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The holidays are over, but in most parts of the country, the cold weather is not! There are still plenty of reasons to enjoy Hot Cocoa Bombs. When I found these White Funfetti Chips in our local grocery store, I knew that White Chocolate Funfetti Birthday Bombs for the Winter Birthdays would be an awesome idea!
In ourFall Flavors Hot Cocoa Bomb Book, available in our Etsy Shop, I explain that different types of chocolate act differently when you melt them and try to put them into the molds. I was a little unsure about how Funfetti Morsels would work, because white chocolate is usually very hard to get to cling to the mold if it is melted to too high of a temperature. But, I was so pleasantly surprised at how well these funfetti chips worked in the molds. There wasn't a lot of pooling in the bottom of the mold and the white chocolate, mixed with the funfetti sprinkles, kept its shape very well.
I want to let you in on how the process works when we come up with new flavors and designs of Hot Cocoa Bombs.
First of all, I needed to decide what flavor to put inside of these Birthday Bombs. When I tasted the chips themselves, I didn't really get a birthday cake flavor, simply white chocolate. I thought to myself that banana flavor might go great with them. When I asked the girls what they thought, they thought vanilla or cheesecake. So, I made a few of each flavor. Guess what, they all tasted good! I used Jello Instant Pudding in various flavors to add the flavor to these Bombs. I wanted the color to be light so that other surprises could happen when the Bomb is melted into the milk. You can flavor them however you would like! Here are the 3 things that I did:
Third, I had to decide how I wanted to decorate them! I thought I would pipe on stars and make them look like a birthday cake! A star on top with a gold sprinkle would be like a candle. WELL, that was less than successful! My family was split in the decision that I should do something different when they saw the pictures! Here is one of the original pics. I leave you to your own thoughts.
So, I changed the look by adding more sprinkles. I rolled some of the bottoms along the bottom sides, others, I just sprinkled more on the top. Remember, these are my first prototypes of these Birthday Bombs.
Of course, the fun part is testing the bombs to see how they melt into the hot milk and how they taste! All of these blue sprinkles turned the milk blue right away! I know kids will love that! Then there were some bubbles and the best part is always when the marshmallows pop up to the top!
We usually make our Hot Cocoa Bombs in the traditional bomb shape. But, we have been known to make them in other shapes as well. We have done Christmas Trees and this year Maddy made some Star Wars Ship shaped ones. (Those would be great for a Star Wars or Outer Space themed party!) I have seen people making a lot of pretty round ones as well. I have a one inch round mold that I used to make chocolate bells for the 12 Days of Christmas. I decided to make smaller Hot Cocoa Bombs for the smaller kids, since our normal Bombs make a large mug of Hot Cocoa. They came out pretty cute.
I think that at a snowy day birthday party, these fancy snowballs would be a welcome treat. For young children, I like to have them drop their Hot Cocoa Bomb into a hot cup of milk that has a lid. They can stir it, or you can help them stir it and they can watch the marshmallows pop up. Then, add some cold milk to cool the drink down and pop on the lid and add a straw! Saves on a lot of mess and the kids love Hot Cocoa!
The beauty of this process is that you can create Hot Cocoa Bombs in any shape or flavor that you would like! Use milk or semi-sweet chocolate and flavor them with peppermint or peanut butter. You can find all kinds of ideas in our books in our Etsy Shop, as well as tips to make it easier. We also put out a new YouTube video this year that gives more tips.
If you have anyone with a winter-time birthday, make them some special birthday Hot Cocoa Bombs! What a great treat! And, let us know how your Cocoa Bomb making is going.
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!