Looking for a fast and fun St. Patrick’s Day Hot Cocoa Bombs recipe? Here’s one that is so easy. It’s a great hands-on homeschooling lesson to make with your elementary-aged homeschool students.
With just four ingredients, these green hot cocoa bombs can be used for Dr. Seuss day too – March 2! Especially if your kids love Green Eggs and Ham as much as mine do.
Why St. Patrick’s Day Hot Cocoa Bombs?
Hot chocolate cocoa bombs are hugely popular right now because they are fast and easy to make. And they’re fun. Plus, it is easy to change the color and design to suit any holidays.
For example, my white chocolate strawberry cocoa bombs were popular at Valentine’s Day. Yet they could also suit a Mother’s Day themed lunch, tea, or dessert. (Or just enjoy one any old time that you need some self-care time alone.)
Hot cocoa bombs simply mix all the ingredients needed for a hot cup of flavored cocoa in a shell. Drop the shell into hot water or milk, stir, and watch the shell melt and the ingredients escape. Garnish with whipped cream, chocolate shavings or sprinkles, then enjoy.
Cooking and Baking in Your Homeschool
Sometimes we all need a break from workbooks, online academic classes, and reading textbooks. Hands-on homeschooling can also give you a fun way to try something new alongside your children.
When you bake or cook together in your homeschool day, you get the opportunity for
- time together that is not book-related
- helps get meals and dessert made
- making memories
- incorporates many different lessons
We try to bake or cook together on Friday afternoons as part of our weekly meal planning.
What You Will Need to Make St. Patrick’s Day Hot Cocoa Bombs
What will I need to make this recipe?
Here’s what you need to make these bright green St. Patrick’s Day Hot Cocoa Bombs.
1 ½ Cups Green Melting Wafers
½ Cup White Melting Wafers for the drizzle (you can also use white chocolate chips)
Hot Chocolate Mix (approximately a tablespoon per bomb)
Dehydrated Marshmallows (you can also substitute with regular mini marshmallows if desired)
You will also need the following supplies:
Glass mixing bowls
Ziploc Bags OR
Icing Piping Bags
FAQs About St. Patricks Day Hot Cocoa Bombs
Can I make these St. Patrick’s Day hot cocoa bombs in a microwave?
Yes! If you have access to a microwave, it saves time and simplifies the process.
How many cocoa bombs does this recipe make?
This recipe makes 3 hot cocoa bombs using silicone molds with two-inch sized openings. The mold has six openings; you need two halves for each hot cocoa bomb.
How do you store your cocoa bombs?
So I don’t know what other moms do, but I put mine in the fridge to cool.
I don’t really store them because we use them almost right away. No willpower at our house when it comes to sweet stuff!
Steps for Making St. Patrick’s Day Hot Cocoa Bombs
Gather your ingredients
Mix the ingredients according to the directions below ⬇️⬇️
Be amazed at the incredible GREENNESS of your creation! Take a pic📸 or two to send to your kids’ grandparents!
Print this out to get started
- 1 ½ Cups Green Melting Wafers
- ½ Cup White Melting Wafers for the drizzle (you can also use white chocolate chips)
- Hot Chocolate Mix (approximately a tablespoon per bomb)
- Dehydrated Marshmallows (you can also substitute with regular mini marshmallows if desired)
- Using a bowl and the microwave, heat your green melting wafers in 30 second increments until your wafers have melted and become smooth.
- Once your wafers are melted you will want to coat your silicone molds, making sure that all of the sides and bottom is well coated. You can use a spoon for this process but another good option is a decorating brush made for baking.
- Place the mold in the fridge and allow for the bomb halves to set up. This will take approximately 30 minutes.
- Once your hot cocoa bomb halves have set you can then pop them out of the molds and fill them with the hot chocolate contents. Which for this set is regular hot chocolate mix and mini dehydrated marshmallows. This amount will make 3 bombs so you will want to fill 3 with your mix and leave 3 for making the top.
- Using a plate heated by the microwave, or a pan on the stove, melt the rim of an empty green bomb half and place it on top of one of the filled sides. Allow the wafers to set.
- Using piping bags or a filled Ziploc bag, drizzle on your white chocolate over the top and allow it to set up again.
- To make the hot chocolate add 1 hot chocolate bomb to a mug and pour 8-10 ounces of milk over top or you can drop your bomb into a mug of hot milk. Stir until melted.
If you are using bigger molds, you will need to use more green melting wafers.
This recipe amount will make 3 bombs but you will have ingredients left over to make additional ones.
If you bomb halves don’t sit evenly together you can always take additional melting wafers and add some around the rim to get a complete seal on your hot cocoa bomb.
More St. Patrick’s Day Recipes for Making with Kids
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