Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Bombs

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If you love a cozy, creamy mug of steaming hot chocolate, you’re going to love these Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Bombs. Enjoy the eternally delicious combination of creamy peanut butter and chocolate as the bomb melts in your mug!

Peanut butter and chocolate is the perfect pairing. It’s sweet and salty and absolutely perfect for a cup of hot chocolate! This peanut butter hot chocolate bomb proves just how good that combo can be!

Three peanut butter hot chocolate bombs on a marble surface, drizzled with peanut butter and white chocolate.

Not long ago, I didn’t even know what a hot chocolate bomb was! Now I can consider myself a bit of a tried and true expert in this TikTok sensation.

That’s because I’ve created a variety of flavor combination to share, and I spent hours perfecting the tutorials for you! You’ll find these inspired classics:

Luckily, a few little tricks mean that these hot chocolate bombs are so easy to make- and truly, much easier than they look! They make wonderful gifts and they are so much fun for kids and grown-ups alike.

Peanut butter hot chocolate bombs on a marble surface, drizzled with peanut butter and white chocolate.

What is Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate?

It’s a creamy sweet and salty twist on a classic cup of hot cocoa you just can’t resist!

We’re wrapping up all the goodness in a Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Bomb. It’s a sphere of chocolate filled with peanut butter that’s perfect for gifting. Place it in a mug and pour a cup of hot milk (or water) over the top and stir to make the creamiest, dreamiest cup of Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate.

Peanut butter hot chocolate bombs combine the best flavors of hot cocoa with the creamy, salty goodness of peanut butter. If you love everything sweet and salty, you’ve got to try them!

Peanut butter hot chocolate bombs on a marble surface, drizzled with peanut butter and white chocolate.

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Bombs are great for gifting!

Why You’ll Love Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Bombs

  • Easy
  • Decadent
  • Great for Gifting
  • Fun to Make
  • Fun to Serve

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What You Need to Make Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Bombs

  • Chocolate Sphere Mold – You can use a truffle size but 2 inches and larger is ideal for filling and yields the most amazing cup of hot chocolate. I prefer a 2.5 inch mold. It’s the perfect amount of chocolate for 1 cup of hot milk. A marble surface with a silicone sphere mold.
  • Baking Sheet – Any will do! It makes transferring them to and from the refrigerator or freezer easy, and makes a great surface to drip out the excess chocolate.
  • Plate – A warm plate is the easiest way to gently melt the chocolate to seal your bombs.
A clear glass mug of peanut butter hot chocolate, gold spoon stirring.

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Bomb Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Chocolate – I like milk chocolate for these peanut butter hot chocolate bombs, but you can also use white chocolate or dark chocolate. Chocolate melting wafers make this project super easy, but chocolate chips will work as well!
  • Hot Chocolate Mix – It’s so easy to make your own!
  • Creamy Peanut Butter – Creamy is important because we don’t want any chunks in our creamy mug of cocoa. You can use a traditional peanut butter, natural, or whatever you prefer.
Two peanut butter hot chocolate bombs on a marble surface, drizzled with peanut butter and white chocolate.

Variations

Make Cookie Butter Bombs – Simply substitute peanut butter with cookie butter!

How to Make Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Bombs

  1. Melt Chocolate – To begin, melt milk chocolate in a small, microwave-safe bowl in the microwave in 15 second increments, stirring each time, until smooth.
  2. Fill Mold – Next, add a heaping spoonful of melted milk chocolate to each cavity. Using the back of a teaspoon, spread until completely covered.
  3. Eliminate Excess – Invert chocolate mold onto a parchment lined baking sheet (for easy cleanup) and lightly shake to remove excess. Discard parchment and place mold on baking sheet (chocolate side up). Scrape edges of each cavity if needed.
  4. Freeze to Set – Freeze chocolate bombs 7 minutes to set.
  5. Warm Plate (and Spoon) – Meanwhile warm a plate in the microwave, dishwasher or oven and boil a glass of water to warm a spoon.
  6. Remove – Remove mold from freezer. Flip mold over. Gently press on the top of each sphere to remove.
  7. Fill – Remove mold from freezer and fill 3 spheres with a tablespoon of hot chocolate mix and a tablespoon of creamy peanut butter.
  8. Seal – Place the bottom of an empty sphere on the hot plate to lightly melt chocolate. Place the melted chocolate edge on filled half to seal, handling the chocolate as little as possible. Optional: If needed, dip a spoon in hot water, dry and run the back of it along the edges to seal.
  9. Decorate – Decorate using melted peanut butter in a piping or sealable bag with the tip clipped and quickly move back and forth over each bomb.
  10. Set – To fully set, freeze five minutes or refrigerate 30 minutes and store at room temperature until ready to serve.
A glass mug full of peanut butter hot chocolate, mini marshmallows on top with a small pitcher of steaming milk being poured over.

