A quick video tutorial :

Hot Cocoa Bombs

They’re all the rave this holiday as we approach Christmas time and you pass by the dollar aisle cocoa bombs filled with… how do you say that? And how are the marshmallows processed?  While we made this hot cocoa bomb with store bought marshmallows, we’ll list below how to make it all from scratch!

Instead, we’ll show you what products you need for the best (and rather large) hot cocoa bombs that also are made with all things you can pronounce and likely find in your kitchen!
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The Chocolate:

Be the mold!

These suckers are a great mold set for cocoa bombs but also multi use such as chocolate, cake, jelly, mousse and probably a bunch of other things that we haven’t discovered yet.  They should run about $10.99 unless you find one cheaper at a store near you.


  • 24 ounces (680 g) semi-sweet couverture chocolate or any high quality bar chocolate. You can use candy melts if using a silicone mold they just don’t taste as good.
  • 1 cup (50 g) mini marshmallows
  • 6 Tablespoons (88 g) hot chocolate mix
Homemade Marshmallows:



    2 tablespoons gelatin (2 envelopes Knox)

  • (8 fl oz/225ml) cold water, divided
  • 2 cups (16oz/450g) granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (11/3oz/28g) powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Take it a step further with customized Christmas marshmallow molds:

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These aren't the ideal* but they'll work: 2pcs Christmas Silicone Molds for Baking Jelly Soap, Candy Cane, Gingerbread Men Chocolate Candy Mold (2 Shapes)
Peppermint options:

Since we’re not experienced in this area, we’ll defer you over to our friends over at “thespruceeats.com“:

Ingredients (tutorial here)

  • Cooking spray, for baking sheets

  • 3 cups granulated sugar

  • 1 cup light corn syrup

  • 1/2 cup water, divided

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract

  • 1 teaspoon red gel food coloring

  • 1 teaspoon white gel food coloring, optional

Christmas sprinkle options

Manvscakes | 4 oz Vintage Christmas sprinkles

While homemade sprinkles aren’t an easy task, there is an option.  Otherwise you can order sprinkles like you find on amazon as pictured (left).  


Want to take on the task of rolling out this sugar? Try our friend’s recipe over at sarahsbakestudio!

Homemade Sprinkles

Top it off with Chocolate Spoons!

Seetop Spoon Shape Molds 3 PCS Food Grade Silicone Cake Molds Chocolate Ice Jelly Mold Party Decor Homemade Cupcake Candy Bake Ware Baking Tools by Seetop

Now this might put the hot cocoa over edge with hot cocoa bomb AND chocolate stir spoon… but it’s definitely a great idea!  Get them from Amazon and use the same recipe as for the cocoa bomb!

Alternatively, use plastic or existing spoons and just coat them!:


Chocolate Spoons

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, white vanilla baking chips or mint-flavored chocolate chips (6 oz)
  • 18 to 24 gold- or silver-colored plastic spoons
  • Candy decorations, crushed hard peppermint candies, miniature candy-coated chocolate chips or decorator sugar crystals, if desired