Snowflake Hot Cocoa Bombs Filled with White Hot Chocolate Mix

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January doesn’t have to be dark and gloomy – cheer it up by creating these adorable Snowflake Hot Cocoa Bombs. They’re so much fun to make and ready in next to no time. You will need candy melts, white hot chocolate mix, and mini marshmallows to complete this winter treat. 

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Snowflake 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 understand the steps and timings involved.

When winter is in full swing, there’s nothing better than a warm cup of hot chocolate to help keep you cozy.

These Snowflake Hot Cocoa Bombs are the perfect way to celebrate the season! Filled with white hot chocolate mix, they’re sure to warm your heart and your belly!

You will immediately notice that these hot cocoa bombs are not the regular sphere shape that you usually see, but polygons with various sides.

A special mold was used, but if you can’t find it, you could make round cocoa bombs and top them with a candy melt snowflake instead.

The filling for these pretty blue winter bombs is white hot chocolate mix, but again, if you can’t find that, use regular chocolate mix instead (or whatever flavor you like! I think mint choc would work so well for winter!).

Don’t let the shape of them put you off thinking they will be difficult to make – they’re really not. They just take a little extra care and attention because you have to do the white layer for the snowflake first, and then the blue for the bomb, as well as the blue bottom layer.

If you’ve made hot cocoa bombs before you can probably jump straight into the recipe, but if not, make sure you read the post as I’ve got tips along the way!


Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

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It may not include staple ingredients such as oil, salt, sugar, etc., as you’re likely to have those in your kitchen. The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.

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How to Make Hot Cocoa Bombs

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Snowflake Hot Cocoa Bombs

Melting Tips for Candy Melts

You can melt candy melts/candy wafers in the microwave or a double boiler, or if you plan on making lots of candy-covered treats in the future, I recommend investing in a Wilton candy melting pot as treat-making life is then so much easier!

Try this PME one if you’re in the UK, as the Wilton one is not available on

If you use the Wilton Candy Melting Pot, you can check out Wilton’s demo video on YouTube which is really helpful. They also give tips on how to melt candy melts in the microwave, as well as using the double boiler method.

The two most important things are

  1. Do not overheat – use an even melting temperature
  2. Do not add water – it makes the candy seize up and become unusable. Make sure the equipment used is completely dry, and avoid using utensils that retain moisture like a wooden spoon.

If you find that the candy is too thick, add vegetable shortening or (solid) coconut oil in 1 teaspoon increments, up to 1 tablespoon, and stir well.

Another reminder – do not add water. The very first time I used candy melts I managed to get water in the bowl and it was ruined. Learn from my mistakes! Additionally, do not use vegetable oil, butter, milk, or any other liquids as this will also make the candy seize up.

If you are using your microwave, test melt a small amount of candy melts first, to see how it works. You may need to adjust the temperature and time to suit your machine. Heat in 15-30 second increments, stirring the candy melts each time. They may not look melted, but they might have started melting from the inside. Stirring helps to distribute the heat.

Hot Cocoa Bomb Making Tips

Hot cocoa bombs are a lot easier to make than you might think. The very first time I made them I thought I would fail, but I couldn’t believe how easy it actually was! Here are my tips for success!

  • Place a plate in the freezer before you start making the outer shells (half-spheres). Place the shells onto the cold plate when assembling the cocoa bombs to help keep them cool.
  • Work quickly, but steadily when forming the half-spheres. I find using the back of a measuring spoon helps to spread the melted candy (or chocolate) evenly around the mold.
  • You may want to add a second layer of melted candy after the first layer has set. This is absolutely fine to do, and I often add a second layer to make sure the bombs are sturdy – they will still melt when the time comes!
  • Carefully peel the silicone mold away to pop out the spheres. If you are worried about other ones breaking, you could always cut your mold into individual spheres. As you become more experienced and skills you’ll find that it is not as tricky as you might think.
  • Before filling your cocoa bombs, you will want to make sure the edges are even so that when you seal them together they adhere well without any gaps.
  • My preferred method is to place a small plate in the microwave for 30-60 seconds until warm and then rubbing the candy shell over the plate to gently melt the edges.
  • You can also heat up a shallow pan on the stove, place a piece of wax paper into the pan, rub the candy sphere on that to gently melt.
  • Follow the directions on the package of hot chocolate mix to see how much you need to make a mug of hot chocolate, and place that inside the bomb. 1-2 tablespoons should probably be enough, and will fit intside the cocoa bombs.
  • To attach the top half-sphere to the bottom, gently melt it again and place carefully onto the filled sphere, holding in place until it sets. If you find there are any gaps, use a little melted candy to seal up the hole. You could also pipe melted cany around the edge to stick the two halves together.

