In case you’re still in the dark about these delectable treats, hot cocoa bombs are hollow chocolate spheres filled with hot cocoa mix — plus whatever other add-ins your heart desires. When you’re ready for hot chocolate, just place your bomb in a mug (preferably a clear one so you can enjoy the show), add hot milk and watch your sphere transform into a decadent warm beverage. Ready to make your own? We thought so.

Hot Chocolate Bombs Shopping List

While this is a quick and easy project, you might not have all the tools and ingredients in your kitchen. Here’s your shopping list so you can make these treats for Valentine’s Day (or any day when chocolate is a must). 

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Special Tools:

  • Silicone mold: Look for a food-grade semi-sphere mold that produces spheres no bigger than 2.5” in diameter — you want your bombs to fit in a standard-size mug. You can find molds that are oven, freezer and dishwasher safe for the ultimate versatility. This one is the top-seller on Amazon.

  • Optional special tools: Double boiler for melting chocolate, pastry brush for forming your spheres. 


  • Chocolate: Chocolate chips, baking chocolate or melting wafers all work well. 

  • Hot cocoa mix: Grab your favorite store bought variety or make your own with this easy recipe. Just add confectioner’s sugar, cocoa powder and powdered milk to your grocery list. 

  • Fillings: The only limit to this recipe is your imagination. Some popular fillers are mini marshmallows, caramel sauce, crushed chocolate cookies, mint chocolates and chopped peanut butter cups. 

How-To: Making Your Own Hot Cocoa Bombs

  1. Melt the chocolate: You can use the microwave (make sure you don’t burn your chocolate with these tips) or a double boiler to melt the chocolate. 

  2. Form the shell: Use a spoon or pastry brush to coat your mold with chocolate, then place the mold in the freezer for five minutes. When the five minutes are up, add another layer of chocolate to make a thicker shell, then freeze again. 

  3. Add the fillings: Once your shells are set, gently pop the semi-spheres out of the mold. Fill one half of the sphere with the fillings of your choice. At minimum, you need to add 1 tablespoon of hot cocoa mix. 

  4. Assemble the bomb: Place a microwave safe plate in the microwave for 90 seconds. Press the other half of your bomb on the plate to slightly melt the edges, then quickly assemble by placing the slightly melted half on top of your filled half. 

  5. Put on the finishing touches: Have fun with decorating! Drizzle with extra chocolate and sprinkle with fillers for a fun finish. 

    If you need this treat in your life, but don't have the time (or energy, we get it) check out Loblolly's Valentine's specials here. You can find cocoa bombs and more to treat your sweethearts with these sweets.