Hot Chocolate Bombs: How to Make Them and Fun Recipes to Try

Hot chocolate bombs are a tasty holiday tradition!

Hot chocolate bombs are one of the tastiest holiday traditions!

Hot chocolate bombs can make the perfect gift for family members with a sweet tooth. Plus, they’re an especially fun activity for kids. If your kids already love dissolvable toys, what better way to add to the fun than by making it edible?

With decorative options and customizable fillings, children and adults alike will easily be reminded that the best things come in small packages.

How to make them

Here are a few great recipes to help involve your kids in making their own cocoa bombs. You’ll need a domed silicone mold or any smaller shape that will fit in your cups (a shaped silicone mold like a star or heart could also be cute!).

Hot chocolate bomb recipes 

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Bombs

Peanut butter and hot chocolate is not a commonly sought after hot chocolate flavor. Criminally underrated, these delectable chocolates will be a house favorite.

Get the recipe at Julie Blanner.

Snowman Hot Chocolate Bombs

These adorable snowmen hot chocolate bombs are as cute as they are delicious. Melting in the snow that is warm milk, you’ll hate to see them go.

Get the recipe at Glue Stick Blog.

Sugar Cookie Hot Chocolate Bombs

No better combination exists than milk and cookies. So send Santa off in the right way, with a glass of warm milk and cookies in one magical cup.

Get the recipe at Kleinworth & Co.

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate Bombs

Not quite ready to let go of fall? Then these pumpkin spiced hot chocolate bombs are just the treat for you. Combining the best of both seasons, you’ll never want to go back to just fall or just winter again.

Get the recipe at Pastry Tales Blog.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Truffles

Christmas and candy canes are what make the season bright. So why not take it a little further? Peppermint hot chocolate brings forth everything that reminds you of spending the holidays at home.

Get the recipe at Your Cup of Cake.

Grinch Hot Cocoa Bombs

What better way to celebrate Christmas than with everyone’s favorite villain? These Grinch inspired hot chocolate bombs will make your heart grow three sizes upon the first sip.

Get the recipe at Simplistically Living.

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate Bombs 

Pair this mug of gingerbread-flavored cocoa with — what else? — a gingerbread cookie! This hot chocolate bomb adds a delicious gingerbread spice mix of cinnamon, cloves and ginger to your classic cup of cocoa. 

Get the recipe at The Denver Housewife.

Mexican Hot Chocolate Bombs 

Another delicious recipe from The Denver Housewife, these Mexican Hot Chocolate Bombs are the perfect balance of chocolaty and cinnamon-spiced goodness you need for a creamy cup of Mexican cocoa. Plus, the adorable rose shapes add an extra layer of challenge and elegance to your mug.  

Get the recipe at The Denver Housewife.


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