How To Make Amazing Hot Chocolate Bombs Really Easy

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Looking for the perfect holiday treat, but are short on ideas? Why not give hot chocolate bombs a try? You may have seen them in stores or heard about them on social media. Before you go out and buy them, why not try making them yourself? They are so easy and a lot of fun especially if you have young children who like to help in the kitchen. Let’s get started!

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What you will need to make hot chocolate bombs

  • Silicone Half Sphere Mold
  • Chocolate Cocoa Wafers
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Mini Dehydrated Marshmallows (Or Regular Mini Marshmallows)

Recommended – Candy Pot for melting the wafers.

The hardest part about this recipe is simply getting ahold of a silicone half sphere mold. They have been flying off the shelves like crazy! If you order one soon you will get it in time for the holidays. If you wait, I cannot tell you when you will find one again. Mine took about a week to arrive.

Order a half sphere mold for hot chocolate bombs right now on Amazon.

Melt The Cocoa Wafers

Pour about 2 cups of cocoa wafers into a candy melting pot. Begin slowly melting the wafers and stir occasionally. While those are melting get your silicone molds ready.

hot chocolate bombs (melting chocolate)

Note: Make sure you have plenty of room in your freezer for the silicone molds and something flat to sit them on. The molds are flimsy and you don’t want to risk breaking your chocolate shells. I sat mine on a thin cutting board. Make sure whatever you use fits in your freezer nicely.

Spread The Melted Cocoa Wafers

Using a small spoon or whatever utensil you’d like, carefully begin spreading on the fully melted cocoa wafer chocolate into the half sphere.

Make sure the layer is thick and even. Be sure to apply it thicker toward the top of the half sphere. This will reduce crumbling and make it easier to seal your chocolate bomb.

Once you’ve coated each half sphere with chocolate, place them in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes.

Bring the frozen spheres back out of the freezer and add a second layer to each sphere. Freeze again for 10 to 15 minutes.

Note: You may need to melt more cocoa wafers to complete the second layer. It’s up to you how thick you want them. I made mine thicker so they would seal better and not crumble.

Demold The Chocolate Shells

Remove the chocolate shells from the freezer. Carefully begin to demold them. I found it best to go around the entire edge of the shells to get them loose. Then I slowly pulled one side and pushed from the bottom of the mold.

They will be much sturdier just out of the freezer. Especially if you added the second layer. Lay each half sphere out on a baking tray.

Fill With Cocoa Powder & Marshmallows

Hot chocolate bombs aren’t complete without cocoa powder and marshmallows! I used Swiss Miss regular cocoa packets to fill my hot chocolate bombs. Fill half of the shells with cocoa powder and marshmallows and leave the other halves empty.

hot chocolate bombs

About half a packet was sufficient. I then added a handful of mini dehydrated marshmallows. They are my favorite, but you can use full size mini marshmallows if you want.

Seal The Hot Chocolate Bombs

Take your set of empty half shells and place them on top of the half with cocoa and marshmallows. Spread on a bit of melted chocolate remaining in your pot to seal them.

I’ve seen other people roll them in the melted chocolate. Spreading it along the seam worked best for me. Freeze the hot chocolate bombs once more for 10 to 15 minutes.

Remove From The Freezer

Remove your bombs from the freezer and place them in your favorite mug. Heat up some milk in the microwave. I heated mine for around 1 minute. Depending on the power your microwave you might want to do more or less time.

Pour Hot Milk Over The Hot Chocolate Bomb

Slowly pour the milk onto the hot chocolate bomb. Watch the chocolate slowly melt away and marshmallows will begin to float out to the top! It’s actually quite impressive to see the marshmallow eruption and kids really love that part.

Give the hot chocolate bomb a stir once it is finished melting and you will have an amazing cup of hot chocolate to enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed this post!

Let me know how your hot chocolate bombs turn out! Feel free to send pictures to [email protected] for a chance to be featured on the website. Happy holidays! Stay warm, happy, healthy, and crafty!

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12 thoughts on “How To Make Amazing Hot Chocolate Bombs Really Easy”

    1. These are so very easy, they just take a little patience when it comes to spreading the chocolate on the molds and freeze times. Once you’ve done the hard work you have several chocolate bombs to use and they are so amazing and fun! I hope you get to try chocolate bombs!

  1. I have seen a few people sharing hot chocolate bombs on TikTok recently and I LOVE the idea of it all. They would make a great gift too – Just think of the nice gift basket that you could make with a couple of fun seasonal mugs and a couple of hot chocolate bombs. I would be over the moon to receive that.

    1. Yes absolutely these would make a perfect gift to add to any gift basket. I am going to try experimenting with some Christmas colors this upcoming weekend for a more festive look. 🙂

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