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Two glass mugs filled with hot cocoa topped with marshmallows and a spoon dipped in one. Hot cocoa bombs are nearby on a cutting board and one open up front to show inside mix.
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Hot Cocoa Bombs

Learn how to make hot chocolate bombs from scratch! This DIY hot cocoa bomb only requires 3 ingredients and is sure to please kids and adults alike!
Course Beverages
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Cooling time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 244kcal
Author Yumna Jawad



  • Fill a 4-quart pot with water and set over medium-high heat. Place a heat proof bowl sitting securely on top of the pot without touching the water.
  • Place the chopped chocolate in the bowl and stir with a silicone spatula until the chocolate is melted, about 5 minutes. Remove the chocolate immediately after it melts, being careful not to overheat it, and allow it to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Place 1 tablespoon of the tempered chocolate into each of the silicone mold cups (12 total). Brush a thin layer of the chocolate up the sides and slightly over the edges of the molds by just a bit. Let sit at room temperature until the chocolate hardens, 5 to 15 minutes. Apply another thin coating of the tempered chocolate and let sit at room temperature again until the chocolate is hardened,, about 15 to 30 more minutes.
  • Carefully remove all the chocolate from the molds. Divide the cocoa mix and marshmallows into 6 of the molds, filling all the way to the top.
  • Use a q-tip to outline a border of the melted chocolate on the other unfilled chocolate molds. Close the 6 molds to form a sphere and let sit at room temperature again until the chocolate is hardened set, about 30 more minutes.
  • When ready to use, serve with warm milk.


Tips: Do a few test hot chocolate bomb shells to find the perfect thickness. 


Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg