Easter is a super fun holiday for everyone, but especially for the kids once they get a visit from the Easter bunny. If Easter eggs are a traditional part of your holiday celebration, then you definitely don’t want to miss out on the best Easter eggs ever. No, I’m not talking about Cadbury Eggs. Fight me if you want. I’m talking about the newest addition to the Easter egg family, Easter Egg Hot Chocolate Bombs!
It won’t be long before Easter is here. And if you’ve found your way to this post, I’m going to guess you’re part of the roughly 80% of Americans who celebrate the holiday every year. Many of us, my family included, celebrate Easter with goodie filled Easter baskets for the kids.
This year, we’re taking the goodies to the next level. Hot chocolate, or hot cocoa bombs have become extremely popular. And while Easter is already full of chocolate, why not take the chocolatey goodness in a different, more fun direction? That’s exactly what we’re doing with Easter egg-shaped hot chocolate bombs!
Here’s how to make them!
Ingredients & Supplies
- 9 oz of blue candy melts
- 8 Tbsp of hot chocolate mix
- 1/4 cup of mini marshmallows
- Spring sprinkles
- Egg-shaped silicone mold
- Additional supplies: Large plate, measuring cups and spoons, spoon or pastry brush, pastry bag or ziplock bag, small microwave safe bowl
1. Set a large plate in the freezer.
2. Place the candy melts in a microwave safe bowl and heat in the microwave in 30 second spurts. Stir well between each heat session, until the candy is fully melted.
3. Coat each egg cavity of the silicone mold with the melted candy.
4. Place the mold in the freezer for 5 minutes.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to create a thicker, more sturdy mold.
6. Pour the remaining melted candy into a pastry bag or Ziploc bag, and set it aside.
7. Fill each candy coated egg cavity with 1 Tbsp of hot chocolate mix and a few mini marshmallows. Make sure the add-ins don’t go over the top edge of the mold. You may have to stuff the marshmallows under the hot chocolate mix.
8. Reheat the bag with candy melts in the microwave for 20-30 seconds to melt again, if needed.
9. Snip off the end or corner of the bag, and drizzle the melted candy over the hot chocolate/marshmallows, until the mold cavity is full.
10. Set the eggs in the freezer for 10 minutes.
11. Remove the plate and egg mold from the freezer. Carefully remove the candy eggs from the mold and set them on the chilled plate.
12. Drizzle melted candy over the top of the eggs and add some sprinkles.
The Easter Egg Hot Chocolate Bombs are now ready to enjoy!
Simply place one of the eggs in a mug and pour 6 ounces of hot milk over it. Stir well and enjoy the chocolatey goodness.
Any hot chocolate bombs that don’t get used right away, can be stored in the refrigerator until a later time.
You could really have a lot of fun with these Easter Egg Hot Chocolate Bombs. Think about switching up the candy melt colors and making an Easter rainbow of different color eggs – pink, yellow, green, orange, purple. Just think about all of those pastel Easter colors.
On top of that, these could be the extravagant Easter treat at the end of the Easter egg hunt. Create a sort of treasure hunt that ultimately leads your kids to the refrigerator, where you’ve hidden the hot chocolate bombs. Or while the kids are on their Easter egg hunt, prepare a little setup inside with the milk warmed and ready to go, for when their egg hunt is done.
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