This English Toffee Hot Cocoa Bomb is a delicious dessert that combines English toffee, hot cocoa mix, and marshmallows in a chocolate shell. The English toffee adds a sweet crunch and creamy texture that perfectly complements the rich flavor of the hot cocoa mix.
When you’re ready to drink this heavenly little treat drop it into your mug, then pour hot milk over it. Watch as the chocolate shell melts away, and the fillings pop to the top, then also dissolve, leaving a creamy hot cocoa with English toffee bits.
How to Make Hot Cocoa Bombs
Making your own hot cocoa bombs is easy and fun! All you need is a silicone mold (which can often be found in the baking section of stores or online), some chocolate candy melts, and any fillings and decorations of your choice.
What is a Hot Chocolate Bomb?
Hot Chocolate Bombs are the same thing as hot cocoa bombs. Both of these jewels consist of a hollow chocolate ball that has been filled with delicious things, such as:
- Banana chips (dehydrated)
- Red hot candies
- Andes mints
- Butterscotch chips (or bits)
- Candy canes (crushed or very small)
- Peppermint candies
- Caramel bits
- Brown sugar
- White chocolate pieces
- Cherries (dried)
- Chocolate chips
- Rock candy
- Cinnamon candies
- Pineapple (candied)
- Cinnamon toast crunch cereal
- Cocoa puffs cereal
- Hot chocolate mix (any flavor)
- Sprinkles (like you use for cake decorating)
- Coffee beans (course ground)
- Sugar sprinkles
- Cookie crumbles
- Strawberries (freeze dried)
- Crunch berries cereal
- English toffee
- Peanut butter
- Fruit Loops cereal
- Peach bits (freeze dried)
- Graham cracker pieces
- Lucky charms cereal
Ingredients to Make Hot Cocoa Bombs
A basic hot cocoa bomb is super easy to make, and there are only 3 ingredients!:
- Mini Marshmallows You can use regular or jumbo marshmallows, but the mini’s are the best. Your hot chocolate bomb can be filled with several of them. Then the marshmallows pop to the top of your drink when the chocolate melts.
- Hot Cocoa Powder (use your favorite flavor, of course)
- Chocolate Candy Melts (use any flavor that works with your hot cocoa powder)
Now you know the secret to making a generic hot cocoa bomb. Make the next one your own, using different combinations of hot cocoa powder flavors, chocolate shells, and fillers. Any occasion can become a party with a unique hot cocoa bomb made just for your special day!
Give your hot cocoa bombs the perfect finish by using a silicone mold. These molds are sure to make ’em look glossy and gorgeous!
Get ready for a real treat with hot cocoa bombs! Create your own unique experience by customizing the bomb with whatever flavors tantalize you. Once it’s all assembled, heat up some milk (or get creative and use different kinds of liquids too!) in a large mug.
Put the bomb into another mug and pour your hot milk on top. Watch as the shell melts away revealing delicious marshmallows while they magically “POP” out into your cup! Let your imagination soar and make every sip an adventure.
Here are the Step-by-Step Instructions to Make Basic Hot Cocoa Bombs
Making your own hot cocoa bombs is surprisingly simple and super-quick! It only takes a mere 15 to 20 minutes to craft up an awesome trio of these tasty treats, plus some fancy decorations. I had no clue what I was doing the first time – it took me a little longer. But since then, that’s all changed; now my process is so quick I can complete three in fifteen flat!
Here’s my recipe for crafting a flavorful mug of coziness.
- Melt the chocolate candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl. Just be sure to nuke it for 30 seconds at a time and stir between intervals until the tasty goodness has reached its full smooth, shiny potential.
- Give your molds some delicious chocolate love by spooning a generous tablespoon of melted chocolate into each half. Make sure to evenly coat the entire mold and use the back of a spoon to get it up the sides (all the way to the edge), leaving no gaps!
- Chill the mold until it’s firm and ready to go! Give it 3-5 minutes in the freezer for a chocolate masterpiece.
- After freeing your little chocolate treats from their chilly jail, don gloves to prevent accidentally leaving prints on the cups. But for those who work quickly – no worries! You won’t have any fingerprint faux pas.
- Give your chocolate cups a swanky makeover using a plate that you’ve microwaved for just 30 seconds! Pop one of your ceramic or glass plates into nuke-mode and, once warmed up, press down each cup’s rough edge onto its surface. After repeating this process for all six cups you’ll have smooth edges that look like they came fresh from the store!
- Ready for the ultimate chocolatey treat? Just scoop a tablespoon of hot cocoa mix and an indulgent handful of mini marshmallows into 3 of the chocolate cups – easy-peasy!
- Use a warmed plate to rub the edge of one of the three empty chocolate cups. This will slightly melt the edge. Then put it on top of one of the filled chocolate cups, and the seams will seal together.
- You can use sprinkles or drizzle frosting or melted chocolate to decorate your chocolate spheres!
What Chocolate is Best for Making Hot Chocolate Bombs?
Hot cocoa bombs are a tasty treat that can be easily created with candy melts! No tempering required, plus you get to choose whatever color and flavor your heart desires. Sounds like the perfect ingredient for making hot chocolate heaven!
If you’re looking for something special to create delicious chocolate treats, candy melts have got your back! The incredible results from these specially formulated chocolates make them a no-brainer choice – plus the final product is always reliably yummy.
Do I Have to Temper My Chocolate?
If you’re wanting to add a delicious chocolatey touch but don’t want the hassle of tempering, consider using candy melts! But if it’s got to be the real deal like those yummy old-fashioned candy bars or chips then prepare for some temperamental chocolaty prowess.
