There’s a new trend that swept through a few winters ago that is still going strong and is sure to have your taste buds in a frenzy! You have probably been seeing Hot Cocoa Bombs (also known as Hot Chocolate Bombs) trending through your social media feed for the past few weeks- and for good reason!
They’re one of the newest foodie trends that take classic hot chocolate to a whole new level of cozy, deliciousness, and fun! Not only are they pretty easy to make, but both kids and adults will thoroughly enjoy them!
You can make these cozy winter treats right in your own kitchen with just a couple of tools and ingredients. Add your own decorations, mix-ins, and even liquor for an added buzz!
Below you’ll find a bunch of recipes for Hot Cocoa Bombs which you can pick and choose using your favorite sweet ingredients. You’ll definitely be all the buzz when you show up to your holiday party or winter soiree with these delicious treats!
What is a Hot Cocoa Bomb?
To make a hot cocoa bomb, melted chocolate is placed into a mold to form a sphere. The chocolate sphere is then filled with hot chocolate mix and whatever other decadent sweets you want to add.
Place the chocolate ball into a mug, our heated milk over it, and watch it melt into an incredibly decadent treat of hot cocoa. These homemade hot chocolate bombs make for the perfect DIY gift too!
What You Need
There are a couple of staple tools and ingredients that you’ll need to make any hot cocoa bombs. They are:
- Hot Chocolate Bomb Molds – Made of reusable silicone, these bomb molds are extremely easy to use. The non-stick surface can easily push chocolate into the mold and pop out easily, making it super easy to clean.
- Meltable Chocolate– A premium quality bar with a high percentage of cocoa is best, such as Lindt 70% cocoa bars, but chocolate chips or candy melts may also be used.
- Hot Chocolate Mix – High quality cocoa, such as Godiva or Ghiradelli
- Mini Marshmallows – Because no hot chocolate is complete without marshmallows right?
- Any extra fixins and decorations – This is where you get to add your own spin on these hot cocoa bombs with fun sprinkles, toppings, and many different decadent treats.
Hot Cocoa Bomb Recipes
Get ready to indulge with these sweet treats! Spice up your regular hot chocolate with irresistible extras like caramel, graham crackers, marshmallows, peppermint, and even Bailey’s!
You can even enjoy hot cocoa bombs with certain dietary restrictions, like vegan, Keto, or gluten free! Pick your favs and get started making these delicious winter treats that you won’t be able to stop thinking about!
Caramel Mocha Hot Cocoa Bombs
These Caramel Mocha hot chocolate bombs take the flavor up to the adult level with the addition of espresso in the cocoa. Add in some caramel tidbits and you have a delicious cup of cocoa!
Almond Joy Hot Cocoa Bombs
Love unique and delicious treats? These Almond Joy Hot Chocolate Bombs with Mini Marshmallows are the best. If you love coconut as much as I do, you’ll never go back to drinking your hot chocolate any other way! With just 5 simple ingredients, these coconutty hot cocoa bombs are fun to make and even more fun to share with someone special.
Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs
These peppermint Hot chocolate bombs are a fun and simple way to have fun with hot chocolate. A chocolate sphere filled with hot chocolate mix, marshmallows and peppermint. The chocolate ball is then placed in a mug, and heated milk poured over it and it melt into an incredibly decadent mug of hot cocoa.
Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa Bombs
These salted caramel hot cocoa bombs let you create your own salted caramel mocha in just minutes. Add a drizzle of caramel syrup to this delicious chocolate for extra decadence!
Gingerbread Hot Chocolate Bomb
Turn a classic holiday cookie into a warm cup of cocoa with a gingerbread hot chocolate bomb, using cinnamon, cloves, and ginger to make a gingerbread spice mix.
Peanut Butter Candy Hot Chocolate Bombs
These Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa Bombs are full of hot chocolate, marshmallows, and peanut butter. They are easy to make and oh so good!
Mint Hot Cocoa Bombs
Yummy mint hot chocolate bomb recipe everyone will love. Make chocolate balls filled with cocoa, mini marshmallows and mint chips.
Spiked Nutella Boozy Hot Cocoa Bomb
Fill the top of your shell with a spoonful of Nutella and cap the cocoa mix and marshmallows with the Nutella shell. Decorate the outer shell of these Nutella Boozy Bombs with mini chocolate chips and add a splash of Jack Daniel’s to take it to the next level.
Unique Turquoise Unicorn Hot Cocoa Bombs
These are unique unicorn hot cocoa bombs that kids and adults will enjoy. Magical blue chocolate spheres filled with marshmallows and hot cocoa with colorful candy topping.
Bailey’s is the star of this show. The Bailey’s hot chocolate bomb is filled with cocoa mix and marshmallows. Top your newly exploded bomb with some Bailey’s Irish Cream and find a nice comfortable chair to relax in.