How Do I Make Snowflake Hot Cocoa Bombs?

Check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.

Snowflake Hot Cocoa Bombs

Snowflake Hot Cocoa Bombs

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour

January doesn’t have to be dark and gloomy - cheer it up by creating these adorable Snowflake Hot Cocoa Bombs.


  • 1 cup white candy melts
  • 2 cups blue candy melts
  • 2 cups white hot chocolate mix
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • ¼ cup blue winter sprinkles mix


  1. Melt the white candy melts according to package instructions and transfer to a piping bag.
  2. Snip the tip of the piping bag off and fill just the snowflake portion of each mold.

    Piping Snowflakes into Mold

    Piping Snowflakes into Mold
  3. Place the snowflake mold into the freezer for 5-10 minutes to set.
  4. Melt the blue candy melts according to package instructions.
  5. Remove mold from the freezer and place 2 tablespoons of melted blue candy into one cavity of the bomb mold. Using the bottom of your tablespoon measuring spoon, press the chocolate up the sides of the mold, keeping it thick but even. Repeat with all of the bomb mold halves.

    Adding Blue Candy Melts to Mold

    Adding Blue Candy Melts to Mold

  6. Place the mold into the freezer for 5-10 minutes to set. If you feel like the sides may be too thin, you can melt some more blue candy and add another layer.
  7. Remove molds from the freezer and gently pull the mold away from the chocolate snowflakes.

    Removing Cocoa Bomb from Mold

    Removing Cocoa Bomb from Mold
  8. To make the bottom cap of the hot cocoa bombs, fill the molds with about ½ tablespoon of melted blue candy and spread this over the entire face snowflake shape, but not going up the sides.
  9. Place the mold into the freezer for 5-10 minutes to set.
  10. Remove molds from the freezer and gently pull the mold away from the bottom caps.

    Bottom Layer of Snowflake Mold

    Bottom Layer of Snowflake Mold

  11. Before building the cocoa bombs you will want to make sure that the edges are nice and level. There are two ways you can do that:

    Method 1: Warm up a shallow frying pan on the stove. Place a piece of wax paper into the pan, and holding the top snowflake mold, rub gently on the wax paper until the edges start to melt a bit.

    Method 2: Place a small plate in the microwave for 30-60 seconds until warm. rub the mold over the plate which will gently melt the edges. This is my preferred method.
  12. Using your method of choice as listed above, gently melt the rim of each snowflake top part. You may also want to/need to level out the bottom cap pieces too.
  13. Fill each snowflake bomb with 1-2 tablespoons of hot chocolate mix, a tablespoon of sprinkles, and 5-6 mini marshmallows.

    Filled Snowflake Hot Cocoa Bombs
  14. To attach the bottom cap to the snowflake bombs, you can gently melt using the method above, and additionally, pipe a little melted blue candy along the edge of each shape to hold it in place firmly.
  15. Immediately press the cap to the top of one of the filled cups and makes sure there are no gaps along the seam. Add additional melted candy and use your finger to gently spread if needed.

    Piping onto Snowflake Bomb to Add Cap

    Adding Cap to Snowflake Bomb
  16. Place the hot cocoa bombs into the freezer for 5-10 minutes to set the seams.
  17. Remove and store in an airtight container until you’re ready to use.

  18. To use the snowflake hot cocoa bombs, place them in a mug and pour 2 cups of hot milk over the top. Stir until the hot cocoa bombs are completely melted and enjoy!

    Snowflake Hot Cocoa Bombs

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1106Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 803mgCarbohydrates: 248gFiber: 6gSugar: 178gProtein: 10g

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.

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