These sweet chocolate strawberry funfetti hot chocolate bombs might be a mouthful to say but they are super fun to drink and even easier to make! You’ll love these festive hot cocoa treats!
It’s almost my birthday!
So, I’m going to take a minute to post a few fun and colorful birthday inspired treats!
First up – chocolate strawberry funfetti hot chocolate bombs!
These trendy treats are super delicious and pack a big punch in the flavor department.
I took it even one step further by adding in some strawberry milk powder to give you that classic chocolate strawberry combination. Which just so happens to be one of my favorite flavor combos!
So, sit back, relax, and prepare to learn how to make your new favorite winter hot cocoa treat!
What are hot chocolate bombs?
If you haven’t seen hot cocoa bombs all over social media I’m about to introduce you to a fantastic new (and fun!) way to enjoy some warm winter hot chocolate.
You make a basic chocolate sphere and then fill it with hot chocolate mix, marshmallows, sprinkles, or any other delicious sweet addition.
For this batch I used dark chocolate for the outside and strawberry milk powder with marshmallows and sprinkles for insides the bombs.
So fun. So delicious!
Do I need any special tools to make a hot chocolate bomb?
You will need a few tools to make these hot chocolate bombs:
- Half sphere silicone chocolate molds
- Piping bags and a small tip for drizzling
- Strawberry milk powder
- Mini marshmallows
- Small microwave-safe bowls
The molds are available in most cake decorating shops and online. I personally find the silicone molds to be the easiest to work with because once the chocolate is set they can easily be popped out of the molds.
You can find strawberry milk powder at most grocery stores and the most common brand is Nesquik.
For the marshmallows you can use typical mini marshmallows or use the smaller dehydrated mini marshmallows.
The difference in texture is the store-bought mini marshmallows are soft and the dehydrated mini marshmallows have the texture of the marshmallows you find in Lucky Charms cereal.
What is funfetti?
Typically speaking when you hear “funfetti” you think of vanilla cake baked with sprinkles in the batter.
However, since this recipe is for a hot chocolate bomb recipe I’m basically taking the name “funfetti” and using it for this recipe since it’s a sprinkle overload recipe!
Can I change the fillings?
If you’re not a fan of the chocolate strawberry combination you can easily swap out the strawberry milk powder with traditional hot chocolate powder mix, white hot chocolate powder mix, or dark chocolate hot chocolate powder mix.
You can also opt to leave out the sprinkles and marshmallows if you’re not a fan.
How do I use funfetti hot chocolate bombs?
I know the hot cocoa bombs are almost too pretty to drink BUT they are super easy to use!
Add them to a coffee mug and cover with warm milk.
After about 30 seconds the ball should start to melt and the inside of the hot chocolate bomb will release and mix into the milk.
Give it a gentle stir to combine and top with even more marshmallows and sprinkles if wanted.
How do I store hot cocoa bombs?
Keep in an air tight container, on the counter, for up to 2 weeks.
If you can even keep them around for that long.
My husband and I had one a night for 3 days in a row. Irresistible!
Love these funfetti hot chocolate bombs?
Why not try a few of my other delicious sweet treats!
- Peanut Butter Buckeyes
- Vitamix Hot Chocolate
- Brown Sugar Pecan Toffee
- Chocolate Covered Marzipan Hearts
- Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
- 2 cups dark chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup white vanilla melting wafers
- 1 cup multi-colored sprinkles
- 6 tablespoons strawberry milk powder
- 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
- Half sphere silicone mold
- In a small, microwave-safe bowl, melt dark chocolate chips in 30-second increments, stirring every time, until melted. This should take about 60-90 seconds.
- Once melted, spoon about 2 1/2 tablespoons of melted chocolate into each half-sphere mold and spread around evenly to coat the sides. Be sure you coat the top edges well as they will be fragile.
- Let set in the fridge or freezer until hardened, about 10 minutes.
- Once set, gently remove each half-sphere from each mold. Try not to handle these too much as they will start to melt and fingerprints will become visible.
- At this point, you should have 12 half spheres.
- In a small bowl, melt the white vanilla melting wafers in 30-second increments, stirring in between, until melted. This should take about 30-60 seconds.
- Once melted, spoon into a piping bag.
- Prep 6 half spheres by laying them face down on a plate allowing a little space between each one.
- Using your piping bag drizzle melted white vanilla wafers over the half-spheres, one at a time.
- Sprinkle colored sprinkles over the top of the white drizzle. Do not drizzle all of them before putting sprinkles on as the melting wafers will have hardened and the sprinkles will not stick. Do them one at a time for best results.
- Let set until hardened.
- In the other, plain half-spheres, spoon 1 tablespoon of strawberry milk powder.
- Top the strawberry milk powder with sprinkles and several mini marshmallows.
- Warm a small, flat, microwave-safe plate in the microwave for 45 seconds.
- Place an empty, decorated half sphere onto the plate for a few seconds so that the edge melts and creates a sort of glue.
- Place directly on top of the corresponding filled half sphere and match the edges.
- Continue with the other five spheres until all are completed and the cocoa bombs are assembled. Let set and enjoy!
- To make hot cocoa simply place a cocoa bomb in the bottom of a mug and pour 6 ounces of hot milk over the top.
- Let melt then stir to emulsify.
- For added sweetness and color, top with extra marshmallows and sprinkles.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 536Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 46mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 4gSugar: 47gProtein: 4g
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