These hot chocolate bombs are all the rage! Make them ahead of time as a holiday gift or to have on hand when you have a hot chocolate craving. —Rashanda Cobbins, Taste of Home Food Editor,
- 22 ounces semisweet chocolate, such as Baker’s Chocolate, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup baking cocoa
- 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
- 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 6 tablespoons vanilla marshmallow bits (not miniature marshmallows)
- Optional: sprinkles, colored sanding sugar, melted candy melts
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Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1 minute; stir. Microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, until chocolate is melted and smooth, 1-2 minutes longer. Chocolate should not exceed 90°.
Add 1 tablespoon melted chocolate into a silicone sphere-shaped mold (2-1/2-in. diameter). Brush melted chocolate evenly inside molds, all the way to edges, rewarming melted chocolate as needed. Refrigerate molds until chocolate is set, 3-5 minutes. Brush a thin second layer of chocolate in molds. Refrigerate until set, 8-10 minutes. Place remaining melted chocolate into a piping bag fitted with a small round decorating tip; set aside.
Remove chocolate spheres from molds. In a medium bowl, whisk together baking cocoa, milk powder and confectioners’ sugar. Place 3 tablespoons cocoa mixture into half the chocolate spheres. Top with 1 tablespoon marshmallow bits.
Pipe a small amount of melted chocolate on edges of remaining spheres; carefully adhere to filled halves, pressing lightly to seal, using additional melted chocolate if necessary. If desired, decorate with optional ingredients. Refrigerate until set. Store in a tightly sealed container.
To prepare hot chocolate: Place hot chocolate bomb in a mug; add 1 cup warm milk and stir to dissolve.
1 chocolate bomb: 619 calories, 34g fat (20g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 31mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 4g fiber), 10g protein.