs as a warming winter treat.

Hot Chocolate Bombs with Corgi Marshmallows Recipe for Dog Lovers

December 3, 2020

Whether you’re looking for a homemade holiday gift idea or simply a warming winter treat, these hot chocolate bombs with Corgi marshmallows are a delight for dog lovers. Keep reading to discover how to make hot chocolate bombs with marshmallows, how to temper and melt chocolate, the best molds for making hot cocoa bombs, a step-by-step photo tutorial of the process, and a video of the unveiling of these sweet Corgi marshmallows from their chocolate filled shell!

How to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs with Marshmallows. Making hot chocolate bombs requires a little bit of work. But it's worth the effort. Especially when Corgi marshmallows appear in your mug of hot chocolate once the hot cocoa bombs have melted on the outside. Discovers instructions and photographs on how to make hot chocolate bombs with Corgi marshmallows, how to temper chocolate, ways to melt chocolate and the types of molds you can use to make hot chocolate bombs as a warming winter treat.

Winter is here and what better way to enjoy those snowy winter days than with a warm cup of hot chocolate? I absolutely love homemade hot chocolate with real chocolate and milk. And, of course, marshmallows are a must as well! As I’m a big dog lover (miniature dachshund owner here!) I wanted to make my own DIY hot cocoa bombs with marshmallows, but in a unique way. After finding these super cute Corgi marshmallows online, I knew I had to include them in my own hot chocolate bombs with marshmallows recipe. It’s such a nice surprise to discover these puppy shaped marshmallows inside these hot chocolate bombs when they melt into a warm, delicious cup of hot chocolate.

Kids and adults alike will delight over these DIY hot cocoa bombs. Enjoy them as a special treat throughout winter. Or make them to give as homemade holiday gifts to your favorite dog lovers. This is the must make homemade Christmas food gift this year! Keep reading to discover how to make hot chocolate bombs with marshmallows shaped like Corgi puppies.

Make these hot chocolate bombs with Corgi marshmallows as a homemade holiday food gift for dog lovers or a warm winter treat for friends and family this holiday season. Need a homemade holiday gift idea? These DIY hot cocoa bombs bombs with Corgi marshmallows are a delight for any dog lover in your life. Discover how to make DIY hot chocolate bombs with marshmallows, how to temper and melt chocolate, the best molds for making hot cocoa bombs, a step-by-step photo tutorial of the process.

How to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs with Marshmallows

Making hot chocolate bombs requires a little bit of work. But it’s worth the effort. Especially when Corgi marshmallows appear in your mug of hot chocolate once the hot cocoa bombs have melted on the outside.

Following are detailed instructions and photographs on how to make hot chocolate bombs with Corgi marshmallows. I’ve included information on how to temper chocolate (you can skip this step is your chocolate is already tempered,) ways to melt chocolate and the types of molds you can use to make hot chocolate bombs. I’ve also listed the additional tools and ingredients you’ll need to make these unique DIY hot cocoa bombs.

Tips & Tricks on Working with Chocolate

Do You Need to Temper the Chocolate to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs?

The first question you need to ask before making hot chocolate bombs, is whether or not you need to temper your chocolate. If the chocolate you plan to use to make hot chocolate bombs has already been tempered, then the answer is no. However, if it has not been tempered, then you should temper the chocolate before making your hot cocoa bombs.

It is important to temper the chocolate prior to making hot chocolate bombs so that the chocolate holds its shape. Untempered chocolate tends is too soft to hold the form needed to make round hot cocoa bombs.

How Do I Tell If My Chocolate Is Tempered?

If your chocolate is soft or doesn’t have a shine when solid, then it’s likely untempered. Untempered chocolate will also melt at room temperature and will bend rather than break under pressure.

how to melt chocolate in the microwave

How Do You Temper Chocolate?

To temper dark chocolate, you will need a candy thermometer as well as a double boiler. You’ll also want to ensure all your work surfaces are completely dry to prevent the chocolate seizing up,

In order to temper the chocolate, first chop or grate the amount of dark chocolate you plan to use. Place two-thirds of the chocolate inside a double boiler. Heat the chocolate over hot but not boiling water, while stirring continuously. Make sure to avoid heating chocolate above 130°F.

Once the chocolate reaches 110°F to 115°F and has melted, remove from heat. Allow the chocolate to cool to 95°F to 100°F.

