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Friday, January 8, 2021

Chocolate Hot Cocoa Bombs Recipe & Review

Hot Cocoa Bombs Recipe

When Wednesday Elf introduced me to Hot Cocoa Bombs in her Cocoa Day review, I knew I would be making them soon! 

I enjoy trying new recipes, especially when they are decorative and fun to make.  I have always referred to that as Fun Food created while crafting in the kitchen.  It combines my two favorite things to do:  cooking & crafting.

I decided to make the Hot Cocoa Bombs as a special treat for my family on Christmas Eve. They were fantasic! Truly the best hot cocoa or hot chocolate I have ever tasted and we all enjoyed watching them "explode" inside the mug.

This delicious hot drink would be a wonderful treat for any holiday party, gathering, or just for fun!

hot cocoa bombs in snowman mugs


Hot Cocoa Bomb Recipe

I looked at several existing recipes before I decided to combine ideas instead of using just one. 

To start, I liked the idea to create a round ball by "gluing" two pieces together.  I promptly ordered 2 sets of large sphere shaped silicone molds which would make 12 round hot cocoa bombs.  I have worked with silicone molds many times and love them!   

An alternative to gluing two pieces together would be to simply cover each filled 1/2 sphere with a layer of melted chocolate chips. I will try this at some point in the future.  Decorating a flat surface would be fun and would still provide the same tasty treat. 

Preparation Time Using 1 Set of Sphere Silicone Molds

Set your silicone molds on a cookie sheet for easy moving!  Use a microwavable glass bowl

Prep Time Microwave Time Ready In Yields
30 minutes 45 seconds,
then 15 sec intervals to melt
1 hour 30 min. 6 servings


Ingredients for My Hot Cocoa Bombs

  • 12 ounce bag Chocolate Chips
  • Hot Cocoa Mix  (I used 2 packets of Hershey,s
  • Mini Marshmallows, chopped peppermint, chopped toffee (for filling)
  • Sprinkles or Chocolate shaving for decorating


Directions for Making Hot Cocoa Bombs

  1. Melt 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips in the microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring in between cook times until fully melted
  2. Chocolate Hot Cocoa Bombs
  3. Using a spoon, smooth 2 teaspoons of melted chocolate (for each cavity) up the sides and around the bottom  (save any leftovers and don't wash your bowl yet)
  4. Set in the refrigerator for 30 minutes
  5. Lay the silicone mold face down on a cookie tray and carefully "roll" the silicone cups from the chocolate bomb pieces one at at time.  (take your time!  You don't want to break the chocolate bomb pieces)
  6. Fill 6 cavities with 1 Tablespoon hot cocoa mix, 6 or 7 mini marshmallows and/or other selected fillings
  7. Melt about a teaspoon chocolate chips and use this as the "glue" to attach the top sphere to the lower filled sphere
  8. Set in the refrigerator for 30 minutes
  9. Decorate your cocoa bombs with sprinkles, chocolate shavings, chocolate drizzle, etc.

To serve, pour hot milk over the chocolate bomb and watch for melting drama to unfold! Of course, you will need a spoon to stir the ingredients the bomb has "exploded".


I found that melted chocolate chips were not a great consistancy for drizzle and did not make beautiful thin drizzles, but since the hot cocoa bombs are so big, it didn't really matter. If you want a pretty thin drizzle, I recommend buying melting chocolate and using a drizzle spoon.

 6-Cavity Large Semi Sphere Silicone Mold 2pcCheck Price Hershey's Milk Chocolate, Hot Cocoa MixCheck Price Kraft Jet Puffed Mini Marshmallows, 10 oz (Pack of 3)Check Price Mercer Culinary Small Precision Drawing Decorating Spoon, 7 Inch, Stainless SteelCheck Price


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  1. Wow! Your chocolate ;hot cocoa bombs turned out fantastic, Sylvestermouse. Happy to hear my Cocoa Day Review gave you the idea to try out cocoa bombs. What a sweet treat you created for your family for Christmas Eve. I have a feeling you may have begun a new family tradition for the holidays.

    1. These cocoa bombs were so easy to make Elf! They could easily become a Christmas Eve tradition. I am so glad you introduced me to them. It was nice to have something new and fun to do this year.

  2. My goodness this is a chocolate lover delight. What a wonderful recipe.

    1. Indeed! We are a family of chocolate lovers. The cocoa bombs were easy to make and the perfect treat for us.

  3. These look wonderful! I imagine you could alter them a bit and have a great valentines treat too!

    1. What a great idea Mary Beth! You are absolutely right. They would be the perfect treat for Valentines Day.

  4. Wow these hot cocoa bombs look and sound delicious and simply gorgeous! What a beautiful treat for special occasions :)

    1. Oh, they were definitely delicious! Thank you for the compliment on their looks. I wish I could show you one as it "exploded". It was a lot of fun to watch.

  5. Mouse, these look and sound terrific! I can see it becoming a family holiday tradition in your house, too (and in mine, as soon as I figure out how to make a very low carb version - which I will!). 😊 These would also make wonderful treats to package prettily (maybe wrapped in ribbon-tied, food-safe cellophane) and give as holiday or winter birthday gifts. 🎁

    1. I have no doubt you will create a wonderful low carb version of this recipe! I need to alter it for vegans before next year myself. They would make wonderful gifts!

  6. This sounds like a fun way to spend some time in the kitchen. What a great idea and I could see it used for more than Christmas, like Valentines that is coming up shortly. Winter birthdays would also be a great time to "gift" these to friends and family. Thank you for this lovely tasty review.

    1. They were fun Olivia, and rather quick to make. Most of the prep time was time spent in the fridge cooling the chocolate for the next phase of preparation. I agree, they would make great gifts too.

  7. I was just talking to my daughter about getting molds to make a 30 day approved hot chocolate bomb just a couple of days ago! It will definitely be a fun thing to make.

  8. WOW! that is seriously impressive! They look amazing. You nailed that recipe. I'm drooling, would love to try one. They would be a hit in this house. Fantastic job on these, and great review too.

  9. YUM. I have a shortcut for a simple, lighter hot chocolate recipe but that doesn't mean I wouldn't want to have the treat of one of these amazing hot chocolate bombs!


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