Make These Easy & Fun Cinco de Mayo Hot Cocoa Bombs Super Fast!

I love a fun gift idea and these Cinco de Mayo hot cocoa bombs are a great way to bring a smile to a friend’s face!

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I love how easy it was to make these Cinco de Mayo hot cocoa bombs!

Cinco de Mayo Hot Cocoa Bombs

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we get hyped-up about ever holiday or event ever. So when a friend of mine lamented that she wasn’t going to be able to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year with her family, I thought…well, I could give her a little fun ding-dong-dash gift of some Cinco de Mayo hot cocoa bombs!


Fast and easy to make, these easy hot chocolate bombs make a yummy hot cocoa that much more fun. Grab your car green sprinkles and let’s get started.

DIY cinco de mayo hot cocoa bombs Recipe
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Tips to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs for Cinco de Mayo

  • I just decided you can’t ever make hot cocoa bombs with regular chocolate chips – especially not white chocolate chips. They’re just terribly difficult, getting super lumpy when you want just need them to melt and be smooth – they’re awful. Instead, I recommend using candy melts. They’re made for exactly this type of melting and molding activity. So, just grab a bag of melting discs like this. While you’re at it, grab a bag of red, too, so you can do the drizzle super fast and easy too.
  • The one thing I think I might do differently, if I made these hot cocoa bombs for Cinco de Mayo next year, I would add some cactus sprinkles like these. They’re really cute (I’ve had them before) but I just couldn’t find any in my pantry, so green jimmies it was!
  • When you’re ready for a big ‘ole mug of hot cocoa, just drop a bomb into a big mug, then warm-up enough milk in a second cup to fill the mug. Pour that hot milk over the bomb and it will float, open and “explode”!
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How Do I Make Cinco de Mayo Hot Cocoa Bombs?

I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.

Yield: 6 Cinco de Mayo Hot Cocoa Bombs

Cinco de Mayo Hot Cocoa Bombs

cinco de mayo hot cocoa bombs

I love it when a gift fits a friend super well and these Cinco de Mayo hot cocoa bombs are a great gift for my friend to bring some fun to her celebration this year!

Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 2 cups white candy melts
  • 1/2 cup red candy melts
  • 6 tbsp hot cocoa powder
  • ½ cup mini marshmallows
  • Green jimmies sprinkles


  1. Place the white candy melts in the microwave in a microwave-safe bowl and melt per the package directions.
  2. Add about 1 tablespoon of melted chocolate to 12 of the mold cavities, using the back of the spoon to work it up and around each of the molds, then place the mold into the freezer for 5 minutes. 
  3. Remove the mold from the freezer and gently peel the silicon mold away from the candy half-spheres.
  4. Fill 6 of the candy half-spheres with 1 tablespoon cocoa mix and 6-10 mini marshmallows (as many as will reasonably fit).
  5. Warm a small plate in the microwave until it's warm to the touch.
  6. Place one empty half sphere upside down on the heated plate to slightly melt the candy coated edge, then immediately place it on the top of a filled half-sphere. The melted candy should seal the two halves together, but if not, you can use your finger to add a little additional chocolate at the seam.
  7. Place the red candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl and melt per the package directions then place the melted candy in a zipper-top bag. Snip off the corner a little and drizzle the red candy over each of the cocoa bombs, and immediately add the green sprinkles.
  8. To serve, place a cocoa bomb into a mug, then pour hot milk over the cocoa bomb and enjoy! photo collage tutorial of diy hot chocolate bombs for cinco de mayo


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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 413Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 39mgCarbohydrates: 100gFiber: 1gSugar: 63gProtein: 1g

All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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