Now add the remaining chocolate to the top pan of double boiler and stir until melted. Your tempered chocolate can now be used to make hot chocolate bombs with marshmallows tucked inside.

What is the Best Chocolate for Making Hot Chocolate Bombs?

I don’t recommend using chocolate chips to make hot chocolate bombs as they don’t contain enough cocoa butter to temper. Therefore I recommend using either melting chocolate or high quality dark chocolate such as Ghirardelli. While traditional melting chocolate such as Wilton does not need to be tempered, it does tend to have less flavor than fine chocolates. Therefore in lieu of melting chocolate you can use your favorite high quality chocolate bars. You would just need to temper them first, assuming they aren’t already tempered. Alternately, Ghirardelli melting wafers also offer a rich and flavorful alternative more suited for hot chocolate.

mixing partially melted chocolate in glass bowl

How Do You Melt Chocolate?

There are a number of methods you can employ to melt chocolate for hot cocoa bombs and other candies and treats. You can use either a double boiler, a chocolate melting pot or a microwave to melt chocolate. While direct heat is another alternative for melting chocolate, it is not one I recommend for this project. Direct heat typically calls for melting coconut oil or butter into the chocolate as it’s melted, and therefore makes it pour choice for dipping or molding chocolate.

To melt chocolate in a double boiler, first heat the water in the double boiler. It should hot, but not boiling. Then break up the chocolate into small pieces. (You can skip this step if you are using chocolate melting wafers.) Now place the chocolate into the top pan of the double boiler. Stir the chocolate occasionally, until smooth and melted.

If you’d like to use a microwave to melt chocolate, you will need to use a microwave safe container such as a heatproof glass bowl. Place the chocolate into the container, then heat at 50% power in 30-second intervals. Watch the chocolate carefully, as you don’t want it to overheat or scorch. Remove the chocolate from the microwave after each heating session and stir. (I recommend using a folded tea towel or similar to remove the bowl of chocolate as it can get hot.) When there are only a few lumps of chocolate that remain unmelted, discontinue further heating and stir the chocolate until it melts fully.

To use a chocolate melting pot to melt chocolate, simply follow the instructions that come with the device.

diy hot cocoa bombs with chocolate sprinkles on outside and corgi marshmallow inside

What Molds Do You Need for Hot Cocoa Bombs?

Being the soapmaker that I am, I actually used bath bombs molds to make my hot chocolate bombs with Corgi marshmallows. If money is tight, this is a great way to avoid having to purchase an additional mold. (Just be sure to sterilize them first.) However, there are a several molds you can use to make DIY hot cocoa bombs.

I like using metal bath bombs molds for this project. The metal allows the chocolate to easily slide out of the mold when frozen, and the larger molds are big enough to accommodate the Corgi marshmallows. It also gives the chocolate a nice shine and the chocolate hardens faster than using a silicone mold. I simply use a cupcake tin to hold the molds in place. In addition, I also like that I slide a 6-cup muffin tin into my narrow freezer. Therefore, it’s important to take into account the width of your freezer (and how much space you actually have in it) when choose your mold.

Likewise you can also use half round silicone baking or candy making molds to make these marshmallow filled delights. You just need to be sure that diameter of the mold is large enough for the marshmallows to fit inside. This large 2.5″ diameter round silicone mold is perfect for making large hot cocoa bombs. However, you can also use a silicone cake pop mold. (Just be sure to use the side without the holes.) Once frozen, you simply turn the chocolate out of this type of mold.

Finally, you can also use a round acrylic tray mold to make your hot chocolate bombs. This type of mold yields a shinier chocolate and is faster than using a silicone mold, much like the metal bath bomb molds. However it can be a bit harder to remove the chocolate from the mold as you have to bang it out of the mold, and it does require more chocolate for a thicker shell and a slightly different process. Therefore, I would opt for one of the previous alternatives over an acrylic mold to prevent any undue frustration if you’re new to working with chocolate and its related tools.

tips on how to make hot cocoa bombs

Tips on How to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs

  • I recommend you wear gloves to make your hot chocolate bombs. This will prevent fingerprints from transferring and showing up on your finished product.  If you make soap, it’s likely you already have these on hand. Otherwise, powder free gloves are relatively easy to source online.
  • If you choose to use a flexible silicone mold for this project, I recommend placing the mold onto a cutting board or other hard surface before you begin working. Just like when you make soap, this allows you to easily transport the mold (in this case to the freezer) without disrupting your work.
  • Make sure all of your tools and work surfaces are dry before starting and throughout the process. Chocolate can be finicky when melted, and even a single drop of water can cause the chocolate to seize. 

