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Gingerbread Hot Cocoa Bombs

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Holy moly! These Gingerbread Hot Cocoa Bombs are the cutest way to get a piping hot cup of hot cocoa! This gingerbread hot chocolate recipe is too cute to have melt inside your cup, almost.

What I love about these simple cocoa bombs is that they’re cute AND delicious! Make sure to check out the rest of my 20+ Gingerbread Recipes for even more fun holiday flavors.

You’re going to have so much fun making these holiday treats to share with your family and friends!

These look like adorable Gingerbread faces and they’re so much fun to add to a mug and enjoy! These are great for homemade treats or great DIY holiday gifts.

Gingerbread Hot Cocoa Bombs

Once you make the chocolate molds and add in the tbsp hot chocolate mix, you’re pretty much almost done with the entire recipe! Putting them in the freezer for 5 minutes helps them to harden up and get ready to use!

My boys love these no matter how old they get! They’re a fun and simple way to great something delicious that you can sip away and enjoy. Making these cocoa bombs together in the kitchen is one of our favorite family holiday traditions.

How do you use hot cocoa bombs?

There are two main options when it comes to using your hot cocoa bombs. You can add to your mug and pour warm milk over the top, or hot water, too.

I prefer the milk as it makes for richer hot chocolate!

Specialty Ingredients:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

Reminder, not all ingredients in the DIY Cocoa Bombs Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Must Have Resources:

When making Homemade Cocoa Bombs at home, you really need to have the following Amazon affiliate tools on hand.

Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix, 0.85-Ounce Packets (Pack of 10)Land O' Lakes - Cocoa Classics, Variety Pack (34 count)Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa Mix, Regular, 50 per BoxNestle Hot Chocolate Mix, Hot Cocoa, Rich Chocolate Flavor, Made with Real Cocoa, 0.71 oz Packets (Pack of 50)3 Pack Silicone Mold for Hot Chocolate Bomb,Half Sphere Baking Mold for Making Chocolate , Cake, Jelly, Dome Mousse ,Handmade Soap (Blue)Sarah's Candy Factory Variety Dehydrated Marshmallow Bits, Vanilla Marshmallows in Jar, Assorted Marshmallows in Jar (Vanilla-Vanilla)Weetiee Cake Decorating Supplies Tips Kit – [Numbered] 42PCS Piping Tips and Bags Set with Storage Case, Icing Spatula, 12 Pastry Piping Bags, 3 Couplers, Cleaning Brush - Baking Supplies for CupcakesWilton Candy Melts Candy And Chocolate Melting Pot, 2.5 CupsWilton Candy Melts Candy Decorating Dipping Tool Set, 5-Piece


Make it a Meal:

Meal planning is one of my favorite things to do and I think it’s time that you try it as well! It’s such a time saver and a great way to get ahead for the week. Find out how simple it is to meal plan with this easy example below.

Main Dish: Instant Pot Hamburger Mac and Cheese

Vegetable Side: Asparagus on George Foreman Grill

Starch Side: Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe

Best Hot Cocoa Recipes:

Once you make this Holiday Cocoa Bomb Recipe, why stop with that hot chocolate taste and flavor? A hot cup of cocoa is the perfect way to make any day turn around for the better! Here are some of my favorite cocoa recipes and hot chocolate drinks that I think you’re going to love, too!

This Easy Mint Hot Chocolate Recipe has so much minty flavor and taste!

I love how simple these 15 Hot Chocolate Recipes are! You’ll never run out of options!

This Mint & White Chocolate Hot Cocoa recipe is perfect for the colder months.

Give the gift of this Hot Chocolate Ornament so you can gift a cup to someone else!

This Christmas Hot Cocoa Bomb recipe is great for the holiday season!

Make sure that you make this Spicy Hot Chocolate Recipe for a kick to your tastebuds!

The kids love when I make these Easy Grinch Hot Cocoa Bombs because they’re so much fun to enjoy!

How do you store cocoa bombs to keep them fresh?

You need to keep them stored in an airtight container. Keep the air out to keep them as fresh as possible. They don’t have to be stored in the fridge, so storing them at room temperature is fine.

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Gingerbread Hot Cocoa Bombs

Gingerbread Hot Cocoa Bombs


  • Candy melts (1/4 cup brown, handful of white, pink and red)
  • Hot cocoa mix
  • Mini marshmallows


Melt the candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl according to the directions on the package. Stir until smooth.

Spoon the mixture into the mold and make sure that the chocolate covers the entire area, even up the sides.

Put in the freezer for 10 minutes to firm.

Take the molds out once they're hard and take them out of the molds.

Add in 2 T cocoa mix and the marshmallows.

Pipe some of the melted chocolate along the edge of the bomb and then place the other half of the cocoa bomb on top. This will complete the circle. Let it harden to hold in place.

Use the pink and white candy melts to make the face. Melt them as you did the other, add to a piping bag, and decorate!

Pipe a pink heart for the mouth, and the rest you can use the white for the eyes or change it up and have fun!

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