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Hot Chocolate Bombs

These hot chocolate bombs are a delightful and fun winter treat!
Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword hot chocolate bomb, hot cocoa bomb
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 hot chocolate bombs
Calories 409kcal
Author Snacking in Sneakers


For hot chocolate bombs:

  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp NOW Real Food Cocoa Lovers™ Organic Hot Cocoa*
  • 3 tbsp mini marshmallows

For serving:

  • 1 1/4 cups warm skim milk per bomb (or milk alternative)


  • Pour the dark chips in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until chocolate is fully melted (it generally takes about 1:30-2:00 total, depending on your microwave).
  • Pour a little chocolate into each cavity of a six-count silicone dome shaped mold. Use a spoon to spread the chocolate around the dome so that it thoroughly coats the entire cavity.
  • Place the mold on a level spot in the freezer for about 10 minutes, or until chocolate is fully solid. Carefully pop out each of the six domes and place on a plate.
  • To each of three domes, add 1 tablespoon hot cocoa and 1 tablespoon mini marshmallows.
  • Place a skillet over medium heat for a minute on stovetop, just to get it warm (but not excessively hot). Take one of the empty domes and hold it on the skillet for 1-2 seconds, just enough time to melt the chocolate on edge slightly, then quickly place that on top of one of the filled domes. This should quickly attach and harden, creating a solid circle. Repeat with the remaining two domes.
  • To serve, heat 1 1/4 cups milk in the microwave in a microwave-safe mug or cup until hot (it should take around 1:30 to 2 minutes, depending on your microwave). Either drop one hot chocolate bomb into this, or place one hot chocolate bomb in a mug and pour the hot milk on top.


  • *If you don’t have hot cocoa mix on hand, you can substitute it with 1 teaspoon cocoa powder + 2 teaspoons granulated sugar.
  • Do not microwave the chocolate straight through the total time, be sure to do it in 30 second intervals with stirring so it does not burn.
  • You will probably only use about 2/3 cup of chocolate (and that is what the nutrition facts are based on) – however it is helpful to have a little extra in case you need to seal a hole or your molds are a little bigger than mine.
  • As an alternative to the skillet method, you can also pipe extra melted chocolate on the domes and use that to connect into the full sphere.
Nutrition analysis (approximate per hot chocolate bomb, assumes 2/3 cup total chocolate used in the recipe): 305 calories, 21.5 g fat, 12.5 g saturated fat, 56 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 29 g sugar, 5 g protein, Calcium: 2%, Iron: 57%, Potassium: 2%, Vitamin D: 0%
Nutrition analysis (approximate per hot chocolate bomb with milk): 409 calories, 22 g fat, 12.5 g saturated fat, 185 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 44 g sugar, 15 g protein, Calcium: 31%, Iron: 58%, Potassium: 12%, Vitamin D: 18%


Calories: 409kcal