Types of Marshmallows for Making Hot Cocoa Bombs

As you can imagine, you can use any and all types of marshmallow to make your DIY hot cocoa bombs. While I used Corgi marshmallows for this project, you can also use regular, jumbo or even miniature marshmallows. Or, keeping with the theme of a fun marshmallow surprise, you can also use any of these fun marshmallow shapes.

How to make DIY hot chocolate bombs with Corgi marshmallows recipe. Whether you want a homemade holiday gift idea or a warming winter treat, these hot chocolate bombs with Corgi marshmallows are a delight for dog lovers. Discover how to make DIY hot cocoa bombs with marshmallows, how to temper and melt chocolate, the best molds for making hot cocoa bombs, a step-by-step photo tutorial of the process and a video of the unveiling of these sweet Corgi marshmallows from their chocolate filled shell!

Hot Chocolate Bombs with Corgi Marshmallows Recipe

Following is my recipe and tutorial on how to make hot cocoa bombs with Corgi marshmallows inside. This hot chocolate bombs recipe makes 6 bombs to enjoy throughout the winter holiday season.

ingredients to make hot chocolate bombs with corgi marshmallows inside

Ingredients for Hot Chocolate Bombs

2 cups dark melting chocolate
2 cups hot cocoa mix
6 Corgi marshmallows
Chocolate jimmies or sprinkles

Tool Needed to Make Hot Cocoa Bombs

Powder free gloves, optional
Half round bath bomb molds or round silicone mold
Cupcake tin or cutting board
Metal measuring spoons and cups
Piping bag with tip
Microwave safe glass bowl or double boiler
Small bowl (for sprinkles)
Utensil for stirring

Step-by-Step Instructions on How to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs with Marshmallows

Once you have all the tools and ingredients you need to make your hot chocolate bombs with Corgi marshmallows, you’re ready to begin.

how to melt chocolate

Ensuring your tools and work surfaces are dry, place the chocolate into a microwave safe bowl. Then melt the chocolate in the microwave per the directions on the package. If no directions are available on how to melt chocolate, you can refer to my instructions on how to melt chocolate in the microwave above.

using measuring spoon to fill half of round bath bomb mold with melted chocolate

Once the chocolate has melted, place one Tablespoon melted chocolate into one half of a bomb mold.  Then, using the bottom of the tablespoon measuring spoon, press the chocolate up the sides of the mold, keeping it thick but even.

fill bath bomb molds or round cups with melted chocolate to make shells for hot cocoa bombs with marshmallows

Repeat this process with a total of twelve bomb mold halves.

Set each mold into a cupcake or muffin tin. Then place the chocolate filled bomb molds into the freezer for five minutes.

Once the chocolate has hardened, remove the molds from the freezer. Then gently tap the sides of the mold, pressing on one side of the chocolate to make the chocolate slide out of the mold.

fill chocolate shells with hot cocoa mix

Once you have the chocolate shells made, fill six of the chocolate molds you made each with two Tablespoons hot chocolate mix.

place corgi marshmallow inside one half of chocolate shell of hot chocolate bombs

Now remove the puppy head from the base of six Corgi marshmallows. (You can discard the base of the marshmallow, if desired, or save it for another project as it will not fit inside the hot cocoa bombs.) Add one Corgi marshmallow head to each of the six chocolate shells you filled with hot cocoa mix.

Next, heat a plate or a flat-bottom bowl in the microwave until the surface of the plate is warm to the touch.

connect two sides of hot chocolate bombs together to make them

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.

connect two sides of chocolate shells together how to make hot chocolate bombs with marshmallows

Immediately press this warmed edge chocolate cup onto the top of one of the chocolate cups you filled with hot cocoa mix and a marshmallow. This will join the two halves of the hot chocolate bomb together. If desired, you may add more of the chocolate melts to help shore-up that joint.

adding icing around diy hot chocolate bombs with corgi marshmallows

Fill a piping bag with the remaining melted chocolate. Then pipe the warm chocolate over the joint line of the assembled hot cocoa bombs.

dip diy hot cocoa bombs in chocolate sprinkle decorations

Immediately dip the melted chocolate into the chocolate jimmies or sprinkles.

