Spring Hot Chocolate Bombs

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Spring Hot Chocolate Bombs are colorful hot cocoa bombs surrounding marshmallows and sprinkles. They’re perfect for cold, gray winter days!

Spring Hot Chocolate Bombs

Spring Hot Chocolate Bombs

Hot Chocolate Bombs are a fun way to enjoy hot cocoa. These Spring Hot Chocolate Bombs are easy to make and fun to drink for both kids and adults alike. This activity doesn’t take much time and can be done at home. These hot cocoa bombs are great way to warm up on those cold and gray winter days, or to remind you the color of spring is coming soon enough. Here’s how to make them.

Equipment needed

Spring Hot Chocolate Bombs

Ingredients

  • 12 oz bag white candy melts
  • Wilton flower icing decorations (You can find these on Amazon and at Walmart/Michael’s/Hobby Lobby.)
  • 1 tbsp hot chocolate (per bomb)
  • rainbow colored mini marshmallows
  • rainbow sprinkles 
  • 8 oz water OR milk
Spring Hot Chocolate Bombs

Instructions

Pour the candy melts into a microwave safe bowl.

Heat the candy melts for 30 seconds or until they have fully melted.

Spring Hot Chocolate Bombs

Coat the inside of the silicone candy mold evenly, making sure that every bit of the mold is covered.

Spring Hot Chocolate Bombs

Let the molds sit about 5 minutes & re-spread any of the candy melts that sank to the bottom of the molds.

Place the molds in the refrigerator for about 30-45 minutes.

Once the molds have set, carefully remove the candy melt spheres from the mold. 

Fill half of the spheres with the hot cocoa powder, marshmallows and sprinkles.

Spring Hot Chocolate Bombs

Place a microwave safe plate in the microwave for one minute. If you don’t want to use a plate you can also use a small egg pan heated to very low.

Remove the plate and immediately place each empty sphere on the hot plate to heat the chocolate edges.

Place each heated sphere on each filled sphere. You can use the tip of your finger to smooth the melted candy around the seam. Wearing food safe gloves helps decrease the chances of leaving fingerprints on the chocolate, as well as the likelihood of melting.

If you find yourself having a really hard time closing the two spheres you can smooth a little extra melted chocolate along the seam, most of which would be covered when you added sprinkles.

Spring Hot Chocolate Bombs

While your cocoa bombs set, reheat the left over candy melts.

Use the heated candy melts as a glue to place the flowers on the hot cocoa bombs. 

Using a piping bag or a baggie with the end snipped off, swirl the top of each sphere with candy melts. 

While the candy melts are still warm, sprinkle away. The candy melts will act as a glue.

Now you’re ready to use the hot chocolate bomb or store it.

When you’re ready to enjoy your hot cocoa bomb, heat 8oz of water (or milk for richer flavor) in the microwave or on the stovetop.

Place one cocoa bomb into a large mug, and slowly pour the hot water or steamed milk over it.

The bomb will start to open. Stir lightly to continue opening the bomb, stirring until the chocolate and sprinkles have melted.

Enjoy!

Spring Hot Chocolate Bombs

Common Questions About Hot Chocolate Bombs

What kind of mold do I need to use to make hot cocoa bombs?

Silicone molds are the easiest type of molds to use because they are so flexible and easy to work with.

Where do I buy the molds to make hot cocoa bombs?

There are many silicone molds available for purchase on Amazon. You can also check your local craft stores, such as Michael’s. If you have a local specialty candy or chocolate store you may also find the molds available for purchase there.

What kind of mugs do I serve hot cocoa bombs in?

For hot cocoa bombs such as these that have been made using a larger sphere, you will want to use an oversized mug. If you are making hot cocoa bombs using smaller spheres under 2 inches you may be able to use a regular size mug.

How do you store hot chocolate bombs?

You can store hot cocoa bombs in an airtight container at room temperature.

