Decorated hot chocolate bombs on a serving plate
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Hot Chocolate Bombs

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Hot Chocolate Bombs are perfect for gifting this holiday season! Chocolate shells filled with hot chocolate mix and mini marshmallows, make the most incredible decadent mug of hot cocoa. They are fun to make and even more fun to watch as they pop open in a mug full of warm milk. Watch the magic happen right before your eyes.

hot chocolate bombs with white chocolate drizzle and mini marshmallows for garnish

Have you seen the craze all over the internet for Hot Chocolate Bombs? Well, I’m here to tell you how amazing they are, and how much fun they are to make with the kids. As soon as I saw how much they were to buy from a bakery, I immediately hopped on Amazon and ordered my silicone sphere molds, and made mine for a fraction of the cost. You can find the molds that I used here. *UPDATE* I found a combination of sphere molds and Easter egg molds that arrive in 2 shipping days. CLICK HERE to find them. We have been having so much fun experimenting with different hot chocolate bomb flavors all weekend. If you love making homemade hot chocolate, you are going to love our Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate and our Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate.

Ingredients for hot chocolate bombs

  • Milk Chocolate Chips: I like to use milk chocolate chips for the bomb, but you can use dark, semi-sweet, or white chocolate!
  • White Chocolate Chips: This is used for the drizzle on top of the bomb.
  • Hot Cocoa Mix: You can use any flavor of hot cocoa mix that you like.
  • Mini Marshmallows. You can use mini marshmallows or mini dehydrated marshmallows. Both work well.
  • Silicone Chocolate Mold: I like to use the 2″ half sphere silicone chocolate mold. You can find the ones I used here.
Ingredients needed for hot chocolate bombs

How to make hot chocolate bombs

  • Melt Chocolate: Place chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 2 minutes, or until smooth, stirring every 30 seconds.
  • Fill Cavities: Add a heaping tablespoon of melted chocolate into each cavity. Using the back of a spoon, spread chocolate until each cavity is completely covered.
hot chocolate bomb sphere filled with melted chocolate
  • Freeze to Set: Place silicone mold on a baking sheet and place in the freezer for 10 minutes or until chocolate has completely hardened.
  • Remove: Remove mold from the freezer. Gently press on the bottom of the sphere to release the chocolate from the mold.
removing chocolate from the silicone mold
  • Heat A Small Pan: Place a small skillet on the stove and set to low. Take 3 of the chocolate spheres, while holding them gently, lightly press them on the skillet for 1 second to melt the edge. You don’t want to press the chocolate hard in the skillet.
  • Fill: Fill the three spheres that were lightly melted with 1 Tbsp. cocoa mix, and mini marshmallows.
  • Seal: Take the three empty spheres and lightly press them on the skillet for 1 second to melt the edge. Working quickly and gently, place the empty sphere on the cocoa filled sphere. It doesn’t take long for the edges to seal. Try to handle the chocolate as little as possible.
hot chocolate bomb filled with cocoa and mini marshmallows
  • Decorate: Place white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for two minutes, or until chocolate is melted and smooth, stirring every 30 seconds. Pour melted chocolate into a piping bag, and drizzle over hot chocolate bombs. Add sprinkles, candy cane bits, or dusting powder.
  • Set: Let bombs set at room temperature or in the fridge for 10 minutes before packaging.
Decorated hot chocolate bombs on a serving plate

How to use hot chocolate bombs

To make a cup of hot chocolate, gently place hot chocolate bomb in the bottom of a mug. Pour 1-11/2 cups of hot milk over bomb. Watch the bomb start to melt and pop open releasing the cocoa and mini marshmallows, and stir until all ingredients are well incorporated. Enjoy!

hot chocolate bomb in a red mug with warm milk being poured over top
hot chocolate bomb in a red mug with marshmallows for garnish

Tips for making the best hot chocolate bombs

  • Don’t Overheat Chocolate: Chocolate can burn easily, make sure you keep a close eye on it and stir every 30 seconds.
  • Touch Minimally: Your fingers can warm the chocolate and leave finger prints. I find that when I chill my fingers until cold water before handling the chocolate spheres works well.
  • Adjust Recipe: The recipe below is to fill 2 silicone molds which will make 6 bombs.
  • Be Patient: Once you get the hang of it, they are so easy to make. You may break one or two chocolate spheres on your first try, but you will quickly get the hang of it.
Decorated hot chocolate bombs on a serving plate

Hot Chocolate Bombs

April
Hot Chocolate Bombs are perfect for gifting this holiday season! Chocolate shells filled with hot chocolate mix and mini marshmallows, make the most incredible decadent mug of hot cocoa. They are fun to make and even more fun to watch as they pop open in a mug full of warm milk. Watch the magic happen right before your eyes.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 6 bombs
Calories 231 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 6 Tbsp. hot cocoa mix
  • mini marshmallows
  • 2 silicone sphere molds

Instructions
 

  • Place chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 2 minutes, or until smooth, stirring every 30 seconds.
  • Add a heaping tablespoon of melted chocolate into each cavity. Using the back of a spoon, spread chocolate until each cavity is completely covered.
  • Place silicone mold on a baking sheet and place in the freezer for 10 minutes or until chocolate has completely hardened.
  • Remove mold from the freezer. Gently press on the bottom of the sphere to release the chocolate from the mold.
  • Place a small skillet on the stove and set to low. Take 3 of the chocolate spheres, while holding them gently, lightly press them on the skillet for 1 second to melt the edge. You don’t want to press the chocolate hard in the skillet.
  • Fill the three spheres that were lightly melted with 1 Tbsp. cocoa mix, and mini marshmallows.
  • Take the three empty spheres and lightly press them on the skillet for 1 second to melt the edge. Working quickly and gently, place the empty sphere on the cocoa filled sphere. It doesn’t take long for the edges to seal. Try to handle the chocolate as little as possible.
  •  Place white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for two minutes, or until chocolate is melted and smooth, stirring every 30 seconds. Pour melted chocolate into a piping bag, and drizzle over hot chocolate bombs. Add sprinkles, candy cane bits, or dusting powder.
  • Let bombs set at room temperature or in the fridge for 10 minutes before packaging.

Notes

*Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bombCalories: 231kcalCarbohydrates: 35.6gProtein: 2.7gFat: 9.1gSaturated Fat: 4.4gSodium: 28.1mgFiber: 3.2gSugar: 30.2gIron: 19.8mg
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10 Comments

  1. Noelle Simpson

    5 stars
    These look delicious! I know my kids will love them, such a fun treat!

  2. 5 stars
    I’ve been dying to make these. Maybe I’ll try these out this week!

  3. 5 stars
    These were such a big hit I had to make them again thank you so much for this recipes everyone enjoyed them

  4. Andrea Metlika

    5 stars
    These are awesome! They are much easier to make than I thought they would be so we can make them any time.

  5. 5 stars
    What a yummy fun idea for any hot chocolate lover! Great gift idea!

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