You may have heard of hot chocolate bombs, as they took the stage last holiday season, but have you ever heard of a coffee bomb?
Much like the popular hot chocolate bomb, coffee bombs are just as fun and are perfect for the coffee drinker in your life. These are great to give out as gifts, or to make as a family for a fun, holiday project, or just a whenever project since it’s always a good occasion to have a coffee bomb.
What Are White Mocha Coffee Bombs?
Coffee bombs are balls of a hard candy shell, such as white chocolate or milk chocolate, that are filled with flavored powdered creamers, candies, or other kinds of chocolates.
Coffee bombs work by dropping them into a hot beverage, such as coffee or milk, and watching the candy shell melt away to reveal colorful candies or flavored powders. In this case, coffee bombs come as a complete coffee flavoring ball since they have both the sweetness from the chocolate and the flavors from whichever kind of powdered coffee creamer you prefer.
Can I Substitute the Coffee for Hot Chocolate?
Absolutely! You can easily add these flavorful bombs to hot chocolate, and you will get the same effects. You can watch the ball melt into your hot chocolate making it a flavored hot chocolate with the added sweetness and creaminess of white chocolate. You can make these for coffee or hot chocolate, which makes these bombs a very versatile treat.
Does This Recipe Work for Dark Chocolate?
Yes! You can essentially use any kind of chocolate you prefer white, milk, or dark chocolate. As long as you can find chocolate melts in that flavor or color, you can pretty much substitute them to whichever flavor you prefer.
Tips for Using White Mocha Coffee Bombs
To use white mocha coffee bombs, the water or coffee should be as hot as possible so that the bombs will melt all the way through. You don’t want warm or room temperature water or coffee, as this will slow the process of melting and you won’t get the same effects from the bomb as you would with hot liquid. If you are using milk for hot chocolate, the milk should also be as hot as possible so you will see the bomb work its action.
How to Make White Mocha Coffee Bombs
Following these simple steps and buying these ingredients will get you on your way to making these delightful little coffee bombs. Once you see how easy they are to make, you might just find yourself making all different kinds to share with family and friends.
- Microwave Safe Bowl
- 6 cavity molds
- Small Piping bags or Ziploc baggies
- A Hot Plate or Frying Pan
- 1 cup white chocolate chips or white candy melts
- 2 tbsp powdered French vanilla coffee creamer
- Brewed Coffee
Yields: 3 bombs
Step 1: Prep Work
Take a ceramic or glass plate and stick it in the freezer to start with. This will be where you place your bombs to cool later. As it’s freezing, pop the melting chocolate into your microwave for roughly 45 seconds. You can test if the chocolate is melting properly by sticking a fork or toothpick into the chocolate and give it a stir. You should be ale to see any lumps remaining. If you do, and they aren’t melting into the mixture, pop it back in for another 5-10 seconds.
Step 2: Working with Chocolate
Continue warming up your chocolate in 30-second intervals stirring each time in between. You may have to do this one or two times. Since the chocolate will burn easily, make sure that you are keeping a close eye on it. You know your chocolate is ready when you stir it and you see no visible lumps, only smooth chocolate.
Step 3: Molding
Using a spoon, lightly drop chocolate into the cavity of your mold, and using the back of the spoon, coat the mold completely. Wipe away excess chocolate and freeze for up to 15 minutes.
Step 4: Dry Ingredients
As the chocolate freezes, prepare your powdered coffee creamer. Remove your chocolate molds from the freezer and carefully remove each half from the mold onto the plate that you’ve kept in the freezer. The frozen plate will prevent your molds from melting.
Step 5: Forming the ball
Add in 2 tablespoons of the chosen coffee creamer to the half-ball and then proceed to connect both ends of the sphere by using a piping bag of melted chocolate like glue, or by rubbing the edges on a hot plate. Whatever works best for you.
Step 6: Using the Bomb
Allow your coffee bombs to fuse together and use it by adding your coffee bomb to a mug then pour freshly brewed coffee on top and stir. If you are using hot chocolate, it’s the same process.
- While this is an easy recipe, it’s time sensitive because things melt fast. Having a cold, frozen plate handy will buy you time.
- Watch your melting chocolate in the microwave closely so it doesn’t burn.
- Be sure to fill your mold all the way to the top.
- You can actually freeze the finished bombs for later use!
- Try and limit how much you handle the bombs while assembling as your warm skin will melt the chocolate.
Ways to Connect Your Coffee Bomb
The Common Hot Plate Method
Lay your clean plate in your microwave for around two minutes and then remove it using a towel or glove as it will be slightly hot. The heat of the plate should melt your bomb’s edges enough to create a ‘glue’.
Piping melted chocolate
If you have some leftover chocolate melts, you can use them like glue in your piping bag. Cut a tiny hole about the size of a pen tip at the bottom corner of the plastic bag. Then gently squeeze it around the edges of the half sphere and stick another half to it before it hardens.