Yield: 3 servings

Spring Hot Chocolate Bombs

Spring Hot Chocolate Bombs

Ingredients

  • 12 oz bag white candy melts
  • Wilton flower icing decorations (You can find these on Amazon and at Walmart/Michael’s/Hobby Lobby.)
  • 1 tbsp hot chocolate (per bomb)
  • rainbow colored mini marshmallows
  • rainbow sprinkles
  • 8 oz water OR milk

Instructions

Pour the candy melts into a microwave safe bowl.

Heat the candy melts for 30 seconds or until they have fully melted.

Coat the inside of the silicone candy mold evenly, making sure that every bit of the mold is covered.

Let the molds sit about 5 minutes & re-spread any of the candy melts that sank to the bottom of the molds.

Place the molds in the refrigerator for about 30-45 minutes.

Once the molds have set, carefully remove the candy melt spheres from the mold. 

Fill half of the spheres with the hot cocoa powder, marshmallows and sprinkles.

Place a microwave safe plate in the microwave for one minute. If you don’t want to use a plate you can also use a small egg pan heated to very low.

Remove the plate and immediately place each empty sphere on the hot plate to heat the chocolate edges.

Place each heated sphere on each filled sphere. You can use the tip of your finger to smooth the melted candy around the seam. Wearing food safe gloves helps decrease the chances of leaving fingerprints on the chocolate, as well as the likelihood of melting.

If you find yourself having a really hard time closing the two spheres you can smooth a little extra melted chocolate along the seam, most of which would be covered when you added sprinkles.

While your cocoa bombs set, reheat the left over candy melts.

Use the heated candy melts as a glue to place the flowers on the hot cocoa bombs. 

Using a piping bag or a baggie with the end snipped off, swirl the top of each sphere with candy melts. 

While the candy melts are still warm, sprinkle away. The candy melts will act as a glue.

Now you’re ready to use the hot chocolate bomb or store it.

When you’re ready to enjoy your hot cocoa bomb, heat 8oz of water (or milk for richer flavor) in the microwave or on the stovetop.

Place one cocoa bomb into a large mug, and slowly pour the hot water or steamed milk over it.

The bomb will start to open. Stir lightly to continue opening the bomb, stirring until the chocolate and sprinkles have melted.

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 561Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 120mgCarbohydrates: 127gFiber: 0gSugar: 82gProtein: 3g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. Your serving size and ingredients may differ.

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10 comments

Alice | SkinnySpatula February 5, 2021 - 10:22 am

OMG, these look so pretty! Could be great fun to make them if you have kids.

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Claudia Lamascolo February 5, 2021 - 11:37 am

wow you are very creative and these are so perfect for the kiddos they will love them!

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Mirlene February 5, 2021 - 12:16 pm

These look so cute and delicious! I can see myself making them any time fo the year.. but they are truly special for many different holidays, too!

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Jess February 5, 2021 - 12:50 pm

Not only are these delicious and perfect for a cold rainy day, but they are also adorable too!

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Dionne February 5, 2021 - 1:04 pm

Yes yes yes – I’ve found them! I’ve seen these bombs on Pinterest but haven’t pinned the recipe to my boards – so glad I’ve found it through search now. These bombs are perfect for Easter!

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Tara February 7, 2021 - 5:36 am

What a fun springtime treat! These hot chocolate bombs look absolutely amazing. I love those flowers on top.

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Dannii February 7, 2021 - 9:52 am

How cute are these! They would be perfect for making at Easter.

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Amanda Wren-Grimwood February 7, 2021 - 10:20 am

These are gorgeous and I really want to make them. Thanks for all the great tips as it will be my first time trying .

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saif February 7, 2021 - 11:25 am

I love the presentation of this chocolate bomb. It looks so colorful and I am sure it taste delicious.

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Tania | Fit Foodie Nutter February 7, 2021 - 12:06 pm

My daughter loves chocolate bombs and I can’t wait to make this one for her!

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