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Hot Chocolate Bombs Recipe + Video

by Capri Lilly

Hot Chocolate Bombs are a chocolate lover’s dream! It’s a circular mold of chocolate filled with hot cocoa mix and marshmallows. Place it in your favorite mug and pour on hot milk to make the most delicious, decadent hot chocolate!

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Hot Chocolate Bombs are so much fun to make! They are perfect to enjoy or great to give as a gift! If you want to skip the chocolate bomb and just make the best hot chocolate ever, try my Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate Recipe!

What You Need to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs

  • Quality Chocolate is Key: Use high quality chocolate that is at least 65% cocoa. Lindt Excellence Bar or Hu Organic Dark Chocolate Bar. To keep these hot chocolate bombs vegan make sure to use vegan chocolate.
  • Silicone Baking Mat: The silicone mat helps to form the chocolate balls. It is super easy to use and once the chocolate sets, you can easy push the chocolate halves out of the mold. Here’s is the Silicone Chocolate Bomb Mold I used: Medium Semi Sphere Silicone Mold. Here’s a larger size if you’d like bigger hot chocolate bombs: Large Semi Sphere Silicone Mold
  • Brush or Spoon: If you have a small paintbrush (¼” to ½” in size), you can use it to brush the chocolate into the mold. If not, no worries, you can use a small spoon. I used a spoon and it worked just fine! 
  • Hot Chocolate Mix: Use your favorite hot chocolate mix. I used organic cacao powder.
  • Mini Marshmallows: Use your favorite marshmallows. I used these Vegan and Gluten-Free Marshmallows from Trader Joe’s
  • Decorations: You can decorate the outside of your hot chocolate bombs with sprinkles, crushed candy cane, melted white chocolate crushed Oreos, whatever you like!

How to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs

Melting chocolate using double boiling method for hot chocolate bombs
Double Boiling Method To Temper Chocolate

Temper The Chocolate

If you are using a chocolate bar, break it into small pieces. You can melt the chocolate using the double boiling method or in the microwave. Using the microwave is the easiest way to melt chocolate. 

To temper the chocolate in the microwave, first melt the chocolate for 30 seconds in a microwave-safe bowl. Remove from the microwave and stir the chocolate with a spatula. (Note: not all the chocolate will be melted, but as you stir it will help melt the chocolate.) Continue to melt the chocolate in 15-second intervals, stirring in between each time. The chocolate should be fully melted and smooth once it is done. If you have an instant-read thermometer, the chocolate should read between 88-90°F. 

Tempering Test: Place a small amount of the melted chocolate onto a piece of parchment paper and place it in the fridge for 5 minutes. The chocolate should be shiny and snap loudly if you break it in half. 

Clean the Mold

Use a damp paper towel to clean any dust from the silicone mold. 

 

Mold The Chocolate

Pour a spoonful of the melted chocolate into the mold and spread the chocolate inside of the mold. Be sure there are no empty spaces and the mold is evenly coated. 

Freeze The Chocolate

Once all the mold openings are filled, place the mold carefully into the freezer. Let the chocolate set for 5 minutes. 

Layer The Chocolate

Remove the mold from the freezer. Add a small amount of chocolate along the top perimeter of the chocolate mold. Place the mold back into the freezer for 5-10 minutes.

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Assemble the Hot Chocolate Bombs

Remove the chocolate from the molds carefully and place it on a parchment-lined plate. At this point, you will want to touch the chocolate pieces as minimally as possible so that you do not get fingerprints on the bombs or cause it to melt. The easiest way to make the bombs is to flip the silicone mat over and use the spaces to hold the mold. Then, fill the mold with hot chocolate and marshmallows. 

Seal the Hot Chocolate Bombs

There are two ways you can seal the chocolate bombs. The first was is to take a microwave-safe plate and heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Then take one of the chocolate spheres and gently melt one side and place it onto the filled sphere. 

