Homemade Hot Chocolate Bombs

Hot Cocoa Bomb

Hot Cocoa Bombs Made at Home

As if hot chocolate couldn’t get any better! Make your own hot chocolate bombs using Mini Freezer Bowls as molds to create chocolate balls filled with your favorite cocoa mix and mini marshmallows. The bombs melt into delicious hot chocolate when you pour warm milk over them.

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 3 chocolate bombs

  • 3 cups (750 mL) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) hot cocoa mix
  • ½ cup (125 mL) mini marshmallows
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) white chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) red candy melts
  • Colored sprinkles
  1. Using the microwave, melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips, stirring every 30 seconds.
  2. Add 1½–2 tbsp (22–30 mL) of melted chocolate to each mini freezer bowl. Use the back of a spoon to spread evenly along the walls ¾ of the way up. Freeze until hardened, about 15 minutes. Reserve remaining chocolate.
  3. Place the mini bowls upside down onto parchment paper and gently loosen by applying pressure to the top and sides until the chocolate is released.
  4. Microwave a microwave-safe plate until warm, about 1 minute. Place 6 chocolate cups (one at a time) upside down to slightly melt and even out the rim of the chocolate cups.
  5. Add 1 tbsp (15 mL) of hot cocoa mix, marshmallows, and colored sprinkles to 3 of the cups.
  6. Warm the remaining chocolate, lightly dip the 3 remaining cups into the warm chocolate, and then create the chocolate bomb by sealing it onto the other cup.
  7. Melt white chocolate and candy melts to add a decorative drizzle on each chocolate bomb and add sprinkles on top. Allow to harden.
  8. To serve, place chocolate bomb into a mug or glass and carefully pour warmed milk on to
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26 Responses to Homemade Hot Chocolate Bombs

  1. M December 10, 2020 at 9:26 pm #


  2. Jordan Hansen December 10, 2020 at 9:59 pm #

    There are so fun!

  3. Angie December 11, 2020 at 6:48 am #

    Definitely a keeper

  4. Susie December 11, 2020 at 8:45 am #

    So easy and so much fun! My granddaughters has a blast making and serving these!

    • Sher January 4, 2021 at 10:55 pm #

      How did you get them to come out of the bowls in one piece without breaking?

      • Hannah Wegner January 16, 2021 at 10:36 am #

        Make sure they’re cold! Might need a little longer than 15 mins. If your hands are too warm, that affects it, too. So wash your hands with cold water right before. Gently pull at the sides of the freezer bowls to loosen the very top.. keep doing this all the way around until the edges are pulled apart. You can then take a paring knife and run the blade backwards around the sides to loosen more, or you can press on the bottom of the bowl to loosen it completely. Takes a little trial and error! 😀

  5. Pat Becker December 11, 2020 at 6:00 pm #

    How much are the freezer bowls and rack

    • Marna Ross December 12, 2020 at 9:35 am #

      Hi Pat! They sell for $25!

  6. Christine Hogan December 12, 2020 at 11:57 am #

    Hi Pat, the mini freezer bowls and rack are $25.00 (TEM NUMBER: 100181). Have a good day.

  7. Rose Cornwall December 12, 2020 at 12:24 pm #

    I want them

  8. Laura Polito December 15, 2020 at 7:54 pm #

    Ridiculously easy and so inexpensive to make! 1 12 ounce bag of chips plus our mini freezer set makes 5 hot cocoa bombs.

  9. Christina Swanstrom December 16, 2020 at 1:58 pm #

    How did you get them out of the bowls without it going into pieces?

  10. Barb Porter December 17, 2020 at 12:19 pm #

    Has anyone made a bunch of these ahead and frozen them?

  11. Cindy December 21, 2020 at 3:48 pm #

    What am I doing wrong?! I have followed the instructions to a T and when I try to take the out, the chocolate cracks. Super frustrated!

    • Sher January 4, 2021 at 10:54 pm #

      Same happened to me-
      I’m going to try some of Lynda’s suggestions

    • Kathy January 9, 2021 at 9:12 pm #

      Make sure to make the chocolate shell thick enough. One TV show said three coats of chocolate on each side

  12. Lynda WEST December 26, 2020 at 8:29 am #

    Some ideas.
    Are you using the chocolate in the instructions? Some chocolates have hardeners that might cause the breakage.
    Second idea. If you leave the choc in freezer too long it gets brittle. Try letting them sit out a while to ‘unharden’
    Third idea. Check thickness and evenness of chocolate walls, too thin and they will break too thick and they will rake a long time to melt too uneven and they will break at the thin parts
    Fourth idea. Try holding in your hands or wrap mold in warm towel to ‘sweat’the boundary between chocolate and silicone may make removal in one piece easier

    • Sher January 4, 2021 at 10:52 pm #

      Thx!!!! I had same issue – sides cracked – they were thinner…tried several times and was getting frustrated with them not coming out nicely…I will try some of your ideas

    • Nikita April 5, 2021 at 9:25 pm #

      What was the diameter of these? Did they fit in a standard coffee mug? The bowls seem bigger than 70mm.

  13. Melissa January 10, 2021 at 8:54 pm #

    I got my husband some for Christmas… he said it was the best gift he ever got. He had so much fun with them and loved them. He said he will never be able to enjoy regular hot chocolate again!

    • Sher January 13, 2021 at 1:16 pm #

      tips on getting the chocolate out without it cracking?

  14. Hannah Wegner January 16, 2021 at 10:29 am #

    Oh my gosh, I gave these a try and they are SO incredible! Such a fun little activity!!

  15. Amy C December 15, 2021 at 1:04 pm #

    Can anyone explain step 6? I don’t exactly get what they want me to do there. Thanks.

    • Sandy December 16, 2021 at 5:53 pm #

      You should have 6 cups of chocolate “shells”. 3 of them should be full of cocoa and ready to seal. Take one of the three empty “shells” and dip it in chocolate (like glue) and then put it open rim to open rim with one of the three full shells.

      This should create an easter egg shape with two shells “glued” (chocolate) together.

    • Scooby meredith. December 17, 2021 at 11:12 pm #

      Dip the open side of the second cup (the one without the cocoa and marshmallows) into melted chocolate and then place over the top of the first cup. Basically using the melted chocolate like glue. Hope that helps.

    • KB January 13, 2022 at 9:26 am #

      Put the other 3 shells on the warm plate like you did the first 3 and quickly attach them to the ones with the hot chocolate in them. Good luck and have fun! 🙂

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