These Mardi Gras Hot Cocoa Bombs are made with milk chocolate and filled with hot cocoa mix and mini marshmallows. They are then drizzled with even more creamy milk chocolate and topped with colorful purple and green sprinkles, then lightly dusted with gold sanding sugar.
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Mardi Gras Hot Cocoa Bombs
The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions; to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required, and to understand the steps and timings involved.
Get ready for the Mardi Gras fun with these festive and colorful hot cocoa bombs.
Making your own hot cocoa bombs is much easier than you might think, and these are such a fun homemade treat to make for your family and friends. Follow this simple tutorial below to make these Mardi Gras hot cocoa bombs, and feel free to double or triple this recipe to make even more!
Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe
While most ingredients can be bought in grocery stores, for your convenience, any specialized or notable ingredients (and equipment) needed for this recipe have been listed below and linked to Amazon or other stores if available online. The full list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.
- Milk Chocolate Melting Wafers – or you could use dark chocolate if you prefer.
- Hot Chocolate Mix
- Mini Marshmallows
- Green Sprinkles
- Purple Confetti Sprinkles
- Gold Sanding Sugar – or gold sprinkles if you prefer.
- Chocolate Sphere Mold
- Disposable Piping Bag – to drizzle melted chocolate on top of the bombs, but you could use a plastic food bag with the corner snipped off instead.
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More Mardi Gras Recipes
Looking for more Mardi Gras recipe inspo? Check these recipes out next:
- Mardi Gras Sugar Cookies Recipe with Rum Frosting
- Mardi Gras Monkey Bread Recipe – A King Cake Twist!
- How To Make Chocolate & Rum Mardi Gras Cakesicles!
More Hot Cocoa Bombs
Want to make more Hot Cocoa Bombs? Try these next:
- The Grinch Hot Mint Chocolate Bombs
- Valentine’s Day Hot Cocoa Bombs
- Mickey & Minnie Hot Cocoa Bombs for Disney Lovers!
How Do I Make Mardi Gras Hot Cocoa Bombs?
Just check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients, and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.
- 8 oz (225g) milk chocolate melting wafers
- 6 Tbsp hot chocolate powder mix
- ½ cup mini marshmallows
- Green jimmies sprinkles
- Purple confetti sprinkles
- Gold sanding sugar, or gold sprinkles
- Place a large plate in the freezer - this will help to keep the chocolate shells stay cool when assembling.
- Place the chocolate melting wafers into a microwaveable bowl and heat in 30-second increments, stirring in between each heat session, until fully melted.
- Add a tablespoon of melted chocolate in one cavity of the mold, using the spoon (or a pastry brush) to cover the entire cavity with chocolate, making sure to get all the way up the sides. Do this until all 12 cavities in both of the molds are covered in chocolate.
- Place chocolate-covered molds in the freezer for 5 minutes.
- Remove molds from the freezer and repeat step 3 to add a second layer of chocolate. Place in freezer for 5 minutes.
- Remove the plate and the molds from the freezer, and carefully remove each of the chocolate spheres. Set them on the cold plate.
- Fill 6 of the chocolate spheres, each with 1 tablespoon of hot cocoa mix and 6-8 mini marshmallows.
- There are three methods for melting the rim of each sphere to even them out and for attaching the top half-shell to the bottom one:
- Method 1: Pour some melted chocolate into a disposable piping bag, then pipe it around the edge of the bottom shell. Carefully place the top shell onto the bottom one and gently hold them in place for 30-60 seconds to allow the piped chocolate to harden and "glue" the pieces together.
- Method 2: Warm up a shallow frying pan on the stove. Place a piece of wax paper into the pan, and holding the top half-shell, rub gently on the wax paper until the edges start to melt a bit. Use this to then stick the top to the bottom, holding together until set
- Method 3: Heat a plate in the microwave for approximately 60 seconds. Remove from the microwave then place it directly onto the hot plate for 5 to 10 seconds. You just want the rim to gently melt.
- Whichever method you use, carefully pick up the bomb and make sure that there are no gaps around the middle of the chocolate bombs.
- Place one of the empty spheres to attach to a filled sphere and use your finger and chocolate to seal the two ends together. Set on the cold plate.
- Add purple and green sprinkles to a small bowl and mix them together.
- Put some of the melted chocolate into a piping bag or plastic food bag and snip the tip off with scissors.
- Pipe chocolate in a back and forth motion on top of each of the cocoa bombs and add purple and green sprinkles, then sprinkle with a light dusting of the sanding sugar.
- To enjoy, place in a mug and pour in 6 oz (180ml) of hot milk. You may also add an additional tablespoon of cocoa mix to your mug if desired.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 113Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 43mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g
This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.
Make It A Meal!
Why not have a cup of hot chocolate with dessert? You’ve made the hot cocoa bombs, but what about the rest of the courses?
Here are additional recipes to make a full meal!
- Appetizer: Warm Spinach Artichoke Dip
- Main Dish: Southern-Style Chicken, Sweet Potato Wedges & Slaw
- Beverage: King Cake Cocktail
- Dessert: How To Make Beignets At Home for Mardi Gras!
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