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White Chocolate Hot Cocoa Bomb


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Total Time : 20 mins
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Last Updated on January 12, 2022 by Corinne Schmitt

This White Chocolate Hot Cocoa Bomb is the perfect white chocolate twist on a traditional cocoa bomb. I’ve always been a big fan of the buttery flavor of white chocolate and this white chocolate bomb doesn’t disappoint.

There is just something about this White Chocolate bomb recipe that I find classic and comforting. If you set aside my love for the sweet taste of white chocolate, seeing white chocolate in the winter makes me think of freshly fallen snow.

A vertical image of a White Chocolate Hot Cocoa Bomb on a white serving plate with a spoon beside it.

White Chocolate Cocoa Bombs

White chocolate is made with cocoa butter, which is what gives white chocolate that smooth, creamy and buttery flavor that we love so much. Cocoa butter has many health benefits but one of them is that it contains a high amount of Vitamin E which is great for our skin and bones and even our reproductive health.

Why I Love This Recipe

This White Chocolate Bomb makes for the sweetest cup of hot cocoa that I’ve ever had. These hot cocoa bombs would even be great for gifts.

  • Easy to make
  • Fun to make
  • Always a hit at parties
  • Perfect to make ahead
  • Always a hit with kids

If you love hot chocolate recipes, you may also enjoy this Sugar Plum Hot Chocolate recipe.

Ingredients

This fun DIY recipe only requires seven ingredients and you may already have some of these ingredients on hand. If not, one trip to the grocery store and you will be ready to have a blast making the homemade white chocolate hot cocoa bombs.

  • Superfine or Powdered Sugar
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • Chopped White Chocolate
  • Powdered Milk
  • White chocolate bark
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Sprinkles
Ingredients used to make White Chocolate Hot Cocoa Bombs

Substitutions

Hot Chocolate: Want to use store-bought hot cocoa? Skip the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and powdered milk, and use store-bought.

Melting Candy: Can’t find white chocolate bark? Use white candy melts instead.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need three basic kitchen tools to help you make these homemade hot cocoa bombs. Just a note when you are buying your mold, make sure that you pay attention to the size and look for a 2-inch mold.

How to Make White Chocolate Hot Cocoa Bomb

This recipe has eight steps, but don’t get overwhelmed because I’ve got these steps broken down into simple to follow directions for you. While these DIY Cocoa Bombs take some time to make they are worth the effort, you won’t regret making these once you sip your first cup of hot chocolate.

Step 1: Make the Hot Chocolate Powder

Combine all of the ingredients (sugar, cocoa powder, white chocolate, and powdered milk) in a small bowl. Stir to combine. Set aside until ready to use.

If you are using store-bought hot chocolate mix you can skip this step.

Hot chocolate powder mixture n a mixing mug.

Step 2: Melt the chocolate bark

Melt the white chocolate bark according to the package directions.

Step 3: Spread the chocolate bark into the mold

Add 1-2 tablespoons of melted white chocolate to each well and spread it out evenly using a spoon or offset spatula. Make sure to have a thick layer around the top edges so the chocolate bombs aren’t too brittle.

Step 4: Chill the molds

Place the wells in the fridge until the chocolate has completely hardened– about five minutes. Carefully, remove the chocolates from the tray.

Step 5: Fill the cocoa bombs

Fill half of the molds with 1-2 tablespoons of cocoa mix and a few mini marshmallows.

White chocolate molds in baking pan, half of it have cocoa mix and few mini marshmallows.

Step 6: Heat a pan

Heat a nonstick pan over medium-high heat for 1-2 minutes. If the pan ever becomes too cool, just reheat it for another minute.

Step 7: Seal the cocoa bomb

Place an empty well of chocolate rim side down on the hot pan for 1-2 seconds, or until you see the edges start to melt. Remove it from the pan and place it on top of a filled well to seal the two together.

Step 8: Decorate the white chocolate cocoa bomb

Decorated with a chocolate drizzle and/or sprinkles. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

An overhead vertical shot of White Chocolate Hot Cocoa Bomb in a white serving plate with a spoon beside it.

Step 9: Serve the white chocolate bomb

To serve, add one hot chocolate bomb to a mug. Fill the mug with hot milk and stir. Garnish with additional marshmallows, if desired.

White Chocolate Hot Bomb in a mug being filled with milk.

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Want to personalize your white hot chocolate bombs? Here are some of my favorite ways to personalize them.

Chocolate Chips: Change up the inside of the white chocolate cocoa bomb by adding in chocolate chips or colored chocolate chips for a festive cup of hot cocoa.

Pumpkin Spice: Add 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice to your hot chocolate mix for a pumpkin pie spice cup of hot chocolate.

