This Easter Hot Cocoa Bomb recipe is the perfect treat for the holiday. Made in fun Easter shapes, these hot cocoa bombs are a fun twist on the classic theme of gifting chocolate for Easter.
We all know the traditional Easter gifts that we get for our loved ones for the holiday. Chocolate bunnies, eggs, and more are always found in Easter baskets. Whether it’s the huge bunny or peanut butter cup eggs, Cadbury Eggs, or some other chocolaty treat, chocolate is always the gift of choice for Easter.
This hot cocoa bomb recipe takes that time-honored gift tradition and mixes it up a bit by making the chocolate drinkable!
Kids love this treat for breakfast or with their meal. The look on their faces when the eggs or bunny faces explode is magical. We always have extra mini marshmallows and a few mini candies.
It is Easter after all and holiday memories for us was about candies and chocolate bunnies and jelly beans. But do not add jelly beans to the eggs! You can find other dissolvable candy to add to the cocoa bomb if you like.
Hot Cocoa Bomb Recipe – An New Easter Tradition
Hot cocoa is always welcome, no matter what time of year it is, and chocolate is always expected around Easter time. So that got us thinking. What if we made Easter-themed hot cocoa bombs? They’re the best of both worlds in a mug, and they look adorable.
I must say, we outdid ourselves on this one. These bombs are shaped like Easter eggs or bunnies, and they’re filled with chocolate and even springtime candies.
They’re the perfect way to give the gift of chocolate in a way that your loved ones probably haven’t seen before. They are fun and so delicious. almost too cute to eat. I said almost…
What is the best chocolate to use for the hot cocoa bombs
Most chocolate will work but you will get very different results. I always tell people to use their favorite chocolate. We love semi-sweet, dark, milk and white chocolate so make our cocoa bombs in all flavors.
As far as the brands go we happen to love Ghirardelli chocolate. It melts like velvet and always has the best flavor when it comes to baking. We have used the chips and the bars. But we have used Hershey’s and Nestle’s chips too. You can also use Almond Bark. It melts very easily and is an easy chocolate to work with.
Gift giving and storing hot chocolate bombs
Hot chocolate bombs will keep well at room temperature in an airtight container for several weeks. We like to store ours in the refrigerator although you don’t have to.
If we are giving these little gems as gifts we place them in a cupcake liner. Easter themed of course. Not only are they cute but they make a nicer display.
You only need a handful of ingredients and two cooking implements to make this super cute hot cocoa bomb recipe. The best part is, you almost certainly have all the ingredients in your pantry and fridge already. All it takes is some melted chocolate, hot cocoa mix, your choice of fun fillings, and milk. That’s it!
- Milk Chocolate Melting Chocolate (Ghirardelli chocolate, almond bark)
- Hot Cocoa Mix with Mini Marshmallows
- Candy or Other Add-ins of Your Choice
- Hot Milk
- Small Skillet
- Silicone Molds
Making The Hot Cocoa Bomb Recipe
Making these Easter hot cocoa bombs is as easy as gathering the ingredients. There’s nothing to it after you master making the chocolate shells for these little Easter bombs. Even making the shells only takes one or two tries before you’ve mastered it.
Begin by melting your chocolate in a microwave safe dish for about a minute. Stir, and if it’s melted, remove it from the microwave. Then, fill each mold with chocolate and pour out the excess and let it set in the fridge.
Next, carefully remove the chocolate from the molds and set aside. Heat a small skillet on the stove and melt the edge of one mold and fill it with hot cocoa mix. Then, melt the edge of another mold and seal it to the previously filled shell. Repeat until done. That’s all there is to it!
There are really only two tips to help you make the best Easter hot cocoa bombs possible. Don’t be afraid of the molds and don’t overheat the edges of your shells.
Don’t be stingy with the melted chocolate when you coat your silicone molds. Remember, you’ll be pouring out the excess anyway, so pour away. It’s better to have a thicker shell than a thinner one.
Be careful not to overheat the edges of your chocolate shells. You just want to slightly melt them so they stick together. Using heat that’s too high, or holding the edges of the shells on the skiller for too long will result in edges that are too melted and won’t cement together properly.
Hot Cocoa Bomb Recipe Variations
The great thing about this Easter hot cocoa bomb recipe is how free you are to mix things up – literally. You can fill those chocolate shells with just about anything you like.
