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Simple Homemade Hot Chocolate Bombs

Hot Chocolate Bombs are the trendiest way to drink hot cocoa. They’re easy to make and SNOW much fun to drink!

A homemade hot chocolate balls in a white paper liner on top of two white marble coaster

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Hot Chocolate Bombs have taken the internet by storm. You’ve probably seen these gorgeous culinary art pieces in a TikTok video or on IG live. Who knew that you could have your hot chocolate and play with it too? Coming in from the cold temps this winter will be even better with this recipe.

This Hot Chocolate Bomb recipe is simple and, even better, you can come up with fun variations to kick off your Valentine’s Day get-togethers or upcoming girls’ night in! If you love being creative in the kitchen then Hot Chocolate Bombs are your chance to shine. 

Tag me in your creations! I can’t wait to see how your Hot Chocolate Bombs come out. 

overhead shot of a hot chocolate bomb in a white paper liner on top of two white marble coasters


What You Need To Know About This Hot Chocolate Bomb Recipe:

Art meets an old classic favorite. 

These Cocoa Bombs have hard shells of chocolate that have a packed-full center of confectionary goodness. Depending on the recipe, you may find mini marshmallows, caramel, or chocolate syrup inside of a Hot Chocolate Bomb. A pour-over of hot milk activates the bomb and it unfolds into the best hot chocolate that you’ll ever have.

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Hot Chocolate Bomb or Cocoabombs?

Call it what you like, they’re both the same thing! Chocolate bomb, cocoabomb, hot cocoa bombs, etc. It’s like the new tomato-tomatah/potato-potatah. 

Not sure I’ve ever actually heard someone say potatah though 🤔

overhead shot of hot chocolate bombs being filled on a white plate

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Key Ingredients for DIY Hot Chocolate Bombs

ingredients for hot chocolate bombs


Equipment Needed to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs

cocoa mix in a small white bowl ready to be put in hot chocolate bombs


How to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs

Step 1. Mix together the Hot Chocolate Powder ingredients.

Step 2. Melt the chocolate candy coating according to the package directions.

Step 3. Fill each of the wells with 1-2 tablespoons of melted chocolate. Spread the chocolate around using a spoon or small offset spatula then chill in the fridge for 5 minutes, or until it has hardened completely.

Step 4. Carefully remove the chocolate wells from the mold.

Step 5. Fill half of the chocolate wells with hot chocolate powder and mini marshmallows.

Step 6. Heat a nonstick pan over medium-high heat until it is barely warm. Place the rim of unfilled chocolate onto the pan for 1-2 seconds, or until the edges start to melt. Carefully remove the chocolate from the pan and place it on top of the filled chocolate well.

Step 7. Press gently on top of the filled half to seal the two together.

Step 8. Decorate with melted chocolate and sprinkles, if desired.

Step 9. To serve, add a hot chocolate bomb to a large mug. Pour over hot milk and stir until all of the chocolate has melted.

hot milk being poured over a hot chocolate bomb in a clear glass mug


Tips for Making Hot Chocolate Bombs

  • I highly recommend using chocolate candy coating (also called chocolate bark or almond bark) in this recipe because it melts and rehardens easily and shinily. If you don’t have chocolate candy coating, you can use tempered chocolate– but make sure to use tempered, not just melted.
  • Wearing gloves while making the hot chocolate bombs will help prevent fingerprints on the outside.
  • Powdered milk is optional but it gives the hot chocolate an extra creaminess– and it’s available in most grocery stores. For best results, use whole milk powder.

Other Drink Recipes To Try

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A homemade hot chocolate balls in a white paper liner on top of two white marble coaster

Simple Homemade Hot Chocolate Bombs

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Hot Chocolate Bombs are the trendiest way to drink hot cocoa. They’re easy to make and SNOW much fun to drink!

Ingredients

Hot Chocolate Powder

  • ½ cup powdered or superfine sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • ¼ cup chopped chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons powdered milk (see notes)

Hot Chocolate Bombs

  • 16 ounces chocolate candy coating or milk Chocolate Wafers (see notes)
  • 1 cup hot chocolate powder
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
  • Sprinkles, for garnish

Instructions

Make the Hot Chocolate Powder 

  1. To make the hot chocolate powder, combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl or jar (a mason jar works well for this).
  2. Store at room temperature until ready to use. 

Make the Hot Chocolate Bombs 

  1. Melt the chocolate candy coating according to the package directions. 
  2. Fill each of the wells with 1-2 tablespoons of melted chocolate. Spread the chocolate around using a spoon or small offset spatula. Don’t forget to spread the chocolate all the way to the top-- you want to have a thick edge so your chocolate bomb doesn’t break. 
  3. Place the chocolate in the fridge for 5 minutes, or until it has hardened completely. 
  4. Carefully remove the chocolate wells from the mold. 
  5. Fill half of the chocolate wells with hot chocolate powder and mini marshmallows. 
  6. Heat a nonstick pan over medium-high heat until it is barely warm. 
  7. Place the rim of unfilled chocolate onto the pan for 1-2 seconds, or until the edges start to melt. 
  8. Carefully remove the chocolate from the pan and place it on top of the filled chocolate well. Press gently to seal the two together. 
  9. Decorate with melted chocolate and sprinkles, if desired. 
  10. To serve, add a hot chocolate bomb to a large mug. Pour over hot milk and stir until all of the chocolate has melted. 

Notes

  1. I highly recommend using chocolate candy coating (also called chocolate bark or almond bark) in this recipe because it melts and rehardens easily and shinily. If you don’t have chocolate candy coating, you can use tempered chocolate-- but make sure to use tempered, not just melted. I suggest Guittard Milk Chocolate Wafers.
  2. Wearing gloves while making the hot chocolate bombs will help prevent fingerprints on the outside. 
  3. Powdered milk is optional but it gives the hot chocolate an extra creaminess-- and it’s available in most grocery stores. 

 Did you make this recipe? Leave a star rating and let me know in the comments! You can also leave a photo/comment on this pin for others to see.

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