Watch The Ball Drop Hot Chocolate Bombs
First, the foodie trend was whipped coffee, and now it’s hot chocolate bombs! The beverage trends have been strong this year, so naturally, we had to test it out! Hot chocolate bombs are a delicious combination of classic hot cocoa with a modern twist of a chocolate hard shell. With such a non-traditional year, these are a perfect mix of classics and trends.
One of my absolute favorite American traditions is the iconic ball drop on New Year’s Eve in New York City! When I was little, we hosted parties with dozens of kids my age and we always ate chocolaty fondue while watching the ball drop. So for me, chocolate and New Years’ go together like peanut butter and jelly. These hot chocolate bombs perfectly resemble the ball that drops, so this year instead of toasting to champaign or apple cider, why not toast to hot chocolate? Today, I’m going to teach you how to make your own!
- 1 cup of chocolate chips (you can use any kind)
- 2 TBSP of cocoa
- 2 TBSP of sugar
- Toppings of your choice (peppermint sticks, marshmallows, chocolate chips, etc.)
- a chocolate mold
- 1 culinary paintbrush
- gold sprinkles (Or any color that you feel symbolizes New Years)
Step 1: Pour your chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl
Step 2: Microwave the chocolate for 30 seconds, then stir, continue to microwave with 15 second intervals until fully melted
Step 3: Use a spoon and place one spoonful of melted chocolate into each mold
Step 4: Use your culinary paint brush to spread the chocolate all around the mold until it is completely covered
Step 5: Once each mold is covered in chocolate, place in the freezer for 5 minutes (Please don’t guess whether it’s been 5 minutes, use your clock)
Step 6: once your chocolate has hardened, gently and carefully peel the chocolate out of the mold (this will be the hardest part)
Step 7: While you’re letting your shells rest, you can make your own hot chocolate powder. Simply mix the cocoa powder and sugar together in a small bowl. That’s it! Super simple.
Step 8: Now it’s time to assemble! If you go slowly, this will be easy! So take your time and don’t panic. Fill one side of your shell with your cocoa powder and toppings
Step 9: Take the edge of your empty shell and spread some melted chocolate on the top of the rim (I used my fingers), then place the shell on top of the filled shell. Quickly pick up your bomb and spread a coat of chocolate around the rim to connect the two shells together.
Step 10: Place your sprinkles on a plate and roll your bomb’s chocolate “belt” around until it is coated enough
Step 11: Place the bomb into warm milk or hot water, and stir until dissolved. Happy New Year and Enjoy!!