Hot Cocoa Bombs Are Easy To Make

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I know you’ve seen these all over social media, so I decided to make them on my own! Hot Cocoa Bombs are not only a lot of fun to make, but they are so much fun for kids to use and enjoy drinking. Once you make them, you can put them in hot milk and watch the hot cocoa bombs dissolve into delicious hot chocolate.

As an adult, I found this to be an extremely fun activity too! I can’t figure out why I never did this as a kid or with my kids and grandkids, but I hope you are able to do it with your family members. It’s the perfect activity for the upcoming holidays. In case you missed my post, Homemade Chocolate Truffles

Hot Cocoa Bombs Are Easy To Make

When it comes to Hot Cocoa Bombs, you may be thinking they are hard to make. However, I promise this is easy to do! You can make these for your friends and family. If you are bored one evening and can’t think of anything to do, then whip up these Hot Cocoa Bombs!

You could even oversee your kids making these. It’s amazing how kids can have so much fun in the kitchen when you give them a project and set them free. Creativity runs rampant in kids, when you give them the chance! Once they learn kitchen skills, they can become very helpful “partners” in the kitchen.

Kitchen Items You Need

I think I love making Hot Cocoa Bombs because they don’t really require many kitchen items. You probably already have these kitchen items in your home. Take a peek at the list and see if there is anything that you may be missing:

Special Equipment Needed:

  1. Silicone Molds
  2. Heavy Bottomed Pot
  3. Silicone Basting Brush
  4. Piping Bag or Small Plastic Bag with a small hole cut to pipe the chocolate
  5. Disposable gloves to prevent fingerprints on the hot cocoa bombs
Hot Cocoa Bombs Are Easy To Make

Hot Cocoa Bombs

When I first made these Hot Cocoa Bombs, I was curious how they would turn out. When you see them on social media, they seem fairly easy. Doing it yourself is always a different story. I truly can’t wait to make these with my grandkids, I think they would have a fun time! Let’s talk about how to make these bombs!

Step One

Make sure your molds are clean and dry. Preheat the pot you will be using to melt the chocolate. I found the best method was to heat the pot on the stove while I chopped the chocolate. 

Hot Cocoa Bomb Ingredients

Step Two

Chop the chocolate into fine slivers, or you can grate it. Once I was ready to melt the chocolate, I removed the pot from the heat, added the grated chocolate, and gently stirred the chocolate slivers.

Grate the Chocolate

Step Three

I was able to completely melt the chocolate this way with no risk of burning it. Stir with a silicone spatula.

Melt the Chocolate

Step Four

Add a little chocolate into the molds as shown below.

Silicone Molds

Step Five

Once the chocolate is completely melted, use a silicone brush to paint a layer of chocolate inside the molds. Chill in the refrigerator for 5 minutes. Remove the mold from the fridge and add another layer of chocolate coating. Make sure your chocolate isn’t *too* hot, you don’t want to melt the layer already in the molds. Refrigerate again. Do a total of 2-4 layers of chocolate. Cool in the refrigerator.

Spread the Chocolate with a Silicone Brush

Step Six

Gently remove the chocolate from the mold. This was pretty easy with the silicone molds, just make sure you are gentle and don’t crack the chocolate. Place semi-circles of chocolate onto the upside-down mold so you don’t melt it with your body heat. 

Half a Chocolate Bomb

Step Seven

Add two tablespoons of hot chocolate mix and marshmallows or crushed peppermint. Use a piping bag or plastic bag to put a line of chocolate on the rim of the circle. Gently add the second sphere on top and paint around the edge of the ball to seal it. Roll in sprinkles or crushed peppermint.

Add the Peppermint Marshmallows

Step Eight

Once these are made they should be stable and don’t need to be refrigerated.

Hot Cocoa Bombs Are Easy To Make

Step Nine

Add one hot cocoa bomb to a mug.

Hot Cocoa Bombs Are Easy To Make

Step Ten

Pour 8-10 ounces of really hot milk (simmering, but not boiling) over the top of the bomb in the cup. The milk will melt the chocolate and the marshmallows will POP out of the bomb.

Pour Steaming Milk Over The Cocoa Bomb

Finished Product

Stir vigorously and enjoy!