Crafting with chocolate can be tricky (if you’re not using candy melts) – but you don’t have to resign yourself to shoddy creations! To avoid cracked, fragile chocolates, make sure your mold is well-prepared.
Cover it in a generous layer of melted chocolate…really go heavy on those sides and edges for extra stability. A little bit more work now could save you frustration later!
Can You Just Eat Hot Chocolate Bombs?
Who says cocoa bombs have to be just for sipping? Don’t let anyone put your culinary creativity in a box – plunge right into the chocolaty goodness of your favorite bomb with nothing but a spoon or, even better, take an epic bite! No judgment here… happy gobbling.
If you want a mess-free hot cocoa experience with your eaten (not drunk) hot cocoa bomb, just skip the hot cocoa mix – or get creative and add something else to customize it!
Can You Make Milk Chocolate Cocoa Bombs?
If you’re in the mood for a creamy hot chocolate indulgence, milk chocolate bombs are just as easy to make as traditional dark chocolate ones. Simply choose between milk chocolate candy melts or other good quality milk chocolate, keeping in mind that if it’s not candy melts then tempering of the chocolate is probably required… A delicious treat awaits!
Vegan Hot Cocoa Bombs
Looking for a delicious vegan treat? Hot cocoa bombs are surprisingly simple to make and they only require the right ingredients!
So, take note: vegan candy melts will do the trick. Never heard of them before? We’ve got you covered – Here’s where you can find the ingredients for your perfect sweet melty goodness.
No need to compromise on deliciousness when making hot cocoa bombs! Satisfy your sweet tooth with either vegan chocolate or candy melts – just be sure you temper that luscious cacao to achieve all its decadent goodness.
Can You Make White Chocolate Cocoa Bombs?
If you’re looking to make white chocolate hot cocoa bombs, then candy melts are the way to go! Forget about regular chocolate chips and say hello to white chocolately goodness. With these delicious morsels in hand, it’s a breeze whipping up those white chocolate sweet treats – get ready for some of that melted bliss in a heartbeat!
How To Color Chocolate for Hot Cocoa Bombs
No need to stress over coloring your candy melts – just break out the gel food coloring and you’re good to go!
Ready to be creative with your hot cocoa bombs? Spice up your confectionary creations with candy melts! From yummy flavors like lemon and churro, these colorful treats will have your friends salivating.
Plus they’re easy-peasy – just heat and spread into molds.
But should you choose non-candy melt chocolate or decide to color them outside of their rainbow palette, grab some olive oil because otherwise things could start seizing up on you.
If this happens (the melted chocolate gets stiff) add a tablespoon of olive or other vegetable oil for every half cup of melted goodness – voila, smooth sailing again! Want proof that it works? Check out my Butterbeer Hot Cocoa Bombs recipe – neat trick, if I do say so myself 🙂
What Mold is Best for Making Hot Chocolate Bombs?
If you want to make those perfect round hot cocoa bombs, then silicone molds are the way to go. They are easier to pull away from the cooled chocolate cups. Just remember that they can come with a heftier price tag than acrylic molds.
Acrylic has more shapes available, so if other styles catch your eye it could be an option for you too! Definitely check out both prices and shape selection before deciding which is best for your project.
How to Use Hot Cocoa Bombs
Using a hot cocoa bomb is so easy, I doubt that you even need any instructions. Here’s how I like to do it:
- Grab a large mug, and put the hot cocoa bomb in it.
- Get a second mug or a microwave-safe measuring cup, fill it with milk and heat it in the microwave for about a minute. Heat it long enough that the milk will melt the chocolate.
- Pour the hot milk into the other mug, melting the cocoa bomb. The filling will “explode” to the surface.
Seal up those beautiful and delicious cocoa bombs in an airtight container and keep them at room temp for maximum deliciousness! You can put them in the fridge, but chilly temps can make your chocolate turn a bit foggy.
English Toffee Hot Cocoa Bomb Recipe
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You are going to love this Butter Pecan Hot Cocoa Bomb Recipe. You won't really know how easy it is until you make it for yourself!
- 1 cup White Chocolate Candy Melts
- 1 cup White Hot Cocoa Mix
- 1 cup Mini Marshmallows
- 1 1/2 cups Crushed Toffee Bits
- 6-12 drops English Toffee Food Flavoring Oil
- Gold Edible Glitter
- In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the white chocolate candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl until completely melted and smooth.
- Sprinkle the edible glitter across all of the half-sphere molds to generally coat them.
- Place 1 tbsp of melted candy melts into each of the half-sphere molds, coating the mold in an even but thick coat. Reserve the remaining melted chocolate.
- Place the molds into the freezer to set for 3-5 minutes.
- Once hardened, remove the molds from the freezer, then remove the chocolate cups from the mold.
- If the edges are not even, heat a plate in the microwave for 30-45 seconds until hot to the touch, then place the open edge of the cups onto the plate and rub them in a circle until the edge of the cup is smooth and even.
- Fill half of the chocolate cups with 1 tbsp of white hot cocoa mix , 1 tbsp of crushed toffee pieces, 1-2 drops of english toffee flavoring oil, and 5-10 mini marshmallows.
- To seal the cocoa bombs closed, heat a plate in the microwave for 30-45 seconds until hot to the touch, then place the open edge of the un-filled cups onto the plate and rub them in a circle until the edge of the cup is warm and melty. Immediately place this melted-edge cup on top of a filled cup, sealing the two edges together. Repeat sealing all of the hot cocoa bombs closed.
- Dollop some of the reserved melted chocolate on top of a hot cocoa bomb, then place some crushed toffee bits on top. Repeat with the remaining hot cocoa bombs.
- Allow the chocolate to set, then enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 971Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 25gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 522mgCarbohydrates: 141gFiber: 3gSugar: 124gProtein: 8g