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White Chocolate Hot Cocoa Bombs Recipe

Hot cocoa bombs and hot chocolate bombs have become a fun way to enjoy a warm treat in a mug and they are so easy to make! These white chocolate hot cocoa bombs are perfect for a special treat at home or as part of a hot chocolate bar at a party. They even make adorable and delicious gifts as well!

This is a fun way to serve your favourite hot drink during the cooler weather. Find out how easy it is to make your own hot chocolate bombs:

White chocolate hot cocoa bombs

White Chocolate Hot Cocoa Bombs

When it comes to cold weather, we don’t get a lot of it here in Queensland, Australia! However, that doesn’t take away the enjoyment of a sweet warm beverage.

One of the best things about hot cocoa bombs is that you can make them ahead of time, ready to enjoy at a later day.

Filled with hot chocolate and marshmallows, you simply add them to your hot milk and watch them dissolve into a delicious drink.

Plus kids love watching the chocolate melt away in the mug!

Helpful Tip – You can easily switch out the white chocolate for milk or dark chocolate, or try with flavoured chocolate such as Caramilk or Strawberry chocolate melts.

Serve up your DIY hot chocolate bombs with an extra treat on the side.

The drink pairs well with this classic chocolate slice recipe, these decadent Oreo brownies or if you want to stick with the white chocolate theme, try it with these white chocolate crackles.

Ingredients for how to make hot cocoa bombs

How To Make Cocoa Bombs With White Chocolate

This hot cocoa bomb recipe makes 3 bombs. You can easily double or triple the ingredients to make more.

These are the ingredients you need:

  • 120 grams of white chocolate melts
  • 6 teaspoons of hot chocolate mix
  • 6 teaspoons of mini marshmallows
  • Decorations of your choice – extra chocolate, sprinkles, crushed candies

You will need a silicone mould to make the bombs. Ensure you choose one that is small enough to fit inside of an average mug but also large enough to fill with your hot chocolate mix and mini marshmallows.

How to make cocoa bombs

These hot chocolate bomb moulds are the perfect size.

You can also experiment with different shape moulds, such as hearts or egg-shaped for an Easter twist on the recipe.

It also helps to have a food-safe paintbrush to coat the moulds with the melted chocolate.

This will make it easier to evenly coat your moulds and make your hot chocolate balls more sturdy.

This cake decorating paintbrush set is a great option.

The printable recipe card with a FULL ingredients list and detailed instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.

White Chocolate Cocoa Bomb Decorations & Fillings

The best thing about making these hot chocolate bombs is that you can fill them with what you like.

Of course, hot chocolate and mini marshmallows are the perfect fillings for your cocoa balls, but you don’t have to stop there!

Add extra flavours and fillings if you want to experiment, such as peppermints or crushed candy cane pieces, crushed candies, sprinkles, or flavoured powders such as Milo or Nesquik instead of hot chocolate or cocoa powder.

How to make hot chocolate bombs

For decorating your white chocolate hot cocoa bombs, drizzle with milk or dark chocolate instead of white chocolate.

Or sprinkle on different types of sprinkles and candies.

You can decorate with themed colours, which is perfect if you are planning to gift these hot chocolate bombs for special occasions such as Christmas, Easter or celebrations.

They would also make great handmade gifts for classmates for school kids or teachers.

White chocolate hot cocoa bombs recipe


Do you use milk or water for hot chocolate bombs?

You can melt your hot cocoa bombs in hot water, however using hot milk will give you a richer, creamier flavour.

How long do you heat the milk?

Add your milk to a microwave safe mug and heat for approximately 30 to 60 seconds, stirring at 15 second intervals. Your milk is ready once you see steam coming off the top. It should not be boiling.

How long do hot cocoa bombs last?

If stored in the refrigerator, hot cocoa bombs can stored for up to 8 weeks. Keep them stored in an airtight container and use as needed.

If you are looking for more sweet treats to make at home, try this marshmallow white chocolate fudge or Oreo cheesecake slice.

White chocolate hot cocoa bombs recipe

White Chocolate Hot Cocoa Bombs Recipe

Yield: 3 bombs
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Enjoy a sweet treat that will warm you from the inside or make the perfect gifts with these simple white chocolate hot cocoa bombs.


  • 120g white chocolate melts
  • 6 teaspoons of mini marshmallows
  • 6 teaspoons of hot chocolate mix
  • Decorations of choice, e.g sprinkles


  • Food safe paint brush or spoon
  • Silicone moulds


  1. Add 120g of white chocolate melts into a micro safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds and stir. Continue heating in 20-second intervals and stirring in between until chocolate is fully melted.
  2. Using a baking paintbrush or the back of a small spoon, coat the silicone moulds completely in a layer of the chocolate.
  3. Place the coated moulds flat in the freezer for approximately 3 minutes, or until set.
  4. Coat the moulds with another layer of melted chocolate to make the sides thicker since a lot of the chocolate would have settled at the bottom. Chill in the freezer for a further 3 minutes until set.
  5. Very gently pull back the moulds from the chocolate and carefully push the chocolate out. Avoid touching the chocolate with your fingers so that it does not melt.
  6. Place a small microwave-safe plate in the microwave for 45 seconds.
  7. Remove the plate and place one of the half bombs on the warm plate for a couple of seconds so it can melt the edge.
  8.  Quickly fill that mould with 2 teaspoons of hot chocolate mix followed by 2 teaspoons of mini mallows.
  9. Take another half bomb and repeat step 9 by melting the edge on the warm plate.
  10.  Place the second chocolate half on top of the first and hold together for a few seconds for the melted edges to bond.
  11.  Repeat this process for the other 2 bombs (or any extras you plan to make.
  12.  Use leftover melted chocolate to drizzle over your bombs with a spoon or piping bag. Add any extra decorations such as sprinkles quickly before the drizzle hardens.
  13.  When ready to drink, warm your milk in the microwave or stovetop, add to mug then pop a bomb into the mug, allowing it to melt. Stir before drinking. Alternatively, add the chocolate cocoa bomb first and pour the hot milk over the top.


Tips & Variations:

  • Keep the chocolate from hardening by placing your small bowl inside a larger bowl with hot water at the bottom.
  • Focus on adding chocolate to the sides of your bombs when doing the second chocolate later, as the first layer would have settled in the bottom.
  • Switch white chocolate for milk, dark or flavoured chocolate for a different hot chocolate flavour.
  • Add extra fillings to your bombs, such as peppermint, chocolate chips, sprinkles.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 304Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 132mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 1gSugar: 38gProtein: 4g

These figures are provided as an approximate guide only.

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