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Hot Chocolate Bombs

A fun and festive sweet treat that both kids and adults alike will love!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Western
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Setting time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 317kcal


  • 1 ½ cups (262g) white chocolate
  • 1 cup (100g) hot chocolate mix regular or flavored, depending on occasion
  • 1 cup (50g) mini marshmallows white or colored, depending on occasion
  • For decoration: colored melting chocolate (a couple tablespoons of each color), crushed candy, etc.


  • Melt chocolate and spread it into the silicone molds, coating each cavity entirely with at least two layers of chocolate.
  • Refrigerate molds until chocolate is solid (at least 5 minutes), then carefull remove the chocolate from the mold.
  • Fill one half of molded chocolate with 2 tablespoons of cocoa mix and a handful of mini marshmallows.
  • Then, gently press the edge of an empty half onto a hot plate or pan to just melt the chocolate.
  • Join the two halves together to seal the bomb.
  • Repeat steps 3-5 to make the rest.
  • Decorate the outsides with drizzles of colored melting chocolate, crushed candy, etc.
  • When ready to serve, place one bomb into a mug of steaming hot milk and watch the magic happen.


Tips For Success

  • Don’t use too much chocolate. Each mold will only need about 2 tablespoons of chocolate.
  • Watch for thin spots, especially around the edges, and recoat if necessary
  • Wear gloves to prevent fingerprints in the chocolate and to prevent it from melting due to the heat of your hands. 
  • Use good quality white chocolate like Lindt chocolate with 30% cocoa. 

Delicious Variations

  • Add More Fillings - Filling these cocoa bombs is so fun and allows you to be creative. Here are some suggestions:
    • Colored marshmallows
    • Instant Coffee
    • Crushed candies
    • Cookie crumbs
  • Decorate - Adjust the decorations on the outside of the cocoa bombs to make them fit any season, holiday, or occasion. 

Budget-Friendly Tips 

  • Make Your Own Cocoa Mix - It’s easy to make hot cocoa mix, and you will save money. 
  • Buy Candy and Decorations on Sale -  Stores often mark down holiday candy and sprinkles when the holiday has ended. Stock up when it’s on sale. 
  • Make a Handmade Mold - Silicone molds can be expensive. Use a 2-piece plastic ornament or a plastic egg with a vertical split. Be sure to wash and dry well before using. 


Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 213mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 1mg