Hot Chocolate Bombs | Make Ahead Of The Company Coming!

How to make hot chocolate bombs

Isn't it so great to plan ahead when you know company is coming? Or maybe you want to be prepared for that unexpected drop in! I mean, that is what Christmas baking is all about, right? Having treats in the freezer, ready for whoever comes in the door? Well, what about making your hot chocolate ahead of time and freezing it? You heard me right!!! I'm dropping a DIY bomb here you guys, let's make hot chocolate bombs!!

How to make hot chocolate bombs

These hot chocolate bombs can be a little time consuming to make, but they are pretty easy. And if you make them all ahead of time, when company comes in the door you can put some milk on the stovetop and bring these out on a plate and offer a hot chocolate bomb to them to stir right into their cup! And what I love about these, is that you can make your hot chocolate as chocolaty as you want by adding one, two or three bombs to a mug! They look soo beautiful presented on a plate and your company will love the idea!

How to make hot chocolate bombs



*This makes approximately 12-20 hot chocolate bombs, depending on their size (and how often you "taste test" them) wink wink...

  • 2 ¾ cup of milk chocolate chips (can substitute with dark chocolate chips or white chocolate chips depending on your hot chocolate preference!) *If you are doubling this recipe to make a lot, a 1kg bag of chocolate chips is double what this recipe is asking for!
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt

Finishing hot chocolate bomb condiments: chocolate cocoa powder, crushed candy canes, chocolate sprinkles, icing sugar, cinnamon or anything you can think of that would go well with hot chocolate and is dissolvable in hot liquid!

How to make hot chocolate bombs


  1. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan or pot, add all of the ingredients
  2. Turn stove to low and stir continuously until chocolate is melted and combined with the other ingredients
  3. Set the pot aside until it is cooled, then put into the fridge
  4. Wait 2-3 hours or overnight so the chocolate can totally cool and solidify a bit
  5. Scoop some chocolate out either with a small or medium cookie scoop (I like this one because it is spring loaded and you don't have to get your hands messy!) Otherwise, you can roll them in your hands into balls, just be prepared for a bit of a melted chocolate mess!
  6. Fill a bowl with your finishing condiment and roll hot chocolate bomb in it. This part is important because it helps your bombs not stick together in storage! I like to roll mine in Fry's cocoa powder
  7. If you plan on freezing your hot chocolate bombs, you can place them on a baking sheet and then put into the freezer. Once frozen, you can transfer them into ziplock bags. For more tips and fresh-keeping tricks, check out our article on how to keep your Christmas baking fresh! Alternatively, you can keep them in the fridge in a ziplock bag ready to go if you plan on using them in the next few days.
  8. To serve, Place them on a small plate. You can stack them in a tower formation, or space them out to achieve the look you are going for. You can also get some really cute mini cupcake liners to serve them in so people can grab them easily to add to their drinks! 
  9. When ready to serve: scald your milk by pouring into a pot on medium-high heat. Do not let it boil. As soon as you see steam rising and a few small bubbles around the edges, it is ready. Add 1-3 bombs to a mug, pour the milk on top and stir to dissolve!

How to make hot chocolate bombsFUN TIPS: Flavor your hot chocolate bombs any way you would like to! Can add 1 tsp of mint extract, coconut extract or any other kind! When serving, you can garnish appropriately as well. For example, maybe you want to roll the mint ones in green finishing sugar or crushed candy canes and serve on a plate with a mint leaf! Or roll the coconut ones in shredded coconut! The ideas can be endless!!

How to make hot chocolate bombs

These also make fantastic homemade Christmas gifts (or anytime homemade gifts!). I know for myself, I am filling some glass jars with hot chocolate bombs and homemade marshmallows and I will tie a pretty ribbon top for all the teachers at my daughter's school, as well as the people who work in my husband's office. Homemade gifts are always so special to give and receive, and are great when you are on a budget! Plus, these are just gorgeous. 

If you loved reading this recipe and you think you are going to try your hand at making them, we would appreciate it if you would pin it on your pinterest page! 

How to make hot chocolate bombs

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