I have some dear people in my life who are diabetic. Some of them asked me if I would come out with a sugar free Hot Cocoa Bomb! Since last year, I have been putting a lot of thought into it. I have had the Hershey's Sugar Free Chocolate Chips in my pantry for a long time.
I just wasn't sure about the filling. I didn't want a terrible after taste like I sometimes experience with sugar free products. I wanted the sugar free experience to be as great as with my original product. Also, cost was a factor. I did find some sugar free marshmallows on line, but they are super expensive. I had to figure out what else I could put in the bombs. Then I found Russell Stover Sugar Free Chocolates!
I decided that these might work to flavor my bombs!
I was nervous about how well the sugar free chips would work, because I have had less than successful experiences with flavored chips. But, they melted really well and then hardened perfectly in the molds. The flavor of the chocolate was delicious and left no funny after taste in my mouth.
I used peppermint patties and peanut butter cups to make two flavors of bombs, (peppermint and peanut butter chocolate obviously!). I just broke them up and put them in the shell. (See my tutorial on this post.) I also added a little peanut butter powder to amp up the peanut butter flavor. I have blog posts about two kinds ofpeanut butter powder here, and here. I also usedSugar Free Nesquik! The results was delicious! No yucky after taste, just delicious Hot Cocoa! I am still deciding how to decorate the bombs with out adding sugar. Maybe a few chopped peanuts on top of the peanut butter ones, and I can probably find some sugar free peppermint candies to crush for the peppermint flavor. Any ideas?
Since Cocoa Bomb season has begun, look for a special give away coming soon! We are so excited about it!
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!