Two months ago, the US at large lost it’s collective mind over hot cocoa bombs.
Admittedly, they were novel. But also they were hard to find. Costco sold out of them in record time, and every employee was prepared with the “yes we had them no we do not have them and no they will not be back” script.
SO I made my own. And they were REALLY quite a pain to make. I like a project so if I say they’re a pain, trust and believe that they are a pain. What I learned, though, was that hot cocoa made with melted semisweet chocolate chips is 1000% where it’s at.
For Valentine’s day, I decided to make some Cupid’s Arrow Hot Cocoa sticks. These, unlike cocoa bombs, are easy and fool proof. We’re talking buy a silicon heart mold and melt some chocolate and you’re basically there. ALSO, because we’re going to cute them up, you don’t have to temper the chocolate because it literally does NOT matter.
For this project you will need:
- Chocolate Chips
- Stirrer Sticks or kebab sticks
- Hot Glue Gun
- White Chocolate Melts
- Silicon Heart Mold
If you’re vegan, use these chocolate chips and away you will go.
Place your chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30 second intervals until chocolate is melted. Spoon chocolate into molds and tap mold to remove air pockets. Place Sticks on half of your hearts at the indented top, not the tip. Place in refridgerator
I decided to ‘glue’ two hearts together for max chocolate flavoring, which I executed by just melting the bottom of the heart a bit in a pan and ‘sticking’ them together. This is easy and not at all technical.
Once I had my ‘heart sandwich’ I melted my white chocolate and drizzled it on the hearts and added a few festive valentine sprinkles.
Once the chocolate was set, I came back with my hot glue gun and added two feathers to the other side for the full effect.
I think they turned out SO cute!
To make the Hot Cocoa: Heat 6 oz. of your favorite kind of milk (Cow, Goat, Almond, Coconut) until steaming. Stir Cupids arrow in the milk until completely melted. Enjoy!
This is the perfect little treat to leave on someone’s doorstep as an I Love you Gift, or as a surprise for your roommates (Mine are 42, 7,4, and 3 and the two youngest roommates were VERY IMPRESSED)
The 7 year old, on the other hand, had some constructive criticism to provide. He thinks I should either make a string to shoot out of it with marshmallows, OR I could also just make a bow out of marshmallow that would allow the arrow to fly through the air and into his mug? Small thoughts. I’ll work on that tomorrow.