Homemade hot chocolate bombs with weed

Published Nov 26, 2020 02:00 p.m. ET
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If you’re on the hunt for simple dessert recipes that can be made well in advance of any special occasion, then you’ve come to just the right place! Here we’ve got a super special treat that will warm you from the inside out, making these delicious gems the absolute best during the coldest months of the year, and each one is jam-packed full of potent cannabinoids that will produce a high that can last for hours.

What is a hot chocolate bomb?

A hot chocolate bomb truly is just as it sounds, with a thick, creamy chocolate outer layer that encases a hearty helping of your favourite powder hot chocolate recipe. You can also add in tiny little marshmallows that genuinely make the whole thing pop. When a steaming hot cup of milk is poured over the top of the devilishly sweet morsels, the casing will melt away. With a miniature explosion, it’ll go from a neatly wrapped treat to a ready-made freshly brewed cup of hot chocolate right before your eyes.

What makes them so unique?

Hot chocolate bombs are the perfect party favour because they can be made in large batches with ease, and they’re effortless to make once you get the hang of it, but the absolute best thing about hot chocolate bombs is the aesthetic appeal. It might not sound like much, but something is soothing about watching a perfectly shaped chocolate explode with the most delicious flavours, and you don’t know what you’re missing until you try them out for yourself.

You will need weed chocolate before you start

This recipe is straightforward, but that’s because much of the hard work will already be done once you’ve made weed chocolate. If you don’t have any on hand and would like to know how to make some before you get started, then you might want to check out our recipe for beginners.

How to make hot chocolate bombs

You’ll notice that this hot chocolate bombs recipe sticks with the simplest ingredients, but it’s effortless to switch things up for a more personalized flavour every single time. Go from white chocolate to dark, or rolo hot chocolate powder, to a vanilla bean combination with a pinch of candy cane tossed in for a seasonal flavour. There are so many different possibilities, so this recipe can be a whole lot of fun for any holiday you can think of by switching up the mould and taste of each ingredient.

Preparation: 20 minutes

Cooking: 5 minutes

Calories: 83

Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup weed chocolate
  • 4 tablespoons hot chocolate powder
  • 4 tablespoons mini marshmallows

Tools

  • Glass bowl
  • Whisk
  • Semi circle silicone baking mould
  • Pastry brush
  • Tablespoon

Instructions

  1. Break the weed chocolate into small pieces and then put them in a glass microwave-safe bowl.

  2. Microwave the cannabis-infused chocolate on high in 30-second increments, and once it begins to melt, use a whisk to crush up the pieces in between each one.

  3. When all of the chocolate has melted, use a pastry brush to coat the sides of a semi-circle mould with a thin layer.

  4. Place the silicone mould in the freezer for 10 minutes, and then retrieve the shells to continue.

  5. Fill each of the hot chocolate bombs with the powder and marshmallows.

  6. Heat the remaining chocolate in the microwave in 30-second increments until it is melted.

  7. Use the pastry brush to seal up each hot chocolate bomb so that none of the powder can escape.

  8. Let the hot chocolate bombs cool in the fridge for another ten minutes before removing them from the mould and then storing them appropriately.

Storage

A hot chocolate bomb will hold up to quite a bit, but these delicious little treats cannot take the heat in the slightest, so we highly recommend that they’re stored in individual sealable baggies in the fridge or freezer until you’re ready to use or gift them.

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