Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Bombs

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Skip the coffee shop and make these salted caramel hot chocolate bombs at home! Hollow chocolate filled with hot chocolate mix. As you toss it in a cup, watch as it magically disappears, and the perfect cup of hot chocolate awaits.

Learn how to use your Instant Pot as a double boiler. Then transform your chocolate into hollow bombs that melt into a delicious cup of caramel hot cocoa.

Give this hot cocoa bomb a try for a treat for your kids. Or make a hot chocolate salted caramel whiskey for an adult drink.

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ingredients for salted caramel hot chocolate bombs

Ingredients For Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Bombs

  • Chocolate Candy Melts
  • Hot Chocolate Mix
  • Caramel
  • Marshmallows
  • Sea Salt

Supplies Used to Make Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Bombs

How to Make Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Bombs

Melt Chocolate | Start by melting your candy wafers in the Instant Pot as a double boiler. If you want you can melt chocolate in the microwave.

Place your chocolate into the silicone mold. Follow the directions below on tips on how to get it into the mold right.

Assemble | Once your hot chocolate is set up, you can add in marshmallows. Then top with the remaining melted chocolate.

Toppings | Once it is all set up, then you can decorate the hot chocolate bombs. Drizzle on caramel sauce and sea salt.

hand holding a salted caramel hot chocolate bomb

How to Use Hot Chocolate Bombs

Using these hot chocolate melting bombs are so easy to use. Place one or two bombs in a larger mug. Heat up some milk and pour the warm milk over the caramel hot chocolate bombs.

The warm milk will melt away the chocolate and the cocoa powder will release for the perfect cup of hot cocoa.

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Tips For Making Hot Cocoa Balls

  • Use a thin layer of chocolate to coat your mold. If you do too thick you will find it won't melt down the way you would want.
  • Add 1-2 bombs per cup to fit your flavor preference.
  • Use a hot chocolate powder you like, as it will be a big standout flavor.
  • Decorate any way you want. Just remember using larger sprinkles doesn't melt well and for little kids could cause a choking hazard.

Can You Freeze Hot Cocoa Melting Bombs

You can freeze these hot cocoa bombs. Simply place in the freezer container and freeze for 2-3 months. The bombs need to warm up to room temperature before you find they melt well.

Can I Use White Chocolate Instead Of Milk Chocolate

Go right ahead and reach for any flavor of melting chocolate you would like. If you prefer to not use candy wafer melts, you can temper your chocolate and use that as well.

But without tempering the chocolate properly it will not firm up the way you need it to. The chocolate will not stay formed and you won't get that hard shell that is required.

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Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Bomb

salted caramel hot chocolate bombs

These Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Bombs are made using a double-boiler with the Instant Pot to melt the chocolate and Instant Pot egg bite molds to mold the chocolate bombs. Have fun making these delicious treats!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


    1. Turn your instant pot onto sauté mode. Place one and a half cups of water inside your instant pot. Place a glass bowl that will fit in your instant pot as it will act as a double broiler.
    2. Add in your candy melts to the bowl. Continue to mix until the chocolate has completely melted.
    3. Lightly grease the inside of your silicone molds. Add chocolate to your molds making sure that chocolate is completely coating the mold on the inside. Place in the freezer for about five minutes.
    4. Remove your molds from the freezer. Add half a tablespoon of cocoa powder and mini marshmallows per mold. Add 1 tablespoon caramel.
    5. Add more of your melted chocolate on top of the marshmallows to close the mold and lock the cocoa and marshmallows from coming out. Return to the freezer for about 5 to 10 minutes.
    6. Remove your cocoa bombs by pushing on the silicone side of the mold until the bomb pops out.
    7. With a spoon, drizzle your caramel over the bombs. Immediately add a pinch of sea salt before the caramel hardens.
    8. Place one or two bombs in your favorite mug and pour hot milk over it to melt the chocolate releasing the hot cocoa and marshmallows.
    9. Stir with a spoon and enjoy!

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 258Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 4mgSodium 554mgCarbohydrates 63gFiber 1gSugar 44gProtein 1g

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  • Jessica McCoy

    Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.

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