Let me be the first to tell you all, I am not Willy Wonka, and I am certainly not an amazing chocolatier. And that, my friends, is what I learned from making Valentine's Day Hot Cocoa Bombs. In truth, I could have made this a lot easier on myself, but as a result of watching too many baking championship shows over the holiday season, I thought tempering chocolate would be a good life skill to learn. I am happy to report I got a perfect snap and sheen when finished, but it took way too long, lots of patience I didn't have, and a few too many hours covered in chocolate. Trust me when I say, buying them is an option that seems more than appropriate. My feelings could also be justified with the fact that I set out to make 50, and perhaps that was a little ambitious. In any case, they are totally do-able if you have the patience, time, and want to learn some new kitchen skills.
I am too tired from making them to give you a play-by-play...so instead, you can watch me in fast-forward motion. And if you are inclined to make some (or buy them and relabel...I won't tell!), I created a free printable (scroll to the bottom) for you to use. Trust me when I say, they really do get all the oooh's and aaah's from both kiddos and adults alike. There's just something magical, like a warm hug, about having a cup of hot cocoa, and these just make it a little extra amazing!
Supplies...not pictured is the chocolate,
because I was too consumed with tempering it
(see Willy Wonka reference above).
Here's to dropping all the love bombs,
eating all the chocolate, and if you are
experiencing freezing temps like us,
cozying up with your favorite people.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Stay...In The Moment,
Jennifer Kalista is the face behind In The Moment Restorations offering everything from the likes of design services and paint color recommendations, to custom furniture restoration and handpicked home decor, lifestyle goods, apparel and more.