Now pipe a dollop of chocolate onto the top of the hot cocoa bomb. Dip the top with the melted chocolate into the sprinkles.

How to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs with Marshmallows. Making hot chocolate bombs requires a little bit of work. But it's worth the effort. Especially when Corgi marshmallows appear in your mug of hot chocolate once the hot cocoa bombs have melted on the outside. Discovers instructions and photographs on how to make hot chocolate bombs with Corgi marshmallows, how to temper chocolate, ways to melt chocolate and the types of molds you can use to make hot chocolate bombs as a warming winter treat.

Next, return the hot chocolate bombs to the freezer for fives minutes in order to allow them to set. Finally, remove the hot cocoa bombs from the freezer and store in an airtight container.

You’re hot chocolate bombs are now ready to gift as homemade holiday gifts or to enjoy as a warm winter treat!

DIY hot cocoa bombs with Corgi marshmallows recipe for dog lovers for homemade holiday food gifts or winter treats. Detailed instructions and photographs on how to make hot chocolate bombs with Corgi marshmallows. Learn how to temper chocolate, ways to melt chocolate and the types of molds you can use to make hot chocolate bombs. Plus tools and ingredients you'll need to make these unique DIY hot cocoa bombs for friends and family to enjoy a hot cup of cocoa with a Corgi marshmallow inside.

How to Use Hot Chocolate Bombs

To use the hot chocolate bombs, place one bomb into a mug. Now pour two cups of hot milk over the top of the hot cocoa bomb. Stir until the bomb has melted completely, then enjoy!

Yield: 6 Hot Chocolate Bombs with Marshmallows

Hot Chocolate Bombs with Marshmallows Recipe

These hot chocolate bombs with Corgi marshmallows are a delight for dog lovers and make a wonderful winter treat or homemade holiday gifts.

This hot chocolate bombs with marshmallows recipe is made with cute, Corgi marshmallows. This winter treat is a delight for dog lovers and makes wonderful homemade holiday food gifts.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dark melting chocolate
  • 2 cups hot cocoa mix
  • 6 Corgi marshmallows
  • Chocolate jimmies or sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Chop the chocolate into chunks and place into a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Heat the chocolate at 50% power in 30-second intervals, stirring after each heating. session and stir. When there are only a few lumps of chocolate that remain unmelted, discontinue further heating and stir the chocolate until it melts fully.
  3. Place 1 Tablespoon of the melted chocolate into one half of a bomb mold. 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.
  4. Place the chocolate filled bomb molds in a muffin tin then put into the freezer for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove molds from the freezer and gently tap the sides of the mold, pressing on one side of the chocolate to make the chocolate slide out of the mold.
  6. Remove the Corgi heads from the the base of six of the marshmallows.
  7. Fill 6 of the molds with 2 Tablespoons hot chocolate mix and 1 Corgi marshmallow head.
  8. Heat a plate or a flat-bottom bowl in the microwave until the surface of the plate is warm to the touch.
  9. 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.
  10. Immediately press this warmed edge chocolate cup to the top of one of the filled cups to join the two halves of the hot chocolate bomb. If needed, add more of the chocolate melts to help shore-up the joint.
  11. Use a piping bag pipe to pipe the remaining melted chocolate over the join line of the assembled hot cocoa bombs as well as a dollop on the top. Then immediately dip the melted chocolate bits into a bowl of chocolate jimmies.
  12. Place the assembled hot chocolate bombs with marshmallows into the freezer for 5 minutes to set. Then remove the hot cocoa bombs and store in an airtight container until you’re ready to use.

Notes

To use the hot chocolate bombs with marshmallows, place one bomb into a mug. Now pour two cups of hot milk over the top of the hot cocoa bomb. Stir until the bomb has melted completely, then enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

18

Serving Size:

1 hot cocoa bomb

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 310Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 268mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 2gSugar: 44gProtein: 5g

More Homemade Holiday Food Gifts

If you love my hot chocolate bombs with Corgi marshmallows recipe, then you may also like these other homemade holiday food gift ideas.

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2 Comments

  • Vanessa Donovan

    January 7, 2021 at 8:49 pm

    Where can I get the Corgi marshmallows? My son just got a Corgi and I would love to surprise him with these Hot Chocolate Bombs.

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      January 7, 2021 at 9:32 pm

      I found mine on Amazon. I link to them within the post.

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