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DIY Hot Cocoa Bombs for St. Patrick’s Day

Make these festive white and green DIY hot cocoa bombs packed with hot cocoa and marshmallows for St. Patrick's Day! The kids will be thrilled with this touch of the luck ‘o the Irish!

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When I shared my Valentine's Day Hot Cocoa Bombs, I had such a positive response that I have been coming up with more fun hot cocoa bomb ideas!

Here are some fun white chocolate St. Patrick's Day DIY Hot Cocoa Bombs that you can make to celebrate anything and everything green!

I can hardly believe it's almost time to celebrate a holiday in March! Even with these super weird times that we're experiencing, time does keep marching on. I hope that means I'll be seeing flowers blooming soon 😉

And I like to try to make things – even if they are a little more muted – special for the kids since they can't do even some of the simplest of things.

For St. Patrick's Day, we make sure to wear green (to avoid getting pinched), eat Irish foods, and drink festive drinks!

Make every day special with your kids! Grab my list of fun + wacky holidays that you can celebrate with your kids all year long!

fun holidays printable
St. Patrick's Day hot cocoa bombs and mug of hot chocolate

DIY Hot Cocoa Bombs: A Fun Project Kids Can Help Make

We LOVE hot chocolate in our house – the kids love, I love it – everyone loves it! That's why I started making my own hot chocolate mix…I couldn't keep up with buying it!

And these hot Cocoa Bombs will turn your milk a fun tint of green – no one can say you don't have anything green.

If you want something a little more savory to enjoy this St. Patrick's Day, try my Irish Meat Pies!

Also Read: EASY Leprechaun St. Patrick’s Day Gnome Treats

Kids will love helping you melt the candy, put the hot cocoa and marshmallows inside, and best of all, watching the hot cocoa bombs come open and create luxurious hot cocoa to enjoy!

Ingredients Needed

  • 4 oz white candy melts
  • 3 tbsp cocoa mix
  • ¼ cup mini marshmallows
  • 1-2 oz green candy melts
  • St Patrick’s Day sprinkles
  • Semi Sphere Silicone Mold
ingredients and supplies for St. Patrick's Day DIY hot cocoa bombs

How to Make Hot Cocoa Bombs

Here are my step-by-step instructions to walk you through making DIY hot cocoa bombs!

Step 1

Start by putting a plate in the freezer.

Step 2

Place the white candy melts in a heat-safe glass bowl, and heat in the microwave in 30-second increments.

Be sure to stir well after each time you heat them until the candy is fully melted.

Step 3

Spoon 1-2 tsp of melted candy into each cavity of the silicone mold.

Then use a spoon or brush to spread it, covering the entire cavity, making sure you get the sides really good.

white chocolate spread around the molds

Step 4

Place chocolate filled mold in the freezer for 5 minutes.

Step 5

Remove mold from freezer, coat with chocolate again and freeze for 5 minutes.

Step 6

Remove mold and the plate from the freezer, and carefully remove the chocolate spheres from the mold. Place them on the cold plate.

Step 7

Add 1 tbsp of hot cocoa mix to 3 of the chocolate spheres. Top with about 6-8 mini marshmallows.

white chocolate bomb halves pulled out of the molds on a plate.

Step 8

Heat a small plate in the microwave for 2 minutes.

Step 9

Place an empty half sphere upside down on the plate to let the edges soften. Place it on top of one of the filled half spheres, and smooth out the edges with your finger.

You can rub a little extra melted chocolate around it to fill in any gaps, if need be. Do this with the remaining spheres.

holding the white chocolate half down on a warm plate to melt the edge to piece the halves together

Step 10

In a very small bowl, heat the green candy melts for about 30 seconds and stir very well. Heat for an additional 30 seconds if needed, then stir until fully melted.

Step 11

Spoon melted candy into a piping bag or baggie, and cut the tip.

piping melted green candy over the white DIY hot cocoa bombs

Pipe melted candy on the top of the hot cocoa bombs, and immediately add sprinkles.

Enjoy!

finished St. Patrick's Day DIY hot cocoa bombs

How to Enjoy DIY Hot Cocoa Bombs

To use, place one hot cocoa bomb in a mug. Pour 6 oz of hot milk over the hot chocolate bomb and watch the bombs “explode” as the chocolate melts and the stuff inside comes out!

You may add more cocoa mix to mug if you want more flavor (although you probably won't need to).

Tips for Making St. Patrick’s Day DIY Hot Cocoa Bombs:

  • If you would rather have green hot cocoa bombs with white on top, you can either use 1-2 drops of green food color in the melted chocolate or reverse the candy melts.
  • Avoid fingerprints on your hot cocoa bombs by wearing gloves while making them. 
St. Patrick's Day DIY hot cocoa bombs

What’s a Hot Cocoa Bomb?

At this point, you practically have to live under a rock not to have heard about the hot cocoa bomb craze that's taken place.

But just in case you HAVE been living under that rock…here ya go:

It's a hollow ball of chocolate filled with hot cocoa powder and sometimes other things like marshmallows or sprinkles.

Then the balls are decorated. When ready to use, place a decorated ball in a mug and pour hot milk over it. What happens after that…well, let's just say the kids will be glued to watching it happen!

St. Patrick's Day DIY hot cocoa bombs

Make every day special with your kids! Grab my list of fun + wacky holidays that you can celebrate with your kids all year long!

fun holidays printable

More Fun Recipes Kids Will Love

  • EASY Leprechaun St. Patrick’s Day Gnome Treats
  • Cat in the Hat DIY Dr. Seuss Hat Snack
  • Dr. Seuss Truffula Trees Treats
  • Dr. Seuss Inspired 1 Fish 2 Fish Rice Krispy Treats

Pin for Later!

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St. Patrick's Day hot cocoa bombs

St. Patrick's Day Hot Cocoa Bombs

Yield: 3 bombs
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Make these delicious and festive hot cocoa bombs for St. Patrick's Day!

Ingredients

  • 4 oz white candy melts
  • 3 tbsp cocoa mix
  • ¼ cup mini marshmallows
  • 1-2 oz green candy melts
  • St Patrick’s Day sprinkles
  • Semi Sphere Silicone Mold

Instructions

  1. Set a plate in the freezer
  2. Place the candy melt in a heat-safe glass bowl, and heat in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring well between each heat session, until the candy is fully melted.
  3. Add about 1-2 tsp of melted chocolate to each cavity of the silicone mold, using a spoon or brush to spread it, covering the entire cavity, making sure you get the sides really good.
  4. Place chocolate-filled mold in the freezer for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove mold from the freezer, coat with chocolate again, and freeze for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove mold and the plate from the freezer, and unmold the chocolate spheres. Place them on the cold plate.
  7. Add 1 tbsp of hot cocoa mix to 3 of the chocolate spheres. Top with about 6-8 mini marshmallows.
  8. Heat a small plate in the microwave for 2 minutes.
  9. Soften the edge of an empty half-sphere by placing the edge down on the hot plate. Place it on top of one of the filled half-spheres, and smooth out the edges with your finger. Fill in any extra gaps with extra melted chocolate, if needed. Repeat this process with the remaining spheres.
  10. In a very small bowl, heat the green candy melts for about 30 seconds and stir very well. Heat for an additional 30 seconds if needed, then stir until fully melted.
  11. Spoon melted candy into a piping bag or baggie, and cut the tip. Pipe melted candy on the top of the hot cocoa bombs, and immediately add sprinkles.

Notes

Links for supplies:

  • White candy melts
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Green candy melts
  • St Patrick’s Day sprinkles
  • Semi Sphere Silicone Mold

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