These Whoppers Hot Cocoa Bombs are a Malted Milk Ball Lover’s Dream!

Making these whoppers hot cocoa bombs is a quick and easy treat that is definitely worth making for yourself or a gift for any malted milk ball lover!

whoppers cocoa bombs recipe
A truly simple treat to make these whoppers hot cocoa bombs are simple and fantastic for anyone who loves malted milk balls.

Whoppers Hot Cocoa Bombs

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we are obsessed with making hot cocoa bombs. It’s still chilly around here this spring and I just can’t shake the desire for a big mug of cocoa on the nights when the wind is blowing and it’s all rainy. Good news for me, I found some yummy candies to inspire my latest creation of whoppers hot cocoa bombs!


So simple and a real treat for anyone – trust me, gift them one time and you’ll have huge fans. Plus, malted milk ball hot cocoa bombs are the most tasty treat for anyone that’s a fan of this old fashioned candy. So, if you’re ready for a mind-blowingly yummy treat, let’s get started.

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Tips to Make Malted Milk Ball Cocoa Bombs

  • New to making cocoa bombs? Check out the tips and tricks I share here on how to make hot cocoa bombs the easy way.
  • Despite what is probably your first idea, I recommend that you never make cocoa bombs with baking chocolate chips like those and you put in cookies. When melted, they’re difficult to work with and not worth the effort. Instead, I strongly recommend using candy melts like these – they make for a much better material to mold with.
  • I know there are different makers of malted milk balls. And honestly you can use any of them to make malted milk ball cocoa bombs. But I saw a box of whoppers like these and couldn’t resist just grabbing the easy and handy candy to make my cocoa bombs.
  • When you’re all chilly and ready to make your own big ole mug of cocoa with your bombs, all you need to do is place the cocoa bomb in a mug, then in a second container warm up enough milk to fill your mug. Get that milk nice and hot, then pour it over your bomb in the mug and watch the bomb “explode” revealing the floating marshmallows – and the whoppers!
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How Do I Make this Whoppers Hot Cocoa Bombs?

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

Yield: 6 Malted Milk Ball Hot Cocoa Bombs

Whoppers Hot Cocoa Bombs

malted milk ball flavored hot chocolated bombs recipe

So fast and simply ridiculously tasty, these whoppers hot cocoa bombs are a treat for anyone who loves a malted milk ball!

Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  1. Place the candy melts in a 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.
  2. Place about 2 tbsp of the melted chocolate into one mold cavity and, using the bottom of a spoon, move the melted candy up and around the sides of the mold, keeping it thick and even. Repeat with 12 bomb molds then place the molds into your freezer for about 5 minutes to set.
  3. Place the rest of your unused melted chocolate into a piping bag or zipper bag to use later as a drizzle.
  4. In a second zipper bag, place about half of your malted milk balls and, using a large spoon or rolling pin, gently smash the candies. Set aside.
  5. Remove the set bomb molds from the freezer and carefully peel the silicone away from the chocolate.
  6. Add about 1 tbsp of the hot chocolate mix and 5-6 of the marshmallows along with 3-4 whole malted milk ball candies into six of the chocolate cups. Warm-up a plate in the microwave until the center of the plate is warm to the touch.
  7. Press the open side of an empty chocolate cup onto the middle of the warmed plate for about 10 seconds in order to gently melt the rim. Immediately fit this chocolate cup on top of a filled cup. This will close the cocoa bomb. Repeat with all of the chocolate cups.
  8. With the chocolate you set aside in the piping bag earlier, drizzle this over the hot cocoa bombs, then immediately top with the crushed malted milk ball candies. Lightly press the candies into the drizzle of chocolate to make sure they won't fall off.
  9. Place the hot cocoa bombs into the freezer for 5 minutes to get 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 whoppers hot cocoa bombs


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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1035Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 929mgCarbohydrates: 179gFiber: 8gSugar: 138gProtein: 19g

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

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