Red Velvet Hot Chocolate Bombs

by Erin

Treat your Valentine to a hot beverage and a fun experience with these red velvet hot chocolate bombs.

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate Bombs in a Mug

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What are the criteria for being sucked into a trend? Because this is my second hot chocolate bomb recipe! The first was my buckeye version and now it’s time for a festive Valentine’s Day red velvet hot chocolate bomb. Because why not. I had all the ingredients without even going to the store!

I actually previously made a red velvet hot chocolate mix complete with cream cheese marshmallows.  So why not package it up inside of a red shell for extra fun? If you don’t want to make the red velvet cocoa dry mix itself, this will work with regular store bought hot chocolate mix as well. That red color in the candy coating is so saturated that your hot chocolate will still most definitely be red.

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate Bombs

Since these bombs are made with red candy coating they are a bit sweeter like a white hot chocolate, especially if you decorate them with sprinkles, but I am okay with that in case you couldn’t tell by the extra sprinkles on the rims of my fancy Joyjolt Declan double wall mugs. Snag your own and get 10% off with my code SPIFFY10!

I was actually gifted these mugs to help celebrate National Hot Chocolate Day, which just so happens to be today January 31st! Better yet, I decided to combine this post with the Good Cookie Valentine’s event benefitting Cookies for Kids’ Cancer! As the name implies, I usually make cookies but this year it could be any V-day inspired recipe.

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows

Cancer is the #1 cause of death of children by disease in the U.S. There are 40,000 U.S. children actively battling cancer right now. The National Cancer Institute’s budget for childhood cancer is less than 4%. It’s such a small number and that’s why I got involved.

And with the ongoing pandemic, children are still being diagnosed with cancer. It’s imperative that we raise awareness and continue to raise funds to fund the ongoing pediatric cancer research! Help us make a difference by donating to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer!

Our goal is to raise at least $3000 by March 1. Because these three companies: OXO, Mediavine amd Dixie Crystals have each pledged to match our donations raised through this campaign up to $3000! That means when we raise $1, it turns into $4!

Thank you to so many of you who have already donated, please help us reach our goal so we can get the full matching donations and help us make an even huge difference! Donate here today. And check out the other recipes shared today at the bottom of this post.

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Red Velvet Hot Chocolate Bombs in a Mug


Yield: 9 servings Prep Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat



  1. Melt the red candy coating in a double boiler over barely simmering water (or microwave as in step 1). Use a spoon to dollop the melted chocolate into every mold, smoothing it around the edges until everything is covered (a pastry brush helps). Place in fridge for 5 minutes, or until set. Repeat 1-2x until all but a couple tablespoons of melted candy coating remains*.
  2. Carefully remove shells from the molds. Fill half of the shells with 1-1/2 tablespoon hot cocoa powder and 6 marshmallows. Brush the open-side edge of an empty shell with remaining melted coating and carefully press to seal over a filled shell. Gently wipe away excess with a gloved hand or pastry brush. Place in fridge to set and store until ready to serve.
  3. To serve, place in a mug and pour 8 ounces of hot milk over the bomb, stirring once it breaks open until completely melted.
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Source: Adapted from my Buckeye Hot Chocolate Bombs.

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Be sure to visit the other bloggers participating in the Valentine’s Day event and check out their recipes!

Heart Shaped Chocolate Cake from Julie of The Little Kitchen
Easy Chocolate Mousse from Allison of Celebrating Sweets
Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies from Sheila of Life, Love, and Good Food
Lemon Biscotti from Jenn of Ever AFTER IN THE WOODS
Easy Cream Cheese Candies from Kelly of Live Laugh Rowe
Cornflake Cookies from All The Good Cookies from Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm
Strawberry Mochi Cookies from Heather of Delicious Not Gorgeous
Red Velvet Valentine Brownies Recipe from Jennifer of The Rebel Chick
Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe from Faith of An Edible Mosaic
Chinese Five-Spice Snickerdoodle Cookies from Bridget of Bake at 350
Chocolate Molten Lava Cake from Ashley of Spoonful of Flavor
Double Chocolate M&M Cookies from Melissa of Persnickety Plates
Raspberry Lemon Macaroons from Sue of It’s Okay to Eat the Cupcake
Raspberry Curd from Holly of A Baker’s House
Red Velvet Brownies from Kelly of Kelly Lynn’s Sweets and Treats
Toffee Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches from Audrey of That Recipe
Creamy Raspberry Sherbet Pandemic Punch from Laura of Untwisted Vintage
Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Cake Balls from Lindsey of Lindsey Loo’s Bakery
Chocolate Covered Oreo Pops for Valentine’s Day from Heather of Totally Tailgates
Amaretto Cherry Swirl Cake from Samantha of Haute Pepper Bites
Gluten Free Double Chocolate Bundt Cake from Elaine of Small Farm Big Life
Easy Strawberry Mousse from Caroline of Caroline’s Cooking
Cornflake Cookies from All The Good Cookies #HelpingCookies from Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm
Vanilla Bean Cherry Chocolate Kiss Cookies from Colleen of Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
Neapolitan Cookies Recipe from Lisa of Blogghetti
Small Batch Almond Thumbprint Cookies from Lauren of Healthy Delicious
Kahlua Truffles from Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Red Velvet Brownie Cups from Nikki of Soulfully Made
Triple Chocolate Trifles from Coleen of The Redhead Baker
Cast Iron Skillet Cookie For Two from Aimee of Aimee Broussard
Festive Puppy Chow from Erin of The Speckled Palate
Chewy White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies from Jessica of A Kitchen Addiction
Hot Chocolate Bombs for Valentine’s Day from Anna-Marie of Beauty and the Beets
Chocolate Sandwich Cookies from Lisa of Taste Cook Sip
Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles from Betsy of The JavaCupcake Blog
Cherry Blossom Cookies from Carolann of Apron Warrior
Chocolate Mint Frappuccino Cookies from Peabody of Sweet ReciPEAs
Mini Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecakes from Kate of Kate’s Recipe Box
Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies from Shashi of Savory Spin
Funfetti Cookie Bars from Becca of The Salted Cookie
Grapefruit Poppyseed Cake from Michelle of Cold Weather Comfort
White Rabbit Candy Cookies from Linda of Ketchup with Linda
Baby Yoda Valentine’s Day Cookies to Support Cookies for Kid’s Cancer from Jenn of justJENN recipes
Salted Peanut Butter Pretzel Cowboy Cookies from Bree of Baked Bree
Red Velvet Hot Chocolate Bombs from Erin of The Spiffy Cookie
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix from Gwynn of Swirls of flavor
Cherry Chocolate Chip No Bake Cheesecake from Stefanie of Stef’s Eats and Sweets
Valentine’s Day Homemade Ding Dongs from TammyJo of The Chocolate Cult
Guava Macarons with Coconut Buttercream from Lindsay of Anchored Baking
Valentines Pink Dessert Charcuterie Board for Kids from Nicole of For the Love of Food
Hot Chocolate Cookies from Amanda of A Cookie Named Desire
Cóctel de Camarones from Rebekah of Kitchen Gidget
Cuccidati (Italian Fig Cookies) from Amy of The Nifty Foodie
Lemon Poppyseed Heart Shaped Sandwich Cookies from Lisa of Garlic & Zest
Valentine’s Day Almond Flour Brownies from Kaitlin of I Can Cook That
Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake from Trang of Wild Wild Whisk

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