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Delicious DIY Oreo Milk Chocolate Hot Chocolate Bombs

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DIY Oreo Milk Chocolate Hot Chocolate Bomb. How to make decadent milk chocolate hot chocolate bombs at home with this easy hot chocolate bomb recipe.

I think we can all agree this has been a nutty year for so many reasons. I mean, at my New Year’s Eve party last year, I definitely did not expect there to be a run on toilet paper and yeast at any point!

But we made it. And now we’re approaching the holiday season, which for many families is the most wonderful time of the year.

While I know some families will celebrate the holidays as per usual this year, for many of us it’s going to be a pared down affair.

Sure, we’ll be able to stick to some of our family traditions, like gifts for neighbors, our random acts of kindness Advent calendar, decorating, and making awesome DIY Christmas decor and cookies.

But other parts of Christmas will look different this year. And while I’ll miss throwing fun parties like my Grinch themed school parties and Christmas cookie decorating parties, I know it’s not forever.

Despite all of this (or maybe because or it), I know we all want to make this holiday season as special as possible after the year we’ve had.

Which is why I am in love with the latest upgrade to hot chocolate: the hot chocolate bomb!

Apparently the hot chocolate bomb made it’s original debut on TikTok, but I have to admit I am not on TikTok, so I really don’t know.

What do I know? This Oreo Milk Chocolate Hot Chocolate bomb is delicious and gorgeous.

Even better? They are easy enough to make at home!

Hello, Decadence: DIY Milk Chocolate and Mini Oreos Hot Cocoa Bombs

When I saw hot chocolate bombs popping up all over my feed in the past few weeks, I knew I needed to try them to see what the big deal is.

A milk chocolate and Oreo hot chocolate bomb sits on a white counter in front of a mug. There is cocoa and mini oreos scattered around the hot cocoa bomb, and a mini Oreo stuck to the top of it.

And now that I’ve tried them? I’m obsessed.

I think when times are a bit dark, it’s natural to look for beauty in our lives.

And gosh darn it if there isn’t something extremely satisfying about watching a lovingly made hot chocolate bomb melt into nothingness right before your eyes.

A homemade hot cocoa bomb melts in a mug of hot milk. A mini marshmallow can be seen erupting from the hot chocolate bomb.
A mug  of hot cocoa made from a hot cocoa bomb. The photo shows a birds-eye view of the mug with mini marshmallows, chocolate, and hot cocoa mix melting into steamed milk.

Seriously – how gorgeous are they!?!

Looking for Upgraded Hot Cocoa? Introducing the Hot Chocolate Bomb!

I love hot chocolate, but I also love hot chocolate upgrades (like my Frozen S’mores Hot Chocolate which is sooooo good!).

If you love hot cocoa when the weather turns cold, you’re going to love this milk chocolate hot chocolate bomb upgrade.

Besides being delicious and gorgeous, they’re actually pretty easy to make.

Don’t worry: they definitely look harder to make than they actually are.

A milk chocolate and oreo hot chocolate bomb as seen from above against a white background. Cocoa powder and mini oreos are strewn around the hot cocoa bomb and there is a mini oreo on top if it

How to Make an Oreo Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa Bomb

Ingredients and What You’ll Need

Make Chocolate Half Spheres

The secret lies in these silicone molds

To make the chocolate spheres in the hot chocolate bombs, melt 2 cups of milk chocolate chips.

With a spoon or small spatula, scoop a bit of chocolate into one half-sphere in the mold, and drag the chocolate up the sides so it’s all covered.

Repeat until all 6 spheres are covered with chocolate, and then place in the freezer for about 10 minutes.

A process shot showing milk chocolate bombs being made. The photo shows a birds eye view of silicone sphere moulds, lined with  milk chocolate against a white background.

After about 10 minutes, pull the mold out of the freezer and check each sphere for holes. Fill in any spots you missed with melted chocolate, and then pop the mold back into the freezer for 5 minutes to set.

One tip here: when you pull the spheres out of the molds, the edges will be jagged.

To deal with this, I use a warm pan. You just lightly press each half sphere against a warm pan, and the combination of the heat plus the flat surface will even everything out.

A close up detailed photograph of hot chocolate bombs being made. The photo shows a half chocolate sphere up close against a white background.
A close up detailed photograph of hot chocolate bombs being made. The photo shows several half chocolate spheres on a white table against a white background.

Fill Your Hot Chocolate Bombs

Next, you need to fill your chocolate sphere with your hot cocoa fixings!

For this one, I kept it pretty simple, and filled it with hot chocolate mix and mini marshmallows.

