The holidays are just around the corner and if you are like me, I love to make hot chocolate at home while I watch Christmas movies. I know that making hot chocolate bombs has been a trend in the last couple of years but I understand that they can be a bit difficult to make because you have to know how to temper the chocolate and have a special mold. I came up with this easier version where your chocolate bomb is like a truffle made with sweetened condensed milk, cocoa powder, cinnamon, butter and marshmallow bits. You just place one of these bombs into your favorite mug/cup and pour any milk you prefer. Thats’s all, very easy to make and delicious, perfect treat for colder days.
Let’s start with the recipe and if you want to watch how I made these, visit me on Instagram @pastry_tales
Yield about 15 regular size bombs
1 can sweetened condensed milk by Magnolia
¼ cup dark cocoa powder, sifted
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter
marshmallow bits (which are smaller than mini marshmallows)
1.- Grease a shallow plate with butter. Set aside.
2.- Pour sweetened condensed milk, cocoa powder, cinnamon and butter into a medium size sauce pan. Mix well using a whisk or a spatula and be sure that no cocoa lumps are left. Keep mixing until you can see the bottom of the pan when dragging the spatula trough. It will be shiny and thicker. This process took me about 30 minutes. The mixture should not be runny otherwise the balls won’t keep their shape.
3.- Pour the chocolate mixture on top of your greased plate. Let it cool for about 30 minutes and then place it in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight.
4.- When ready to make your chocolate bombs, take the plate out from and fridge and chill it in the freezer for 30 minutes. This will help a lot to make the chocolate balls nice and round.
5.- When ready to roll, grab a small bowl and pour the marshmallow bits. Take the dish out from the freezer and start shaping and rolling the chilled mixture into balls, use clean hands. If it gets too sticky, place it back to the freezer. Use a spoon to scoop out some and then start rolling with the palm of your hands.
6.- As soon as you make one chocolate ball, roll it into the marshmallow bits. You can place them into paper bonbon cups.
7.- Grab one, place it into your favorite hot chocolate mug/cup and pour hot milk on top. It is delicious and no need to add sugar. Enjoy!
You can keep these into a container in the fridge but they are better when you use them right after making them.