Here is the Valentine's Day Bomb Blog I promised you! My Valentine, (Glen) and I were at the store together one day, and I am always on the hunt for new Cocoa Bomb ideas. We found these cute decorations from Wilton and I knew I had to use them. Glen thought it would be great to have the mustaches and bows together, and I loved that idea. Look! They came out so cute!
Here is a rose I added by putting it in the mold when I was making the shell.
Finally I topped them and decorated them in the normal way and Voila! Super cute to share with your Sweetie or your entire family. (There is a bow that is black and my husband had that bomb. It made his tongue black, so beware! Ha Ha!) If you missed the basic bomb tutorial, be sure to check it out!
For the rest of the bombs, I wanted to make Cherry Cordial because that sounds like Valentine's Day to me. I have made Cherry Cordial Bombs a few different ways. The best and easiest way was to use Log House Cherry Chips, sometimes carried by Walmart or Bashas. Those tasted just like a cherry cordial candy, and I must order more of these chips on line. But, in the meantime, I was out of the chips and I needed to find another way to make the flavor that I wanted. I have tried the Hershey Kisses that are filled with cherry cordial filling and I have tried the Nestle Delightfulls also filled with cherry filling. These didn't work out so well in the bombs because the chocolate overpowered the cherry flavor and didn't give me the results that I wanted. So, here is what I did and it has worked out great!
The first thing that you have to know is that you can not use liquid in Cocoa Bombs because they will leak eventually and that is messy and unappetizing. So, I used powdered sugar and maraschino cherry juice to make a paste and filled the bombs with that delicious concoction.
The rose looked kind of silly perched on top of a bomb, I kind of like it this way. But, it did take up a lot of the space for filling, so I made this one salted caramel by adding Jif salted caramel cream that you can buy in the store. Here it is:
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!