How to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs

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Wondering how to make hot chocolate bombs? I'll show you step-by-step in this tutorial.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Setting Time: 10 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
3 red hot cocoa bobs stacked on a white table cloth

Wondering how to make hot chocolate bombs that you’re seeing all over your social feeds? I’ll show you, step-by-step, how to make these fun treats. I even have a tip that will help beginners make these even easier!

3 red hot cocoa bobs stacked on a white table cloth

Ever wonder how to make hot cocoa bombs? This Instant Pot version is an easy method but I’ll also how you how to make them if you don’t have an Instant Pot.

How do you make Hot Chocolate Bombs? Find more information here.

Why Hot Chocolate Bomb Recipe Works

Hot chocolate bombs quickly became a popular treat because they are super fun and kids love to watch them explode. Hot cocoa bombs are basically a hollow sphere of chocolate filled with hot chocolate mix, marshmallows and other treats.

When hot milk is added to the bombs, the chocolate sphere melts and the contents pop out and make the hot chocolate. They are so much fun!

Ingredients for how to make hot chocolate bombs

How to Make Make Hot Chocolate Bombs– Step by Step 

  • Prepare Instant Pot: First, on saute mode on your Instant Pot, add water and then place a glass bowl on top.
  • Melt: Second, add in your candy melts to the bowl then mix until the chocolate has completely melted.
  • Microwave Method: If you don’t have an Instant Pot, you can melt the candy melts in the microwave.
  • Molds: Lightly grease the inside of your silicone molds. Next add chocolate and cover completely and place in freezer.
  • Fill: Remove your molds from the freezer and then add a half tablespoon of cocoa powder and marshmallows.
Instructions on how to make Hot chocolate bombs in Instant pot
  • Form: Use melted chocolate to seal balls and place in the freezer for 10 minutes to harden.
  • Decorate: Finally, remove from molds and drizzle with remaining chocolate and sprinkles. Let harden. Lastly, place in mug add milk and enjoy.
Molds filled with Hot chocolate balls

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Recommendations for Making Chocolate Bombs with Marshmallows

Once you start making them, you will find reasons to make them for any occasion. So here are a few of my favorite tips. For Example:

  • While spherical hot chocolate bombs are very popular, they can be tricky to make. I’ve found that by making the bombs with flat bottoms is much easier for beginners because you don’t need to get the two sphere halves to stick together (which is the tricky part).
  • Use chocolate melts. Not Chocolate chips to form the bombs. It is likely that the chips have a stabilizer added for it to keep its shape.
  • Coat the molds well with the chocolate, therefore you will not get any holes or thin spots. A paint brush is a great way to get an even coat.
  • You can use a warm plate on one end of the sphere to adhere the other to it. To glue them together to form the balls.
  • Make sure that you freeze between steps so that you do not have a mess to deal with and if they are starting to get warm, return for a few minutes to the freezer and then continue.
Close up of Hot Chocolate ball being dropped into milk

Decorating your Chocolate Bomb Recipe

Truly, the best part of making these bombs is the filing and decorating. So many fun things that you can do. Such as:

  • Grate some good quality chocolate to add to the center of the bomb. This will make it super chocolatey and so very creamy.
  • Put a fun surprise in the middle, like different colored or flavored marshmallows so that when they break open you get a nice pop of color.
  • Fill with this adorable candy mix of hearts and sprinkles.
  • Quality hot chocolate makes this treat rich and unforgettable. In fact, they have a lot of fun flavors of hot chocolate to up your cocoa bomb game.

Because of all the variations you will never get bored with this treat. Now all you need to do is place in a mug and pour over some warm milk.


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Close up on Hot Chocolate made with a hot chocolate bomb with more on the sides

Expert Tips for Making the Best Hot Chocolate Bombs.

  • Recipe Can be Doubled:  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and follow the directions below.
  • Alcohol: Adults like a Hot Cocoa Bomb too. Add your favorite Bailey’s or Kahlua to the Bomb!
  • Gift Them: Put them in a cute little box or bag and give them to someone you think is Red Hot
  • Colored Chocolate: Piping bags with different color melted chocolate wafers will really make them special.

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3 red hot cocoa bobs stacked on a white table cloth

How to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs

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Wondering how to make hot chocolate bombs? I'll show you step-by-step in this tutorial.
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Servings: 14 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Setting Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 24 oz Pink candy melts
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 7 tbsp hot cocoa powder
  • Sprinkles optional

Instructions

  • Turn your instant pot onto sauté mode. Place one and a half cups of water inside your instant pot. Place a glass bowl that will fit in your instant pot as it will act as a double broiler.
  • Add in your candy melts to the bowl. Continue to mix until the chocolate has completely melted.
  • If you don't have an Instant Pot, you can melt the candy melts in the microwave. Microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring the chocolate in between each interval, until the chocolate is full melted.
  • Lightly grease the inside of your silicone molds. Add chocolate to your mold, making sure that chocolate is completely coating the mold on the inside. Place in the freezer for ten minutes.
  • Remove your molds from the freezer. Add a half a tablespoon of cocoa powder and about 4 marshmallows.
  • Add more melted chocolate on top of the marshmallows to close the mold and lock the cocoa and marshmallows from coming out. Return to the freezer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove your cocoa bombs by pushing on the silicone side of the mold until the bomb pops out.
  • With a spoon, drizzle your remaining chocolate over the bombs. Immediately add your sprinkles before the chocolate hardens.
  • Please one or two bombs in your favorite mug and pour hot milk over it to melt the chocolate releasing the hot cocoa and marshmallows.
  • Stir with a spoon and enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • Recipe Can be Doubled:  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and follow the directions below.
  • Alcohol: Adults like a Hot Cocoa Bomb too. Add your favorite Bailey’s or Kahlua to the Bomb!
  • Gift Them: Put them in a cute little box or bag and give them to someone you think is Red Hot
  • Colored Chocolate: Piping bags with different color melted chocolate wafers will really make them special.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 94mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg

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