If you’re looking for some fun St Patrick’s Day recipes to try this year, then look no further than these shamrock hot chocolate bombs. These are the perfect way to add some fun and festive colors to your favorite hot cocoa drink.
Making hot chocolate bombs is as fun and exciting as they are to actually use. With every unique round ball melting into a cup of warm milk or water you get all the great things you love about hot chocolate but with the fun of watching a bath bomb dissolve. Only, these round balls are made from chocolate and are safe for consumption, which makes them 10 times cooler!
What are Hot Cocoa Bombs?
Becoming a trendy item in 2020 thanks to viral TikTok videos, hot chocolate bombs have since taken on a life of their own. Being found in retail stores, for sale online, and made in your own kitchen. With some melting chocolate, round sphere molds, and a few other ingredients, you can whip up these awesome treats with just a few simple steps. Every ball is packed with hot chocolate mix and marshmallows so that once melted, you can simply stir them into your mug and enjoy a drink. So it’s a combination of a fun show and a drink in one. Isn’t that awesome?!
-Candy melts: We need a 1/2 cup each of dark green chocolate, bright green chocolate, and white chocolate candy melts. This will give us a good variety or fun colors for our outer shells.
-Lucky charms marshmallows: Can’t have hot chocolate without marshmallows and lucky charms marshmallows are now sold without the cereal so it’s even easier to add fun colors and shapes without the “hard” work! We need about 1 cup of these marshmallows in total.
-Sanding sugar: Also known as the colored candy sugars you find near the baking aisle cake decorating gear and sprinkles. Gold sanding sugar just adds to the glamour of these cocoa bombs, making them seem like little pots of gold, however if you do not like sprinkles or have an allergy to them, feel free to leave them out.
-Silicone half sphere mold: While not a food ingredient, this item is actually pretty critical to making round cocoa bombshells. That said, I have seen great success with other shaped silicone molds if you can’t find these in stock.
Melt your bright green, dark green, and white melting chocolate in 3 separate microwave safe bowls by heating them in the microwave in 30 second intervals and stirring well after each until smooth.
Spoon a little of the melted chocolates into the sphere molds, you can leave them solid or mix and match for a marbled look. You want them 1/3 of the way full with chocolate before spread it up the sides so that there are no thin spots.
Let the chocolate harden for about 10 minutes. If the top edge feels delicate or thin, spread more chocolate over it for reinforcement and set until hardened. Gently remove spheres from the mold.
warm a plate in the microwave for about 45 seconds. Take turns placing the empty shells on the warm plate for about 3-5 seconds to let the edges melt and then match them with a filled half to make a full circle. If the halves don’t stay together you can warm a butter knife under hot water and use it to help seal the edges by melting the chocolate together.
Once all of the chocolate bombs have been assembled, serve, and enjoy or package them up for gifts to hand out to loved ones.
To make them into hot cocoa, simply warm up 6 ounces of milk in a mug and add your cocoa bomb inside. Let melt and stir.
For extra pizzazz sprinkle additional marshmallows onto the prepared cocoa and sprinkle with even more sugar. Enjoy!
St. Patrick’s Day Hot Cocoa Bombs With Lucky Charm Marshmallows
- 1/2 cup bright green candy melts
- 1/2 cup dark green candy melts
- 1/2 cup white candy melts
- 1 cup lucky charms marshmallows
- 6 Tbsp hot chocolate powder
- Gold sanding sugar, optional
- In three separate, small sized, microwave safe bowls, melt bright green, dark green and white candy melts in 30 second increments, stirring in between.
- Once melted, spoon some of each candy melt color into each half sphere mold, enough to fill the mold ⅓ full and spread it around the mold as evenly as possible.
- If you would like to be extra creative and fun with it, alternately mix and add candy melt colors then use your spoon to lightly swirl the colors together to create a marbled effect. Be sure there is enough candy melt in each mold to thickly cover all sides so there are no thin spots.
- Let set until hardened, about 10 minutes. If the top edge of the sphere feels thin or delicate, spread just a little more of the candy melt to reinforce it and let set until hardened.
- Gently remove the spheres from the mold. In 6 of the sphere halves, place 1Tbsp of hot chocolate powder, several lucky charms marshmallows and some gold sanding sugar.
- Warm a small plate in the microwave for about 45 seconds. Place the opposing, empty half of the sphere on the plate for 3-5 seconds to let the edges melt.
- Match the empty half with the filled half and gently press them together. Run a clean finger along the seam to smooth it out. If the halves don’t stay together, you can warm a metal butter knife by running it under hot water then run the warm knife over the edge of the filled half while the empty half is on the plate.
- Once all of the hot cocoa bombs are together, serve and enjoy or package and give away!
- To make hot cocoa, simply warm 6 oz of milk and place hot cocoa bomb into a mug with warmed milk and stir! For extra pizzazz, sprinkle extra marshmallows on top of prepared hot cocoa and sprinkle with more sanding sugar!
What is the texture of these hot cocoa bombs?
The candy melts used to make these are like smooth chocolate and melt quickly in warm milk or water allowing the hot chocolate mix, marshmallows and sanding sugar to be released. Once the candy has melted and the hot cocoa mix is emulsified into the milk, it creates a warm and smooth hot cocoa.
Can I use a homemade hot cocoa mix inside a hot chocolate bomb?
Yes! You can use a homemade cocoa mix, or any store-bought variety of choice. Simply use the amount directed and you’ll be fine.
Hot chocolate bombs are sort of good indefinitely, they have a very long shelf life if treated properly and stored correctly but to prevent stale marshmallows it’s best to enjoy them within a week or so of making them.
More Fun and Festive St Patricks Day Food and Recipes to Try
- Chocolate Pistachio Pinwheel Cookies
- Mint Chocolate Chip Cream Pie
- The Best Mint Brownies
- Sausage Potato Boats
- St Patricks Day Sugar Cookies
- Shamrock Pretzels
- Key Lime Cake
- Mint Chocolate Chip Cake
- Easy Pistachio Cream Pie
- Oreo Mint Pudding Cookies
- Mint Oreo Balls
- Chewy Pistachio Cookies
- Lime Pound Cake
- Easy Pistachio Salad Recipe
- Rainbow Jello Parfaits
St Patrick’s Day Hot Chocolate Bombs are a fun and festive way to enjoy your warm cocoa drink this holiday. With green spheres packed with colors, flavorful cocoa, and golden sugar sprinkles, every sip is as fun as it is tasty.