Or you can pour melted chocolate into a piping bag (or Ziploc), then pipe the melted chocolate onto the rim of the chocolate sphere and press the spheres together gently. 

Use gloved fingers to gently smooth out any chocolate along the center of the ball. 

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Decorate the Hot Chocolate Bombs

I decorated my hot chocolate bombs with white chocolate. Simply melt the chocolate (the same way you melted the chocolate for the bombs) and place it in a piping bag (or small Ziploc bag). You can have fun with it and make swirls, lines, or just wing-it; either way, it will look perfect! 

How to Use Hot Chocolate Bombs

Start by warming up about 2 cups of milk. I’ve used non-dairy almond milk and coconut milk, both taste great! Once the milk is warm, place the hot chocolate bomb into your favorite mug and pour in hot milk! The hot chocolate bomb will start to melt and the marshmallows will float to the top. Stir the hot chocolate and enjoy!

Tips:

  • Make sure to melt the chocolate properly! If you are melting the chocolate in the microwave, be sure to do it in 15-second intervals
  • Use food-safe gloves to minimize the fingerprints when assembling the chocolate bombs
  • Move quickly when assembling the chocolate bombs. Rinse your hands in cold water to cool down your hands if it helps. 
  • Once the Hot Chocolate Bombs are assembled, place them in the fridge to completely set. 
  • Store the Hot Chocolate Bombs in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge until you are ready to enjoy!

I hope you enjoy this Hot Chocolate Bombs RecipeIf you make it, don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know what you think in the comments below! Take pictures, tag #goodfoodbaddie, and share it with me on Instagram! I love hearing from you!

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5 from 11 votes

Hot Chocolate Bombs

Hot Chocolate Bombs are a chocolate lover’s dream! It’s a circular mold of hot chocolate filled with hot cocoa mix and marshmallows. Place it in your favorite mug and pour on hot milk to make the most delicious, decadent hot chocolate!
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bombs, chocolate, good food baddie, goodfoodbaddie, hot chocolate, recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 371kcal

Equipment

  • Semi Sphere Silicone Mold

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Chocolate Chips/Chunks
  • 4 tbsp Hot Cocoa Mix
  • 1/2 cup Mini Marshmallows

Decoration Options

  • 1/4 cup White Chocolate
  • 1/4 cup Crushed Peppermint

Instructions

  • If you are using a chocolate bar, chop the chocolate into small pieces.
  • Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Remove the chocolate from the microwave and stir the chocolate.
  • Heat the chocolate again in 15-second intervals, making sure to stir the chocolate each time until it is fully melted. Use an instant thermometer to check the temperature, it should read 90°F.
  • Use a damp paper towel to make sure the silicone molds are clean.
  • Pour a spoonful of the melted chocolate into the mold and spread the chocolate inside of the mold. Be sure there are no empty spaces and the mold is evenly coated.
  • Once all the mold openings are filled, place the mold carefully into the freezer. Let the chocolate set for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the mold from the freezer. Add a small amount of chocolate along the top perimeter of the chocolate mold to make it thicker. Place the mold back into the freezer for 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove the chocolate from the molds carefully and place it on a parchment-lined plate. The easiest way to make the bombs is to flip the silicone mat over and use the spaces to hold the mold. Then, fill the mold with 1 tbsp hot chocolate and marshmallows.
  • Seal the spheres together by piping melted chocolate around the edge of one sphere and gently pressing it onto the filled chocolate sphere. Or, you can slightly melt one sphere using a warm plate (warm an empty plate in the microwave for 30 seconds), and gently press the spheres together.
  • You can use your gloved fingers to gently smooth out any chocolate along the center of the ball.
  • Place the Chocolate Bombs in the fridge for 3-5 minutes to completely set.
  • Decorate with melted white chocolate, sprinkles, crushed peppermint, or any of your favorite toppings.
  • Enjoy!

