How to Make Christmas Hot Cocoa Bombs

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For a while it was almost impossible to open Instagram and not immediately see a viral video of a  cocoa bomb exploding into a cup of warmed milk. Every single time, I was fascinated. I found myself watching them over and over again and wondering if I could master the art of making my own in my kitchen at home. I decided to give it a try. What is the worst thing that could happen – a sweet candy mess?

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The idea of making my own seemed intimidating. However, I did it.  At first I was a little hesitant but decided to get with the times and make them.  To encourage you, I put together this quick How To Make Christmas Hot Cocoa Bombs Tips post to share a few of the things that made making them work for me. I am sure that you will find tips and tricks that work for you when you give it a try. I would love for you to share yours with me either here in the comments or over on Instagram. Let’s do this.

Are you wondering what these delights are all about? Chocolate bombs or hot cocoa bombs are adorable little balls of a delightful mix that you put into a mug. When you pour warmed up milk into the mug, the chocolate melts and magically releases the mix inside. I can’t wait to show you How to Make Christmas Hot Cocoa Bombs

Toasty Cocoa Bombs for Christmas Time

What a super fun gift that creates a shareable moment for a family. To make them extra holiday like, add things like crushed peppermint and holiday sprinkle mixes. I created a whole list of fun additions and added it later in this post for y’all.

  Here is a link to by my kindness books that are filled with amazing and super fun activities for all year round!

Ingredients to Make Christmas Hot Cocoa Bombs

These are the ingredients and the supplies that I used. You can substitute for a different mold if you prefer something else when you are learning How to Make Christmas Hot Chocolate Bombs. I added a whole fun list of additional ideas for things that you could add to make these holiday treats more festive for the season below.

Here are some of my favorite extra treats to include either inside the bombs or sprinkled on the outside for Christmas.

Hot Cocoa Bomb Extras

How to Make Christmas Hot Cocoa Bombs

Here are the directions to these delicious and festive season delights. They can be done with any color of chocolate which makes the options super crazy fun. I tend to stick with the basics (white and brown) but there are so many colors out there in the craft stores to choose from.

  1. Melt Chocolate and spread a layer on the inside of the mold, leaving the majority of the cavity empty. This is the first step to Make Christmas Hot Cocoa Bombs.
  2. Chill until chocolate hardens.
  3. Fill one half with hot cocoa mix and any extra yummies
  4. Dip the other half in melted chocolate and stick it the half that is filled to seal the bomb.
  5. Drizzle more melted chocolate over the top and add sprinkles or any of the extra yummies.

Hot Cocoa Bomb Tips

  1. Only do a few at a time.  The melted chocolate hardens faster than I thought.
  2. Use a glass bowl to melt the chocolate.  It is easier to see what you are working with.
  3. Allow yourself a few test batches.  It takes a little practice.
  4. Get a good coat of the melted chocolate on the mold so it doesn’t break or have holes. This is important 
  5. Use the same chocolate to seal the bombs as you use in the shells.
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Here are some fun FREE Chrismas activities you can do while you drink your hot chocolate bomb delights.

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When you are learning how to How to Make Christmas Hot Cocoa Bombs, be patient with yourself. It takes a little practice to get it right. There might be a lot of finger licking and a bit of a mess. That is perfectly okay. It is half of the fun to test as you go.

Holiday seasons are such a great time to try new things, recipes included. It seems to be the time when we pause from the daily grind and find it in ourselves to adventure out of the routine. I find experimenting in the kitchen to not only be fun, but to be important. When I am in the zone, baking and making, my family gravitates to help out. It becomes somewhat of a communication center and a time of connection. For this I am ridiculously grateful.

If you decide to Make Christmas Hot Cocoa Bombs, please let me know. I would love to see yours!

Cheers and Love,


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