Rum Chata Hot Cocoa Bombs

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These easy Hot Cocoa Bombs are chocolate balls that are filled with hot cocoa mix, marshmallows, and in this case a little something extra: Rum Chata! They’re so simple to make and the perfect grown up treat for the holidays or anytime you want a cozy, warming drink.

White hot cocoa bombs on a white plate, drizzled with caramel and crushed chocolate.

Rum Chata Hot Cocoa Bombs

These Hot Chocolate Cocoa Bombs are everything you need to turn a cold winter evening into cozy comfort! Thin white chocolate shells are filled with hot cocoa, mini marshmallows and Rum Chata for the ultimate grown up treat. All you have to do is add a hot cocoa bomb to a mug, then pour hot milk over it. The bomb will melt and turn your milk into the tastiest cup of hot chocolate.

And the best part? This hot chocolate cocoa bomb is super easy to make! You can even make these as edible Christmas gifts with hardly any effort. All you need is a silicone mold and the cocoa bomb ingredients.

If you are loving hot chocolate bombs, you have to try Mexican Hot Chocolate Bombs (with Tequila) and Snowman Hot Chocolate Bombs.

What You’ll Need

  • White Melting Chocolate – You can use chips or almond bark for this recipe
  • Hot Cocoa Mix- Any kind of hot chocolate mix will work
  • Mini Marshmallows – You will need about5 for each cocoa bomb
  • Rum Chata-  You will need about 2 tablespoons for each bomb.
  • Milk- When you use the milk, you will want to heat the milk. This makes it hot chocolate and melts the cocoa bomb.
  • Silicone Molds– This makes the outside of the outside of the bomb.
  • Melted White, and Milk Chocolate- This is to drizzle on top

What is Rum Chata Flavor?

Rum Chata is a creamy liqueur that has a strong cream flavor combined with cinnamon and vanilla. It is known for being a sweet liqueur which makes it perfect for a dessert cocktail.

What kind of chocolate should you use?

For this hot chocolate bomb recipe, I am using white chocolate. You can also use milk chocolate but I like how the white chocolate tastes with the Rum Chata. You can use white chocolate chips or you can use almond bark in order to make these hot cocoa bombs.

How to Make Hot Cocoa Bombs

Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Melt in 30 second increments until it is smooth and creamy.

Stir the chocolate well and then spoon it into the mold. Make sure to coat the inside of the molds. Pour the excess chocolate back into the bowl.

Refrigerate. Place the molds in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to let the chocolate harden.

Remove the chocolate. Take the molds out of the fridge and carefully remove the hardened chocolate from the molds.

A white chocolate shell being filled with hot cocoa and mini marshmallows

Fill the molds. Place 6 of the pieces in a row to be the bottom part of the bombs. Fill the bottom of the balls with cocoa, mini marshmallows, and Rum Chata.

Assemble the hot chocolate bombs. Heat a skillet and then place it on a cookie sheet. Place the open side of the top ball (the part that has not been filled yet) on the skillet to melt the edge.

Remove from the hot pan and immediately place it on the filled chocolate ball half. Hold it for a few seconds until it is melted together.

melting the chocolate shell on a warm skillet

Chill. When the cocoa bombs have been made, place them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to let the chocolate set completely.

Decorate. Remove the hot chocolate bombs from the fridge and set them on the counter.

Melt the white chocolate and milk chocolate in separate bowls in the microwave for 15 seconds at a time until the chocolate has melted. Stir well and place each type of melted chocolate in a pastry bag.

Pipe designs over the bombs and then sprinkle with your favorite sprinkles.

pouring milk over cocoa bomb in a glass mug

How to Use Hot Chocolate Bombs

Now that you’ve made hot cocoa bombs, it’s time to use them! Here’s how to do it:

  • When ready to serve, place the hot cocoa bomb in the bottom of a large mug and then pour hot milk over top. The bomb with melt and bubble and the marshmallows with come out.
  • Stir the drink together and enjoy.
White chocolate hot cocoa bombs on a white plate

How to Store White Chocolate Cocoa Bombs

I like to store hot chocolate bombs in an airtight container in the fridge, but you can also store them in a cool dark place like your kitchen pantry. They will keep in the fridge for up to 3 months and on the counter for up to 2 months.

White chocolate hot cocoa bombs on a white plate next to a cup of hot chocolate

More Hot Chocolate Recipes

Rum Chata Hot Cocoa Bombs
5 from 21 votes

Rum Chata Hot Cocoa Bombs

These easy Hot Chocolate Bombs are chocolate balls that are filled with hot cocoa mix, marshmallows, and in this case a little something extra: Rum Chata!
Servings: 6
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 25 minutes


  • 12 ounces of White Melting Chocolate – Chips or Almond Bark
  • 2 packets Hot Cocoa Mix
  • 1 cup Mini Marshmallows – about 5 to each Cocoa Bomb
  • 2 tablespoons Rum Chata in each Cocoa Bomb
  • 6 cups Hot Milk
  • Melted White and Milk Chocolate to drizzle on top


  • Place the Chocolate in a Microwave safe bowl, and melt until smooth and creamy.
  • Stir well, and spoon or ladle into the molds, making sure to coat the inside of the molds. Pour excess chocolate back into the bowl, and place the molds in the refrigerator, and let harden for 15 minutes.
  • Remove molds from refrigerator, and carefully remove chocolate from molds, placing 6 half balls in a row. These will be the bottom parts, or half of the Cocoa bombs.
  • Heat a non stick Skillet, on low, and place one half ball with the open side down, melting just the edges, remove, place on a cookie sheet, and fill the Ball with the powdered Cocoa, Rum Chata, and mini Marshmallows. Repeat, until all 6 Balls are done.
  • Place the other half of the Chocolate balls in the skillet, with the open side down, and melt just the edges of the ball. Remove from the Skillet, and immediately place on one of the chocolate balls, filled with the cocoa, etc., making the top of the ball/bomb. Hold in place a few seconds to make sure the top and bottom are melted together.
  • When all the Cocoa Bombs have been filled, and melted together, place them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, until chocolate is completely set. Remove from the Refrigerator, and sit the cookie sheet on the counter.
  • Place White Chocolate, and Milk Chocolate in separate microwave safe bowls, and microwave at 15 second intervals until the chocolate melts. Stir well, and place the melted chocolate – white and milk – in a Pastry bag, and pipe the White Chocolate and milk chocolate over the Cocoa Bombs (see photo) and sprinkle with your favorite Sprinkle mix. Place one Hot Cocoa Bomb in the bottom of a large mug, and pour heated milk over the top. Cocoa Bomb will melt and bubble, and marshmallows will float to the top. Stir the powdered cocoa, and Enjoy!

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  • Silicone Molds


Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 366mg | Fiber: 0.02g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Calcium: 301mg | Iron: 0.03mg


Rumchata Hot Cocoa Bombs on a white plate and a hand melting the chocolate on a skillet.


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3 comments on “Rum Chata Hot Cocoa Bombs”

  1. 5 stars
    What size molds did you use? I looked but did not see any indication. Also, where did you get the molds?
    These look fabulous and I look forward to making them. Thank you!

    1. Janet Hofstetter

      You can get the molds on Amazon.
      I’m looking forward to fixing some of these at Christmas!
      Glad to see the note about the length of storage.