Hot Chocolate Bombs - The Complete Guide

In this article, you are going to learn how to make hot chocolate bombs. 

We will cover everything needed, such as:

  • What is a hot chocolate bomb?
  • How to make hot chocolate bombs
  • Tools and ingredients needed
  • Detailed instructions.

Let's get started.

What Is A Hot Chocolate Bomb?

a cup of dissolved hot chocolate bomb

A hot chocolate bomb is a chocolate sphere filled with hot cocoa chocolate and mini marshmallows.

After you drop the hot chocolate bomb in hot milk, you have a cup of delicious hot chocolate filled with mini marshmallows, which add more flavor to the chocolate drinking experience.

Since kids, all of us have enjoyed a cup of hot cocoa with our family and friends.

woman drinking hot chocolate bombs

There is no better gift for ourselves, or family members, that brings back such fond memories.

And it is straight out delicious...

Best Kinds Of Chocolate To Use For Hot Chocolate Bombs.

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Ultimately it comes to personal preference. 

Some people like dark chocolate, others white, and most people just like chocolate because… well, it is chocolate.

For hot chocolate bombs, I prefer using chocolate chips for convenience. Most homemade recipes use chocolate chips.

If I was to use chocolate, I like these particular brands of chocolate :

  • Ghirardelli
  • Lindt
  • Nestle
  • Milka
  • Green & Blacks( great organic black and white chocolate)

Best Kinds Of Hot Cocoa Mix For Your Hot Chocolate Bombs


Again, this will come to personal preference. 

On top of tasting great hot chocolate reminds us of our childhood memories, and exactly the same thing applies to certain brands.

The ones that I like are:

  • Nesquik
  • Nestle
  • Swiss Miss
  • Starbucks hot cocoa

If you are looking for different hot cocoa brands to try out - here, you can find an excellent article on the topic.

Additional Flavors You Can Add:
  • Soft Peppermint Candies
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Peanut Butter
  • Coffee powder

Now that you know the different types of chocolate you can use for your hot cocoa bombs, let’s look at:

Hot To Make Hot Chocolate Bombs

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Creating delicious cocoa bombs comes down to 2 things.

  1. Creating the chocolate sphere.
  2. Filling it with mini marshmallows, hot cocoa mix, and any additional flavors of your choosing.

It’s already time to make some hot cocoa bombs.

Tools And Ingredients To Make Three Hot Chocolate Bombs.

how to make hot chocolate bombs

  • Half Sphere Chocolate Molds( 6 cavities for 3 whole hot chocolate bombs)
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Chocolate/ Chocolate chips( 1 tablespoon per chocolate mold cavity )
  • Hot cocoa mix( 1 tablespoon for each chocolate bomb)

Here Are The Instructions That You Have To Follow

Every recipe has instruction, and that’s the part of the article that you have to follow precisely to make your own Hot Chocolate Bombs.


Step 1: Melt your chocolate/ chocolate chips

Put your chocolate pieces/ chips into a double boiler. While the chocolate is melting, you should continuously stir it.

If not, the chocolate will become too thick.

Step 2: Fill up the chocolate molds.

Put a good layer of chocolate on the sides and bottom of your chocolate mold. After you are done, refrigerate it for 10 minutes.

Step 3: Stretch out the sides of the chocolate mold before you pop out the chocolate half circles. 

This way, you don't have to apply too much force to the bottom of the chocolate mold and risk breaking the bomb.

Step 4: Pop out the chocolate circles by pushing the bottom up.

Step 5: Fill up one of the chocolate circles with marshmallows, hot cocoa mix, and any additional flavors.

Don't make the mistake of filling both chocolate half circles. Your hot chocolate bomb won't close.

And even if it does, you risk breaking it.

Step 6: After you have finished filling one half of the hot cocoa bomb, now it's time to seal it.

The best way is to put a bit of water on a plate (until it is covered) and heat it in the microwave for a couple of seconds.

Around 10-15 seconds will be enough.

Step 7: Put the empty half-sphere edge side down on the plate, so you melt it a bit.

Step 8: Attach the empty half-sphere to the one full of marshmallows and hot cocoa mix.

Step 9: Put all of the complete hot chocolate bombs back in the fridge so you are sure that the cocoa bombs are adequately sealed.


After you’ve prepared your first batch of chocolate bombs, you have to find a way to store them efficiently and ensure that they don’t melt before using them.

How To Store Your Hot Chocolate Bombs


When storing your hot chocolate bombs, you have a couple of options.

One is you can keep them in an airtight container.

Second, you can individually package them and keep them at room temperature for up to 14 days in a cool, dry place.

The ideal storage method relies on using our common sense and storing them in a fridge.

The only downside to storing them in a refrigerator is that it may cause moisture.


And that’s about it, my friends!

That’s the complete guide to making hot chocolate bombs.

If you found it useful, comment down below and let me know if you’ve created your first bombs successfully.

Other than that, if you want some ready to melt Hot Chocolate Bombs in their original form, you can order some here.

As a bonus to your order, you’ll receive a free recipe for the Original Hot Chocolate Bombs.

Yes, the same bombs that we sell in this store.

Talk to you soon.

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