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Headed to an outdoor quidditch match? Grab a golden snitch hot chocolate bomb and enjoy a hot glass of hot chocolate while you cheer on your favorite team!
As soon as I learned about the hot chocolate bomb trend, I started brainstorming geeky ideas.
After waiting much longer than expected for my silicone molds to arrive — it seems the rest of the world wanted to make hot chocolate bombs, too — I decided to make a Harry Potter hot chocolate bomb inspired by the iconic golden snitch.
Since I wanted my hot chocolate bombs to be colorful, I used white and yellow candy melts, plus some gold sprinkles for an extra touch.
How to Make Harry Potter Hot Chocolate Bombs
If you’re new to making hot chocolate bombs, fear not! They are easy enough to make without your wand!
Watch my Harry Potter hot chocolate bomb video tutorial or find the detailed instructions below.
Ingredients and Supplies:
- Silicone sphere molds
- Candy melts — yellow, white
- Gold sprinkles
- Hot chocolate mix
- Small marshmallows
- Wax paper
- Icing bag
- Small microwave-safe plate and bowls
Melt 3/4 of the yellow candy melts in the microwave according to the package instructions.
Add a spoonful of melted candy melts to the silicone molds and, working quickly, use the back of the spoon to cover the mold.
Place the filled molds in the freezer to harden for 20 minutes.
While the spheres are setting, prepare the wings for the golden snitches. Melt the white candy melts in the microwave according to the package instructions. Use a spoon to spread some melted white candy melts into a wing shape on a piece of wax paper. Set aside to harden.
Remove the sphere molds from the freeze and place them upside down on a piece of wax paper. Carefully pull back the mold to pop out each piece.
Warm a microwave-safe plate for 30-45 seconds, then use it to clean up the edges of each sphere half by placing the open side of the chocolate piece on the warm plate for a few seconds, allowing the edges to melt and even out.
Fill half of the pieces with a few spoonfuls of hot chocolate mix and some marshmallows.
Place an empty chocolate sphere piece on the warm plate to melt the edges again, then place it on top of a filled piece (that has hot chocolate mix in it) and let the two pieces harden together to set as a sphere.
After the white wings have hardened, dip one end in melted yellow candy melts, then press it to the side of a yellow hot chocolate bomb, holding it in place until the candy melts set and the wing is secured. (Note — this will take a few moments.) Repeat the process for the second wing and secure on the opposite side.
Melt the remaining yellow candy melts according to the instructions, then place it in an icing bag. (Be careful when handling the candy melts, as they will be hot.)
Add a decorative yellow design on top of the hot chocolate bombs, then add gold sprinkles. (Note — this step is great to hide any blemishes on top, too!)
Warm a glass of milk, add a golden snitch hot chocolate bomb, mix well, and watch the magic happen!