Just spoon 2 tablespoons of hot chocolate mix into a half sphere, and then top it off with mini marshmallows.

It’s okay if you overfill it a bit.

Assemble Your Hot Chocolate Bombs

This is probably the trickiest part of the whole recipe. This is where you’ll take two half-spheres (one of which has your hot chocolate fixings) and turn them into a whole.

You need to warm the edges of one of the halves so the edges are a bit melty.

I’d suggest using the warm pan method described above. Once the edges get melty, place the two halves of the sphere together immediately and press gently. Then stick them back into the freezer for 5 minutes to set.

A milk chocolate and oreo hot chocolate bomb on a white counter with a white background. The milk chocolate hot chocolate sphere is topped with a mini oreo and the set is sprinkled with mini oreos and cocoa powder

Dress Them Up!

For these hot chocolate bombs, I topped them with a mini Oreo each. Just put a bit of melted chocolate onto one side of the Oreo, and then press it onto the top of each sphere and hold for a few seconds until set.

This is one of the coolest parts about hot chocolate bombs in general though – you can get seriously creative with your fillings and decorations!

In addition to one or several mini Oreos on the outside of each hot chocolate sphere, you could add some crushed up ones to the inside!

Or you could drizzle the sphere with melted caramel! Or coat them with sprinkles.

The possibilities are seriously limitless, which is why one of the reasons this is such a fabulous recipe.

Oreo Milk Hot Chocolate Bombs Away

When you’re ready to enjoy them, put one hot chocolate sphere into a mug.

An Oreo milk chocolate hot chocolate bomb at the bottom of an empty hot cocoa mug,  topped with a mini oreo and surrounded by mini Oreos and hot cocoa powder.

Then heat up some milk. Once your milk is nice and warm, pour the hot milk over top, filling up your mug to around 3/4 full.

A hand is seen pouring hot milk from a white milk jug into a mug. The mug sits on a white table with mini Oreos and hot chocolate powder strewn on the table.

Slowly, the sphere will melt in the milk…

A hot chocolate sphere  begins to melt in a mug of hot milk. The photo is birds eye view, and the mug sits on a white table with hot chocolate mix and mini Oreos strewn on the table too

As it melts, the hot cocoa mix, marshmallows and whatever other fillings you’ve used will pop out….surprise!

Mini marshmallows, hot chocolate mix, and a melting hot chocolate bomb are shown melting in a mug of hot milk.

Stir your hot chocolate. And top it off with some extra mini marshmallows if you like. Maybe a fresh mini Oreo on the side!

Enjoy!

A mug of hot chocolate made using a hot cocoa bomb. Pictured is a mug of hot chocolate topped with mini marshmallows and a stack of mini Oreos against an isolated white background.
Yield: 6

Milk Chocolate Oreo Hot Chocolate Bombs

Milk Chocolate Oreo Hot Chocolate Bombs

Decadent Oreo and milk chocolate hot chocolate bombs are a fun and easy DIY upgrade to hot cocoa this winter!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup hot chocolate mix
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • Mini Oreos (6)
  • Silicone Sphere Molds

Instructions

  1. Melt chocolate chips over the stovetop or in the microwave.
  2. Using a spoon or small spatula, scoop a small amount of chocolate into your silicone sphere molds. Drag the chocolate up the sides of the mold and place in the freezer for 10 minutes. Remove the mold from the freezer, and fill in any spots you missed before placing back into the freezer to set for 5 minutes.
  3. While your molds are in the freezer, heat up a pan or skillet.
  4. Remove molds from the freezer and remove the half spheres from the mold, and the even out the edges of the spheres using the warm pan or skillet (press the edges of each half-sphere against the warm flat part of the pan so that they aren't ragged).
  5. In one side of the sphere, place in two tbsp of hot chocolate mix and top with mini marshmallows.
  6. Using your warm pan or skilled, warm the other half of the sphere so the edges are a bit melty and place it immediately onto the other half of the sphere. Press gently together and place back into the freezer for 5 minutes. 
  7. Place a small amount of chocolate onto the mini Oreo and press on top of each sphere.
  8. When you are ready to use, place your hot chocolate bomb in a mug and pour hot milk on top. Watch the marshmallows pop out, stir and enjoy!

Notes

You can “overfill” the sphere a bit, and can add other treats, like crushed Oreos.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 633Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 435mgCarbohydrates: 104gFiber: 5gSugar: 83gProtein: 10g

Nutritional information for these milk chocolate hot chocolate bombs was provided by a third party service and is just an estimate.

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