These heart-shaped Valentine’s Day hot cocoa bombs turn your coffee into a mocha latte. Here’s how to make them and where to buy the supplies!
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Valentine’s Day Cocoa Bombs
What better time to cozy up on the couch than cold February? Snuggle under some blankets with a cup of mocha latte and enjoy your favorite movie. These heart-shaped cocoa bombs make romantic and thoughtful gifts.
They aren’t the easiest things in the world to make (fair warning!). The diamond shapes within the heart mold takes a lot of patience. I have some tips that will help you make them.
My best advice: go slow. Take your time and be easy on yourself. These things are going to melt in your cup of coffee anyway so they don’t have to be perfect.
Mocha Latte Cocoa Bombs
Instead of hot cocoa, these heart-shaped bombs are filled with latte mix. Yup! I should have called them “latte bombs” instead of cocoa bombs, but does anyone know what a latte bomb is? I wanted to use the most-used name for them. Plus, they are covered in chocolate, so maybe I should have called them “chocolate bombs” instead.
No matter what you call them, you are going to love them!
Do you have to drink them with coffee?
Even though these are latte bombs, you can serve them with some steamed milk instead of coffee. It will taste like a mocha latte without the caffeine (or coffee taste).
Since I am pretty addicting to coffee, I think they taste best with a hot cup of coffee poured on top!
How To Make Valentine’s Day Chocolate Bombs
Clear off a place on your table and grab some plastic gloves. This is going to be a super-fun craft that you can give away as a gift to someone you love, sell it in your shop, or just make them for yourself (self-care is the best!).
I have a printable recipe card at the bottom of this post where I listed out all the supplies and ingredients and step-by-step instructions. First. I also have some extra tips and photos of the process that I hope help you out. (Feel free to skip this if you want though).
Here are the supplies I used (along with links so you can get them for yourself):
- Heart-Shaped Silicone Mold – 11.6×6.77×0.98 inches
- Piping Bags – for drizzling chocolate at the end
- Plastic Gloves – the chocolate gets all over your fingers
This is what I used to make my latte bombs:
- Semisweet Chocolate Baking Wafers
- Valentine’s Day Sprinkles
- Starbuck’s Via Instant Latte Mix
- Mini Marshmallows
Valentine’s Day Latte Bombs Tips
Scroll down to the printable recipe card if you want to skip all the in-process photos. I’m going to share a few tips that I learned as I made these (they are a bit tricky!).
If you have any questions at all, please leave them in the comments. I’ll email you back with the answer and might even share it here in the post to help everyone else.
Lay A Thick Layer Of Chocolate Inside The Molds
My first tip is to use a spoon or paintbrush to add a thick layer of chocolate inside the molds. This part is trial and error because if you make them too thick, they won’t have enough room to hold the latte mix. But if you make them too thin, they will crack when you take them out of the molds.
When I made the chocolate covered strawberry cocoa bombs, I cut the molds into individual pieces. This made them easier to manipulate.
This next tip is to wear gloves. As you take the chocolate hearts out of the mold, your body heat will begin to melt the chocolate. It’s best to wear gloves to protect the chocolate from your skin.
Fill The Hearts With Latte Mix
This is my favorite part! Fill up the hearts with as much latte mix as one side can hold. You can add a few marshmallows too just for fun.
Use A Hot Plate To Melt The Chocolate
There are two different ways to attach the two chocolate bomb sides. My favorite is to heat up a plate in the microwave. Then, lightly press the heart onto the plate. This will begin to make it melt.
Immediately, press the two hearts together so they form one cocoa bomb. Let them sit on a chilled plate and they will harden up in no time at all.
Decorate The Heart-Shaped Bombs
This part is completely optional – but a fun final step! Use a piping bag to add some chocolate decorations to them. I even through on some sprinkles too.
You can use melted white chocolate for the topping or even some caramel drizzle! Have fun with this step.
How To Store Latte Bombs
Aren’t they beautiful? The best way to store them is at room temperature in a sealed container. If the kitchen is going to get too warm, I suggest storing them in the refrigerator.
Easy Mocha Latte Bombs For Valentine’s Day
Here is the entire recipe in a printable recipe card, just like I promised.
- 1 cup of quality melting chocolate wafers, divided.
- 2-3 teaspoons per heart of instant latte mix (or it can be swapped out for hot cocoa mix).
- Mini marshmallows - Optional, sprinkles for the topping
- Start by melting the chocolate to the package's instruction, being careful not to burn the chocolate. You do not want it to be really hot, just completely melted and smooth.
- Make sure the silicone tray is completely clean and dry. Set the tray onto a plate, tray, or cutting board so you have a solid base as some silicone molds are a little flimsy. This will make it easier to transfer to the freezer.
- Pour or spoon the chocolate into each heart-shaped well and use a rubber spatula to evenly spread the chocolate into every corner of the mold.
- Place the silicone tray in the freezer for about 5-10 minutes.
- Remove from the freezer and add a second layer of chocolate anywhere that seems a bit thin, such as the top edges of the hearts.
- Return to the freezer for about 5 more minutes.
- While those are cooling get the marshmallows and latte mix ready.
- Remove the tray from the freezer and carefully take one heart out of the mold at a time. You’ll want to work a bit carefully to help keep fingerprints off the chocolate, I will sometimes wear gloves to help with this.
- Set the hearts on the cold tray while you heat a plate in the microwave. Then use this heat to gently melt the edges of the hearts so you’ll have a smoother seam between the two halves. Repeat with all of the hearts.
- Spoon the latte mix and marshmallows into half of the hearts.
- Heat the plate again if needed and then heat the edges of the empty hearts again, one at a time, and set onto one of the filled hearts. They will bond together quickly so you’ll want to focus on finishing one before moving to the next.
- Once all of the hearts are filled and sealed together you can melt the chocolate to drizzle on top.
- I used the same exact chocolate that was used for the hearts. You can use different chocolate, just make sure it has some cocoa butter listed in the ingredients to help with drizzling vs clumping.
- Cut only a tiny hole in the end of the piping bag--after the chocolate is transferred into it and melted-- then quickly move your entire arm back and forth as you drizzle the hearts one at a time. Immediately add the sprinkles on top. Then repeat with the remaining hearts.
- You may return the hearts to the freezer (or fridge) for a few minutes to have the drizzled chocolate set up or let them sit at room temperature.
Heat your favorite milk to about 135 to 145 degrees fahrenheit and then carefully pour over the chocolate hearts and stir well. Or you may store the hot chocolate bombs at room temperature.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 133Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 164mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 2g
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