Hot Cocoa Bombs Are Easy To Make

Hot Cocoa Bombs Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Hot Cocoa Bombs Are Easy To Make
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Hot Cocoa Bombs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Linda Loosli
Ingredients
  • 1 Bar of Lindt Milk Chocolate Extra Creamy
  • 6 Servings hot cocoa/chocolate mix
  • 1 Bag of small peppermint marshmallows
  • Crushed peppermint (to gently roll the hot cocoa bombs in)
  • Sprinkles or Chocolate Shot (to gently roll the hot cocoa bombs in)
Instructions
  1. Make sure your molds are clean and dry. Preheat the pot you will be using to melt the chocolate. I found the best method was to heat the pot on the stove while I chopped the chocolate. Chop the chocolate into fine slivers or grate it. Once I was ready to melt the chocolate, I removed the pot from the heat, added the grated chocolate, and gently stirred the chocolate slivers. I was able to completely melt the chocolate this way with no risk of burning it. Stir with a silicone spatula. Once the chocolate is completely melted, use a silicone brush to paint a layer of chocolate inside the molds. Chill in the refrigerator for 5 minutes. Remove the mold from the fridge and add another layer of chocolate coating. Make sure your chocolate isn’t *too* hot, you don’t want to melt the layer already in the molds. Refrigerate again. Do a total of 2-4 layers of chocolate. Cool in refrigerator. Gently remove the chocolate from the mold. This was pretty easy with the silicone molds, just make sure you are gentle and don’t crack the chocolate. Place semi-circles of chocolate onto the upside-down mold so you don’t melt it with your body heat. Add two tablespoons of hot chocolate mix and marshmallows or crushed peppermint. Use a piping bag or plastic bag to put a line of chocolate on the rim of the circle. Gently add the second sphere on top and paint around the edge of the ball to seal it. Roll in sprinkles or crushed peppermint.

  2. To Serve:

    Once these are made they should be stable and not need to be refrigerated. Add one hot cocoa bomb to a mug. Pour 8-10 ounces of really hot milk (simmering, but not boiling) over the top of the bomb in the cup. The milk will melt the chocolate and the marshmallows will POP out of the bomb. Stir vigorously and enjoy!

Special Equipment Needed:
  1. Silicone Molds

  2. Heavy Bottomed Pot

  3. Silicone Basting Brush

  4. Piping Bag or Small Plastic Bag with a small hole cut to pipe the chocolate

  5. Disposable gloves to prevent fingerprints on the hot cocoa bombs

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How to Store Hot Cocoa Bombs

Once you have made these hot cocoa bombs, you may be wondering how to store them. As long as your home isn’t too hot, you can store the hot cocoa bombs right on your countertop. It’s important to note that the chocolate has to be put in an airtight container. If you are making these in the summer, I’d suggest putting them in the fridge to keep them from melting. Obviously, you will also want to store them away from the stove or anything else that could put direct heat on the chocolate bombs.

Can You Freeze Hot Cocoa Bombs?

After you make these hot cocoa bombs, you may be wondering if you can freeze them or not. You would need to double wrap the chocolate bombs twice to ensure they stay fresh. Keep in mind that you will also want to make sure the hot cocoa bombs are laid somewhere in the freezer such that they won’t be squished. So, yes, you can freeze the hot cocoa bombs, you just have to take extra precautions.

How to Store Hot Cocoa Bombs

Once you’ve made these hot cocoa bombs, how do you store them? That is simple! After the bombs have hardened, you can place them individually on cupcake liners. Once they are in the cupcake liners, you can place them in plastic containers. Once they are in the plastic containers, you can then place them in a gift bag or store them on the counter until you decide to use them.

Final Word

As you can see, these cocoa bombs are going to be a big hit in your family. If you’d like to create these, make sure you look at the ingredient list and follow the directions. It’s as simple as 1-2-3 and you’ll have Hot Cocoa Bombs in no time for everyone to enjoy. Plus, the crazy thing is that it’s a lot cheaper to make your own than it is to buy them. May God Bless this world, Linda.

23 thoughts on “Hot Cocoa Bombs Are Easy To Make

  • December 7, 2020 at 5:22 am
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    5 stars
    Oh my goodness! Yes! So excited about this recipe. Chocolate fun and great for gifts. You did it again Linda. Love it!

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    • December 7, 2020 at 6:45 am
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      Hi Tiffany, I really wish my grandkids lived closer, we love working together in the kitchen. This project would have such great memories! Linda

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  • December 7, 2020 at 7:40 am
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    Linda, This sounds so yummy! I just may have to make some as gifts.
    I woke up to the central heat not working. Hubby is looking at it now. Good thing we have the propane it was 34 here in East Texas this morning I got up. Brr. These Coco Bombs would be so good this morning!

