Where are my hot cocoa fans at? These 16 hot cocoa bomb recipes are easy, delicious, and perfect for gifting!
- Hot Chocolate Bomb Recipes for a Cold Day
- 1. Hot Chocolate Balls
- 2. White Chocolate Hot Cocoa Bombs
- 3. Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa Bombs
- 4. Birthday Hot Cocoa Bombs
- 5. Mint Hot Chocolate Bombs
- 6. Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs
- 7. Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Bombs
- 8. Chocolate Latte Hot Chocolate Bombs
- 10. Cotton Candy Hot Cocoa Bombs
- 11. Lucky Charms Cocoa Bombs
- 12. Mocha Coffee Bombs
- 13. Strawberry White Hot Chocolate Bombs
- 14. Pumpkin Spice Mocha Bombs
- 15. Almond Joy Hot Chocolate Bombs
- 16. Homemade Irish Cream Hot Chocolate Bombs
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It's cold outside, and you want to snuggle up and stay cozy inside. What better way to warm up than with a cup of hot cocoa?
If you're not familiar with these amazing little chocolate spheres, sometimes filled with hot chocolate mix or cocoa powder, you're in for a real treat! Cocoa bombs are made by pouring melted chocolate chips or candy melts into molds in the shape of half spheres. Then, the edges on two pieces of the chocolate shell are melted using a warm plate to make hot chocolate bomb!
Get your cocoa fix with these 15+ hot cocoa bomb recipes so you can enjoy your perfect cup of hot chocolate (with a few flavorful twists) all season long. There is something for everyone on this list, from salted caramel to cotton candy to pumpkin spice mocha. Plus, they're easy peasy and make perfect handmade gifts for the holidays.
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- Round Hot Cocoa Bomb molds
- Heart-shaped silicone mold
- Piping Bags - for drizzling chocolate over the bombs
- Baking Sheet - for transferring the mold
- Bowl and Rubber Spatula - for melting and mixing the chocolate wafers
- Spoon and Pastry Brush - for filling the molds
- Skillet - for melting the chocolate halves
- Airtight Containers - for storing finished cocoa bombs
- Gift Boxes for Hot Chocolate Bombs
To really get the perfect hot chocolate bombs, I also suggest you use gloves (food safe, of course). This will eliminate fingerprints on the chocolate.
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Hot Chocolate Bomb Recipes for a Cold Day
From Juggling Act Mama: This was our first hot cocoa bomb recipe, and we haven't looked back since. They make wonderful gifts for the holiday season, and are a delicious spin on traditional hot chocolate—just add warm milk. Fill them with marshmallows, sprinkles, crushed peppermint candies, or all three for a flavor explosion!
From Juggling Act Mama: These decadent, heart-shaped hot chocolate bombs are the perfect gift for Valentine's Day. They look like they come from a fancy bakery or chocolate shop, but in reality, they're easy enough for anyone to make at home.
From Juggling Act Mama: They're the perfect balance of sweet and salty flavors. These cocoa bombs are filled with marshmallows and caramel sauce and topped with flaky salt for that signature combo. They'd make a fabulous homemade gift for your sweetheart if you have a fall or winter anniversary.
From Shugary Sweets: Celebrate the birthday girl or birthday boy with fun and festive hot chocolate bombs topped with colorful sprinkles and filled with white hot cocoa. Change up the color of sprinkles for any holiday or celebration. It's a very versatile recipe.
From Julie Blanner: If you loved my peppermint brownies, you must try these! Add a warm, flavorful blast to a cold winter's day with a peppermint cocoa bomb added to your cup of steaming warm milk. It's the ultimate Christmas flavor sensation, and kids and adults will both love it.
From Julie Blanner: The classic combination of creamy peanut butter and decadent milk chocolate comes together in these cocoa bombs. It's the perfect pairing of salty and sweet, making a truly delicious large mug of hot chocolate. For an even more decadent gift, throw in a batch of my homemade chocolate peanut butter cups.
From Juggling Act Mama: Ready for a grown-up version of hot chocolate? These cocoa bombs are filled with latte mix and marshmallows for a deliciously sweet chocolatey coffee flavor. They're heart-shaped and topped with gorgeous sprinkles, which are perfect for Valentine's day, but you can make them in any shape you'd like.
From Hungry Happenings: These boozy spheres of chocolate look magical and will make for a wonderfully yummy boozy hot chocolate. Fill them with chocolate ganache mixed with your favorite liquor (like Baileys Irish Cream or Kahlua). You can even use wine if you like to pair your chocolate and wine together!
From The Shortcut Kitchen: These colorful cocoa bombs are filled with strawberry milk powder, marshmallows, and real cotton candy! The kids will love helping you make these. Your cocoa will turn a beautiful purple color once the bomb melts. (You could also include a couple of pieces of my Cotton Candy Fudge when gifting.)
From The Soccer Mom Blog: Don't you feel happier just looking at these colorful cocoa bombs made with Lucky Charms marshmallows? Made with dehydrated cereal marshmallows as well as Jet-Puffed Lucky Charms marshmallows, you'll get lots of marshmallow flavor in every sip. These are so much fun at any party served alongside whimsical Marshmallow Pops.
From Thrive at Home: These five-ingredient cocoa bomb recipe make great gifts and look so pretty! They get their strawberry flavor from a strawberry drink mix combined with powdered milk and freeze-dried strawberries. This is one that the kids will love, too.
From When Is Dinner: It just isn't autumn until you've had something pumpkin spice-flavored. Why settle for a boring pumpkin spice latte when you can have your own decadent pumpkin spice mocha party in a cup? They're made with dark chocolate, espresso powder, pumpkin spice, and melting chocolates. Feel free to add some marshmallows to the mix to sweeten it up a little if you prefer.
From Babaganosh: If you love the coconut, almond, chocolatey flavor of Almond Joy candy bars (or our delicious Almond Joy Brownie Bites), you'll go nuts (literally) over this Almond Joy cocoa bomb. Mini marshmallows, slivered almonds, shredded coconut, and hot chocolate powder fill these gorgeous balls of chocolate.
From Restless Chipotle: filled with Irish cream hot cocoa mix, these hot cocoa bombs are perfect for St. Patrick's day, or just any time! Of course, you can make these for any occasion by changing the sprinkles! And if you love Irish cream, indulge in one of my Bailey's Chocolate Truffles while you're sipping on Irish Cream cocoa.
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- Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix - Three Ways - Prefer a hot cocoa mix to a cocoa bomb? Try one of these three delicious recipes.
- Hot Cocoa Cookie Pops - You need these cookie pops for leaf peeping.
- Russian Tea Cake Cookies | Christmas Snowball Cookies - Traditional, but never boring, these are perfect for winter or Christmas entertaining.
- Easy Chocolate Bundt Cake - This bundt cake is a yummy centerpiece for the dessert table, and also makes a delicious gift.
Be sure to include a few of your favorite Hot Chocolate Bombs on your next Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board. It's a great way to get family together around the table during the holidays.
We hope you've enjoyed this list of delicious hot cocoa bomb recipes for the winter. As always, please feel free to pin these on your favorite Pinterest board or share them with friends in need of a warming treat!
Have any other favorites or different ways to enjoy hot cocoa bombs? Please share them in the comments below.