Marshmallows: Change up the marshmallows in this recipe by using Lucky Charms or dehydrated marshmallows.

A mug of White Chocolate Hot Cocoa Bomb with milk in it and marshmallow toppings.

Toppings/Serving Suggestions

Are you ready to serve your delicious cup of hot chocolate? Here are the directions for enjoying this rich and chocolatey mug of sweetness.

To serve, add one hot chocolate bomb to a mug. Fill the mug with hot milk and stir. Garnish with additional marshmallows, if desired.

When stirring your hot cocoa bomb at first stir slowly if you want to see your bomb break open. Once your powder is mixed keep stirring until all the white chocolate melts.

A vertical overhead shot of mug of White Chocolate Hot Cocoa Bomb with milk in it and marshmallow toppings.

Tips

Want to make sure that your white chocolate hot chocolate bombs turn out perfectly? Here are my best tips for this recipe.

  • If you don’t have superfine or powdered sugar, you can place granulated sugar in a blender or food processor and pulse it until it becomes a fine, powdery consistency.
  • Powdered milk is optional in this recipe but it helps add a nice creaminess to the hot chocolate– and it’s available in most grocery stores.
  • I highly recommend using chocolate bark (also known as candy coating or almond bark) because it melts and rehardens easily and smoothly. If you don’t have chocolate bark, you can use tempered chocolate. Melted chocolate that has not been tempered is not recommended in this recipe.
  • I wear gloves when making the hot chocolate bombs so I don’t leave any fingerprints on the outside.

FAQs

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

How to store

Hot Cocoa Bombs can be stored at room temperature for up to two weeks in an airtight container or up to one month if stored in the fridge.

Can I freeze hot cocoa bombs?

Yes, hot cocoa bombs can be frozen. Just make sure that you seal them tightly in a freezer-safe bag. They can be frozen for up to 6 months.

Can I use almond bark instead of white chocolate?

Yes! If you already have almond bark on hand it will work well for making these white cocoa bombs.

A vertical overhead shot of a mug with White Chocolate Hot Cocoa bomb in it.

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White Chocolate Hot Cocoa Bomb Recipe

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White Chocolate Hot Cocoa Bombs

Corinne Schmitt
This is the perfect white chocolate twist on a traditional cocoa bomb.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Hot Cocoa Bombs
Calories 604 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl
  • spoon
  • Silicone Sphere mold

Ingredients
  

Hot Chocolate Powder

  • ½ cup superfine or powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons chopped white chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons powdered milk see notes

Hot Chocolate Bombs

  • 16 ounces white chocolate bark
  • 1 cup hot chocolate powder
  • ¼ cup mini marshmallows
  • Sprinkles for garnish

Instructions
 

Hot Chocolate Powder Directions

  • Combine all of the ingredients (sugar, cocoa powder, white chocolate, and powdered milk) in a small bowl. Stir to combine. Set aside until ready to use.

Hot Cocoa Bomb Directions

  • Melt the white chocolate bark according to the package directions.
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons of melted white chocolate to each well and spread it out evenly using a spoon or offset spatula. Make sure to have a thick layer around the top edges so the chocolate bombs aren’t too brittle.
  • Place the wells in the fridge until the chocolate has completely hardened– about five minutes.
  • Remove the chocolates from the tray.
  • Fill half of the molds with 1-2 tablespoons of cocoa mix and a few mini marshmallows.
  • Heat a nonstick pan over medium-high heat for 1-2 minutes. If the pan ever becomes too cool, just reheat it for another minute.
  • Place an empty well of chocolate rim side down on the hot pan for 1-2 seconds, or until you see the edges start to melt. Remove it from the pan and place it on top of a filled well to seal the two together.
  • Decorate with a chocolate drizzle and/or sprinkles. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • To serve, add one hot chocolate bomb to a mug. Fill the mug with hot milk and stir. Garnish with additional marshmallows, if desired.

Notes

If you don’t have superfine or powdered sugar, you can place granulated sugar in a blender or food processor and pulse it until it becomes a fine, powdery consistency.
Powdered milk is optional in this recipe but it helps add a nice creaminess to the hot chocolate– and it’s available in most grocery stores.
I highly recommend using chocolate bark (also known as candy coating or almond bark) because it melts and rehardens easily and smoothly. If you don’t have chocolate bark, you can use tempered chocolate. Melted chocolate that has not been tempered is not recommended in this recipe.
I wear gloves when making the hot chocolate bombs so I don’t leave any fingerprints on the outside.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Hot Cocoa BombCalories: 604kcalCarbohydrates: 87gProtein: 2gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 25gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 208mgPotassium: 102mgFiber: 2gSugar: 81gVitamin A: 27IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 57mgIron: 1mg
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