I am home from UT and back to the blazing heat of AZ. Yesterday, it was very hot, but it was also cloudy, windy and rainy. We had a couple of our famous dust storms followed by the rain. I was out driving in it and I was fooled by the weather into thinking it was almost Autumn! Silly me! Looking on Facebook, I saw that many of my friends had felt the same way, so I started thinking ("a dangerous pastime I know" to quote Gaston) school started this week and before we know it, Halloween will be upon us. Perfect time for some Halloween style Hot Cocoa Bombs!
I decided that ghosts and pumpkins were in order so I used white chocolate chips for the ghosts and orange Wilton Candy Melts for the pumpkins.
Refer to my first tutorial linked above to learn how to make them if you haven't done it yet. Here is how the white ones looked before they were filled.
I tried out a new product for decorating this time.
I decided to fill the ghosts with the basic chocolate marshmallow flavor of cocoa because that seemed the most ghostlike to me. I wanted to have a puddle of ghost sitting on the plate with the ghost himself emerging up from it. So when I filled the bombs and added the last layer of chocolate, I spread it past the edge a little farther. Like this:
After they harden, the decorating begins. I had some candy eyeballs, also from Wilton and used the markers for the mouths, like this:
Then, I decided I needed a female ghost! She is of course much cuter!
Use a dot of the candy melt to stick on decorations. It dries fast and you don't have to worry about slipping and sliding.
Now lets move on to the Jack-O-Lanterns! Those of course had to be pumpkin pie spiced cocoa! Here is how I make the mix.
I was making 8 bombs, so I scooped out 12 heaping tsps. of Nestle's Quik into a bowl.
Fill each bomb to the top and add the bottom layer. Harden in the freezer then decorate! Here is how they came out!
The third one looks kind of like my husband.
Now, wouldn't these be fun on a plate at your next Halloween Party? Just add them to hot milk!
Let me know what you think! I think a green colored bomb could be a witch or Frankenstein! More ideas to come!
PS-All of the little decorations melt immediately in hot milk.
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!