Sunday, December 12, 2021

Red velvet hot cocoa bombs

A cup of hot cocoa is a perfect and comforting drink as the mercury keeps going below. There is nothing relaxing than hot cocoa to enjoy with kids! When it is a hot cocoa bomb, the fun is multiplied. This red velvet hot chocolate/cocoa bombs are just the perfect ones you are looking for and for this season, it is an amazing to one to gift too!

Did you know that it is easy to make hot cocoa bombs at home? You need not spend a lot, they are budget friendly to make at home. All you need are red candymelts, some chocolate chips, hot cocoa mix, and sprinkles are optional. You'll need a 2-in cavity silicone mold too. These mold make life easier and once the candymelts are set, just push out and take out the half domes.

I have used my own Hot Cocoa Mix. Store-bought mix can also be used. Also, play around with your flavored hot cocoa mix to make it more fun. Serve with extra cream, marshmallows, sprinkles etc. I ran out of vegan marshmallows and couldn't add here. 

Like I said, it is easier. Sealin the domes may sound challenging, but not at all. here is the quick tip for a perfect seal. Use a warm plate to rub the edges of the half domes for a perfect edge and to seal . The melted candymelts will help seal the domes together. The final decoration part is optional, but it makes it look very festive and cool. Let te kids play around and add their favorite sprinkles.


To make hot cocoa, add two hot cocoa boms for 240ml or 1 cup hot water/milk. Milk makes a creamier hot cocoa. This will taste perfect with water too! Add whipped cream and extra marshmallows and sprinkles for extra fun. Add the instruction label when you pack these as gifts.

If you are a hot cocoa lover, try this Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa Bombs and Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs. These make an amazing edible gifts. Also, during the holidays, when you make hot cocoa bar, having these make ahead hot cocoa bombs, makes entertaining easier as well as it would be more fun!

December 13 is National Cocoa Day! Christie of A Kitchen Hoor's Adventure is hosting the event "Creamy Cocoa Recipes" in #OurFamilyTable group. Who doesn't love hot cocoa? Especially, when the temperature goes down low! We share Recipes From Our Dinner Table! Join our group and share your recipes, too! While you're at it, follow our Pinterest board, too! I am sharing this red velvet hot cocoa bombs for the same!

Makes 10

Candymelts red color - 1.5cups
Hot cocoa mix - 10-15 tbsp
Mini chocolate chips - 5 tsp
Whilte chocolate chips - 20
Sprinkles (optional)
Mini marshmallows (not used here)

Decoration (optional)

Candy melts, white - 3 tbsp


Melt the candymelts in microwave or in double boiler. You might need about one and a half minute in microwave. Mix thoroughly to get a uniform smooth consistency.

Take about 3/4 tsp and spread on each 2-in cavity in the silicone mold. Set aside to cool. Once it has set, gently push out the silicone mold to get the half domes. Set aside in a plate. 

Rub the edges of half of the domes on a warm plate. this will smooth the edges. Fill the halfdomes with one to one and a half tablespoon hot cocoa mix, add mini chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, sprinkles, and marshmallows.

Rub the edge of the remaining half dome, and seal the filled half dome. The candy that melts at the surface will act as glue holding and sealing. Repeat with the rest.

Optional decoration: Melt the white candy melts. Add to a piping bag and drizzle over the hot chocolate/cocoa bombs. Add sprinkles and leave it to set for a couple of minutes.

To make hot cocoa: Take a cup, place the hot cocoa bomb and add hot milk/water, carefully. The candyshell will melt, releasing the contents. Stir, add whipped cream (if preferred) and enjoy!

Creamy Cocoa Recipes


  1. Holy Chocolate Bombs! I want those! They look amazing and so pretty.

  2. These are just SO pretty - they'd be the perfect Christmas presents!

  3. I've been making hot cocoa bombs all week but these look amazing!

  4. That red is so pretty. It melts like a dream.

  5. Love these! I just bought a mold a few days ago to add a little treat to a couple baskets for Christmas! Your recipe sounds great and has given me more ideas! Thanks!

  6. These are so cute! Loving the idea of red velvet hot cocoa :)

  7. Wow, so pretty and festive. I need to get on the cocoa bomb bandwagon!

  8. These look perfect for the holidays. And for Valentine's Day!