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Valentine Cocoa Bombs


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5 from 13 votes
Cook Time : 5 mins
Total Time : 30 mins
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Last Updated on January 20, 2023 by Corinne Schmitt

These Valentine Cocoa Bombs make a steaming mug of creamy hot cocoa that is rich, decadent, and full of flavor. Plus, these chocolate filled bombs make for a great gift for teachers and neighbors. 

If you love a warm cup of hot cocoa on a chilly day, then you may also enjoy topping them with Valentine’s Hot Cocoa Marshmallow Hearts. When you pair these marshmallows with this steaming hot chocolate you will have a festive treat that your kids will love.

Valentine Cocoa Bombs with marshmallows and a mug on the side.

Valentine’s Hot Chocolate

Do you love chocolate? If so, you can indulge in your favorite treat knowing that it packs health benefits like antioxidants and vitamins.

Once you have the cocoa ready, gather around to enjoy the warm cup of love. Whether it’s with friends or family, a warm mug of hot chocolate is sure to bring smiles all around!

Ingredients

Valentine Cocoa Bombs ingredients.

To make this hot chocolate bombs recipe, you will need a few simple ingredients. All of these ingredients are easy to find at your local grocery store, and you won’t regret the trip to the store after your first sip of this warm chocolatey goodness. 

candy melts – You will need a couple bags of your favorite brand of candy melts. I used red to make these festive for Valentine’s day.

hot cocoa powder – For this recipe you will need your favorite hot chocolate mix. I prefer to use the bulk powder, since it’s cheaper than the packets, but if you already have the packets you can use those instead. 

Substitutions

White Chocolate – If you don’t have any candy melts, you can use white chocolate chips or almond bark instead. Just melt them in the microwave and then mix in a little bit of food coloring to get the color desired.

Marshmallows – If you don’t have mini marshmallows, you can also use regular size ones. Just cut them into four pieces before adding them to the mold. 

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

You can really customize this recipe to fit your own tastes. Here are a few of my favorite swaps for this recipe. 

Sprinkles: I added sprinkles and candy melts drizzled for extra flare. But, you could leave them off if you prefer. 

Conversation Hearts: Instead of topping this hot cocoa bombs with sprinkles you could also top them with conversation hearts for decorations with a little more flare. 

Peppermint: Add a little peppermint flavor to your hot chocolate by adding a teaspoon of crushed peppermint or candy canes to the hot cocoa powder. 

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a couple of kitchen tools to help you make this recipe. Gather these tools and get ready to sip on a warm cup of this festive hot chocolate. 

  • Instant Pot – You will need a 6 quart or larger pressure cooker to make these. 
  • Silicone Egg Mold – You will need two 7 count egg mold to make these hot cocoa bombs. 

How to Make Valentine Cocoa Bombs 

Making these Valentine’s Day Hot Chocolate Bombs is so simple. Just follow the instructions below and you will have a festive cup of hot cocoa that your kids will love in no time at all. 

Step 1: Make a double boiler with your pressure cooker

Turn your instant pot onto sauté mode. Place one and a half cups of water inside your instant pot. Place a glass bowl that will fit in your instant pot as it will act as a double broiler. 

Step 2: Melt the candy melts

Add in your candy melts to the bowl. Continue to mix until the chocolate has completely melted.

Melted chocolate in a mixing bowl in the instant pot.

Step 3: Grease the silicone molds

Lightly grease the inside of your silicone molds. Add chocolate to your mold making sure that chocolate is completely coating the mold on the inside. Place in the freezer for about five minutes.

Step 4: Fill the bombs with hot chocolate mix 

Remove your molds from the freezer. Add half a tablespoon of cocoa powder and about 4 marshmallows per mold.

Cocoa powder and 4 marshmallows inside the mold.

Step 5: Seal the Valentine’s hot chocolate bombs 

Add more of your melted chocolate on top of the marshmallows to close the chocolate shell and block the cocoa and marshmallows from coming out. Return to the freezer for about 5 to 10 minutes.

