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I then sandwiched the two halves together to form the 'bomb'. I simply popped mine in a mug and poured over hot milk. THE BEST Hot Chocolate Bombs | Make Ahead Of The Company Coming! Isn't it so great to plan ahead when you know company is coming?

Or maybe you want to be prepared for that unexpected drop in! It's so nice when you have treats in the freezer, ready for whoever comes in the door? Well, what about making your hot chocolate ahead of time and freezing it? I'm dropping a DIY bomb here you guys, let's make easy hot chocolate bombs! These hot chocolate bombs can be a little time consuming to make, but they are pretty easy. And if you make these hot chocolate bombs ahead of time, when company comes in the door you can put some milk on the stovetop and bring these out on a plate and offer a hot chocolate bomb to them to stir right into their cup! What I love about these hot chocolate bombs, is that you can make your hot chocolate as chocolaty as you want by adding one, two or three bombs to a mug! They look soo beautiful presented on a plate and your company will love the idea!

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE HOT CHOCOLATE BOMBS: INGREDIENTS. *This makes approximately 12-20 hot chocolate bombs, depending on their size (and how often you "taste test" them) wink wink. 2 ¾ cup of milk chocolate chips (can substitute with dark chocolate chips or white chocolate chips depending on your hot chocolate bomb preference!) *If you are doubling this recipe to make a lot, a 1kg bag of chocolate chips is double what this recipe is asking for! Finishing hot chocolate bomb condiments: chocolate cocoa powder, crushed candy canes, chocolate sprinkles, icing sugar, cinnamon or anything you can think of that would go well with hot chocolate and is dissolvable in hot liquid! Want more homemade ideas, easy recipe inspiration and DIY's you can do at home right now? Be sure to follow our Instagram right here: @officialdiycraftclub . In a heavy-bottomed saucepan or pot, add all of the ingredients Turn stove to low and stir continuously until chocolate is melted and combined with the other hot chocolate bomb ingredients Set the pot aside until it is cooled, then put into the fridge Wait 2-3 hours or overnight so the chocolate can totally cool and solidify a bit Scoop some chocolate out either with a small or medium cookie scoop (I like this one because it is spring-loaded and you don't have to get your hands messy!) Otherwise, you can roll the chocolate in your hands into balls , just be prepared for a bit of a melted chocolate mess! Fill a bowl with your finishing condiment and roll hot chocolate bombs in it. This part is important because it helps your hot cocoa bombs not stick together in storage! I like to roll mine in Fry's cocoa powder If you plan on freezing your hot chocolate bombs, you can place them on a baking sheet and then put them into the freezer . Once frozen, you can transfer them into ziplock bags. For more tips and fresh-keeping tricks, check out our article on how to keep your Christmas baking fresh ! Alternatively, you can keep your hot chocolate bombs in the fridge in a ziplock bag ready to go if you plan on using them in the next few days. You can stack them in a tower formation, or space them out to achieve the look you are going for. You can also get some really cute mini cupcake liners to serve them in so people can grab them easily to add to their drinks! When ready to serve: scald your milk by pouring into a pot on medium-high heat. As soon as you see steam rising and a few small bubbles around the edges, it is ready. Add 1-3 bombs to a mug, pour the milk on top and stir to dissolve! FUN HOT CHOCOLATE BOMB TIPS : Flavor your hot chocolate bombs any way you would like to! Can add 1 tsp of mint extract, coconut extract or any other kind during the melting chocolate step (#2)! When serving, you can garnish chocolate appropriately as well. For example, maybe you want to roll the mint ones in green finishing sugar or crushed candy canes and serve on a plate with a mint leaf! These hot chocolate bombs also make fantastic homemade Christmas gifts (or anytime homemade gifts!). I know for myself, I am filling some glass jars with hot chocolate bombs and homemade marshmallows and I will tie a pretty ribbon top for all the teachers at my daughter's school, as well as the people who work in my husband's office. Homemade gifts are always so special to give and receive, and are great when you are on a budget!

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FLINT TOWNSHIP, Michigan — Genesee County’s largest shopping mall celebrates a milestone this year, and continues to find nontraditional retailers to fill store vacancies. Genesee Valley shopping center, at the corner of Miller and Linden roads, celebrates 40 years in business this year. The mall plans to celebrate its birthday on May 12 with local dignitaries, business leaders, vendors, store managers and other invited guests in the mall’s center court. A 13-foot replica birthday cake will be showcased in the mall later this month. Since opening in August 1970, the mall has grown from about 55 stores to more than 130 today, many of them service- and family-oriented, said Kristen Cassabon, marketing manager for Genesee Valley.

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