My Midwest Kitchen: DIY Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate Bombs

Hot chocolate bombs have been taking social media like crazy. These “bombs” consist of hallowed out spheres of chocolate that contain a hot cocoa mix and mini marshmallows inside. When you pour warm milk over them in a glass they melt before your eyes to reveal a delicious warm winter drink.

A few places locally have been selling them, but being dairy free I had to resort to making my own. (Typical these days.)

I ordered my molds of Amazon (link here) to try making these myself, and as I am typing this I’m happily sipping hot cocoa from a Finding Nemo mug. Here is how I made them:


  • 1 1/2 cups of Nestle Toll House Allergen Free Semi Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1/2 cup of Nestle Toll House Allergen Free Dark Chocolate Morsels
  • 1/2 Tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 100% Cocoa powder
  • Granulated sugar
  • Mini marshmallows
  1. Create a double boiler by filling a pot with water and putting a glass bowl on top of that pot. Bring the water to a boil and add semi-sweet and dark chocolate morsels, and vegetable oil to the bowl. Stir morsels as they start to melt.

2. Once the chocolate is melted smooth, take 1 Tbsp of the mixture and coat the cavities of the mold. Make sure there is a nice even coat over the entire cavity. Place in the fridge until set.

3. Pop the chocolate half spears out of the mold, and place into muffin papers for easy filling. Fill with 1 tsp of granulated sugar, 1/2 tsp of cocoa powder, and mini marshmallows.

4. To seal the spheres, warm up a small plate and gently swirl the edge of the half sphere to slightly melt the chocolate. Place on top of the half sphere with the filling mixture.

5. Drizzle extra chocolate over the top to add a fun design, or get creative with sprinkles. Place in fridge again to set.

6. To serve: place bomb in a mug, warm up milk alternative (I like oat milk), and pour over the bomb to watch it melt and reveal what is inside. Stir to combine and enjoy.

Storage tip: keep cold. I wrapped mine in the muffin paper, and a plastic sandwich bag and have been leaving them in a box in my cold garage.


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