Hot Cocoa Bombs are a fun way to celebrate the holidays. These St. Patrick’s Day Cocoa Bombs are perfect and delicious.
Hot cocoa bombs have been all the rage these last few months. I think my sisters made hundreds of them over the Christmas holiday break. They really are such a fun treat to make, drink, and share with friends. Package them up and they make a great gift as well.
So what exactly are hot cocoa bombs?
They are chocolate spheres filled with hot chocolate powder mix and whatever other fun ingredients you want as well. Usually some sort of marshmallow is included because they are so much fun to watch rise to the top of the mug when you pour in your hot milk.
For St. Patrick’s Day theme I wanted to make a simple and delicious bomb. Our family prefers the chocolate bombs over any other because they just make the hot chocolate more flavortful. You can use any kind of chocolate you like and even check out some of these other blogs for some other fun ideas. We worked together to share these all with you and if you head over to my instagram page you can enter to win a giveaway we are all sharing!
I mean c’mon now! Those are all some really fun ideas and you probably should make all of them!
I added some Andes Mints to the inside and top of ours as well as some sprinkles and Lucky Charms marshmallows. You can buy them on their own but they are hard to find so just pick them out of the box of cereal like we did.
When you’re ready to make yourself a cup of cocoa just place one bomb in a mug and in a pot heat up 1-1 1/2 cups of milk and slowly pour on top of the cocoa bomb and watch it explode. This is the fun part! Stir your bomb up and top with whipped cream and more sprinkles if desired!
Here are some items you might want for making your cocoa bombs. You can also make some homemade hot chocolate and drop these into for an even more delicious treat.
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St. Patrick's Day Hot Cocoa Bombs
- 1 10 oz bag of semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips almond bark
- hot chocolate powdered mix. I like to use Stephens.
- 1 cup Andes Mints unwrapped and chopped
- Lucky Charms Cereal Marshmallows divided
- Green chocolate wafers for decorating
- Green Sprinkles
- Clean and dry your silicone chocolate molds.
- Melt chocolate in the microwave. Heat at approximately 30 second intervals at 50% power, stirring well between each time.
- Spoon chocolate into mold and cover the surface. Make sure you don't have any bare spots and try to make the surface as even as possible.
- Place in fridge until chocolate is hardened. and turn out your chocolate spheres.
- Fill one half of the sphere with one scoop of hot chocolate mix and then add chopped Andes Mints and marshmallows.
- Heat a pan on the stove on low heat. Take the other half of your molds (the ones that are empty) and very briefly press the open side to the hot pan to melt the rim of the white chocolate. Quickly join to your half that has the fillings in it.
- Once your hot cocoa bomb is completely hard decorate using colored chocolate wafers. Decorate with green sprinkles mints if desired.
- Once you are ready to use your hot cocoa bomb place in a mug and top with 1 – 1½ cups of steaming milk. Enjoy!