How to Use A Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Bomb

  1. To make a cup of peanut butter hot chocolate, place bomb in a mug.
  2. Pour one cup of hot milk (or water) over bomb.
  3. Stir until chocolate and peanut butter have melted and enjoy!
A clear glass mug of peanut butter hot chocolate topped with mini marshmallows.

Serving Suggestions

  • Top with homemade whipped cream
  • Add marshmallows
  • Top with chocolate shavings
  • Garnish with a drizzle of warm peanut butter
  • Garnished with crushed chocolate or peanuts
A marble surface with a variety of hot chocolate bombs.

Tips

  • Read Instructions Before Starting – It’s actually so quick that it’s best to read the recipe first and be prepared.
  • Don’t Overheat – Chocolate can burn, stir every 15 seconds until smooth.
  • Handle Chocolate Spheres Minimally – Chocolate softens easily. If you hold them or touch them you can leave fingerprints or alter their shape. Work quickly and touch them as minimally as possible for best results.
A mug of peanut butter hot chocolate with hot milk being poured in.
What kind of chocolate should I use for hot chocolate bombs?

Any kind of chocolate will work! Milk or dark chocolate chips, wafers or baking chocolate.

I don’t have a silicone mold. What else can I use?

Try using muffin tins or any other type of mold you have on hand. They don’t have to be a perfect sphere, so feel free to get creative!

Three peanut butter hot chocolate bombs, drizzled with peanut butter and white chocolate.

How to Store

  • Room Temperature – Store at room temperature for up to two weeks in an airtight container or a food safe cellophane bag. Store in a dark pantry.

Dietary Considerations

  • Gluten Free – Simply use a gluten free hot chocolate mix!
  • Vegetarian
Two peanut butter hot chocolate bombs on a marble surface, drizzled with peanut butter and white chocolate.

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Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Bombs

Julie Blanner
If you love a cozy, creamy mug of steaming hot chocolate, you're going to love these Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Bombs. Enjoy the eternally delicious combination of peanut butter and chocolate as the bomb melts in your mug!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 3
Calories 537 kcal

Equipment

  • Silicone Spheres
  • Parchment Covered Baking Sheet

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces chocolate wafers, chips or baking chocolate (1 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons hot chocolate mix
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter creamy

Instructions
 

  • Melt chocolate in a small, microwave-safe bowl in the microwave in 15 second increments, stirring each time, until smooth.
  • Add a heaping spoonful of melted milk chocolate to each cavity. Using the back of a teaspoon, spread until completely covered.
  • Invert mold onto a parchment lined baking sheet and lightly shake to remove excess. Discard parchment and place mold on baking sheet (chocolate side up). Scrape edges of each cavity if needed.
  • Freeze chocolate bombs 7 minutes to set.
  • Meanwhile warm a plate in the microwave, dishwasher or oven. Optional: Boil a glass of water to warm a spoon.
  • Remove mold from freezer. Flip over and press gentlly on the top of each sphere to carefully onto your baking sheet.
  • Fill 3 spheres with a tablespoon of hot chocolate mix and a tablespoon of creamy peanut butter.
  • Place the bottom of an empty sphere on the hot plate to lightly melt chocolate. Place the melted chocolate edge on filled half to seal, handling the chocolate as little as possible. Optional: If needed, dip a spoon in hot water, dry and run the back of it along the edges to seal.
  • Decorate using melted peanut butter in a piping or sealable bag with the tip clipped and quickly move back and forth over each bomb.
  • Store at room temperature until ready to serve.

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Notes

Variations

  • Substitute peanut butter with cookie butter
  • Add marshmallows

Tips

  • Careful not to overheat chocolate. 
  • Touch chocolate spheres as minimally as possible. 

How to Store

  • Room Temperature – Store at room temperature for up to two weeks in an airtight container or a food safe cellophane bag. Store in a dark pantry.

Nutrition

Calories:537kcalCarbohydrates:60gProtein:7gFat:36gSaturated Fat:18gSodium:213mgPotassium:323mgFiber:6gSugar:49gCalcium:40mgIron:3mg
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