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Easy Hot Chocolate Bombs
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Hot Cocoa Bombs

Hot Cocoa Bombs are heavenly spheres of decadent chocolate filled with hot cocoa powder and mini marshmallows. So fun to make and even more fun to watch them explode open when hot milk is poured over them in your favorite mug!  Give it a stir, as all the chocolate melts you get complete hot chocolate indulgence!
Prep Time20 mins
Course: Dessert, Drinks
Keyword: bombs, chocolate, christmas, cocoa
Servings: 6 Bombs
Author: Kim Lange


  • 12 ounces high-quality chocolate wafers or you could use chocolate chips or chocolate bar.
  • 6 tablespoons hot cocoa mix
  • mini marshmallows
  • Toppings for decorating: sprinkles drizzles, crushed peppermint, cookie crumbles, marshmallows


Homemade Hot Cocoa Bombs

  • Melt the chocolate. Begin by melting your chocolate in the microwave stirring in 30 second intervals until melted. Approximately 2 minutes. (If you want to add crushed peppermint to your white chocolate, add a tablespoon or two. Too much will make it too clunky and hard to spread in the cavity.) Add a tablespoon of the melted chocolate into each of the cavities. Using a pastry brush or the back of a spoon, coat the inside of your spherical mold with the chocolate.
  • Pour the shell. Put the mold in the freezer for 5 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden. If you missed any chocolate or it's too thin, just brush with additional melted chocolate and freeze once more to build a thicker shell. Gently pop the chocolate shells out of the mold.
  • Stuff the shell. In one half of each hot cocoa bomb, add the hot cocoa mix and mini marshmallows. Place a microwave-safe plate in the microwave and heat for about 90 seconds, then press the other half of your chocolate sphere on the hot plate to smooth and melt the edges. Quickly place it on top of the filled half of your cocoa bomb and you’ll have a fully assembled sphere! Place completed spheres into cupcake liners.


  • Drizzle the tops of your bombs with additional melted chocolate and top with vibrant sprinkles, crushed cookies, peppermint or mini candy bar bits to make them look super pretty. Let them set a few minutes for drizzled chocolate to set up.

How to serve

  • Pop your bomb into your favorite mug.
  • Pour 8-12 ounces of hot milk or water over top. The warmer the milk, the more dramatic the explosion will be!!
  • Watch your "bomb" explode.
  • Stir & enjoy the chocolate decadence!
  • Add whipped cream or any decorating embellishments you want if desired



Hot cocoa bombs will store best in a cool dark place. For the best flavor, try to use them within the first two weeks, but they will last for about 2 months.