St. Patrick’s Day Hot Cocoa Bombs

Add a fun & festive touch to St. Patrick’s Day with these fun Hot Cocoa Bombs. Tasty and oh so cute, you’ll love this great drink idea.

St. Patrick’s Day Hot Cocoa Bombs

Can you believe we’re already beginning to think about a holiday that’s quickly approaching in March? Yup, St. Patrick’s Day is literally right around the corner, I blinked and the 2020 holiday season just disappeared so fast. Not complaining though, that means that winter will be leaving soon, none too soon in my book. 

I’m pretty much a traditionalist in what we have in our house for St. Patrick’s Day each year. Yup, some corned beef, cabbage, carrots, and potatoes. With the hopes that there’s always enough leftover corned beef to enjoy for leftovers. Usually, though, it gets gobbled up, all of it.

This year I thought we deserved a little touch of additional fun and sweetness…it has been a very long year after all. As in the longest year, I can ever recall. So with that said, let’s enjoy some St. Patrick’s Day Hot Cocoa Bombs.

At the end of 2020 hot cocoa bombs were all the rage, they hit the internet like a firestorm and we just couldn’t hold out much longer. Since St. Patrick’s Day is usually still pretty chilly here in Michigan it is definitely hot cocoa season well into spring. 

What’s a Hot Cocoa Bomb anyway?

Simply put, a hollow ball of chocolate filled with hot cocoa powder. The decorated balls are placed in a heat-proof mug and then steaming milk is poured over the top. Which results in a melted mixture that forms a delicious mug of hot cocoa. Pretty amazing stuff!

 

What ingredients do you need to make St. Patrick’s Day Hot Cocoa Bombs?

  • Hot Chocolate Powder (homemade recipe in the recipe card below)
  • Chocolate Bark
  • Homemade Hot Chocolate Powder
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Sprinkles
  • Milk

Some tips for making St. Patrick’s Day Hot Cocoa Bombs:

  • You can find silicone “hot chocolate bomb” molds online or at most Michael’s Stores. 
  • Chocolate Candy Bark is often sold as “Chocolate or Vanilla Almond Bark” in the baking section of stores. This recipe uses Vanilla Almond Bark. 
  • Use 1-2 drops of green food color in the melted chocolate if you’d like to have green bombs.
  • If you use other types of chocolate you may have to “temper” the chocolate in order to get a non-dull finish.
  • Wear gloves when assembling to avoid fingerprints on your finished product. 

Simple steps for making St. Patrick’s Day Hot Cocoa Bombs:

For the Hot Chocolate Powder:

Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl or jar. Store in an air-tight container at room temperature until ready to use.

For the Hot Chocolate Bombs:

Melt the chocolate bark according to package directions. Add 2-3 Tablespoons of the melted chocolate to the hot chocolate bomb candy molds. Use a spoon or culinary brush to push the chocolate all the way up the sides to the top edge of the mold. Make sure you have a thick layer at the top edge.

Place the coated molds in the refrigerator for approximately 5 minutes to harden the chocolate Carefully remove the chocolate from the molds.

 

Fill 1/2 of the completed chocolates with 1-2 Tablespoons of the Hot Chocolate Powder and mini marshmallows.

Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Remove pan from heat. Place an unfilled chocolate half in the pan flat side down for 1-2 SECONDS, until the edges start to melt. Take that piece of chocolate and press it into one half that has been filled with the Hot Chocolate Powder, press gently to seal.

Drizzle with additional melted chocolate and sprinkles if desired.

To serve:

Place the decorated hot cocoa bomb in the bottom of a heat-proof mug. Pour hot milk over the top and watch the magic happen. Stir and add additional mini marshmallows and sprinkles if desired.

We have some other fun hot chocolate ideas for you to try:

And how about some other options for St. Patrick’s Day too:

 

St. Patrick's Day Hot Cocoa Bombs

St. Patrick's Day Hot Cocoa Bombs

Add a fun & festive touch to St. Patrick's Day with these fun Hot Cocoa Bombs. Tasty and oh so cute, you'll love this great drink idea.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

Hot Chocolate Powder

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup chocolate, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon powdered milk

Hot Chocolate Bomb

  • 16 ounces chocolate candy bark
  • 1 cup Hot Chocolate Powder (see above)
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Decorative sprinkles

Instructions

For the Hot Chocolate Powder:


Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl or jar. Store in an air-tight container at room temperature until ready to use.

For the Hot Chocolate Bombs:


Melt the chocolate bark according to package directions. Add 2-3 Tablespoons of the melted chocolate to the hot chocolate bomb candy molds. Use a spoon or culinary brush to push the chocolate all the way up the sides to the top edge of the mold. Make sure you have a thick layer at the top edge. Place the coated molds in the refrigerator for approximately 5 minutes to harden the chocolate Carefully remove the chocolate from the molds.

Fill 1/2 of the completed chocolates with 1-2 Tablespoons of the Hot Chocolate Powder and mini marshmallows.

Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Remove pan from heat. Place an unfilled chocolate in the pan flat side down for 1-2 SECONDS, until the edges start to melt. Take that piece of chocolate and press it into one half that has been filled with the Hot Chocolate Powder, press gently to seal.

Drizzle with additional melted chocolate and sprinkles if desired.

To serve:


Place the decorated hot cocoa bomb in the bottom of a heat-proof mug. Pour hot milk over the top and watch the magic happen. Stir and add additional mini marshmallows and sprinkles if desired.

Notes

Chocolate candy bark is often called "Chocolate or Vanilla Almond Bark", found in the baking section of stores. This recipe uses Vanilla Candy Bark.

Use 1-2 drops of green food coloring if desired, mix into melted chocolate.

Find this recipe and more at Meal Plan Monday and the Weekend Potluck!

  

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