Easy to make Grinch hot chocolate bombs are yummy and make such great gifts during the holiday season. Hot chocolate or hot cocoa bombs are these cute balls (typically chocolate spheres shaped) filled with hot chocolate mix.
Place the Grinch hot chocolate bombs in the bottom of a mug. Pour hot milk over the hot chocolate bomb, and the outer layer melts! And the fun part is how these chocolate bombs magically release the marshmallows and cocoa inside. It’s like a Whoville Hot Chocolate!
It’s a winner to make (easy), much fun, watch the magic (fabulous), and drink it up (yummy)!
Not only are these so much fun to make there are many variations you can create with these easy hot chocolate bombs. I’m thinking of various colors, flavors (white chocolate, milk chocolate), sizes, and shapes.
I’m already planning for my next batch because they’re easy and so FUN to make. My first attempt at making these cute lil bombs was to make an adorable Grinch cocoa bomb.
So you know what that means – a bright colorful green Grinch bombs with a red heart that is quite large. For those familiar with The Grinch story or the Grinch movie – the Grinch’s heart grew three sizes that day! So I found some oversized red hearts that were perfect!
I do have a fascination with a Grinchmas Whoville theme as you can see in these posts – Grinchmas breakfast, Grinchmas bark, Grinch Whoville party, Grinch snack ideas, and even more Grinch!
Christmas Hot Chocolate Bomb Ingredients:
- Green Melting Wafers/Candy They are also called green chocolate melts.
- (you can brighten up green candy melts with either yellow or another color of green to make GRINCH green)
- White Hot Chocolate mix this is the one I use
- Mini marshmallows
- Red candy hearts (optional – but sure makes it look CUTE!!)
- Whipped cream (optional)
The Grinch Hot Chocolate Supplies:
- Silicone sphere mold (smaller 2 inch) about the size of a golf ball (sphere-shaped silicone mold)
- Larger Silicone sphere mold 2 ½ inch
- Spoon or food-safe paintbrush
Melt candy wafers in a microwave-safe bowl or double-boiler. See my tips for details.
Spoon melted chocolate all over the sides of the mold into the empty sphere (which is the half sphere mold). Use the back of the spoon or a small food-safe paint brush to coat the side of the sphere. Make sure to cover. the bottom of the mold and everywhere so there are no areas not covered. For best results don’t make sure to coat the entire inside and don’t make the hot chocolate ball too thick. Create an even layer of chocolate.
Place the silicone mold onto a cookie tray (for support) and place it in the fridge. It takes about 10-15 minutes to harden. You can always let it sit at room temperature. It will take longer to harden.
Carefully remove the chocolate from the molds. The half spheres look pretty cool.
Fill the half sphere with hot cocoa mix (serving size) and mini-marshmallows.
Place a small plate in the microwave. Heat for 30-60 seconds to get warm-hot. Place the EMPTY sphere with rim side DOWN on top of the warm plate and swirl around for a couple of seconds to melt. You could also use a hot plate and place a plate on top of that.
Top the filled shell with the empty shell and hold together until the melted chocolate cools and SEALS together ( a few seconds). The melted rim will help seal it together.