Isn't it so great to plan ahead when you know company is coming? Or maybe you want to be prepared for that unexpected drop in! I mean, that is what Christmas baking is all about, right? Having those treats in the freezer, ready for whoever comes in the door? Well, what about making your hot chocolate ahead of time and freezing it? You heard me right!!! I'm dropping a DIY bomb here you guys, let's make hot chocolate bombs!!
These little guys can be a little time consuming to make, but they are pretty easy. And if you make them all ahead of time, when company comes in the door you can put some milk on the stovetop and bring these out on a plate and offer a hot chocolate bomb to them to stir right into their cup! And what I love about these, is you can make your hot chocolate as chocolaty as you want by adding one, two or three bombs to a mug! They look soo beautiful presented on a plate and your company will love the idea!
HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED: INGREDIENTS
*This makes approximately 12-20 bombs depending on their size (and how often you "taste test" them) wink wink...
Finishing condiments: cocoa powder, crushed candy canes, chocolate sprinkles, icing sugar, cinnamon or anything you can think of that would go well with hot chocolate and is dissolvable in hot liquid!
HERE'S WHAT YOU DO: DIRECTIONS
FUN TIPS: Flavor your hot chocolate bombs any way you would like to! Can add 1 tsp of mint extract, coconut extract or any other kind! When serving, you can garnish appropriately as well. For example, maybe you want to roll the mint ones in green finishing sugar or crushed candy canes and serve on a plate with a mint leaf! Or roll the coconut ones in shredded coconut! The ideas can be endless!!
These also make fantastic homemade Christmas gifts (or anytime homemade gifts!). I know for myself, I am filling some glass jars with hot chocolate bombs and homemade marshmallows and I will tie a pretty ribbon top for all the teachers at my daughter's school, as well as the people who work in my husband's office. Homemade gifts are always so special to give and receive, and are great when you are on a budget! Plus, these are just gorgeous.
If you loved reading this recipe and you think you are going to try your hand at making them, we would appreciate it if you would pin it on your pinterest page!