Hot Cocoa Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bomb
These Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa Bombs are filled with Reese’s peanut butter flavor and marshmallows for the perfect hot chocolate combination!
Creme Brûlée Hot Cocoa Bomb
Try this Creme Brûlée hot cocoa bomb recipe using white chocolate and caramel for a sweet twist on these popular winter drink treats.
Unicorn Hot Chocolate Bomb
These Unicorn Hot chocolate bombs are a fun and simple way to have fun with hot chocolate and the kids will love them. A white chocolate sphere filled with white hot chocolate mix, unicorn marshmallow, sanding sugar and topped with an edible unicorn horn.
Twix Hot Cocoa Bombs
These Twix Hot Cocoa Bombs are easy and fun to make with surprise pieces of Twix candy inside, and are a great delicious winter treat!
Andes Peppermint Schnapps Boozy Bomb
Combine marshmallows and Andes chocolate pieces to the inside and top the shell with some more Andes pieces. Pour some of the Peppermint Schnapps to the freshly prepared hot chocolate.
Hot Cocoa Bomb with White Chocolate Drizzle
This classic and easy hot chocolate bomb is made with chocolate baking chips, hot chocolate mix, mini marshmallows, and topped with a drizzle of white chocolate. An easy and decadent treat!
Valentine Hot Cocoa Bombs
This Valentine’s Hot Chocolate Bomb is made with white chocolate, hot cocoa mix, mini marshmallows, and topped with red candy melts.
Easy Hot Chocolate Bombs
A classic hot chocolate bomb recipe with an easy video tutorial. Just add some sprinkles and decorations for these beautiful treats.
Hot Chocolate Bombs with Sprinkles
An explosive winter treat, this Hot Chocolate Bomb Recipe is a chocolatey surprise and is a fun way to celebrate a snow day! A hollow chocolate ball filled with cocoa powder and marshmallows, they are so fun to make.
Melting Snowman White Chocolate Hot Cocoa Bomb
Decorated with a carrot nose and a smile, these will be sure to make your hearts melt as they do! Watch the awe on children’s faces as they watch their Melting Snowman Hot Chocolate bomb melt into a creamy cup of hot chocolate
Mickey Mouse Hot Cocoa Bombs
These Mickey Mouse hot chocolate bombs add a magical touch to your winter time beverage! The marshmallows popping out of the mold as it melts is such a fun surprise. All you need is the Mickey Mouse silicone molds and you brought Disney to your child’s home!
Vodka Candy Cane Bomb
Add some crushed candy cane pieces to the inside of this peppermint hot cocoa bomb and on the outside for decorations along with some vodka to taste.
Vegan Hot Cocoa Bombs
Yes you can enjoy hot chocolate bombs if you’re vegan too! These hot cocoa bombs are vegan and so easy and delicious to make! They require just 3 ingredients!
Keto Hot Chocolate Bombs
If you are on the keto diet, you will be so glad to know that you won’t need to miss out on the hottest trend of the season: Keto hot chocolate bombs! Using sugar free chocolate chips, unsweetened cocoa powder, Erythritol, and keto marshmallows, these are as low carb as you can get for a sweet treat like this.
Allergy Friendly and Vegan Hot Chocolate Bombs
This simple guide will teach you exactly how to make hot cocoa bombs with Instant Pot egg molds. It has four different varieties that are all gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and allergy friendly.
Gluten Free Hot Cocoa Bombs
These easy hot chocolate bombs with marshmallows inside are simple to make and naturally gluten free!
Made for You Hot Cocoa Bombs
Sometimes you are craving a delicious hot cocoa bomb, and you just don’t feel like gathering all the ingredients and making them yourself! If that is the case, don’t worry – I have you covered! Try some of these amazing already made hot cocoa bombs that you can purchase straight from Etsy!
These are also perfect if you are needing bulk orders of hot cocoa bombs!
24 Pack of Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa Bombs – Individually Packaged!
These delicious hot cocoa bombs are filled with milk chocolate, hot cocoa mix, and marshmallows. They come individually packaged and would make perfect gifts for any occassion!
6 Pack Valentine Hot Cocoa Bombs
These valentine’s hot cocoa bombs are the cutest thing ever! If you are looking for a great gift idea – these can’t be beat! Plus, they come in the CUTEST gift box!
DIY Hot Cocoa Bomb Set
Interested in making your own hot cocoa bombs, but simply don’t want to gather all the needed supplies? This DIY hot cocoa bomb set is the perfect choice for you!
Gourmet Ghirardelli Hot Cocoa Bombs
As if hot cocoa bombs were not enough, you can take it up a notch with these gourmet Ghiradelli hot cocoa bombs to make the perfect cup of cocoa!
I hope you found a delicious hot cocoa bomb to treat yourself, loved ones, or to give as a fun DIY gift. Enjoy and stay warm!