Easy-to-Make Hot Chocolate Balls Recipe

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Introduction

Learn how to make homemade hot chocolate balls filled with a healthier cocoa mix and marshmallows, covered in a crispy chocolate shell.

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What are Hot Chocolate Balls?

Hot chocolate balls, also known as hot cocoa bombs, are chocolate shells filled with powdered cocoa, marshmallows, and other ingredients.

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Ingredients

Cocoa Mix, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, Vanilla (optional), Chocolate Chips, Optional Additions: Mini Marshmallows, Nut Butter, Flavored Chocolate, Dried Fruit, Peppermint Candy, Spices, Sprinkles

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Step 1: Melt Chocolate

Start by melting chocolate chips in the microwave until smooth and creamy. Use a glass bowl or measuring cup for easy pouring.

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Step 2: Fill Mold

Pour melted chocolate into each well of a ball-shaped silicone mold. Use the back of a spoon or pastry brush to spread the chocolate evenly, leaving thick edges.

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Step 3: Refrigerate

Refrigerate the mold for 15 minutes or allow it to set at room temperature for 1 hour until the chocolate hardens.

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Step 4: Extract Shells from Mold

Carefully remove the chocolate shells from the mold and place them open-side up on a cooling rack.

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Step 5: Fill with Cocoa Mix

Fill half of the chocolate shells with homemade cocoa mix and any additional ingredients like marshmallows or flavored chocolate.

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Step 6: Seal the Balls

Microwave a microwave-safe plate for 60-90 seconds. Dip the edges of the remaining chocolate shells into the melted chocolate to seal the balls.

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Step 7: Assemble the Hot Chocolate Balls

Press the sealed shells onto the filled shells to create complete hot chocolate balls. Repeat until all bombs are assembled.

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