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Strawberry Hot Cocoa Bombs


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Strawberry Hot Cocoa Bombs are sweet and creamy with a tasty strawberry flavor. These hot cocoa bombs are perfect for Valentine’s Day or a pink party.

Dark winter days are a perfect excuse to indulge in some sweet treats. This Hot Cocoa Bombs recipe will warm you from the inside out, and they’re really easy to make!

Strawberry Hot Cocoa Bombs on a small glass plate and on a spoon. Above them is a white cup  of hot cocoa with marshmallow toppings.

Strawberry Hot Cocoa Bomb

In December 2019, Eric Torres-Garcia invented what we call the Hot Cocoa Bomb. Hot Cocoa Bombs went viral over social media and now you can find just about any type of cocoa bomb recipe that you crave online.

Why I Love This Recipe

Flavorful and creamy these Strawberry Hot Cocoa Bombs make the perfect cup of hot cocoa on a chilly day.

  • Ready in under 30 minutes
  • Easy to make
  • Fun to make
  • Always a hit at parties

If you love hot cocoa bombs you may also enjoy this Turtle Hot Cocoa Bombs recipe.

Strawberry Hot Cocoa Bombs on a small glass plate and on a spoon.

Ingredients

You only need five ingredients to help you make these DIY Hot Cocoa Bombs. One quick trip to the grocery store and you will be ready to make these cocoa bombs.

  • Strawberry flavored Candy Melts
  • White vanilla flavored candy melts
  • Strawberry Nesquik powdered drink mix
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Red, pink and white nonpareils
Ingredients used to make Strawberry Hot Cocoa Bombs

Substitutions

Candy Melts: Can’t find strawberry candy melts? Pink candy melts will work instead.

Sprinkles: Use any type of sprinkles that you have on hand.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need seven kitchen tools to help you make these Strawberry Flavored Hot Cocoa Bombs. Gather these tools and let’s have some fun!

  • Microwave safe bowl
  • spoon or large pastry brush
  • pastry bag or Ziploc bag
  • large plate
  • small plate
  • tablespoon
  • Semi sphere mold

How to Make Strawberry Hot Cocoa Bombs

There are eleven steps to make these Strawberry Hot Cocoa Bombs but don’t allow these steps to intimidate you they are so simple to make they just take a little time.

Step 1: Chill a plate

Place a large plate into the freezer.

Step 2: Melt the strawberry candy melts

Pour strawberry candy melts into a microwave-safe bowl and heat in the microwave for 30-second intervals, until fully melted. Stir well between each heating session.

Step 3: Coat the molds

Using a spoon or large pastry brush, coat each of the mold cavities with the melted strawberry candy. Place into the freezer for 5 minutes, and repeat to add another coat of melted candy, then chill for an additional 5 minutes.

molds coated with melted strawberry

Step 5: Heat the small plate

Remove the plate from the freezer. Heat the small plate in the microwave for 2 minutes.

Step 6: Remove the shells from the mold

Remove the candy-coated mold from the freezer. Remove candy-coated half spheres from mold and place them onto the heated plate.

Candy-coated half sphere being removed from the silicone mold.

Step 7: Fill the spheres

Place one candy-coated half-sphere upside down on the heated plate and move around to slightly melt the rim. Add 1 tablespoon Strawberry Nesquik and 6-8 marshmallows.

Candy-coated half-sphere filled with Strawberry Nesquik and marshmallows.

Step 8: Heat the edges

Place another candy-coated half-sphere upside down on the plate and move around to melt the rim, rubbing it around in the excess candy on the plate.

Candy-coated half-sphere placed upside down on a white plate.

Step 9: Seal the hot cocoa bombs

Stick that half-sphere on top of the other, and very gently secure the two together. They should go together with no problem, but if you do have an issue, simply rub a little extra melted candy along the seam where there is a gap.

a hand holding two half-sphere candies secured together by melted candy forming a sealed sphere.

Step 10: Melt the white candy melts

Place white candy melts into a pastry bag or ziplock bag and heat in 30-second increments until fully melted, massaging the bag between each heat session.

Step 11: Drizzle hot cocoa bombs

Once melted, cut off the tip of the bag and drizzle melted candy on top of the bomb in a back and forth motion. Add sprinkles.

Strawberry bomb being drizzled with melted white chocolate.

