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Candy Cane Cocoa Bombs

  • Author: From "Hot Cocoa Bombs: Delicious, Fun, and Creative Hot Chocolate Treats" by Natalie Wise
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 cocoa bombs 1x
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: American


These fun and festive white chocolate cocoa bombs are filled with white cocoa mix, mini marshmallows, colorful peppermint sprinkles and more, all ready to melt into a mug with hot milk for a deliciously decadent treat!


Units Scale
  • 12 ounces bright white candy melts or white chocolate, tempered
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon peppermint flavoring oil, to taste
  • 1 recipe batch white cocoa mix (from “Hot Cocoa Bombs”) or 1/2 cup store-bought mix
  • Mini candy cane sprinkles
  • Peppermint marshmallows
  • Candy cane shaped cake toppers, optional
  • 1/2 cup dehydrated mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup crushed candy canes, optional
  • 2 ounces red candy melts or white chocolate, tempered and colored red, for decorating
  • Extra candy cane sprinkles, crushed candy canes, and/or candy cane toppers, for decorating


  1. If desired, add a sprinkle of the mini candy cane sprinkles to the bottom of a few of the molds. Melt the chocolate and thoroughly stir in the flavoring oil to taste. Pour 1-2 tablespoons melted chocolate into each mold and use a brush or the back of a spoon to make sure the chocolate fills in all of the mold and up the edges. Refrigerate 5 minutes to set. If the edges are thin, carefully brush more chocolate around the edges and refrigerate for 5 more minutes. Carefully unmold.
  2. Set aside 6 of the shells for the tops. Melt the edges of 6 of the shells that will be the bottoms. Fill these cocoa bomb shells with: 1 tablespoon white cocoa mix, a good sprinkle of candy cane sprinkles, a peppermint marshmallow, a candy cane shaped candy topper, and a handful of dehydrated mini marshmallows. Melt the edges of the leftover shells and attach the tops. Let set.
  3. Melt the 2 ounces of red candy melts or white chocolate and add to a piping bag or plastic bag. Snip a tiny part of the corner and pipe lines across the cocoa bombs. Sprinkle with a small amount of candy cane sprinkles, crushed candy canes, and/or a candy cane topper.
  4. To make: Place a hot cocoa bomb in the bottom of a mug. Add 10 ounces of very hot milk and stir well.


  • Store finished cocoa bombs in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

Keywords: hot chocolate bomb, white cocoa mix, peppermint white chocolate, white chocolate bomb, candy cane cocoa