How to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs

Hot chocolate bombs are a trend that has gripped the internet. They're hollow spheres of chocolate filled with hot chocolate mix, marshmallows, and other fun mix-ins. Hot chocolate bombs are a great way to be more Instagram-able and keep business booming in the winter.

What are Hot Chocolate Bombs?

Essentially, they are spherical concoctions made of chocolate that encase marshmallows and hot cocoa mix. When learning how to make chocolate bombs, the process involves melting and molding chocolate into spheres before filling them with your hot cocoa mix and fluffy marshmallows. The magic happens when you place one in a mug and pour hot milk over it – the chocolate melts, and the marshmallows bob to the surface, creating an irresistible, rich hot chocolate drink. This fun twist on traditional hot chocolate is not only delicious but also visually spectacular, making it a hit, especially during the colder months. So, if you're wondering how do you make hot chocolate bombs, it's all about crafting these chocolate spheres and watching them transform into a mug of chocolatey bliss.

What You'll Need:

  • Half circle silicone mold
  • Pastry brush
  • 2 cups melting chocolate (chocolate chips will work too)
  • 1 cup hot chocolate mix
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • Decorations

What Chocolate is Best for Making Hot Chocolate Bombs?

For a versatile and universally appealing choice, milk chocolate stands out as the best option for a wide range of culinary creations. Its perfect balance of sweetness and creamy texture makes it a favorite among many. Milk chocolate's ability to complement a variety of flavors, from fruits to nuts, lends itself to endless dessert possibilities. Whether you're crafting velvety ganache, creamy chocolate bars, or decadent pastries, milk chocolate ensures a delightful taste that appeals to a broad audience. Its melting properties and smooth consistency make it not only a joy to work with for chefs and home bakers alike but also a guaranteed hit with those who savor it.

How to Make Them:

1. Melt your chocolate

Melted Chocolate, How to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs

Chop your chocolate into 1/2" pieces and microwave in 15-second intervals. Between each interval, fold the chocolate gently. Make sure not to over-melt your chocolate. Stop when it's still smooth and a little chunky, the chunks will stir out as you fold it.

2. Fill your molds

Spoon a small amount of melted chocolate into each mold, about 1 tablespoon. Use your pastry brush to fully coat each well. Keep your chocolate very thin and even. Allow it to set for around 15 minutes.

3. Apply a second layer

Filling Chocolate Molds, How to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs

Once your first layer of chocolate has set, repeat step two over your first layer. After that, jiggle your silicone mold around so the chocolate is smooth and evenly distributed. Allow your second layer to set for at least an hour before trying to manipulate it more.

4. FIll your bombs

Remove your chocolate halves from your mold making sure not to crack any of them. Set half of the chocolate halves aside. Fill your remaining chocolates with two scoops of hot chocolate mix and two scoops of mini marshmallows.

5. Melt it

Melty Chocolate, How to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs

Preheat your oven with a cookie sheet inside. Once your oven is hot, remove your cookie sheet and place it on your counter or stove. Press the flat side of the chocolate halves you set aside earlier onto the cookie sheet one at a time so they get soft.

6. Put them together

Press the melted half to the flat edge of your filled chocolate. Smooth out the edges with your fingers.

7. Decorate them

Chocolate Balls, How to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs

Once you've put your chocolate bombs together, it's time to decorate them! Remelt any extra chocolate you have and drizzle it on top. Top with sprinkles or candy pieces.

Here are some fun decoration and flavor combinations you can use:

  • White chocolate + peanut butter sauce + Reese's Pieces
  • Dark chocolate + white chocolate drizzle + Oreo pieces
  • Milk chocolate + Andes mint pieces + chocolate mint sprinkles
  • Dark chocolate + butterscotch chips + Heath bar pieces

Have you made hot chocolate bombs? Take a picture and tag us on Instagram! We love hearing from you.


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Cracking in hot chocolate bombs can result from temperature fluctuations, rough handling, thin chocolate layers, overfilling, humidity, and the quality of chocolate used. To prevent cracking, ensure careful handling, use a sufficiently thick chocolate layer, moderate the filling, and work in a cool, dry environment. Additionally, high-quality chocolate and proper tempering contribute to a more stable chocolate shell.

To make hot chocolate bombs without a mold, form small chocolate spheres by hand, ensuring they are evenly sized. Fill one half with hot cocoa mix and marshmallows, then gently press two halves together to create a sphere. Place them on a parchment-lined tray and allow them to set in the refrigerator before use.