Starbucks Chai Mocha Hot Cocoa Bombs Recipe

These Starbucks chai mocha hot cocoa bombs are my latest obsession. They are creamy, dreamy, and decidedly the best treat ever.

This hot cocoa bomb recipe is one for the adult palettes, I think, but it isn’t limiting at all. Because chocolate bombs are so easy to make, whip up a batch of these and a kid-friendly peanut butter and chocolate hot cocoa bomb at the same time!

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One of the fanciest and most fun recipes, these Starbucks chai mocha hot cocoa bombs are a delicious treat.


Starbucks Hot Cocoa Bombs

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I love making hot chocolate bombs for gifts or just for our family. Friends and I have challenged ourselves with coming up with interesting combinations, fun ways to decorate cocoa bombs, and all manner of gift ideas.

This week, I wanted to pair my favorite Starbucks chai mocha latte with hot cocoa and it was an AMAZING combination! And the best part is I’m lazy, which means there is no piping bag, double boiler, or wickedly difficult tempering chocolate techniques needed. Grab your favorite mug and let’s get started.

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Wrap a cocoa bomb in a cellophane treat bag, tie it up, and add a hand-written note for a fast gift idea.

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These hot cocoa bombs make the perfect gift (for yourself or others).

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Tips to Make The BEST Hot Cocoa Bombs

  • If this is the first time you’re making our own DIY hot cocoa bombs, check out the tips and tricks on my hot cocoa bombs recipe page. It’s the best info to really get your cocoa bombs made fast and easy!
  • Besides just being a hot chocolate bomb (which is awesome), the yummy touch of chai tea latte included elevates it. It’s a subtle difference but it makes for a party on the tongue.
  • You will need a mold and a silicone mold is best – don’t skip on this and try anything else. My favorite (of the 3 sets I have) is this cocoa bomb silicone mold.
  • Let’s take a second to talk about that chocolate really fast, friends. There’s nothing saying you CAN’T make these cocoa bombs with your standard chocolate chips, but let’s be honest, they’re not meant for melting and shaping. You know what is? Chocolate candy melts. They’re made for exactly this use and you can make them all shiny and have plenty of time to work with it. Just trust me – candy melts are where you want to be with this recipe.
  • If you want to make differently colored cocoa bombs, just gather as many as your arms can hold. One color doesn’t work better than any other, so the sky is the limit (you don’t have to stick with brown).
  • To use this decadent ball of chocolate filled with goodies is a two-step process. First, put the cocoa bomb in a heat-safe mug. Heat any milk (or water) to piping hot (hot enough to melt chocolate) and pour it over the bomb in the mug. Watch the magic happen when the chocolate melts and the bomb “explodes!”
  • If you’re gifting these, I have quite a few free hot cocoa bomb labels with instructions for download. Just print, cut them out, and add a string.
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I added a fun set of sprinkles to my Starbucks cocoa bombs, but you can leave yours plain or use different colored melting chocolates to match a theme.

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How to Make a Starbucks Mocha Hot Cocoa Bombs

Below is the written tutorial for this easy hot chocolate bomb recipe. Keep it open and follow the steps for a perfect set of these tasty treats. Use the comments section below if you have questions.

Yield: 6 Starbucks Chai Mocha Hot Chocolate Bombs

Starbucks Chai Mocha Hot Cocoa Bombs

mocha latte hot cocoa bombs

Give your mug a reason to smile by filling it with one of the best treats ever - the Starbucks Chai Mocha Hot Cocoa Bombs.

Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes



  1. Place the chocolate candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl and melt in the microwave per the directions on the package, or per your preferred melting method. Stir well to make sure the candy melts are completely melted and smooth. For a shiny finish on those cocoa bombs, keep stirring until the chocolate is shiny (about 2-3 minutes). This seriously works - just keep stirring.
  2. Place about 2 tbsp of the melted chocolate into one mold cavity and, using the bottom of a spoon or your measuring spoon, move the melted candy up and around the sides of the mold, keeping it thick and even all the way around. Repeat with 12 half-sphere molds. Once you've coated all of the bomb molds, place the molds into your freezer on a flat surface (like a baking sheet or solid shelf) for about 5 minutes to set. in-process step of making starbucks chai latte hot cocoa bombs
  3. After the chocolate has set in the molds, remove the bomb molds from the freezer and carefully peel the silicone away from the chocolate. Try not to break them, but if the edge crumbles a little, don't panic, you can use some of your leftover melted chocolate to repair those edges, if necessary.
  4. Fill 6 of the chocolate cups with about 1 tbsp hot chocolate mix and about 1 tbsp chai tea. Wait for about 2-3 minutes to let the tea to soak into the hot cocoa mix to limit any melting of the marshmallows when they meet the tea. Add 1-2 tsp of instant coffee.
  5. Add about 1 tsp of sprinkles and 6-8 mini marshmallows on top of the tea/cocoa mixture in each of the 6 chocolate cups. photo collage tutorial of how to make starbucks chai mocha hot cocoa bombs
  6. Warm-up a plate in the microwave until the center of the plate is warm to the touch. Press the open side of an empty chocolate cup onto the middle of the heated plate for about 10 seconds in order to gently melt the rim. Immediately place this chocolate cup on top of a filled cup. This will close the cocoa bomb - but if needed, you can use some leftover melted chocolate to help seal them. Repeat with all of the chocolate cups.
  7. Place the white chocolate candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl and melt in the microwave per the directions on the package, or per your preferred melting method. Stir well to make sure the candy melts are completely melted and smooth.
  8. Using a piping bag with a small tip or a fork, drizzle the melted white candy melts over your closed hot cocoa bombs then immediately follow by topping with more sprinkles. in-process step of decorating starbucks chai mocha hot cocoa bombs
  9. Place the finished hot cocoa bombs into the freezer for 5 minutes to allow them to set, then remove and store in an airtight container until you’re ready to use.
  10. To use the hot cocoa bombs, place them in a mug and pour 2 cups hot milk over the top. Stir until the hot cocoa bombs are completely melted and enjoy! photo collage tutorial of how to make starbucks chai latte hot cocoa bombs


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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 806Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 812mgCarbohydrates: 152gFiber: 6gSugar: 121gProtein: 14g

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    1. Oh no!! I forgot to add the coffee ingredient (it’s in the book, just not here). I’ll add that now – thank you for the catch, Sam.