The internet is still filled with the hot cocoa bomb hype! Making a hot cocoa bomb recipe is one thing, but making a sugar-free hot cocoa bomb is a whole other game.
Sugar-Free hot cocoa bombs can be made any time of the year, but Christmas and Valentine's day seems to be the two big holidays when Pinterest is swarming with images of different hot cocoa bomb recipes. This rendition was created because I couldn't find anything that was sugar-free to meet my desire to have a hot cocoa bomb for my kids and me that was Trim Healthy Mama friendly.
This cocoa bomb is a basic recipe that you can tweak and adjust to make it into anything that you want!
One of the nice things about living a sugar-free lifestyle is that there is an abundance of resources available now to still include sweetness in your life! Lily's Chocolate is one example of a company that has a plethora of seasonal flavors that could spruce up your sugar-free hot cocoa bombs.
Max Mellows is another company that I love using in my sugar-free hot cocoa bomb recipe because they have so many different flavor options that I can use for Valentine's Day, Christmas, birthday, or any other number of occasions.
I will not be giving exact quantities in my recipe card because these can truly be customized to fit the season you are making these for.
- Sugar-Free Chocolate like Bake Believe, Lily's, or Trim Healthy Mama
- Max Mallow
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- THM Gentle Sweet
See the recipe card for quantities.
Melt Chocolate on a double boiler on the stove or at 30-second increments in the microwave.
Spoon melted chocolate into a silicon mold and spread evenly around to form a half-circleFreeze for 1 hour or until solid.
Remove chocolate circles from the mold.
Fill half of the chocolate circles with various sugar-free treats like Lily's flavored chocolate chips or Max Mellows.
Then fill with about ½ tbsp of Gentle Sweet and ½ tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder. Amounts will vary according to the size of the mold.
Melt the other half of the chocolate semi-circles on the bottom of a heated saucepan.
Attach the melted side to the non-melted side and seal with your fingertip. Warm the milk of your choice and plop a cocoa bomb into the heated milk. Tada! You have hot chocolate!
Hint: if you don't want to leave fingerprints on your cocoa bombs, use plastic gloves.
There are many other sugar-free options that you can add to your cocoa bombs. There are varying types of sugar-free sprinkles
- Christmas - add some sugar-free peppermints like Dr. John's peppermints (THM personal choice). Lily's also has a peppermint chocolate chip during the holidays that tastes great!
- Valentine's Day - Use the Lily's Unicorn chocolate chips (THM personal choice) to add some fun pastel colors to the inside of your chocolate bombs. A fun Valentine's day project for kids is to sit down with them to do some Valentine's day coloring and sip on some hot chocolate made with these cocoa bombs!
- Birthday - use Max Sweets confetti marshmallows. Use code HEALINGHOME for 10% off your order.
- Silicon hot cocoa bomb mold
- Spoon or spatula to spread chocolate
How do I get my fingerprints off the cocoa bomb?
The best way that I have found is to use plastic gloves. It's not perfect, but it does help!
If I burn the chocolate is there a way to still make it work?
Not that I have found. Especially with stevia-sweetened chocolate, once it is burned it is best tossed. You won't be able to shape the chocolate well once it has burned.
Do I need to add oil in while melting?
I have found that when I add oil in while melting the chocolate chips it makes the cocoa bombs melt faster when handling. Therefore, I do not recommend adding oil while melting.
Like sweet treats? Here are more of my sugar-free treats that are gentle on your blood sugar! Another one of my favorite recipes that use Max Mellows is my sourdough resurrection rolls.
- Lily's or Bake Believe chocolate chips (sugar-free)
- Max Mallows Marshmellow
- Trim Healthy Mama Gentle Sweet
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- Melt Chocolate on a double boiler on the stove or at 30-second increments in the microwave.
- Spoon melted chocolate into a silicon mold and spread evenly around to form a half-circle
- Freeze for 1 hour or until solid.
- Remove chocolate circles from the mold.
- Fill half of the chocolate circles with various sugar-free treats like Lily's flavored chocolate chips or Max Mellows.
- Then fill with about ½ tbsp of Gentle Sweet and ½ tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder. Amounts will vary according to the size of the mold.
- Melt the other half of the chocolate semi-circles on the bottom of a heated saucepan.
- Attach the melted side to the non-melted side and seal with your fingertip.
- Warm the milk of your choice and plop a cocoa bomb into the heated milk. Tada! You have hot chocolate!