How to Make Hot Cocoa Mix

Great for gifting for the holidays, hot cocoa bombs are a fun and exciting treat for cocoa lovers. With this rich and delicious cocoa mix, you can fill your chocolate bombs with a tasty mix everyone is sure to love. Best of all, we’ll show you two different cocoa bomb flavor ideas for crafting the perfect cup!

Fun Cocoa Bomb Flavor Ideas

Use this mix and one of these fun flavor combinations to craft a delicious cup of hot cocoa!

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Bombs

Prepare the cocoa bomb mold using melted Candy Cane Candy Melts candy. Fill shell with 2 tablespoons hot cocoa mix and mini marshmallows. Once assembled, drizzle with remaining melted Candy Cane candy and top with Peppermint Crunch Sprinkles.

Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa Bombs

Prepare the cocoa bomb mold using melted Salted Caramel Candy Melts candy. Fill shell with 2 tablespoons hot cocoa mix and mini marshmallows. Once assembled, drizzle with remaining melted Salted Caramel candy and top with snowflake sprinkles and nonpareils.

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

Great for gifting for the holidays, hot cocoa bombs are a fun and exciting treat for cocoa lovers. With this rich and delicious cocoa mix, you can fill your chocolate bombs with a tasty mix everyone is sure to love. Best of all, we’ll show you two different cocoa bomb flavor ideas for crafting the perfect cup!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 2.5 cups mix

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup Nonfat or Whole Dry Milk Powder
  • ¾ cup Powdered Sugar (confectioners’ sugar)
  • ¾ cup Dutch-Processed Cocoa Powder
  • 1 package Dark Chocolate or Fudge-Flavored Instant Pudding Mix (3.6 to 3.9 oz.)
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt

Instructions
 

Step 1: Prepare the Mix

  • In a large bowl, combine the dry milk, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, pudding mix, and salt. Whisk the ingredients together until thoroughly combined.

Step 2: Assemble the Cocoa Bombs

  • Prepare your hot cocoa bombs using your Candy Melts candy of your choice and a cocoa bomb mold. Fill the bottom shell with 2 tablespoons of mix and any other marshmallows or fillings your desire.
  • Secure the top shell to the bottom following the package instructions.

Notes

Helpful Hints for Making Hot Cocoa Mix
  • To make spiced hot cocoa mix, add 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper to cocoa ingredients.
  • You can also use this mix to prepare a cup of hot cocoa without the bomb! Simply stir 3 tablespoons of mix into a cup of hot milk, then stir until dissolved.
How to Store Cocoa Mix
If you’re making your mix in advance, you can store it in an airtight container at room temperature until you’re ready to use it.
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