Video

Notes

Tips:
  • Use high-quality chocolate that is at least 65% cocoa. Lindt Excellence Bar or Hu Organic Dark Chocolate Bar.
  • Here’s is the Silicone Chocolate Bomb Mold I used: Medium Semi Sphere Silicone Mold
  • Make sure to melt the chocolate properly! If you are melting the chocolate in the microwave, be sure to do it in 15-second intervals
  • Use food-safe gloves to minimize the fingerprints when assembling the chocolate bombs
  • Move quickly when assembling the chocolate bombs. Rinse your hands in cold water to cool down your hands if it helps. 
  • Once the Hot Chocolate Bombs are assembled, place them in the fridge to completely set. 
  • Store the Hot Chocolate Bombs in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge until you are ready to enjoy!

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24 comments

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Alexandra December 9, 2020 - 11:03 am

5 stars
I love these! So much fun to make and a great festive treat for the whole family to enjoy.

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Capri Lilly December 10, 2020 - 12:27 am

Hi Alexandra! I couldn’t agree more!

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Kyleigh December 9, 2020 - 2:03 pm

5 stars
I love the super detailed instructions! Thanks!

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Capri Lilly December 10, 2020 - 12:26 am

You’re very welcome!

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FOODHEAL December 9, 2020 - 2:37 pm

wow, these are good. I love chocolate and I’ll try chocolate bombs

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Jill December 9, 2020 - 5:17 pm

5 stars
love that you can customize these! so pretty too!

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Capri Lilly December 10, 2020 - 12:26 am

Definitely! The customizing is the best part 🙂

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Marta December 12, 2020 - 2:12 am

5 stars
We are self-admitted and no therapy-seeking chocoholics in this house. These were so good! I almost had to fight my husband because, although he says he “doesn’t like hot chocolate”, he was prepping his third cup. almost back-to-back… The nerve!

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Capri Lilly December 14, 2020 - 5:15 pm

lol! This makes me so happy! I am happy to help convert any non-hot chocolate lovers! I am glad you both enjoyed the recipe!

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Britney December 12, 2020 - 2:50 am

5 stars
As soon as I saw this on your instagram, I KNEW that I had to try it! I went out and got the highest quality chocolate I could find and it was SO good!

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Capri Lilly December 14, 2020 - 5:15 pm

Hi Britney! I am glad you enjoyed the recipe!

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Robin December 12, 2020 - 5:38 am

5 stars
These chocolate bombs will make the sweetest little gifts for my neighbors! Thanks for the cute idea.

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Capri Lilly December 14, 2020 - 5:16 pm

Anytime Robin! Aren’t they the best gift!?

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Taneisha Morris December 13, 2020 - 11:17 pm

5 stars
This was SO fun to make with the littles in my family!! They (including myself) LOVE it, so much fun and so festive – perfect for the holidays!

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Capri Lilly December 14, 2020 - 5:17 pm

That sounds so lovely! I am glad you enjoyed making these hot chocolate bombs!

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Crystal December 14, 2020 - 1:23 pm

5 stars
Capri! I can’t even begin to explain how fun it was to watch my kids react to these hot chocolate bombs! The excitement was so cute! Thank you for one of the best Christmas memories! Can’t wait to make these again!

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Capri Lilly December 14, 2020 - 5:18 pm

That makes me so happy! I am happy you and your family enjoyed the chocolate bombs!

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Chenée Lewis December 14, 2020 - 10:06 pm

5 stars
I finally tried out hot chocolate bombs and I’m so glad I found this recipe! Your video made it so easy.

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Capri Lilly December 15, 2020 - 12:38 am

I am glad you found the video helpful!

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Jazz December 16, 2020 - 6:38 pm

5 stars
This was my first time making hot chocolate bombs and I nailed them thanks to that video! Thanks so much!

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Christian Gray January 6, 2021 - 7:54 pm

5 stars
I loved this, My teacher left it for us and we had so much fun you should be famous for this!

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Capri Lilly January 7, 2021 - 5:45 am

Awe, thank you!!

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