This Coffee Bombs Recipe Makes Lively Start to Cold Mornings

These coffee bombs are going to start your day off with a sweet and caffeinated bit of decadence. These are an awesome perk of being an adult and you can even jazz up your java with a little grown up Bailey’s chocolate ganache!

Chocolate Coffee Bombs

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I am a big kid at heart and love the cocoa bomb trend, but this girl needs her coffee. Over the winter months, why let the kids have all the sweets and treats when we can join in as well? This simple recipe for coffee bombs will have you treating yourself with or without the kick of a weekend delight (aka Bailey’s Irish Cream).

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This chocolate coffee bombs recipe is easy to make and includes a bonus Bailey’s Irish Cream ganache recipe, too!

If you’ve never made a cocoa bomb, don’t worry. I’ve made so many, I even wrote a popular book on them! They’re an easy treat to make and these coffee bombs are very similar. Don’t miss my Hot Cocoa Bomb Recipes & Tips for even more yummy recipes and ideas!

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These chocolate coffee bombs make for a great Saturday morning treat or a perfect gift.

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Tips for Making Bailey’s Coffee Bombs

  • Not a fan of instant coffee? No problem. Use everything else except the powder and pour hot coffee over the bomb.
  • If you are new to making cocoa bombs, my biggest tip for you is to start with one full tablespoon of chocolate to make the molds. Drop it in, press it up the sides, and keep going until you cannot see any of the mold.
  • Also if you’re new at making the shells, make a few more than you think you need. In the beginning, I broke a few because I didn’t focus on getting those edges.
  • Pop the molds into the fridge (or freezer) – don’t skip this because it helps it harden really well so they can be handled.
  • If you want to color the chocolate shell, use a food colorant which works with chocolate. I like to use colored chocolate wafers in my hot cocoa bombs; it’s easier.
  • You can opt to make the homemade chocolate Bailey’s Irish Cream ganache or not, but if you do, I recommend making it one day ahead so you don’t have to wait on it to set. It really kicks up that chocolate flavor and adds a depth to your coffee.
Square image of an open chocolate bomb showing Baileys Irish cream ganache recipe, mini marshmallows, and three completed coffee bombs on a white plate.
I wish I could invite you over for a cup full of one of these yummy chocolate coffee bombs.

How to Make Coffee Bombs Easily

After making so many hot chocolate bombs, I’ve perfected the art of creating the chocolate sphere creation. Definitely use 1 tablespoon of melted chocolate, make sure it is completely melted, make consistent edge, and coat the entirety of the silicone mold form.

You can include powdered creamer (coffee creamer) in any flavor to customize your coffee bombs. Psst: you can also try this with instant espresso – I used the Medaglia D’oro brand. Just make sure you don’t use “espresso powder,” as it is not the same.

Yield: 3 coffee bombs

Easy Coffee Bombs

Square image of an open chocolate bomb showing Baileys Irish cream ganache recipe, mini marshmallows, and three completed coffee bombs on a white plate.

These coffee bombs are delicious and wonderfully warming. With or without a fun ganache kick, these coffee cocoa bombs are going to jazz up your java.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Freezing Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

Ingredients for Coffee Bombs

  • 10 ounces of melting wafers
  • Instant coffee packet
  • optional, 1/3 of the recipe of Baileys ganache
  • optional, mini marshmallows
  • Coarse sugar

Ingredients for Bailey's Chocolate Ganache

  • 1/2 cup Bailey Irish Cream
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

Instructions

Make the Chocolate Bomb Shells

  1. Melt the candy melts in a bowl according to the directions on the package. Scoop about 1 tablespoon into the silicone mold and spread out the chocolate in the mold to coat it completely. Put the molds in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  2. Carefully remove the shells out of the mold and set them on a chilled plate. Fill one side of the molds with the ganache filling, if using, and an instant coffee packet. Leave the other side empty.
  3. Warm a plate in the microwave. Press the open side of the empty shell onto the plate and let it slightly melt. Press the melted edge on the filled shell to stick them together. Let dry.
  4. Once made into a circle and dried, drizzle the leftover melted chocolate on top and add marshmallows and sugar, if using.Image collage of six steps showing how to make coffee bombs with melting chocolate, instant coffee, ganache, and mini marshmallows.

Make the Bailey’s Chocolate Ganache (Make Ahead)

  1. Heat the Bailey's Irish Creme in the microwave for about 45 seconds.
  2. Put the chocolate chips in a bowl and then add the warm creme over the top. Stir gently until incorporated.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap for about 10 minutes, then slowly stir until combined.
  4. Put in the refrigerator until set to a pipe consistency.
  5. Scoop a spoonful into the chocolate bombs before sealing.
  6. Spoon into a piping bag or a plastic bag with the tip cut off to drizzle over the coffee bombs.

Notes

If you do not like instant coffee, make the chocolate bomb without the powder and pour hot coffee over it. I've tried it both ways and both are yummy!

The chocolate Bailey's ganache can be made a day ahead and left in the refrigerator until ready to use.

The marshmallows and additional sugar are optional, as is a dry powdered creamer. Please note that this is already sweetened with the chocolate.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 739Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 408mgCarbohydrates: 108gFiber: 4gSugar: 63gProtein: 7g

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

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