Saturday, December 21, 2019

Hot Cocoa Bombs- Mini size

Have you ever heard of Mini Hot Cocoa Bombs?
Yeah, neither had I until I picked up a copy of Woman's World and saw them in there and thought
WOW, what a fantastic idea and a great thing to share at Christmas.

I've been buying and reading this magazine for most of my adult life and have gotten some great recipe ideas from them, but I think this is my favorite.
I had to make some, I had to. 

So I made some and twiggled the recipe a touch, but just a bit.
Here are the mini cupcake liners ready to go.

 After filling them with the chocolate mixture
Hot Cocoa Bombs
 I had fun piping the little meringue/marshmallow tops and sprinkling them with a little Christmas
Hot Cocoa Bombs
 They were just so pretty, I had to keep taking pictures of them.
Hot Cocoa Bombs

Hot Cocoa Bombs

Hot Cocoa Bombs

 See what I mean, and even better, they tasted amazing.

Hot Cocoa Bombs
Hot Cocoa Bombs

Yield: 18 servings (makes 2 cups per serving)
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 40 Mtotal time: 50 M
These are not only fun to make, delicious to drink, but also make a fun little homemade gift.


  • 2 cups 60-percent bittersweet chocolate chips, melted ( I used Ghirardelli brand)
  • 3 packets instant hot cocoa mix, without marshmallows
  • 1/8 tsp almond extract
Meringue Topping
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tbsp + 1 1/2 tsp. meringue powder
  • 3-4 tbsp. Water + more if needed
  • Christmas theme sprinkles


How to make Hot Cocoa Bombs

  1. Place some mini cupcake liners into a mini cupcake pan.  I used 18 mini paper cupcake liners. 
  2. Melt the chocolate in double boiler over heat.  Whisk in the cocoa powder and almond extract.    Using a mini scoop, put the melted chocolate evenly into the cupcake liners.    Place in the refrigerator until set. 
Meringue topping
  1. Sift the confectioner sugar into a bowl and whisk in the meringue powder, as evenly as possible. 
  2. Add the water and using a hand mixer, mix at low to medium speed until the mixture forms stiff peaks, this will take a few minutes.  If the mixture seems to dry to mix properly, add an additional tablespoon of water, a teaspoon at a time. 
  1. Retrieve the set chocolate mixture out of the fridge and place on counter.
  2. Place the meringue topping mixture into a piping bag with a large star tip used for piping on cupcakes, like a 1M Wilton. Pipe a rosette on top of each little mini chocolate cupcake.   Sprinkle with the Christmas Sprinkles and set aside for the topping to dry out and set.   Keep in a sealed container until ready to use.
Making the hot chocolate
  1. Each mini bomb makes up to 2 cups of delicious hot cocoa.   Simply heat milk to just below boiling.  Remove the wrapper, and place the 'cupcake' into the hot milk and whisk through until the chocolate is totally melted and incorporated into the milk.  Serve immediately.  
NOTE:  I found this very rich.  I did cut down the Almond extract by half, as I thought it would overtake the chocolate.
I also ended up with extra topping, however, your piping methods may vary.  I thought the extra could also be used for topping some other cocoa?  
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Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.


  1. We will love these cupcakes! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday in 2019 and hope you will include the party in 2020. Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!
    Miz Helen

  2. This i can do. All those molds everything seemed way beyond complicated. This is just my speed.

    1. I've had a lot of great feedback on these. I love using one when I want to make myself a little something special. They're a great little gift idea as well.


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