Hot chocolate bombs are the trend this holiday - If you haven't seen these before, they are essentially mini-chocolate shells filled with all of the fixings for hot cocoa... when you pour steamed milk over them, they melt magic happens.
They're quite wonderful, but they're not the easiest things to make... you need tempered chocolate, molds, patience... here's a hack that takes away most of the work, using Kinder Surprise Eggs. This is as easy as they get :)
Rudolph Hot Cocoa Bombs
Ingredients and Supplies:
- Kinder Surprise Eggs (1 egg, makes 1 hot cocoa bomb)
- Hot Chocolate Powder
- Mini Marshmallows
- Chocolate candy melts
- Sprinkles, chocolate chips, or any other kind of decoration (optional)
- Carefully unwrap all of your Kinder Surprise eggs - applying gentle pressure along the seam, separate the egg in half. Some are easier than others to split in half, and some I used a paring knife to pop them open.
- Fill half of the shell with hot chocolate powder and mini marshmallows.
- Using melted candy melts, carefully pipe along the edges of the kinder surprise egg, and top it off with the hallow half. Hold in place for a few seconds, and allow to cool fully before decorating.
- For the Rudolph Kinder Surprise Egg: Bronze Lustre Dust, Red Candy Melt (or M&M), Candy Eyes, Chocolate Candy Melts for the antlers.
- For the other eggs, lustre dust and chocolate drizzle.
When you're cocoa bombs are ready, pour 1 cup of steamed milk (almond milk, soy milk, oat milk, coconut milk all work too!!!)