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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.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Set Time15 mins
Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, hot chocolate, vegan, vegan dessert
Servings: 6 hot chocolate bombs

Equipment

  • Double boiler
  • Laser thermometer
  • Round, 2.5" silicone molds
  • Medium-sized paintbrushes
  • Microwave-safe plate

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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

  • Fill half of your chocolate shells with 1 tablespoon of cocoa mix each, plus any additional marshmallows or candy toppings you want.

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.