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Fall-Themed Hot Chocolate Cocoa Bombs

Fall Hot Cocoa Bombs are made with indulgent chocolate, filled with rich hot cocoa, and decorated with colorful fall sprinkles! This recipe creates a decadent, creamy, and smooth hot chocolate for a cozy autumn day.

Hot Cocoa Bombs have been gaining popularity over the past few years and if you’ve never made one at home, you’re missing out! These fall-themed hot cocoa bombs are easy and quick to make, and your friends and children can even join in to help and decorate! To “activate” your bomb, all you need to do is pour hot milk of your choice over it and watch as it melts, transforming into the smoothest hot chocolate you’ve ever had!

fall-themed hot chocolate cocoa bombs sitting on a dish and in a mug

Why You’ll Love This Hot Cocoa Bomb

  • It is an easy recipe that you can enjoy making with your family
  • It is a rich and colorful piece of fall in a mug
  • They can be saved in the fridge or freezer and used throughout the winter

Equipment Needed To Make Hot Cocoa Bombs 

For this recipe, you will need a large glass plate, chocolate molds, a small glass plate, a microwave, a Ziplock bag, scissors, and a mug. 

Ingredients For Your Hot Cocoa Bombs 

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How To Make Hot Cocoa Bombs 

  • Set a large glass plate in the refrigerator.
  • Melt the chocolate.
  • Place a small spoonful of melted chocolate in a mold cavity, then use the spoon to coat the entire cavity. Repeat on all of the mold cavities.
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  • Set the mold in the freezer for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the mold from the freezer, and repeat step 3 for a second coat of chocolate.
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  • Set the mold in the freezer for 5 minutes.
  • Heat a small glass plate in the microwave for 2 minutes.
  • Remove the plate and the molds from the freezer. Remove the chocolate spheres from the mold and set on the cold plate.
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  • Take one sphere, place upside down on the hot plate to melt the edge of the chocolate, and fill with one tablespoon of cocoa mix. Place another sphere upside down on the hot plate to melt the edge of the chocolate, and attach the two spheres together to seal the cocoa bomb. Repeat until you have assembled all of the cocoa bombs.
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  • Add orange candy to the ziplock bag and heat in the microwave for 30 seconds. Remove, and massage the bag. If not fully melted, heat for 10 second intervals, until fully melted.
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  • Snip the very corner of the baggie with scissors, and pipe the candy over the top of each cocoa bomb. 
  • Add sprinkles.
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  • To use, fill a mug with 6 ounces of hot water or milk, and drop the cocoa bomb in, then stir.

What to Serve/Pair with Your Hot Cocoa Bombs 

The best way to enjoy your hot cocoa bombs is to melt them in a warm glass of milk or hot water. Once you have your rich chocolatey drink ready, you can enjoy it with fresh fruit top cupcakes, classic sugar cookies, or apple pecan pie bars. You can’t go wrong with a simple both of fresh fruit like strawberries or cherries either. If you want to surprise your kids with a breakfast treat of cinnamon rolls, breakfast pizza, and hot cocoa bombs you’re sure to make their day!

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Hot Cocoa Bomb FAQs

Can I Make This Hot Cocoa Bomb Non-Dairy?

Of course! If you or someone in your family has dietary restrictions you can also use these hot cocoa bombs in a non-dairy milk substitute, but be aware that the melting chocolate used in this recipe does still contain dairy so you will want to find a substitute that is dairy-free.

How Long Do They Take to Make? 

These hot cocoa bombs take less than 15 minutes to make, usually, depending on the power of your freezer and the time it takes for the chocolate to set. Overall, this is a very quick and fun recipe for you and others to participate in.

Can I Use White or Dark Chocolate?

Yes! You can use any type of meltable chocolate you would like, just be warned that white chocolate is a little more difficult to work with, and both white and dark chocolate will change the original flavor profile of the hot cocoa. Dark chocolate will give a deeper, slightly bitter taste, while white chocolate will be sweeter.

How Long Do Hot Chocolate Bombs Last?

These hot cocoa bombs can last for up to 2 months in the refrigerator or freezer.

Can I Add Fall Flavors?

You can add fall flavors to this recipe if you would like but be aware it will change the overall flavor. Adding some pumpkin spice into your melted chocolate or your hot chocolate mix filling will give this recipe an extra Fall-themed boost! You can also add tiny marshmallows into the center of the chocolate spheres when you are adding your hot cocoa mix if it is not already included.

Can I Make Other Shapes?

While this recipe utilizes spherical molds, you can use many other shapes as long as you have enough room to add the hot cocoa mix into the center of each shape! For example, a pumpkin-shaped chocolate mold could even be decorated as a pumpkin with our sprinkles and melted orange candy from this recipe! It is important to remember that you want to choose a shape that you can melt the edges of and create a hollowed-out treat that can be added to your beverage of choice and fit into a cup.

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Yield: 6 cocoa bombs

Fall-Themed Hot Chocolate Cocoa Bombs

Fall Hot Cocoa Bombs are made with indulgent chocolate, filled with rich hot cocoa, and decorated with colorful fall sprinkles! This recipe creates a decadent, creamy, and smooth hot chocolate for a cozy autumn day.

Ingredients

  • 7 oz chocolate melting wafers
  • 6 tbsp hot cocoa mix
  • 1 oz orange candy melts
  • Pumpkin sprinkle mix
  • Semi sphere silicone mold
  • Plastic ziplock baggie

Instructions

    1. Set a large glass plate in the refrigerator.
      Melt the chocolate.
    2. Place a small spoonful of melted chocolate in a mold cavity, then use the spoon to coat the entire cavity. Repeat on all of the mold cavities.
    3. Set the mold in the freezer for 5 minutes.
    4. Remove the mold from the freezer, and repeat step 3 for a second coat of chocolate.
    5. Set the mold in the freezer for 5 minutes.
    6. Heat a small glass plate in the microwave for 2 minutes.
      Remove the plate and the molds from the freezer. Remove the chocolate spheres from the mold and set on the cold plate.
    7. Take one sphere, place upside down on the hot plate to melt the edge of the chocolate, and fill with one tablespoon of cocoa mix. Place another sphere upside down on the hot plate to melt the edge of the chocolate, and attach the two spheres together to seal the cocoa bomb. Repeat until you have assembled all of the cocoa bombs.
    8. Add orange candy to the ziplock bag and heat in the microwave for 30 seconds. Remove, and massage the bag. If not fully melted, heat for 10 second intervals, until fully melted.
    9. Snip the very corner of the baggie with scissors, and pipe the candy over the top of each cocoa bomb.
      Add sprinkles.
    10. To use, fill a mug with 6 ounces of hot water or milk, and drop the cocoa bomb in, then stir.

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