Making hot chocolate bombs at home is one thing. Cooking in a limited work space at a troop meeting is another. Here’s some tested ways to make hot cocoa bombs at your next Girl Scout meeting. (This could easily be adapted for a virtual meeting as well.)
What you need to make hot cocoa bombs:
- Access to microwave
- Glass measuring cups
- Plate that can be heated in a microwave
- Wilton chocolate candy melts (Plan on 1 12-oz. bag for every 3 scouts.) (Do not use chocolate chips if you do not have access to a freezer due to the time needed for it to set up.)
- Hot cocoa mix
- Mini marshmallows
- Crushed peppermint if desired
- Spoons (2 per girl)
- Plates or bowls to work in
- Hot chocolate bomb silicone molds (1 per scout)
How to make hot chocolate bombs:
Melt candy melts in microwave according to package directions, about 1/2 cup per scout.
Put a spoonful of melted candy in each space of silicone mold. Turn spoon to make sure the entire space is covered in candy.
Allow to harden 10 minutes.
Carefully remove each chocolate piece from mold. If candy is not fully hardened, stop. If you have holes or piece breaks, see troubleshooting directions below.
Heat plate in microwave 1 minute.
Turn the open part of chocolate bomb on plate to melt slightly. Set on cooled plate. Fill chocolate bomb with a spoonful or 2 of hot cocoa. Add mini marshmallows if desired.
Take a second chocolate piece and turn on the plate to melt slightly. Set on the first piece to put together. Allow to sit 10 minutes.
If desired, drizzle with melted chocolate and decorate with crushed candy canes, hot cocoa or sprinkles.
If you see a crack forming as you are pulling your chocolate out: You can quickly patch with melted chocolate.
If you have a larger hole: You can use melted chocolate to place unmelted chocolate candy pieces over the hole. Drizzle with melted chocolate and cover with sprinkles.
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