Make Lump of coal Hot Chocolate bombs for the Naughty ones

Sometimes you want to have a little fun with your gifts, and a lump of coal hot chocolate bomb is a fun festive treat for the Holiday season.

Although a lump of coal is reserved for the naughty ones, a hot cocoa bomb shaped like a lump of coal makes a nice gift for anyone on your list.

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Imagine dropping a small lump of coal-shaped chocolate into a cozy mug of hot milk, and watching as it melts and fizzes, revealing a surprise explosion of marshmallows and rich cocoa that melt away the ‘coal’ to reveal a delightful sweetness. It’s like a mini fireworks show in your cup!

Although impressive, this lump of coal hot chocolate bomb is not very difficult to do. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be addicted to making hot cocoa bombs for everyone. I guarantee it.

So turn the naughty list into something oh-so-nice with our Lump of Coal Hot Chocolate Bombs!

Difficulty:  Easy
Prep time:  30 minutes
Servings: 9 (2.5 inch size bombs)

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Lump of Coal Hot Chocolate Bomb Ingredients:

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Step by Step Directions:

Make the Hot Chocolate Bomb Shells:

  • Melt the bag of chocolate in the microwave in 30-second increments until smooth. 
  • Fill each cavity of the hot chocolate bomb mold until covered.  We like to use the back of a spoon to draw the chocolate up the sides.  Allow to set. 
  • Follow up with another layer of melted chocolate around the top edge of each cavity where the two spheres are going to join.  A thicker edge is better!  Keep in mind that you don’t want to fill the cavity too full of chocolate (it will try to rest in the bottom) as that means less cocoa mix and sprinkles.  Allow to set.

Fill the Hot Chocolate Bombs

  • Remove the sphere halves from the molds very gently. 
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  • Using a WARM frying pan, gently melt the ridge of one sphere.
  • Fill with a drink mix of choice and any marshmallows, if desired. 
  • Then take another shell half and place in the frying pan to melt down the edges.  Immediately place this shell on top of the filled half in order to create the seal and join the two halves to make the complete sphere.  Gently press along the sides to clean up the seal and remove any excess melted chocolate. 
  • Set to the side as you finish the remaining bombs.

Decorate your Lump of Coal Hot Cocoa Bomb:

  • Coat the entire bomb in a thin layer of melted chocolate.  We use disposable gloves to cut down on the cleanup and finger-paint it on.  Don’t worry about it looking messy – we’re about to cover it up anyway!
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How to enjoy your Hot chocolate bomb:

  1. When ready to consume, place the bomb in a mug.  Heat up 8-12 oz of milk or water – the hotter the better explosion.  Slowly pour over the bomb and stir thoroughly.  Allow to cool before consuming, if needed.  Enjoy! 
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Storage:  Hot cocoa bombs can be stored in an airtight container for up to 6 months at room temperature. 

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Lump of Coal Hot Chocolate Bomb

Ingredients

  • 20 oz bag dark chocolate chips or candy melts
  • 2 cup milk chocolate hot chocolate mix
  • 1 – 1 ½ cups mini dehydrated marshmallows
  • Black Sanding Sugar to decorate

Instructions

Make the Hot Chocolate Bomb shells:

  1. Melt the bag of chocolate in the microwave in 30 second increments until smooth.
  2. Fill each cavity of the hot chocolate mold until covered. We like to use the back of a spoon to draw the chocolate up the sides. Allow to set.
  3. Follow up with another layer of melted chocolate around the top edge of each cavity where the two spheres are going to join. A thicker edge is better! Keep in mind that you don’t want to fill the cavity too full of chocolate (it will try to rest in the bottom) as that means less cocoa mix and sprinkles. Allow to set.

Fill the Hot chocolate bombs

  1. Remove the sphere halves from the molds very gently.
  2. Using a WARM frying pan, gently melt the ridge of one sphere.
  3. Fill with drink mix of choice and any marshmallows, if desired.
  4. Then take another shell half and place in the frying pan to melt down the edges. Immediately place this shell on top of the filled half in order to create the seal and join the two halves to make the complete sphere. Gently press along the sides to clean up the seal and remove any excess melted chocolate.
  5. Set to the side as you finish the remaining bombs.

Decorate your Lump of Coal Hot Cocoa Bomb:

  1. Coat the entire bomb in a thin layer of melted chocolate. We use disposable gloves to cut down on the cleanup and finger-paint it on. Don’t worry about it looking messy – we’re about to cover it up anyway!
  2. Roll the entire bomb in the black sanding sugar to coat. Allow to set.

How to enjoy your Hot chocolate bomb:

  1. When ready to consume, place the bomb in a mug. Heat up 8-12 oz of milk or water – the hotter the better explosion. Slowly pour over the bomb and stir thoroughly. Allow to cool before consuming, if needed. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Storage: Hot cocoa bombs can be stored in an airtight container for up to 6 months at room temperature.


Our Christmas “You’re the Bomb” tags are the perfect addition to any hot chocolate bomb gift. Get ready to have some fun and customize each tag with a couple of lines of editable text.

There’s no better way to show someone how much you care than with a personalized treat that is sure to bring a smile to their face.


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