These super easy hot chocolate bombs are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. Get creative with the white candy melt base and add fun holiday mix-ins!
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Have you ever stopped scrolling on Instagram to watch a Hot Chocolate / Hot Cocoa bomb break open? And enjoy watching them a little too often?
I’m raising my hand over here!
100% guilty of being joyfully giddy at the “pop”…every single time.
If you haven’t already indulged, not only are these treats absolutely adorable, but they taste amazing, too!
If you’ve discovered a love for Hot Cocoa bombs and want to share that love with a neighbor or the family, you’ll really love this St. Patrick’s Day recipe.
And you can’t forget the best part– customizing it with your favorite hot chocolate mix!
If you are finding yourself completely obsessed with hot cocoa bombs, you’ll love these fun treats perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!
How to Make Hot Cocoa Bombs
If you haven’t made Hot Chocolate Bombs before, you’ll find that they are much easier to make than you might think,
First, you will start by melting the White Candy melts in the microwave. Make sure to keep stirring the melts to ensure they melt evenly without burning them.
Then, you will use a silicone mold (the easiest trick ever for Hot Cocoa bombs!) and “paint” the mold using the back of a spoon or a paintbrush.
Fill Your Hot Chocolate Bomb
Now, the fun part! Once your melts have dried and hardened, it’s time to fill them with your favorite Hot Chocolate Mix and a few fun add-ins.
Carefully remove each candy melt from the silicone mold. Spoon 1 Tablespoon of your favorite hot chocolate mix to one-half of the spheres.
To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, I added colorful marshmallows and green/white sprinkles to one-half of my molds (this will be the bottom portion of the hot chocolate bomb).
Depending on your holiday or theme, you can swap out the add-ins.
Easy & Quick Hot Cocoa Bomb Add-In Ideas:
- Crushed Peppermint Candies
- Dark or Milk Hot Chocolate Powder Mix
- Peanut Butter Chips
- Caramel Chips
- Mini Marshmallows in Various Colors
- Crushed Candy Bars
- Instant Coffee
- Crushed Nuts
Assembling the Hot Chocolate Bombs
Once half of your spheres are filled, it’s time to assemble the two halves into one hot cocoa bomb. To do this, you will place a glass plate in the microwave for one minute.
Then, remove the plate and immediately place each empty chocolate sphere on the hot place to heat the 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.
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Decorate Your St. Patrick’s Day Hot Chocolate Bomb
For this particular recipe, I started decorating the Hot Cocoa bombs using Cookie Icing. I find that it’s super easy to spread and literally zero mess to clean-up!
Start by light drizzling the icing in a zig-zag pattern over each bomb. Use the icing as glue and carefully sprinkle festive shamrock sprinkles over the bombs. Fill in any empty spots with white nonpareils or green sprinkles.
Store each Hot Cocoa bomb in a cupcake liner to keep them protected and in a closed container. That is it!
How to Make St. Patrick’s Day Hot Cocoa Bombs
- 12oz Bag White Candy Melts
- 1 Tbsp Hot Chocolate Per Bomb
- Mini Marshmallows
- White icing
- St.Patrick’s Day Sprinkles
- Set of 6 Sphere Silicone Molds
- Pour candy melts into a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds or until melts have fully melted.
- Spread the candy melts up the sides of the mold until every bit of the mold is covered.
- Let the molds sit for 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 set, carefully remove the candy melt spheres from the mold.
- Fill half of the spheres with the hot cocoa powder, sprinkles& marshmallows.
- Place a glass plate in the microwave for one minute.
- Remove the plate and immediately place each chocolate sphere on the hot place to heat the 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.
- Take the icing and draw lines back and forth on the top of your sphere.
- Place the sprinkles on the hot chocolate bomb using the icing as glue.
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Not only are these absolutely adorable, but they are so yummy too. Tag us in your next Hot Chocolate bomb adventure! We cannot wait to see how you decorate them for St. Patrick’s Day!
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