Different Cocoa Mixes
For a different flavor profile, try using different cocoa mixes. There are tons of them out there, and many of them are perfect for Easter. You can find dark and milk chocolate mixes along with English Toffee, White Chocolate, Raspberry Hot Cocoa, Caramel and other flavors, any of which are perfect for the holiday.
We kept things super simple for this recipe, but you can put whatever you like inside your hot cocoa bombs. Try adding Cadbury Mini Eggs, Hershey’s Kisses, or other small chocolate treats to your hot cocoa bombs to give them a little extra something-something.
Mix Up the Molds
We used Easter egg and bunny molds to make this hot cocoa bomb recipe, but there are other molds you can try, as well. Try using a plain circular mold and “glueing” mini marshmallows to the outside of it with a little dot of melted chocolate to create a lamb.
You could also use gel food coloring to carefully paint parts of your Easter egg molds to give them a pop of Easter color. Get creative and have fun!
Booze it Up
Make this Easter hot cocoa bomb recipe a boozy one for the grownups by serving it with a combination of milk and alcohol. Bailey’s Irish Cream, Kahlua, chocolate liquor, RumChata, and the like are all excellent options.
Believe me it’s funny when you see the adults runny for the bunnies and eggs faster than the kids. Just make sure you mark them and keep them separate so they don’t get mixed up with the kids chocolate bombs!
If your making Boozy Adult Bombs think about decorating the kids bombs. Add to the top some melted white chocolate and a few sprinkles!
Serving Hot Cocoa Bombs
All anyone needs to enjoy this hot cocoa bomb recipe is a mug and hot milk. Simply drop the hot cocoa bomb in the bottom of a mug and pour hot milk over the top. That’s it! That’s it! your going to use 2 because these are smaller than your average bomb!
These bombs make a great treat to serve to guests when they arrive for your Easter gathering, and their delicious flavor and cute molding will make them a hit.
Beyond that, you can gift these Easter hot cocoa bombs in some cute ways. Try wrapping them individually in Eater-colored cellophane and filling up an Easter basket with them. You can also use them as part of an Easter basket, pairing them with other classic Easter treats.
Q: Where can I find silicone molds?
A: If you don’t have the right molds to make this recipe, your best bet is the web. You MIGHT find molds at your local grocery store, but a website like Amazong is far more likely to have what you need.
Q: Why are my shells so fragile?
A: You probably didn’t go heavy enough on the chocolate when you filled your molds. Remember, a bit thicker is better than too thin when it comes to the chocolate shells.
Q: Why are the edges of my shells so uneven?
A: Most likely, you either used heat that was too high or held your shells on the skillet for too long when you melted the edges for sealing. The key is to use just enough heat and time to slightly melt the edges. This keeps the edge uniformly shaped and melted for a better shape and better sealing.
Try This Easter Hot Cocoa Bomb Recipe
This Easter hot cocoa bomb recipe adds a cute, unexpected twist to the classic chocolate for Easter theme. It’s an easy recipe to make, and those little bombs are perfect as drinks for guests or as gifts in Easter baskets.
Break out your molds and ingredients and try this Easter-themed hot cocoa bomb recipe today. Once you’ve made a few, you’ll agree that it’s super easy to do, and the cute factor is off the charts!
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Easter Hot Cocoa Bombs
- 12 Ounces of milk chocolate melting chocolate – Chips bars or Almond Bark
- 2 packets of hot cocoa mix with mini marshmallows – about 1 heaping teaspoon in each Cocoa bomb
- 6 cups of Hot Milk
- small skillet – heated
- 1 set of Silicone Molds
- Begin by melting chocolate in a microwave safe dish for around 1 minute, (if using almond bark you will only need about a minute of so) if melted remove from the microwave. If using Ghirardelli chocolate you may need longer but make sure not to burn chocolate.
- Fill each mold, bunny and egg shape, with chocolate, set in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to set up.
- Carefully remove chocolate from molds and set aside.
- Gather hot cocoa mix and set aside. Heat a small skillet on the stove, melt the edge of one bunny or egg mold and then fill with hot chocolate.
- Melt the edge of another bunny or egg mold and then seal it to the other cocoa filled mold. Repeat.
- Place a couple cocoa bombs in your mug, pour hot milk over the top, stir and top with whipped cream and sprinkles.
- Makes 12 small bombs. 2 bombs per serving.