Easter Hot Cocoa Bombs are hollow chocolate Easter Bunnies filled with hot cocoa mix, mini marshmallows, and colorful sprinkles. Drop these bunny cocoa bombs into a mug of hot milk and they melt into a delicious mug of hot chocolate.
You’ve probably seen the internet sensation that’s been around for a few months of these Hot Chocolate Bombs. Where you make the chocolate shell, fill it, fit two halves together, and melt it in hot milk to make a warm cozy fun hot cocoa drink.
They are so cute and so much fun! But frankly, I’m too lazy to make that chocolate shell. I mean, I don’t have the patience to temper chocolate, fill the mold, wait for the chocolate to set, then fill them, and match the two sides of the sphere together. Just to watch them melt in the hot milk.
That’s why these super easy to make Easter Bunny Hot Chocolate Bombs appeal to me! In no time at all you have a super cute filled hot cocoa bomb. And the kiddos can help fill these if you want to have a fun family project. Or, surprise them on Easter morning, and have the Easter bunny leave these in their Easter baskets.
These can also be made for the adults to enjoy in their coffee on Easter morning. Simply pour really hot coffee over the bombs for a fun holiday mocha.
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What are hot chocolate bombs?
They are hollow chocolate shapes filled with powdered hot cocoa mix, marshmallows, and sprinkles, and can be made for any holiday occasion.
Add them to a mug, and pour hot milk, water, or coffee over them, allow them to melt, and stir them into a delicious hot chocolate.
And again, I took the easy way and used a packaged hot cocoa mix for these bombs. No need to spend all your time mixing up homemade cocoa mix. Spend the time having fun with these mugs of hot chocolate instead.
Flavored Cocoa Mixes
There are so many flavored cocoa mixes at the store now. Try using different flavors in your bombs. I’ve seen dark chocolate, milk chocolate, peppermint flavored, mixes with English Toffee, White Chocolate, Raspberry Hot Cocoa, Caramel, and the list could probably go on! I’m a bit partial to the peppermint mixes myself!
How to make these Easter Bunny Bombs
First, you’ll want to gather all of your ingredients and your supplies.
What Ingredients are Needed?
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What Supplies are Needed?
Prep Easter bunny
Handle the chocolate bunny as lightly as possible because they can easily melt and you might leave finger prints.
To cut through the chocolate bunny, you actually want to melt through it, gently pressing with a hot knife. If you try to force the knife through, you may crush the bunny.
I heated my knife with a kitchen blow torch (you may have one if you ever made crème brulee). Alternatively, you could use a lighter to heat your knife, like the kind you may use to start a grill, or the gas burner on a stove. As always, please be careful with heat and flames especially if you are working with children nearby.
If those methods don’t work for you, you can use a hot plate (warm-up an empty plate by putting it in the microwave with a small bowl of water for 30-60 seconds), or a warmed skillet to press the knife against, or run the knife under really hot water and dry completely before use.
I choose the cut the feet of my bunny off, as cutting the head seemed a bit brutal. I also like that it’s not a noticeable spot once the bunny is stuck back together. If your bunny design is different, the ears may also be a good spot to cut at.
Once your bunny is opened up, it’s time to add the fillings!
Fill about ½ to 2/3’s of your chocolate bunny with powdered cocoa mix. The amount of filling you will use will depend on the size of your bunny.
Add whatever colorful and fun sprinkles you may have in the house. And, pop in a few mini marshmallows.
You can also add in a drizzle of caramel, or broken candy pieces, like M&M’s, Reese’s peanut butter cups, or any other candy that will melt.
Reseal the bunny
Once you’ve filled up the bunny, it’s time to reseal it.
Depending on how fast you worked, the chocolate may still be melty, in which case, it’s super easy just to pop it back together.
If the chocolate has hardened, heat the knife back up in the same manner in which you heated it the first time. Press one of the cut sides of the bunny back to the hot knife to get it a bit melty, and press the bunny back together.
The chocolate will set after a few minutes, or you can pop the filled bunny in the fridge until the chocolate is nice and set again.
Serving chocolate bombs
Now comes the fun part!
Place the filled bunny in a large mug and pour steaming hot milk, boiling water, or hot coffee over the top.
The amount of milk you’ll need will depend on the size of your mug, and how big the bunny is. But you’ll probably want 1-2 cups of milk.
Heat the milk in a small saucepan over medium heat on the stove, or in a 2-cup Pyrex measuring cup in the microwave.
Let the chocolate melt, the marshmallows pop out, then stir until dissolved.
How to package hot chocolate bombs
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You can give these Easter hot cocoa bombs as gifts in some cute ways.
How do I store them?
Chocolate bombs filled with hot cocoa mix will stay fresh when stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 2 months.
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Easter Hot Cocoa Bombs Recipe
Easter Hot Cocoa Bombs
- Hollow Chocolate Easter Bunny
- Colorful sprinkles
- Pre-made hot cocoa mix
- 1 tablespoon mini marshmallows
- Hot milk
- Use a heated knife to gently press into the bunny to slowly melt through and cut it open. (Knife heating instructions in the notes below)
- Using a funnel, add sprinkles, hot cocoa mix, and marshmallows to the hollow bunny. Fill the hot cocoa mix about 2/3 of the way up, leaving room for the marshmallows to fill the rest of the bunny.
- Depending on how fast you worked, the chocolate may still be melty, in which case, it’s super easy just to pop it back together.
- If the chocolate has hardened, heat the knife back up in the same manner in which you heated it the first time. Press one of the cut sides of the bunny back to the hot knife to get it a bit melty, and press the bunny back together.
- The chocolate will set after a few minutes, or you can pop the filled bunny in the fridge until the chocolate is nice and set again.
- Place the filled bunny in a large mug and pour steaming hot milk over the top. Let the chocolate melt, the marshmallows pop out, then stir until dissolved.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations, and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.