Hot chocolate bombs are the hottest things to hit mugs everywhere. But have you had a buckeye version yet?
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Well, Ohio State is playing in the Big Ten Conference Championship today against Northwestern! And if all goes well, despite only playing half a season’s worth of games we may still somehow make it into the College Football Playoffs. Here’s hoping our talent outweighs our shorter playing time.
Whatever keeps the #PBchocSat coming, amiright?
I know I already shared a buckeye hot chocolate a couple weeks ago, but that one was spiked with peanut butter whiskey. These babies deserve their own spotlight if only because hot chocolate bombs are all over the place this season.
I am not entirely sure who started this trend, but I think they missed out on a marketing opportunity. But businesses everywhere are thankful as people rush in to purchase their own.
These bombs are hollow chocolate shells filled with hot chocolate powder and marshmallows. Of course all kinds of varieties have popped up across the internet, I’ve even seen snowmen and a Grinch version! For more detailed instructions, check out one of theses tutorials on how to make hot chocolate bombs or other flavor ideas.
I actually was resisting the trend until the idea popped into my head to make one that looks like a buckeye! All bets were off at that point. The only rate limiting step was acquiring the silicone molds. Trust me I would have posted these a lot sooner if I could have.
While silicone semi sphere molds give you that nice round shape and are easy to work with, you could really use any shape. I’ve even seen some make with cupcake pans (although I don’t relish the idea of getting the chocolate out of a solid mold).
To make these a buckeye hot chocolate bomb, I simple had to add a dot of melted peanut butter chips before coating them with chocolate. Then all that’s left is to fill with hot cocoa powder, powdered peanut butter, and marshmallows. Place it in a mug, pour over hot milk, and watch the magic happen.
Two years ago: Chewy Holiday M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies
Four years ago: Eggnog Oreo Ice Cream
Six years ago: Eggnog Hot Chocolate Pound Cake
Seven years ago: Meyer Lemon Chess Pie
Nine years ago: Pecan Fruit Cake
- Melt the peanut butter chips by microwaving at 50% power in a bowl, stirring every 15 seconds until the chips are all melted, about 1-2 minutes.
- Use a small spoon to dollop the melted peanut butter chips in the center of half the sphere molds, creating the "eye" of the buckeye. Place in fridge for 5 minutes, or until set.
- Melt the dark chocolate in a double boiler over barely simmering water (or microwave as in step 1). Use a spoon to dollop the melted chocolate into every mold, smoothing it around the edges until everything is covered (a pastry brush helps). Place in fridge for 5 minutes, or until set. Repeat 1-2x until all but a couple tablespoons of melted chocolate remains*.
- Carefully remove chocolate shells from the molds. Fill half of the shells with 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon powdered peanut butter, and 6 marshmallows. Brush the open-side edge of an empty chocolate shell with remaining melted chocolate and carefully press to seal over a filled shell. Gently wipe away excess chocolate with a gloved hand or pastry brush. Place in fridge to set and store until ready to serve.
- To serve, place in a mug and pour 8 ounces of hot milk over the bomb, stirring once it breaks open until completely melted.
*This is to ensure your bombs are thick enough to hold their shape and not fall apart.
Source: The Spiffy Cookie original
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