DIY Hot Cocoa Bombs for New Year’s Eve {+Printables)
Desserts & Swets - December 1, 2021

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Do you like Cocoa Bombs? We love Holiday Hot Cocoa Bombs! Get ready for 2022 by doing DIY Hot Cocoa Bombs for New Year’s Eve!

New Year's Eve Hot Cocoa Bombs

I’m not the only one to say that we are happy to say goodbye to 2021 and ready for 2022. 2021 was a nightmare.

What to do on New Year’s Eve?

Many of us are wondering what to do for New Years when so many places are either closed or have really strict guidelines. Many of us will be drinking heavily celebrating while social distancing during New Year’s Eve.

I will not be.

We are starting a new tradition this year. Actually, we are just altering our tradition to fit a social distanced, stay at home Year’s Eve.

My family has a Greek tradition every New Year’s. Typically, they make the traditional Vasilopita, a cake-like bread and bake it with a coin inside. After cutting all the pieces for family and friends, we eat it and wait to see who found the coin for a year of good luck. The kids love it too!

3 hot Cocoa Bombs surrounded by confetti

This has been our family’s tradition for almost 50 years!

This year we won’t be with family. We won’t be with anyone because we will be home social distancing. Being isolated has been tough for our family but we have figured it out along the way.

hot cocoa bomb with pendant inside

So, I thought of making Cocoa Bombs for New Years, one (just one) with a little surprise in it (maybe dusting it in gold so that it is identifiable to the winner)- a charm of a cross. I don’t want to put a coin in a Cocoa Bomb – but feel free to do that if you want!

You don’t need to put anything inside. This post is to just to show MY IDEA- because of MY TRADITION – feel free to make the cocoa bomb with only marshmallows and sprinkles inside!

* If you decide to make this with an item inside, plan this out carefully, and do not leave around children or animals – they are a chocking hazard.

New Years Eve Printables for Hot Cocoa Bombs

These New Year’s Eve Cocoa Bombs make great gifts for people too, especially at time like this. Nothing says comfort like Hot Chocolate.

Cocoa Bomb Christmas Printable

Download the Hot Cocoa Holiday Printable

I can give them out individually, letting them know that we will open them at the same times and drink to the New Year – watching who receives the charm.

We can all zoom at the stroke of midnight and make ourselves a little hot chocolate.

What do you think?

Cocoa Bombs with gold foil

What is a Hot Chocolate Bomb?

A hot chocolate bomb ( also called a hot cocoa bomb) is a thin chocolate shell filled with cocoa powder and marshmallows. Sometimes there are other goodies added inside, depending on the flavor, and usually some decorations on the top of them.


Semi-Sweet Lilys Baking Chips

Lily’s White Chocolate Baking Chips (optional)

Mini Marshmallows

Ghirardelli Chocolate Premium Indulgence Hot Cocoa Mix

Sprinkles (optional)

Silacone Mold


Charm (optional)

Basic Hot Cocoa Bomb Recipe

Hot Chocolate Bombs  For New Years Eve

Hot Chocolate Bombs For New Years Eve

Yield: 6

Hot Chocolate Cocoa Bombs


  1. Melt chocolate (start with 1 min 50% power) Do not over melt - just stir lumps until meltedsilicone mold with chocolate
  2. Spoon chocolate into the mold
  3. Put molds on a tray or cutting board and into refrigerator for 30 mins
  4. Pull chocolate molds out of molds when ready using gloves (if you don't want fingerprints)
  5. Heat up a plate for 1 minutespoon of cocoa
  6. Place mold on the plate to smooth out and fill with 1 Tablespoon of Cocoa Powder
  7. Place marshmallows inside
  8. Place other half of mold on hot plate and smooth out and immediately place on top of cocoa filled mold
  9. Heat up some white chocolate chips and spoon into a ziplock bag, cut off tip and drizzle on top.
  10. Add sprinkles


Exact amounts of ingredients needed or yield may vary depending on the actual silicone mold you use. Silicone molds come in all sizes - with the one's I purchased, I used the large ones, so if you don't use the exact same one we did, you may end up needing more or less of each ingredient. I used a full tablespoon of Cocoa in each mold.

If you are drizzling the white chocolate on top of bomb, make sure it cools a little otherwise it will put a hole in the bomb

Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 456Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 12mgSodium 136mgCarbohydrates 54gFiber 2gSugar 46gProtein 5g

Just add a charm or something that you think is special inside. Remember to put it in a plastic bag or something that is big enough to be obvious so someone can’t choke on it.

hot chocolate bombs filled with marshmallows, sprinkles and a surprise in a plastic bag

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