Melted chocolate on top of the marshmallows to close the chocolate shell.

Step 6: Remove the cocoa bombs from the mold

Remove your cocoa bombs by pushing on the silicone side of the mold until the bomb pops out. 

Step 7: Drizzle the remaining candy melts on top of the bombs

With a spoon, drizzle your remaining chocolate over the bombs. Immediately add your sprinkles before the chocolate hardens. 

Step 8: Serve the bombs 

Please one or two bombs in your favorite mug and pour hot milk over it to melt the chocolate releasing the hot cocoa and marshmallows. Stir with a spoon and enjoy!

Valentine's cocoa bomb is being placed in the mug.

Serving Suggestions

I like to serve these hot chocolate bombs with these Funfetti Cookies or a crunchy snack like this Instant Pot Caramel Popcorn.

hot chocolate in a mug next to Valentine cocoa bombs and marshmallows.

Pro Tips

Here are a few tips to make sure that these Valentine’s Cocoa Bombs turn out perfectly every time that you make them. 

  • Make sure your candy melts are completely melted and smooth before adding them to the mold. If you see any lumps, break them up with a spoon or fork until they are fully melted. 
  • If you want to give these as gifts, place in an airtight container and add a fun tag for gifting. 
  • If you want to make these festive bombs pink, you can use pink candy melts or white candy melts and pink food coloring.

FAQs

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this recipe. 

How to store

Store in an airtight container for up to one week. 

How much milk should I use for these? 

For each bomb, use about one cup of hot milk. 

Can I make these ahead of time? 

Yes, you can make these a few days in advance and store in an airtight container until ready to serve.

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Valentine Hot Cocoa Bombs

Corinne Schmitt
These Valentine Hot Cocoa Bombs are rich, creamy, and festive. If you are looking for way to celebrate the holiday then this is the recipe for you.
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Chill 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Beverages
Cuisine American
Servings 14 Cocoa Bombs
Calories 160 kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot
  • Trivet
  • silicone egg molds

Ingredients
  

  • 24 ounces red candy melts
  • 2 cups marshmallows
  • 7 tablespoons hot cocoa powder
  • Sprinkles optional

Instructions
 

  • Turn your instant pot onto sauté mode. Place one and a half cups of water inside your instant pot. Place a glass bowl that will fit in your instant pot as it will act as a double broiler.
  • Add in your candy melts to the bowl. Continue to mix until the chocolate has completely melted.
  • Lightly grease the inside of your silicone molds. Add chocolate to your molds making sure that chocolate is completely coating the mold on the inside. Place in the freezer for about five minutes.
  • Remove your molds from the freezer. Add half a tablespoon of cocoa powder and about 4 marshmallows per mold.
  • Add more of your melted chocolate on top of the marshmallows to close the mold and lock the cocoa and marshmallows from coming out. Return to the freezer for about 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Remove your cocoa bombs by pushing on the silicone side of the mold until the bomb pops out.
  • With a spoon, drizzle your remaining chocolate over the bombs. Immediately add your sprinkles before the chocolate hardens.
  • Please one or two bombs in your favorite mug and pour hot milk over it to melt the chocolate releasing the hot cocoa and marshmallows.
  • Stir with a spoon and enjoy!

Notes

  • Make sure your candy melts are completely melted and smooth before adding them to the mold. If you see any lumps, break them up with a spoon or fork until they are fully melted.
  • If you want to give these as gifts, place in an airtight container and add a fun tag for gifting.
  • If you want to make these festive bombs pink, you can use pink candy melts or white candy melts and pink food coloring.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Hot Cocoa BombCalories: 160kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 0.4gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.004gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gTrans Fat: 0.02gSodium: 91mgPotassium: 0.4mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 1IUCalcium: 8mgIron: 0.2mg
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