Hot Chocolate Melts

Hot Chocolate Melts

Hot Chocolate bombs and stirrers are exploding this season.

Since Aldi launched their festive melting snowmen and hot chocolate stirrers, which pretty much sold out instantly. People have been going crazy for the melty goodness. The Aldi version are that sought after that people are now selling them for more than 85% their RRP on eBay.

Crazy right? Why pay so much for something you can make at home. Here we will tell you how…

Members across our Cooking On A Budget Official group and Crafts On A Budget Official groups have been busy posting their creations. The sweet artistry has proved a hit with with hundreds flocking for instructions.

The hot chocolate, mouth watering delights are proving to be this year’s festive craze. It is 2020 after all, we could all do with an explosion in our lives. 

In this article, we have compiled a selection of members examples and included a fool proof guide on how you can make your own bombs and stirrers at home.

One member created hot chocolate bombs using Kinder eggs. Hiding marshmallows in the centre for the exploding surprise.

Other members have been creative with the hot chocolate stirrers, making them into an array of flavours and designs.

These nostalgic treats are sure to take you to a happy place. Why not get the kids to join in and make it an all round family fun activity.

Roll up your sleeves and get your aprons on, here’s how you can join in the fun:

Chocolate Bombs

To make the exploding bombs you will need:

  • silicone sphere moulds
  • baking paper
  • a tray or chopping board that will fit comfortably into the fridge
  • a heatproof bowl suitable for the microwave or heating over water on the hob
  • chocolate (your choice of white/milk/dark)
  • Mini marshmallows (other choices of filling can be used)
  • hot chocolate powder
  • hot milk

Method:

  1. Melt the chocolate in the microwave or over a boiling pan of water on the hob.
  2. Add equal amounts of chocolate to each mould. Using the back of a spoon spread the chocolate evenly covering the inside of the mould.
  3. Flip the mould over onto the baking paper on a tray and shake gently to even out the spread.
  4. Turn back over, using a knife remove any excess chocolate from the rim of the moulds.
  5. Put into the fridge to set, or into the freezer for a faster setting time.
  6. Heat a plate in the microwave so that it is hot to touch.
  7. Remove the moulds from the fridge, fill one half of the moulds with the hot chocolate powder and chosen filling.
  8. Press the empty half face down onto the hot plate to slightly melt the edges.
  9. Place the empty half on top of the filled half to seal, if needed use a spoon dipped in boiling water to tidy up the join.
  10. Pop the bomb into a mug, pour over hot milk, enjoy the explosion and enjoy.

Tips:

  • Try not to handle the chocolate too much with your hands as it can leave finger prints on the chocolate, it will melt pretty quickly from skin contact.
  • Experiment with different fillings. We like peanut butter, salted caramel and festive cinnamon spice mix.
  • Have a go at decorating the bombs with a different colour chocolate. Melt it and pour over to make a funky design.

Chocolate Stirrers

To make the stirrers you will need:

  • Chocolate silicone moulds (shot glasses can be used if not available)
  • Wooden sticks/spoons
  • chocolate
  • marshmallows or your choice of topping

Method:

  1. Melt the chocolate in the microwave or over a boiling pan of water on the hob.
  2. Fill the moulds with the melted chocolate.
  3. Tap the moulds gently onto a surface to settle the chocolate.
  4. Add the marshmallows to the top, pressing into the chocolate to hold them in place.
  5. Place the spoons or sticks into the moulds.
  6. Pop into the freezer for 30 mins or the freezer for 30 mins.
  7. Pour a mug of hot milk, stir in the chocolatey goodness and enjoy.

Why not try our Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake Surprise for another indulgent sweet treat this season.

 

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