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Are you looking for ideas on how to personalize this Strawberry Hot Cocoa Bomb recipe? Here is a list of my favorite swaps for this recipe.

Marshmallows: Want to add more fruity flavor? Use a fruity marshmallow to stuff in your hot cocoa bomb.

Colors: Change up the colors by using different candy melt colors. White would work great in this recipe.

Hot Cocoa: Not a fan of strawberry flavors? Use hot chocolate mix instead of Nesquick powder.

Strawberry Hot Cocoa Bomb on a small glass plate highlighting the sprinkles on top of it.

Toppings/Serving Suggestions

Now that you’ve made these fun and festive Strawberry Hot Cocoa Bombs here are the directions that you need to use them!

Place one hot cocoa bomb in a mug. Then slowly pour six ounces of warm milk over the top of your cocoa bomb and stir slowly until well dissolved.

Strawberry Hot Cocoa Bombs on a small glass plate and on a spoon. Above them is a white cup  of hot cocoa with marshmallow toppings.

Tips

I’ve listed a couple of tips below to help make the process of making these Strawberry Hot Cocoa Bombs go smoothly for you.

  • For easy handling, you can cut your molds apart with sharp scissors that can help you remove the spheres easier.
  • If you find that your chocolate spheres are melting while you are working them put on gloves to protect the spheres from the heat of your fingers.

FAQs

Do you have questions about Strawberry Hot Cocoa Bombs? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

How to store

Store your strawberry hot cocoa bombs in a cool dry place for up to one week. Or you can store them in the fridge for up two weeks.

Can I freeze hot cocoa bombs?

Yes! Hot cocoa bombs freeze well and can be stored in the freezer for up to six months.

Can I make a mug of hot cocoa with more than 6 ounces of milk?

Yes! But if you want to use more than six ounces of mix I suggest using two hot cocoa bombs for that mug of hot cocoa.

Strawberry Hot Cocoa Bomb on a small glass plate highlighting the sprinkles on top of it.

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Strawberry Hot Cocoa Bombs Recipe

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Strawberry Hot Cocoa Bombs

These hot cocoa bombs are perfect for Valentine’s Day or a pink party.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Beverages
Cuisine American
Servings 3 Cocoa Bombs
Calories 354 kcal

Equipment

  • Semi sphere mold
  • Microwave safe bowl
  • spoon or large pastry brush
  • pastry bag or ziploc bag
  • Large plate
  • Small plate
  • tablespoon

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces Strawberry flavored Candy Melts
  • 2 ounces white vanilla flavored candy melts
  • 6 tablespoons Strawberry Nesquik powdered drink mix
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
  • Red, pink and white nonpareils

Instructions
 

  • Place a large plate into the freezer.
  • Pour strawberry candy melts into a microwave safe bowl and heat in the microwave for 30 second intervals, until fully melted. Stir well between each heating session.
  • Using a spoon or large pastry brush, coat each of the mold cavities with the melted strawberry candy. Place into the freezer for 5 minutes, and repeat to add another coat of melted candy, then chill for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Remove the plate and candy coated mold from the freezer.
  • Heat the small plate in the microwave for 2 minutes.
  • Place one candy coated half sphere upside down on the heated plate and move around to slightly melt the rim. Add 1 tablespoon Strawberry Nesquik and 6-8 marshmallows.
  • Place another candy coated half sphere upside down on the plate and move around to melt the rim, rubbing it around in the excess candy on the plate.
  • Stick that half sphere on top of the other, and very gently secure the two together. *They should go together no problem, but if you do have an issue, simply rub a little extra melted candy along the seam where there is a gap.
  • Place white candy melts into a pastry bag or ziplock bag and heat in 30 second increments until fully melted, massaging the bag between each heat session.
  • Once melted, cut off the tip of the bag and drizzle melted candy on top of the bomb in a back and forth motion.
  • Add sprinkles.
  • To use place bomb in mug and pour 6 oz of hot milk over it, Stir and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1Hot Cocoa BombCalories: 354kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 1gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 304mgPotassium: 1mgFiber: 1gSugar: 48gVitamin A: 3IUCalcium: 30mgIron: 1mg
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Strawberry Hot Cocoa Bombs on a spoon and a small glass plate next to a white mug of hot cocoa topped with marshmallows and red and pink sprinkles with a text at the upper part of the image saying Strawberry Cocoa Bombs.

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