How to Make Homemade Hot Chocolate Bombs for the Most Decadent Drink Ever


No, these are not meant for your bath!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
35 mins

The only thing missing from your cozy cup of hot chocolate? These TikTok-inspired homemade hot chocolate bombs that melt into your warm beverage. Seriously, a cup of cocoa with this awe-inspiring addition results in the chocolatiest drink of all time. If you're looking for a last-minute stocking stuffer, make these individual hot chocolate bombs with personalized finishing touches, like caramel sauce or sprinkles.

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  • 1 cup Milk chocolate, ideally couverture

  • 1/2 cup Hot cocoa powder

  • 1/4 cup Mini marshmallows


  1. Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 15- to 20-second intervals, stirring in between. Stop the heating process before the chocolate is fully melted to avoid burning. Stir until fully combined and smooth, allowing the residual heat to melt the remaining morsels.

  2. Using a semi-sphere silicone mold, line the sides with a thin-but-sturdy layer of melted chocolate. Place the mold in the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes to allow the chocolate to set.

  3. Once solid, carefully remove the spheres from the mold and transfer them to a working surface. Fill half of the spheres with the toppings of your choice—we used hot cocoa powder and mini marshmallows, but sprinkles also work well.

  4. Run a plate under hot water until it's warm to the touch and gently place the open edges of the remaining, empty semi-spheres overtop until they begin to melt slightly. Cover the hot chocolate-filled halves with an empty, semi-melted half to seal the chocolate globe.

  5. If you're feeling extra festive, garnish the top of the finished hot chocolate bomb with melted white chocolate, gold dust, crushed peppermint candy, or colorful sprinkles for an award-worthy presentation. Chill in the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes until it's completely set before serving.

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