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St. Patrick’s Day Hot Cocoa Bombs

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with these festive green, white, and gold decorated Hot Cocoa Bombs! They make a “magically delicious” cup of hot chocolate!

a green St. Patrick's Day Hot Cocoa Bombs in a white paper liner on a white plate

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As the Irish saying goes, “For the whole world is Irish on the Seventeenth o’ March!”. 

Whether you’re Irish by genetics (me!) or simply Irish at heart, St. Patrick’s Day gives us all the perfect excuse to eat comfort food, come together, and celebrate. I think it’s safe to say that by the time March 17th rolls around, we’ll all be tired of being snowed in and looking forward to the hope that Spring brings. This hot cocoa bomb recipe is going to give you something warm to get you through the last tedious weeks of winter. 

If you’re determined to create a festive St. Patrick’s Day this year, then you’ll want to add this fun hot chocolate bomb to the list of goodies. You’re going to love it so you may want to keep the staples of this recipe in stock. 

You’ll feel lucky to add this St. Patrick’s Day hot cocoa bomb recipe to your favorites!

green St. Patrick's Day Hot Cocoa Bombs in a clear mug on a white plate

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

This St. Patrick’s Day hot chocolate bomb recipe doesn’t have to be followed exactly. If you have your own creative ideas for the bomb filling, then have fun experimenting! Hot cocoa bombs allow you to thrive in your creativity which is one of the reasons I find them to be so much fun!

A few suggestions that are worth trying in your hot chocolate bombs:

  • Lucky Charms marshmallows
  • “Painting” the hot chocolate bomb with edible gold food paint
  • Dyeing whipped cream with green food coloring

St. Patrick's Day Hot Cocoa Bombs on a metal sheet pan

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Ingredients for Hot Chocolate Bombs

Ingredients for St. Patrick's Day Hot Cocoa Bombs in individual containers


Equipment Needed to Make Cocoabombs

green and white chocolate in round molds to make St. Patrick's Day Hot Cocoa Bombs


How to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs for St. Patrick’s Day

Step 1. Make the Hot Chocolate Powder.

Step 2. Then, make the chocolate shells.

Step 3. Once the shells are hardened, fill half the chocolate shells with hot chocolate powder.

Step 4. Melt the edge of an empty chocolate shell and gently press to adhere to the filled half. 

Step 5. Drizzle with extra chocolate and garnish with sprinkles (if desired). 

Step 6. To serve, add a hot chocolate bomb to a large mug. Pour hot milk over the chocolate bomb and stir until all of the chocolate has melted.

St. Patrick's Day Hot Cocoa Bombs on a metal sheet pan being assembled


Tips for Making Homemade Hot Chocolate Bombs

  • 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.
  • If you want all of the fun without as much sugar for the kiddos, exchange the medium-sized chocolate molds for smaller ones.
  • Store your St. Patrick’s Day hot cocoa bombs in the refrigerator for a week.

hot milk being poured over a green St. Patrick's Day Hot Chocolate Bomb in a clear glass mug


Other Hot Chocolate Recipes To Try


Other St. Patrick’s Day Recipes to Try

hot cocoa in a clear glass mug made with a St. Patrick's Day hot chocolate bomb


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a green St. Patrick's Day Hot Cocoa Bombs in a white paper liner on a white plate

St. Patrick's Day Hot Cocoa Bombs

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with these festive green, white, and gold decorated Hot Cocoa Bombs! They make a “magically delicious” cup of hot chocolate!

Ingredients

For the Hot Chocolate Powder

  • ½ cup superfine or powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup chopped chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon powdered milk

For the Hot Chocolate Bomb

  • 16 ounces chocolate bark
  • 1 cup hot chocolate powder
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Gluten Free Sprinkles, to decorate

Instructions

For the Hot Chocolate Powder

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl or jar. Store in an airtight container and room temperature until ready to use.


For the Hot Chocolate Bomb

  1. Melt the chocolate bark according to the package directions.
  2. Add 2-3 tablespoons of melted chocolate to each of the wells in the candy mold. Use a spoon or culinary brush to push the chocolate all the way to the top of the mold. Make sure to have a thick layer of chocolate around the top-- if the layer is too thin, the bombs will be too brittle.
  3. Place the chocolate in the fridge for 5 minutes, or until it has hardened completely.
  4. Remove the chocolates from the mold. Fill half of the chocolates with hot chocolate powder and mini marshmallows (I use about 1-2 tablespoons of hot chocolate powder per bomb).
  5. Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Then remove the pan from the heat.
  6. Place an unfilled chocolate on the pan (open side down) and let it sit for 1-2 seconds, or until you see the edges starting to melt and smoothen.
    Press the chocolate on top of one that has been filled with hot chocolate powder and press them gently to seal.
  7. Drizzle with additional chocolate and add sprinkles, if desired.
  8. To serve, place the hot chocolate bomb in the bottom of a mug and pour over hot milk. Garnish with additional mini marshmallows and sprinkles, if desired.

Notes

  1. I highly recommend using chocolate candy bark (or almond bark). If you don’t have them on hand, you must temper standard chocolate to be able to use it in this recipe-- melted chocolate won’t turn out shiny and smooth.
  2. I wear gloves when making the chocolate bombs to avoid leaving fingerprints on the surface.
  3. Add a splash of Baileys or Peppermint Schnapps to your hot chocolate for a boozy twist! (for 21 years + only)
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 526

Nutrition Facts are estimated and aren't always accurate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist if you have special dietary needs. Calries are approximate and vary greatly depending on ingredients used.

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Nancy Dugery

Friday 5th of March 2021

These look like so much fun! We just got hot chocolate bomb molds and are excited to try them!

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