How to Make Hot Cocoa Bombs -Cinco de Mayo Style!

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Oh, guys! Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) will be here sooner than you think. I know that the official drink for Cinco de Mayo is a margarita but… how about a Cinco De Mayo style hot cocoa bomb?

Hot chocolate bombs are really fun to make fun to drink, especially while watching a movie with the family. Would you like to learn how to make hot cocoa bombs? I have a very easy-to-follow tutorial just a few paragraphs below.

Now, like all of my other hot chocolate bomb recipe, these Cinco de Mayo hot cocoa bombs are simple to make. Yes, very few ingredients are needed with just a tad bit of your time.

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Hot Cocoa Bombs – Great For Gifts, Side Hustles And FUN

Your family will have a blast watching their bomb dissolve in their milk. You know, a movie night sounds awesome doesn’t it? Plop a hot chocolate bomb in a mug and pour your warm milk into it. The fun begins! Let me know what movie you decide on!

In addition, don’t forget that hot cocoa bombs can make great homemade gifts. Friends and family will be excited when they receive these as gifts from you.

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Are you a good cook or good at baking? These could be a great little side hustle too. Chocolate Bombs sell frequently on the Facebook marketplace. They sell quite frequently for $5-$8 EACH! Now, I’m not selling anything that I make. For you though, this might be a WONDERFUL to earn extra money.

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How to make hot cocoa bombs ~ Cinco de Mayo style!

How to make hot cocoa bombs ~ Cinco de Mayo style!

Yield: 6 hot cocoa bombs

Cinco de Mayo hot cocoa bombs~ These will be perfect for a movie night with the family. Hot chocolate bombs are fun to MAKE and DRINK! Read on to learn how to make this easy-to-make treat!


  • 8 oz white candy melts
  • 1 oz red candy melts
  • 6 tbsp hot cocoa powder
  • ½ cup mini marshmallows
  • Green sprinkles
  • Silicone semi-sphere mold
  • Large plate, small plate, measuring cups, measuring spoons, spoon or pastry brush, pastry bag or ziplock bag, small microwave safe bowls for melting candy


Put a large plate into the freezer.

Pour the white candy melts into a bowl and heat in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring well after each heat session until the candy is fully melted.

Add a small spoon full of melted candy to all of the mold cavities, then coat the melted candy around the mold, making sure to get all the way up the sides.

Place candy-coated mold into the freezer for 5 minutes.

Repeat steps 4 and 5, then transfer the unused melted candy to pastry or ziplock bag.

Remove the chilled plate and candy-coated mold from the freezer. Carefully remove
each candy-coated sphere from the mold and place it on the chilled plate.

Heat the small plate in the microwave for 2 minutes.

Put one half-sphere upside down on the heated plate to slightly melt the candy-coated edge.

Fill it with 1 tablespoon cocoa mix, and a few mini marshmallows.

Repeat step 9 with another half sphere and adhere the two together. The melted candy should fuse them together nicely, but if not, just use your finger to add a little chocolate around the seam.

Reheat the bagged candy if needed, then snip off the end and drizzle candy over each cocoa bomb, and add sprinkles.

To serve, place the cocoa bomb into a mug, then pour 6 ounces of hot water or milk over the chocolate bomb. Stir well and enjoy!


I hope you enjoy these Cinco de Mayo hot cocoa bombs. They are so fun. Soon, you will be as addicted to them as I am!

I’m posting pre and post photos here because I didn’t like having all the pictures printing in the recipe itself.

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Now, don’t you think this will be fun to MAKE and EAT? Please, let me know how your creation turns out and send me a picture!

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