With Easter coming I’ve been looking for a unique and tasty addition to my kids Easter Basket. These Peeps Easter Hot Cocoa Bombs are perfect! And it gives me a fun DIY project! These would also make great gifts for family, friends, and neighbors.
Have you tried making hot cocoa Bombs yet? I promise you they are actually pretty easy! If you’ve been too intimidated to try, know that Olivia, my 11-year-old makes them without any help. There are definitely more “professional” ways to make them – tempering the chocolate, for example. I choose to use candy melts because they don’t need to be tempered and they melt easily when you pour milk over them that has been warmed in the microwave for 1:30 – 2 minutes. I don’t recommend using chocolate chips because they don’t melt as easily and you lose the effect of the bomb bursting open.
To make hot cocoa bombs with an Easter twist I used blue candy melts and added a Peeps Chick to the inside for a sugary, marshmallow addition that is sure to impress the kids!
The best part is when you pour the hot milk over the Cocoa Bomb and the Peep pops out! It’s a fun, unexpected surprise.
DIY Easter Basket Idea
If you’re ready to get make these Peeps Easter Hot Cocoa Bombs, you’ll want to head to the store for these supplies:
Candy Melts – color of your choice
Peeps Chicks or Bunnies
Hot Chocolate Mix
Silicone Sphere Mold
Check out my Hot Chocolate Bomb Tutorial for step-by-step instructions. The only difference is after adding the hot cocoa, simply place a PEEP on top and then adhere the top dome of the cocoa bomb over that. If you want to add a decoration, drizzle some melted candy melts over the top of the finished cocoa bomb.
If you’re wondering about the taste of the hot chocolate using candy melts for the bombs – my kids have given it a stamp of approval. We’ve made them multiple times and everyone that has tried one has enjoyed the flavor.
To package the Easter hot cocoa bomb, place it into a cellophane bag. You can add it to an Easter-themed mug with a straw for a simple and thoughtful gift, or add it to your child’s Easter Basket as is.