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    • December 7, 2020 at 9:06 am
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      Hi Deborah, oh no!! I sure hope you have heat now!!! These are so fun to make!! Linda

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      • December 7, 2020 at 10:01 am
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        Linda, We do have heat now. A heating element went out, but hubby has it fixed. He will be replacing the heating element soon. We do have the fireplace, so we weren’t cold, cold. Just a bit cool. Hubby keeps replacement parts for almost everything.

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        • December 7, 2020 at 10:28 am
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          Hi Deborah, oh my gosh, I love hearing you have heat now. Mark and I would have no clue how to find the heating element. I have to concentrate on the things we do know how to do! LOL! Your hubby is my hero. Linda

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          • December 7, 2020 at 12:36 pm
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            He’s my hero, too! I think he can do anything. He told me before we got married that he didn’t like to see anything broken, even people. He was totally right.

  • December 7, 2020 at 8:36 am
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    5 stars
    Omg!! These look amazing!! Thank you sooo much for sharing!! Can’t wait to make these with my girls!!❤️❤️

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    • December 7, 2020 at 9:07 am
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      Hi Camille, thank you so much! What I love about the hot cocoa bombs is that you can make them as a family! It’s all about the memories, right? Linda

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  • December 7, 2020 at 8:55 am
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    I’ve been dying to do this with my grandkids. I ordered the molds 2 weeks ago so they would be here while the grandkids were here over the weekend. Well guess what, the molds never came, still in transit. Oh well, hopefully they will come before the next visit. Still lots of cold snowy weather coming for a few more months so we can enjoy them then.

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    • December 7, 2020 at 9:09 am
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      Hi Robbie, oh I hope they come soon! I think they are so popular that everyone is buying them! If you think about it, they are fairly cheap to make and oh, the memories!! Linda

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    • December 7, 2020 at 12:38 pm
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      I need to order some molds as well. I have other kinds, but not these.

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  • December 7, 2020 at 10:14 am
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    Looks easy enough to do. Unfortunately, Amazon says delivery between December 20-23! So that won’t happen before Christmas at my place! I will have to look for the molds at Bed Bath & Beyond or Michaels or Hobby Lobby!

    I might just make Snowman Soup: package of hot cocoa mix and 2-3 large marshmallows and a peppermint stick! Package in a ziplock baggie and print out a label to attach.

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    • December 7, 2020 at 10:29 am
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      Hi Leanne, well, those sound awesome! I need to make some Snowman Soup! I love this! Linda

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    • December 7, 2020 at 12:42 pm
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      Leanne, I’ve made snowman soup before. Always a big hit. You can make your own hot chocolate and put in a zipper bag. Then place the bag in a mug. If you shop thrift stores, you can find mugs for 50-cents each. Or the dollar stores have them for a dollar.

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      • December 7, 2020 at 4:35 pm
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        Hi Deborah, we’re all going to make these snowman soup deals!! LOL! Linda

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  • December 7, 2020 at 10:16 pm
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    Never had these, but I like the novelty of these things.

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    • December 8, 2020 at 6:00 am
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      Hi Frank, I think what’s fun for me when making them, is the grandkids!!! It’s a family affair making memories. Stay well, my friend, Linda

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  • December 8, 2020 at 6:05 am
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    Helpful hint: I used a plate on my stove (melt setting) to keep warm. Once removed from mold, turn 1/2 of bomb on its back & fill w/ 2T hot cocoa mix, add your marshmallow, turn other half onto the warmed plate (be quick & wear gloves-no finger prints). Keep there for a few seconds till you see it melt a tad, pick up, attached to the filled side, Wala, your hot chocolate bomb, no piping! I wrapped mine in a treat bags and gave a Christmas gifts for my co-workers, they loved them.

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    • December 8, 2020 at 8:25 am
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      Hi Robin, oh my goodness, I love this trick!! Thank you!! I’m sure your co-workers loved them because they are homemade!! Gifts from the heart so to speak! Linda

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  • December 9, 2020 at 1:49 am
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    Hi Linda. Here in Australia it’s summer and the temps are on the rise. (40C yesterday, 38C today) so no hope of making these right now. On the upside, they’ll be awesome come “Christmas in July” time, and we have months to get whatever we need! Best of both worlds, really – our own wonderful Summer Christmas, and then we can enjoy all the Winter Christmas recipes when it (finally!) gets cooler. Merry Christmas, everyone.

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    • December 9, 2020 at 4:19 am
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      Hi Pat, you live in Australia?? I have never been there but My husband went with my grandson a few years ago. I saw the pictures, such a beautiful place, and the people were so nice! I live in the desert so I totally understand the heat! These will be so fun to make during your “Christmas in July”!! Merry Christmas, Linda

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