How To Make Hot Chocolate Bombs
Hot chocolate bombs are currently all the rage and it is easy to see why. They are incredibly fun to make and outrageously delicious to eat! The kids can help and design their own bombs, too. They also make wonderful gifts for your friends and family and can be thematic for any holiday or occasion. This is a treat that will take you through the year. Who said you can’t enjoy hot cocoa even in the summer?! Adding sprinkles and chopped cookies/candies make these look extra special and the possibilities are endless. Below, I have shared some of the tools I have used to make my bombs. Once you have the molds, the rest is simple. I have used a large and a small mold. Both are great but the jumbo bombs add an extra wow factor! Just make sure you have a huge mug on hand when serving it up! You can gift these in a cello bag with some curling ribbon. I also like to add a tag with directions for how to prepare the milk and the bomb. I hope you have as much fun making hot chocolate bombs as we have had.
Here are some of the products I used for my Hot Chocolate Bombs:
I used 3 1/8 inch molds for my large cocoa bombs! It came with 3 molds as pictured!
I used 2 1/2 inch molds for my smaller ones. This came as one mold.
*Update: This week I scored the three piece mold and it is even easier than the silicone molds! If you can order one, it is worth it. I have the 70mm and just ordered the 50 mm.
I love to use Merckens Chocolates. Ghirardelli disks are also delish and can be found in Target. I would not recommend the disks found in craft stores for this recipe.
Here are some of the fun varieties I have been making! Edible glitter is fun, too!
These are my Dreidel Hot Chocolate Bombs for Hanukkah! You can find the mold here.
If you love Oreos, you will love this Oreo Bomb packed with crushed cookies on top! The inside still has the hot cocoa mix and mini marshmallows.
This bomb is made with edible gold stars!!!
This Peppermint Chocolate bomb is perfect for the holiday season!
For the white chocolate lovers, I bring you the Snowman Hot Chocolate Bomb! I piped the hat and eyes on parchment and then attached them. I piped the mouth directly onto the bomb. The carrot is a purchased sugar candy.
For storm 2021, my son and I made these snowmen hot cocoa bombs!
OOOOh!!! For more fun, I added Pop Rocks right inside with the marshmallows! Also, just a few on top and boy, do they pop!!! I used 3/4 of the pack!
For this ice cream bomb, simply fill with a hunk of brownie, a scoop of ice cream and heat up Hershey’s syrup to do the melting!
Here are our Super Bowl Cocoa Bombs… Just use white chocolate to pipe on the details! Super Easy!
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- Merckens milk chocolate
- Mini marshmallows
- hot cocoa mix (can use from packets or a canister)
- milk (smaller bombs need 1 c. milk and the larger needed almost 1½ c.)
- decor: chopped candies, icing candies, sprinklles, chopped cookies, etc
- Melt chocolate in the microwave until smooth.
- Pour into the molds and spread to coat. Do not fill entirely as you want them to be hollow. Use a spoon to help guide the chocolate.
- Turn upside down over parchment to let excess fall out.
- Then use an offset spatula to wipe the top of mold and clean it up a bit.
- Chill in freezer upside down (on parchment) at least 10 mins or until they easily pop out.
- On one half, sprinkle in the cocoa mix and load on some marshmallows.
- Use some of the extra melted chocolate to brush on the edges and seal the two halves together.
- (OR use a hot plate, and rub edge of the empty half of chocolate onto the plate to slightly melt. Then connect to the other half.)
- Drizzle on some melted chocolates and add your toppings.
- Let set. They can be wrapped in cello at this point to gift if you'd like.
- Heat milk to just about boiling,
- Place bomb in mug and pour on the milk until it cracks open!
- Top with whipped cream and any sprinkles or candies you like!
- Stir and enjoy!