Cotton Candy Hot Chocolate Bombs (with Video)

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A fun and colorful take on classic hot chocolate bombs, today’s Cotton Candy Hot Chocolate Bombs are guaranteed to be a hit with the kids! From their bright and playful appearance to the yummy flavor, these hot chocolate bombs make a fun addition to a birthday party or family movie night.

A fun candy-themed take on a classic hot chocolate bomb, these Cotton Candy Hot Chocolate bombs are a fun homemade treat for kids perfect for a birthday party or family movie night.

Cotton Candy Hot Chocolate Bombs Recipe

I have a slightly embarrassing addiction to browsing at Home Goods and Home Sense.

I love the variety of unique and sometimes really luxurious items at great prices and it’s always a bit of a treasure-seeking expedition walking in the store. It’s very rare that I leave the store empty handed.

Recently I found a cotton candy hot chocolate mix and I knew right away that it would be perfect for making cotton candy hot chocolate bombs!

And of course, cotton candy required some bright and colorful theming completely with bright candy melts and copious amounts of sprinkles. (Don’t worry, the sprinkles melt down in the hot chocolate and just leave a fun pop of color.)

There are lots of ways to impart the cotton candy flavor in these hot chocolate bombs – depending on whatever you’d prefer:

We opted for a cotton candy hot chocolate mix and also adding a little bit of cotton candy inside the hot chocolate bombs.

If you’d prefer to just skip buying those specialty ingredients, I still think the fun color and presentation of these hot chocolate bombs is exciting enough – without the cotton candy flavor. (What kid is going to complain about a tasty mug of purple hot chocolate?)

How to Use a Hot Chocolate Bomb:

You can use your hot chocolate bomb two ways:

  • Place the hot chocolate bomb in a mug and pour warm milk overtop
  • Place the hot chocolate bomb in a mug already filled with warm milk

The warm milk will slowly melt the chocolate sphere, enhancing the chocolatey flavor of the cocoa while releasing the powdered cocoa, sprinkles and marshmallows inside of the bomb.

More Homemade Hot Chocolate Bomb Recipes

Be sure to check out our video to see how to make a hot chocolate bomb – and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab your printable recipe card:

Cotton Candy Hot Chocolate Bombs Ingredients

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

Tip: check out the recipe card notes for a variety of ways to impart the cotton candy flavor. Cut the silicone molds so that each half sphere mold is separate. You may find this easier to control the molds when working with the melted chocolate, as compared to trying to do all 6 at the same time.

Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful

  • 2 Silicone Sphere Molds
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Piping Bag
  • Skillet or Plate (for melting edges of hot chocolate bombs)
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Parchment Paper or Silicone Baking Mat

How to Make Cotton Candy Hot Chocolate Bombs

Place the each color of the candy melts in separate bowls and melt in the microwave per the directions on the package, or per your preferred melting method. Stir well to make sure the candy melts are completely melted and smooth – stirring more will give your finished hot chocolate bombs a bright and shiny appearance.

Place 1 tbsp of one color of the candy melts into six of the cavities of the half-sphere mold and, using the bottom of your tablespoon measuring spoon, press the melted candy melts up the sides of the mold, keeping it thick but even and ensuring that the edges are not thin.

Repeat with the other color of candy melts in the remaining 6 spheres.

Once you’ve coated all of the bomb molds, place them molds into your freezer for about 5 minutes to set. Reserve the remaining candy melts for drizzling over the finished hot chocolate bombs later.

Remove the set bomb molds from the freezer and carefully peel the silicone away from the chocolate.

Place about 1 tbsp of the hot chocolate mix, 5-6 mini marshmallows, 1-2 tbsp cotton candy and one of the stuffed marshmallows into six of the half spheres. (Adjust the quantities to fit your half-spheres or personal preference.)

Boil some water and pour into a heat-proof bowl and place a heat-proof plate overtop to warm. Remove the plate once warm to the touch.

Take one of the empty half-spheres and gently place the edges against the hot plate for about 10 seconds to melt the rim of the half-sphere.

Immediately place on top of one of the filled half-spheres, matching up the edges to seal the hot chocolate bomb. Repeat with all remaining half-spheres.

Drizzle the reserved candy melts over the hot chocolate bombs and immediately top with sprinkles while the candy melts are still wet.

Place the hot cocoa bombs into the freezer for 5 minutes to get them to set, then remove and store in an airtight container until you’re ready to use.

Pin this Fun and Colorful Hot Chocolate Bomb for a fun winter treat:

How to make cotton candy hot chocolate bombs, a fun and playful take on homemade hot chocolate bombs with vibrant colors, fun sprinkles, marshmallows and of course, cotton candy flavor!

Grab your free printable recipe card for our cotton candy hot chocolate bombs recipe:

Yield: 6 Hot Chocolate Bombs

Cotton Candy Hot Chocolate Bombs

Cotton Candy Hot Chocolate Bombs

A fun candy-themed take on a classic hot chocolate bomb, these Cotton Candy Hot Chocolate bombs are a fun homemade treat for kids perfect for a birthday party or family movie night.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Light Blue Chocolate Candy Melts
  • 1 cup Pink Chocolate Candy Melts
  • 2 cups White Hot Chocolate Mix
  • 1 cup Pink and Blue Mini Marshmallows
  • 6 Stuffed Marshmallows
  • 1 cup Cotton Candy
  • Pink and Blue Sprinkles Mix

Instructions

  1. Place the each color of the candy melts in separate bowls and melt in the microwave per the directions on the package, or per your preferred melting method. Stir well to make sure the candy melts are completely melted and smooth - stirring more will give your finished hot chocolate bombs a bright and shiny appearance.
  2. Place 1 tbsp of one color of the candy melts into six of the cavities of the half-sphere mold and, using the bottom of your tablespoon measuring spoon, press the melted candy melts up the sides of the mold, keeping it thick but even and ensuring that the edges are not thin.
  3. Repeat with the other color of candy melts in the remaining 6 spheres.
  4. Once you've coated all of the bomb molds, place them molds into your freezer for about 5 minutes to set. Reserve the remaining candy melts for drizzling over the finished hot chocolate bombs later.
  5. Remove the set bomb molds from the freezer and carefully peel the silicone away from the chocolate.
  6. Place about 1 tbsp of the hot chocolate mix, 5-6 mini marshmallows, 1-2 tbsp cotton candy and one of the stuffed marshmallows into six of the half spheres. (Adjust the quantities to fit your half-spheres or personal preference.)
  7. Boil some water and pour into a heat-proof bowl and place a heat-proof plate overtop to warm. Remove the plate once warm to the touch.
  8. Take one of the empty half-spheres and gently place the edges against the hot plate for about 10 seconds to melt the rim of the half-sphere.
  9. Immediately place on top of one of the filled half-spheres, matching up the edges to seal the hot chocolate bomb. Repeat with all remaining half-spheres.
  10. Drizzle the reserved candy melts over the hot chocolate bombs and immediately top with sprinkles while the candy melts are still wet.
  11. Place the hot cocoa bombs into the freezer for 5 minutes to get them to set, then remove and store in an airtight container until you’re ready to use.

Notes

There are a variety of ways to impart a more profound cotton candy flavor:

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 932Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 805mgCarbohydrates: 168gFiber: 7gSugar: 134gProtein: 14g

Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.

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