Vegan Hot Chocolate Bombs
These hot chocolate bombs can be customized to the drinker: keep plain, add crushed peppermints and sprinkles. The limit to these cocoa bombs is your imagination! Cozy up with a cookie and enjoy this warm winter treat.
Servings: 6 hot chocolate bombs
- 250 grams (~1 ½ cups) dark coverture chocolate chopped small
- 2 ½ teaspoons Mycryo/freeze dried cocoa butter
- 6 tablespoons vegan hot cocoa mix
- 30 grams vegan white chocolate
- vegan mini marshmallows to taste
- sprinkles, crushed candy canes, other decoration optional
Tempering The Chocolate
In a double boiler, melt your chocolate and heat to between 104 degrees and 113 degrees Fahrenheit.
Remove your chocolate from the heat and allow it to cool to 95 degrees F.
At this temperature, add Mycryo (1% by weight of chocolate) and stir thoroughly to incorporate.
Allow the chocolate to continue to cool until it reaches 88-89 degrees F. Now your chocolate is ready to use!
Making The Chocolate Shells
Filling one chocolate mold at a time, add 1/2 tablespoon of melted chocolate. Using the paintbrush, paint the chocolate up the sides of the mold, coating as thoroughly as you can. This first layer will be thin.
Let the chocolate set. This should take between 5 and 7 minutes.
Repeat the process of painting 1/2 tablespoon of melted chocolate into each mold.
Gently turn out the molds onto a piece of parchment paper.
Filling The Chocolate Shells
Sealing The Hot Chocolate Bombs
Warm a plate in the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds.
Repeat painting 1/2 tablespoon of melted chocolate into each mold.
Next, flip your plate upside down and hold it so you can raise a filled shell up to the plate to melt those shell edges also.
Finally, carefully press the filled and unfilled shell halves together and run your finger over the edge to smooth it out.
Decorating The Hot Chocolate Bombs
Microwave your vegan white chocolate in a small dish for thirty seconds.
Using a spoon, drizzle the white chocolate over the tops of each hot chocolate bomb.
Before this chocolate has time to dry, top with whatever sprinkle combination you like.