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Hot Chocolate Bombs take just a few ingredients and you can make a variety of flavors! You can make these hot cocoa bombs into coffee bombs by adding your favorite cappuccino flavor!

Hot Chocolate Bombs

Hot chocolate bombs (or hot cocoa bombs) have been a huge hit this year thanks to TikTok.

White hot chocolate hot cocoa bomb topped with crushed peppermint.

It’s for good reason, too! They’re incredibly easy to make and they’re so much more fun watching them pop open and fill your mug with marshmallows and cocoa!

Kids love them, adults love them, and stores can’t keep them on the shelves. That’s okay, though. They’re incredibly easy to make at home.

You can get creative with different colors, flavors, and candies. One of my favorite ways to create a hot chocolate bomb is to add some coffee and turn them into coffee bombs!

Coffee mug with a green hot cocoa bomb drizzled with white chocolate and crushed peppermint candies.

Cappuccino Coffee Bombs

Adding your favorite cappuccino mix to the inside of your hot chocolate bomb gives these hot chocolate bombs and flavorful and delicious caffeine kick.

I’ve been making a cappuccino and hot chocolate mix for a while now but I have to admit, I really enjoy the marshmallows popping out of the chocolate and the cappuccino and cocoa mix melting into the hot water.

Chocolate coffee bomb drizzled with chocolate and topped with chocolate curls.

Hot Chocolate Bombs Variations

It’s fun to get creative with these delightful hot chocolate bombs. Hot cocoa is classic but you can switch up the flavors to create a white chocolate cocoa bomb using white chocolate cocoa powder with crushed peppermint candies.

It takes just a tablespoon of white chocolate cocoa mix and a small handful of marshmallows to fill up the chocolate cavities. Combined with a small teaspoon of crushed peppermints and you have one tasty creation!

Using white chocolate, almond bark, or white candy coating is a great way to mix up colors if you’re feeling festive. I use gel colors to change my candy coloring as it doesn’t take much and it’s much more consistent than using liquid dye drops.

Melted hot chocolate bomb in hot water inside of a white mug.

Adding a few tablespoons of your favorite cappuccino mix along with some hot cocoa mix and some marshmallows creates a warm chocolatey caffeinated drink.

French Vanilla cappuccino mix would work great with white chocolate coffee bombs as an English Toffee or Mocha cappuccino would work best with chocolate coffee bombs. Either way, when adding coffee to the mix, you have now created delicious and fun coffee bombs!

These fun treats also make great gifts! They’re easy enough to make that you can knock quite a few out in not much time at all.

The hardest part of making these hot chocolate bombs is picking and choosing flavors!

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Two hot cocoa bombs in a Christmas gift box.

Tips for Hot Chocolate Bombs

Personally, for me that most frustrating thing about making these hot cocoa bombs is the seams! I’m far from perfect at it and it may just be my lack of patience (heh…).

I have found that heating a small skillet on low with a square of parchment paper inside to keep the skillet clean is a good start.

After the chocolate is molded and ready to fill, I place the open part of the sphere onto the warm skillet and gently twist for a second before removing the sphere and placing into parchment paper..

A tablespoon of hot cocoa powder and a small handful of marshmallows are then added to the inside of that sphere.

The process of melting the edges are then done on the other piece of the sphere and then carefully and gently placed on top of the other.

At this time, it will either be seamless or some smudging with the back of a spoon will help seal the edges.

I’m not an expert by any means and I’ve seem some beautiful hot chocolate bombs out there!

This is a fun, creative, and tasty thing to create and doesn’t need to be perfect! Kids can help out too by filling these hot cocoa bombs with the cocoa powder, melting candies, and marshmallows.

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Close up of hot cocoa bowl drizzled with chocolate and garnished with chocolate curls.
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What’s Needed To Make Hot Cocoa Bombs

  • Hot Cocoa Bomb Mold – there are a few sizes, I prefer 70mm
  • Piping Bags – for drizzling chocolate
  • Parchment Paper– for the skillet and for temporary storage
  • Small Skillet – to heat the edges to create a seam
  • Hot Cocoa Mix
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Cappuccino mix – if making coffee bombs

Hot Cocoa Bombs flavors

Classic Chocolate Hot Chocolate Bombs

  • Chocolate almond bark or melting chocolate
  • Hot cocoa powder mix
  • Mini marshmallows

White Chocolate Hot Cocoa Bombs

  • White chocolate almond bark or melting white chocolate
  • White chocolate cocoa mix
  • Mini marshmallows

White Chocolate Peppermint Hot Cocoa Bombs

  • White chocolate almond bark or melting white chocolate
  • White chocolate cocoa mix
  • Crushed peppermint candies
  • Mini Marshmallows

Cappuccino Coffee Bombs

  • White chocolate or chocolate melting chocolate or almond bark
  • Hot cocoa mix (optional)
  • Cappuccino mix of choice
  • Mini Marshmallows
Yield: 6 chocolate bombs

Hot Chocolate Bombs

Close up of hot cocoa bowl drizzled with chocolate and garnished with chocolate curls.

Hot Chocolate Bombs take just a few ingredients and you can make a variety of flavors! You can make these hot cocoa bombs into coffee bombs by adding your favorite cappuccino flavor!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 16 oz almond bark, flavor of choice
  • 6 tbsp hot cocoa mix, flavor of choice
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Set parchment paper out on the counter for chocolate bombs.
  2. Melt the chocolate according to directions on the package.
  3. Use a spoon to fill the spheres with the chocolate, smoothing the chocolate up on the sides of the mold.
  4. Place the molds in the refrigerator to chill for 15 minutes.
  5. Set a small skillet on the stove and set to low heat.
  6. Place a small piece of parchment paper into the skillet to catch melted chocolate.
  7. After 15 minutes remove the molds from the refrigerator and carefully pop out the chocolate spheres.
  8. Take one side of the sphere and gently press the edges into the skillet to get rid of any rough edges.
  9. Place the sphere onto the parchment paper, opening side up.
  10. Fill with 1 tbsp of hot cocoa powder.
  11. Add a small handful of mini marshmallows.
  12. Take the other side of the sphere and gently press the edges into the skillet.
  13. While the edges are still melted, place on top of the other sphere and gently press down.
  14. Use a piping bag to decorate the tops with melted chocolate.
  15. Store in a cool place or in the refrigerator.

Notes

Classic Chocolate Hot Chocolate Bombs

  • 16 oz Chocolate almond bark or melting chocolate
  • 6 tbsp Hot cocoa powder mix
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows

White Chocolate Hot Cocoa Bombs

  • 16 oz White chocolate almond bark or melting white chocolate
  • 6 tbsp White chocolate cocoa mix
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows

White Chocolate Peppermint Hot Cocoa Bombs

  • 16 oz White chocolate almond bark or melting white chocolate
  • 6 tbsp White chocolate cocoa mix
  • 1/4 tsp crushed peppermint candies
  • 1/2 cup mini Marshmallows

Cappuccino Coffee Bombs

  • 16 oz White chocolate or chocolate melting chocolate or almond bark
  • 6 tbsp Hot cocoa mix (optional)
  • 8 tbsp Cappuccino mix of choice
  • 1/2 cup mini Marshmallows

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 577Total Fat: 41gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 35gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 521mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 9gSugar: 24gProtein: 18g

Nutrition calculation is a rough estimate and can vary depending on the cooking technique and the exact ingredients used. For informational purposes only.

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