This treat isn't just delicious, but quite interactive, too! From choosing exactly what you put inside your chocolate bomb, to hearing about how fun it was to watch it melt into a decadent hot chocolate!
What you’ll need:
- Silicone Sphere Chocolate Mold
- Baking Sheet with Baking Mat
- Microwave Safe Bowl
- Ingredients you will need for this recipe:
- Good Quality Baking Chocolate
- Mini Marshmallows
- Prepackaged Hot Chocolate Powder
- Whole Milk
How you'll do it:
- To temper the chocolate (getting it to the perfect temperature for using), in a microwave-safe bowl, heat 6 ounces of the chocolate (3/4 of the total amount), stopping the microwave and stirring every 10 seconds until two-thirds of the way melted, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from microwave and keep stirring until melted all the way. Add remaining 2 ounces of chocolate, and stir continuously until melted. Return to the microwave for no more than 5 seconds at a time to complete melting if necessary. The chocolate temperature should be between 88F to 91F.
- Divide the melted, tempered chocolate equally among the 8 cavities of a hemispheres mold.
- Swirl the mold around to cover the cavities or use a spoon to make sure that every bit is covered.
- Turn the mold upside down on top of a baking sheet and shake it well, letting all excess chocolate drip on the baking sheet. Don't skip this step or you'll end up with thick spheres that won't melt during presentation.
- Turn the mold right side up, and use a spatula or scraper to scrape off any excess chocolate on the surface of the mold, and to straighten the edges of the half spheres.
- Place the molds in the freezer until set; about 5 minutes
- Let the molds rest at room temperature for about 5 minutes, then turn the mold upside down and gently push down the chocolate hemisphere, while pulling on the edges of the mold to release.
- Fill it up half the hemispheres with marshmallows (or filling of your choice) and a tablespoon of hot chocolate powder.
- Microwave a microwave-safe bowl for 1 minute. Take out of the microwave and flip over onto the counter.
- Gently pick up an empty hemisphere side and place on the bowl for a moment to melt the rim, then place on top of the marshmallow filled side and gently press together. I found that taking a spoon and warming it under hot water and then taking the spoon tip around the seam also helps mold it together.
- Put your hot chocolate bomb back in the freezer for a moment. Prepare your milk in a pot making sure it's super hot to melt your chocolate.
- Take your hot chocolate bomb out of the freezer and place it in a mug. Let it sit for 5 minutes. For the best visual results when you pour your milk in, place the bomb with its middle seam face in. When you pour the milk in it will melt that thin part first, exploding the marshmallows out.