How to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs

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Hot chocolate bombs are ALL the rage right now!  And why shouldn’t they be?! They are delicious, fun, and make your boring drink much more entertaining. We made these holiday hot chocolate bombs and I’ll walk you step by step through the process below. See how to make hot chocolate bombs and how easy they are to customize with flavors and themed colors! 

christmas chocolates on cutting board

When you first hear the words “hot chocolate bomb,” what do you think of? To be honest, the first image that popped into my head was an explosive drink that sprayed chocolate all over the dang place. I am happy to report, hot chocolate bombs are nothing of the sort.

Have you ever dropped a bath bomb into a tub full of water? They are really mesmerizing, aren’t they? The way that they spin and effervesce in the water is fun to watch.

These hot chocolate bombs are fun to watch, just like bath bombs, but they have they added bonus of being so darn tasty!

Hot Chocolate Bombs for Any Occasion!

Another reason that these sweets make the perfect dessert is that you can really decorate them to match any theme.  From holidays to other celebrations, switch up the sprinkles and drizzle, change the candy inside. There really is no limit to how creative you can get with hot chocolate bombs.

The most common filling inside a hot chocolate bomb? Hot chocolate mix and mini marshmallows!

How to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs

You’ll want to have these supplies on hand:

Round Silicone Mold

Piping Bags

Green Melting Chocolate 

Red Melting Chocolate

Hot Chocolate Bombs

It's easy to make hot chocolate bombs!
Prep Time30 mins
4 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, christmas, dessert, drink, hot chocolate
Servings: 6


  • round silicone mold
  • piping bags


  • 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 packets instant hot chocolate mix
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup red melting chocolate
  • 1/4 cup green melting chocolate
  • 1/4 cup holiday sprinkles
  • 6 cups hot milk (for actually using the bombs)


  • Place semi-sweet chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and heat at 30 second intervals. Stir chips between each interval, until the chocolate has melted completely.
    Chocolate Chips
  • Spread a spoonful of melted chocolate inside one cup on the silicone mold and use the back of the spoon to spread the chocolate up the sides of the mold. Continue this process until all of the molds are coated with chocolate.
    Chocolate in mold
  • Set the remaining semi-sweet chocolate aside for sealing and decorating the bombs.
  • Allow the chocolate in the molds to set and harden completely (approximately 2-3 hours). This process can be sped up by placing the mold in the refrigerator.
  • Once the chocolate has set, remove each chocolate piece from the mold and lay half of the pieces on your work surface to be filled.
  • Add some instant hot chocolate to half of the pieces (approx 1-2 TBSP to each half).
    Hot Cocoa Mix
  • Top the mix with marshmallows.
    Mini Marshmallows
  • Add half of the sprinkles evenly to each piece.
    marshamallows and sprinkles
  • Reheat the semi-sweet chocolate at 15 second intervals until melted.
  • Pick up an empty chocolate piece and dip the edges into the melted chocolate. Carefully place it on top of a filled piece and press lightly into place. Use your finger to smooth the melted chocolate around the seam. Continue until all of the chocolate bombs are sealed.
    melted chocolate
  • Melt the red and green chocolate according to the directions on the package.
  • Place chocolate into piping bags and drizzle each color over each bomb.
  • Sprinkle remaining sprinkles over the top of the bombs (quickly, before the red and green chocolate hardens).
    red green chocolate drizzle
  • Allow the hot chocolate bombs to set before using (about an hour).
  • TO ENJOY THE HOT CHOCOLATE BOMBS: Place a bomb in the bottom of a mug. Pour one cup of hot milk over the top of the bomb to melt the chocolate. Once the chocolate has melted completely, stir all of the mug's contents to combine. Enjoy!
    Hot Chocolate Bomb Video Thumb

I hope you have fun with these! They are fun to make and enjoy, and also fun to gift!

If you end up making some and post a picture on social media, feel free to tag me. I’d love to see them!

Looking for a really fun (perhaps even “magical” variation)? Try these Unicorn Hot Chocolate Bombs!!  These are on our newest blog that Lily and I are working on together!

unicorn hot chocolate bombs HERO 2


Holiday Hot Chocolate Bombs PIN

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