Hot Chocolate Bombs Recipe

These delicious hot chocolate bombs make for an extra special treat for cold winter months. The addition of the chocolate ball to your hot cocoa mix creates an even more decadent and creamy drink. If you're willing to share, Kristen Carli, MS RD, recipe developer and registered dietitian nutritionist suggests "these bombs could be a super fun way to have a make-your-own hot chocolate bar at your next holiday get together." If not, just keep them on hand for yourself when you need an extra cozy cup of cocoa to get you through any winter day.

Plus, they can make for the perfect DIY edible gifts to give this holiday season. Homemade treats are the best way to give a little extra to loved ones, neighbors, teachers, co-workers — just about anyone! This way, you're sure to have something they will all enjoy. Make these ahead of time and wrap them up in some festive packaging and they'll be good to go.

Gather your ingredients to make hot chocolate bombs

To make these hot chocolate bombs, start by gathering your ingredients. You'll want to make sure that you have all of your ingredients out and ready to use. There will be a point during this process when you'll need to work quickly, so it's a good idea to ensure you've got everything you'll need within reach from the get go. You'll need silicone hot chocolate bomb molds, lots of chocolate chips, hot chocolate mix, mini marshmallows and sprinkles. That's it! With just a few simple ingredients and tools, you can create a truly decadent treat that will keep you warm all winter long.

Fill the chocolate molds and freeze

Start with a small, microwave-safe bowl. Add the chocolate chips and microwave in 30-second intervals. Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir after the first 30 seconds. Then, return it to the microwave and heat for an additional 30 seconds. Remove it once again and stir the chocolate, which should be melted and ready to go. Now, using the back of a spoon, thinly coat the melted chocolate along the inside of the silicone hot chocolate bomb molds. Once complete, place the molds in the freezer for at least five minutes to harden.

Touch up accordingly and freeze

Remove the molds from the freezer and check for any spots that are thin enough to see through. Use the extra melted chocolate to touch up these spots so the final product remains sturdy and sealed. When you eventually put the hot chocolate bombs into hot milk, you don't want any of the hot cocoa mix to leak out too early! After you've finished touching the chocolate shells up, pop the mold back into the freezer for another five minutes.

Fill with hot chocolate mix and marshmallows

Remove the molds from the freezer again, and very carefully remove the chocolate spheres from the molds. They should come out pretty easily, but they will be fragile, so be gentle! Scoop a few tablespoons of your favorite hot cocoa mix into half of the chocolate spheres. Add a few mini marshmallows to the top of the hot cocoa mix, because what would a cup of hot cocoa be without the marshmallows? Now, you're ready to put these bombs together!

Seal the bombs and freeze

Heat a small plate in the microwave for one minute, until it's warm. Carefully rub the seam side of the empty chocolate halves on the warmed plate, allowing the edges to slightly melt. Now, here's where your speed comes to play! Working quickly, add the empty chocolate halves to the filled chocolate halves, pressing the seams together to close them up gently. Repeat the process with all the hot chocolate bombs until they're all closed and sealed. Return the hot chocolate bombs to the freezer for at least five minutes.

Touch up, decorate, and freeze the hot chocolate bombs again

Remove the bombs from the freezer and, using a pastry brush or silicone brush, lightly brush melted chocolate on to cover any holes or thin spots. Return the bombs to the freezer for another five minutes. For the final step, remove the bombs from the freezer and drizzle the remaining melted chocolate over top in a decorative fashion. Sprinkle the tops with your favorite holiday sprinkles and freeze for the final five minutes.

When you're ready to enjoy an extra special mug of cocoa, heat a mug of your milk of choice. Drop your hot chocolate bomb in and watch as the chocolate melts and the bomb explodes. Stir in to mix and enjoy a sweet, warm, chocolatey delight!

Hot Chocolate Bombs Recipe
5 from 31 ratings
Whether you want to enjoy a decadent cup of hot cocoa or want to give the perfect holiday gift, this hot chocolate bombs recipe has you covered!
Prep Time
30
minutes
Cook Time
0
minutes
Servings
6
servings
hot chocolate bombs
Total time: 30 minutes
Ingredients
  • 12 ounces chocolate chips
  • 3 packets hot chocolate mix
  • 2 tablespoons mini marshmallows
Optional Ingredients
  • sprinkles, for decorating
  • milk, for serving
Directions
  1. In a small bowl, pour in the chocolate chips. Microwave them for 30 seconds. Remove from the microwave and stir. Return to the microwave and heat for 30 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir again — the chocolate should be melted.
  2. Using the back of a spoon, thinly coat chocolate along inside of silicone hot chocolate bomb molds. Place the mold in the freezer for at least 5 minutes.
  3. Remove the mold from the freezer and touch up any spots that are thin enough to see through with more melted chocolate. Return to the freezer for at least 5 minutes.
  4. Carefully remove the chocolate from the molds.
  5. Add a few tablespoons of hot cocoa mix to ½ of the chocolate spheres.
  6. Add a few marshmallows to the top of the hot cocoa mix.
  7. Heat a small plate in the microwave for 1 minute, until it's warm.
  8. Carefully rub empty chocolate halves, seam side down, on a warmed plate. This will allow the edges to melt.
  9. Working quickly, add the empty chocolate halves to the filled chocolate halves, closing up the seams. Repeat with all hot chocolate bombs until each one is closed.
  10. Return the hot chocolate bombs to the freezer for at least 5 minutes.
  11. Remove the bombs from the freezer and, using a pastry brush or silicone brush, brush on melted chocolate to cover any holes. Return to the freezer for another 5 minutes.
  12. Remove the bombs from the freezer and drizzle the remaining melted chocolate over the tops of the hot chocolate bombs. Add sprinkles to the tops, then freeze for 5 minutes.
  13. When you're ready to enjoy, heat a mug of milk. Drop in the hot chocolate bomb, and watch the chocolate melt. Stir in the hot cocoa mix to enjoy.
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