Tuesday Treats & Titles: Christmas Cocoa Bombs

Sometimes, we get caught up in the holiday rush and somebody get lost between the lines. Here’s a pretty easy way to create a last-solution. FYI, I featured this recipe two years ago but it bears repeating. Not only will they make a cute gift but melting hot cocoa bombs are STILL a thing. Yippee! I tumbled across the recipe and had to agree with the person who shared it This is what they had to say on the matter:

This melting snowman hot chocolate bomb is a cute way to enjoy a mug of hot cocoa. They are fun to make, and they make great gifts. Kids and adults both love these easy to make hot cocoa bombs. It’s a hollow sphere filled with hot cocoa mix and marshmallows. The combination of milk chocolate powder and white chocolate is delicious. The creator used a 2.5 inch sphere mold to make them. She used edible markers to make a cute snowman face on the bomb. You can leave them plain or make another design. Polar bears would be cute!

A wolf would be cute too. Just sayin’… 😉

Recipe details
Yield: 4 Bombs
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 min

Ingredients
2 cups white chocolate chips or wafers
1 cup hot chocolate mix
1 cup mini marshmallows

Instructions
1. To start, melt your chocolate using your preferred method. Be sure to stir often for a consistent and even melts

2. Once the chocolate is melted, use a silicone brush to brush it onto the sides, as well as the bottom, of your mold. The chocolate should be fairly thin but still be sure to cover the entire mold. Then, place the mold into the freezer for about five or ten minutes.

3. Now, place a pan on the stove and heat to a low temperature. Carefully remove one of your chocolate spheres and place it on the pan to smoothen out the bottom. This step must be done quick as to not melt the entirety of the chocolate.

4. From here, you will want to fill up one of the spheres with the mix and marshmallows. If you need to you can mound up the marshmallows.

5. Warm the other half of the sphere as to melt the chocolate. Now gently press on the half that you previously filled, holding carefully yet firmly for about twenty seconds. Place in the freezer for five minutes.

6. Use edible markers to draw on a snowman face. 

To use, place in a mug. Then add warm milk or water. The chocolate melts and releases the hot cocoa mix. Stir and enjoy! CLICK HERE to check out all the details. Check out the picture for the process. –>

Pop them in a Mason jar with a square of festive wrapping paper and ribbon on the lid and voilà! There’s a hostess gift, neighbor gift, or stocking stuffer. If you have kids, it’s just fun to have them around. Just ask Hannah and the mates. Of course, she didn’t make them. Annie and Izzy took care of that, after learning the trick from Mrs. Klaussen, when the Wolves and their families spend Christmas on the Klaussen’s ranch in New Mexico. If you haven’t yet–or just want to refresh your memories, check out CHRISTMAS MOON, now available at a bunch of on-line retailers for the bargain price of $1.99 US. Just click on the title, a pic showing the cover cover, or head to Books2Read, which is a universal link to all the bookstores where CHRISTMAS MOON is available. Should I mention that Liam thinks it is absolutely hysterical that these are called “bomb,” especially given his thoughts on the whole situation in New Mexico? “Dad, it’s like a Die Hard movie!” And yes, that IS his favorite Christmas movie. So that’s our question of the day. What’s your favorite Christmas/holiday movie of all time? Mine’s a toss up between “White Christmas” and “Prancer.” The latter because…Sam Elliott. D’uh!

About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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