Instant Pot Hot Cocoa Bombs | Valentine’s Day Hot Cocoa Bombs | 3 Ways to Melt Chocolate

How to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs and How to Melt Chocolate in the Instant Pot, Microwave, and Stovetop

Hello Foodies,

        It’s almost Valentine’s Day!! Don’t you feel the love in the air?💗 All of this fun Valentine’s Day hot cocoa bombs on this Valentine’s day are the perfect and lovely gift to your valentine. These yummy treats are easy to make and ready in less than 30 minutes and are perfect for this cold weather!

All packed to the rim with hot cocoa powder, mini marshmallows, and their respective flavoring ingredients. The key here is to make sure your chocolate is fluid and after refrigerating the first layer of chocolate make sure it gets to room temperature before adding the next layer of chocolate!

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Have you gotten the chance to try them?💗💣☕️ If not try out them right now and just in time for Valentine's Day!


  • ½ cup Chocolate Chips(I have used white and dark chocolate chips)
  • Caramel Sauce, Chocolate Sauce to flavor
  • ½ cup Hot Cocoa Mix
  • ½ cup Mini Marshmallow
  • Sprinkles of your choice(I used these Sugar Emojis)
  • 1 Cup Milk


To Melt Chocolate using an Instant Pot:

  • Turn the saute mode of the Instant Pot onto the ‘Normal’ setting(To melt the chocolate don’t do this process on High).
  • Pour 2 cups of water into the insert of the Instant Pot.
  • Once the steam starts coming from it, place the glass or heatproof or any microwave-safe bowl on top of it. 
  • The bowl used to melt the chocolate should be slightly larger than your Instant Pot. 
  • The bottom of the bowl should fit inside of the Instant Pot and the top should be taller.
  • Now, add chocolate chips and cancel the saute mode.
  • Turn on the ‘Keep Warm’ mode of the instant pot and stir until chocolate is melted. 
  • Keep the chocolates melted.

To Melt Chocolate Chips in the Microwave:

  • Transfer the Chocolate chips to a microwave-safe bowl.
  • Microwave for 30 seconds, stir and repeat. 
  • Microwave the chocolate in 3 (30-seconds) intervals, stirring between each. 
  • When the chocolate is mostly melted and only a few tiny pieces remain, stop microwaving and set aside at room temperature; the last few pieces will melt.

To Melt Chocolate on the Stovetop/Double Boiler Method:

  • Fill the saucepan with ½ inch to 1 inch of water and bring it to simmer.
  • Place a heatproof bowl on top of a small saucepan(making sure that the bowl doesn't actually touch the water). 
  • Place the chocolate chips/candy melt in the top of a double boiler over barely simmering water. 
  • This method keeps the chocolate away from direct heat, which allows it to melt at a low enough temperature to prevent scorching and separating. 
  • As the chocolate begins to melt, stir it occasionally to ensure even melting.
  • It will take about 2-3 minutes to melt the chocolate. 
  • When perfectly melted, the chocolate will be smooth, glossy, and run easily off the edge of a spoon or spatula.

To Make Cocoa Bombs:

  • Take a silicone mold. I am using 2 inches 6 round silicone mold.
  • Then place about 1 tbsp melted chocolate into each mold. 
  • Using a pastry brush spread and distribute the chocolate and coat the inside of each mold evenly.
  • Once done place the mold in the freezer for 5-10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, gently and carefully demold it and you will get half-circle domes.

To Assemble the Cocoa Bombs:

  • Meantime, heat a plate in the microwave for 1 minute. 
  • Now, place a half-circle dome side up on the plate one at a time and melt the edges to get the clean edges, and set them aside.
  • Fill that half of the half circles with 1 tbsp of hot chocolate mix and mini marshmallows.
  • Take an empty half circle and even out the edges on the warm plate. 
  • Once done, immediately place that half on top of one of the filled half-circle.
  • Press for 10 seconds to help the chocolate stick. 
  • Repeat this process with the remaining cocoa bombs.
  • Place sealed balls in Freezer for 5 minutes. 

To Decorate Cocoa Bombs:

  • Drizzle melted chocolate using a piping bag or fork and sprinkle some sprinkles.

To Make Hot Chocolate:

  • Dip the rim of the mug/glass in melted chocolate.
  • Now, dip the rim in sprinkles and let it dry before placing the cocoa bombs in a mug.
  • Place the hot chocolate bomb in a mug.
  • Pour one cup of hot milk on top and stir it well. Enjoy!!!

  • I was able to make 12 half-circle in 2 batches.
  • To make the red cocoa bombs I have used white candy melts and red food color, but you can use red candy melts too.
  • Store hot cocoa bombs in an airtight container.

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