Hot Cocoa Bombs for Valentine’s Day

5 from 4 votes

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It seems like everyone is making hot cocoa bombs these days so I thought, it’s still chilly in February. How about a Valentine’s Day version?

If you ask me, hot chocolate is good just about any way you make it, but there is something so fun about watching these little balls of yumminess melt into warm milk.

3 hot chocolate bombs for Valentine's Day on a wood board with a mug of milk

Hot Chocolate bombs would make a great gift to go along with a teacher valentine or to enjoy at home!

Kids will love helping assemble the hot cocoa and marshmallows, get the melted candy just right, and the best part, sprinkles on top!

I probably wouldn’t eat them together for risk of sugar shock, but if you love these you definitely need to try our marshmallow cereal clusters next!

Hot Chocolate Bombs Supply List

There are a few things you will need to have on hand if you don’t already. Below, I’ve listed a shopping list including a couple optional items with links to buy.

Add these as a little gift with one of our free printable valentines!

hot cocoa bombs ingredients

Ingredients/Supplies you will need:

  • 1½ Cups pink candy melts
  • ½ Cup white candy melts (or white chocolate chips for the drizzle)
  • ½ Cup chocolate chips
  • Hot Chocolate Mix (approximately 1 tablespoon per bomb Ghirardelli is our fave)
  • Dehydrated Marshmallows (or regular mini marshmallows)
  • Various Valentine’s Day Sprinkles
  • Half-sphere silicone candy mold
  • Candy melt warmer (optional – can also use microwave or double-boiler)

For more pink fun with the taste of strawberries, whip up some strawberries and cream cocoa bombs too! They would go great with these no bake brownie bites.

How to Make Hot Cocoa Bombs

Now to the fun part! It does take a little bit of time to create these treats, but it will be well worth it!

Get the family involved and make an afternoon of it!

Want even more hot cocoa? Try making these green hot cocoa bombs for Dr. Seuss Day or St. Patty’s Day and turn your milk green!

candy half-spheres filled with dry hot cocoa and marshmallows

Or you could even make a few ahead of time to enjoy later on. If you do that, I would store them in the fridge.

If you don’t have time to make these just yet, be sure to check out my quick and easy marshmallow stirring spoons!

Valentine’s Day is a time to remember the good times and share the love with a significant other, friend, or family.

Valentine’s Day Hot Cocoa Bombs

5 from 4 votes
Share a hot chocolate bomb with your Valentine for a sweet treat that will warm your heart! Here's how to make them.
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Yield: 3


  • Cups pink candy melts
  • ½ Cup white candy melts, or white chocolate chips for the drizzle
  • ½ Cup chocolate chips
  • 3 TBSP Hot Chocolate Mix
  • Dehydrated Marshmallows, or regular mini marshmallows


  • Using a Wilton melting pot, or bowl and the microwave, heat your pink melting candy until smooth. NOTE: If you are using the microwave you will want to do this in 30 second increments and stir in between. Be careful not to overheat and add a little bit of Crisco to keep candy from binding.
    pink candy melts in a warm melter
  • Once your candies are melted, coat your silicone molds, making sure that all of the sides and bottom are well coated. You can use a spoon for this process but another good option is baking brush.
    pink candy in half sphere mold
  • Candy melts will harden as they cool. Place the mold in the fridge to speed up the process. This will take approximately 15 minutes.
    hardened candy half-spheres popped out of mold
  • Once your bomb halves are set, gently pop them out of the molds and fill one side with 1 tablespoon hot chocolate mix and mini dehydrated marshmallows.
    candy half-spheres filled with dry hot cocoa and marshmallows
  • To join halves, use a plate heated by the microwave, or a pan on the stove, melt the rim of an empty pink wafer side and place it on top of one of the filled sides. Allow it to set again.
  • Melt chocolate chips and add to a Ziploc bag and cut one corner. Then drizzle over the hot cocoa bombs. Allow each drizzle to set before doing the additional one.
    hot cocoa bombs with warm milk
  • Before the final drizzle sets apply your sprinkles and let cool.
  • To enjoy your drink, add 1 hot chocolate bomb to a mug and pour 8-10 ounces of warm milk over the top and stir until melted.


Serving: 1g, Calories: 483kcal, Carbohydrates: 108g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 172mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 75g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American

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  1. 5 stars
    We had so much fun making these!! So adorable and a great twist to the traditional chocolate bombs! Definitely a Valentine tradition now. Thanks!