These Christmas hot chocolate bombs are the most fun and adorable way to get into the holiday spirit. We were sure to include all the different ways you can decorate them, depending on the theme you want for your winter party or get-together.
We’ve talked about hot chocolate bombs before: they’re amazing and cute to boot, and they’re quickly becoming one of our favorite treats to make. For those of you who may have missed our previous posts, hot chocolate bombs are similar to bath bombs in concept. You make them out of chocolate, fill them with hot cocoa, and drop them into hot milk for a super-sweet, belly-warming treat.
In this post, we’ve decided to get festive and give you not one, not two, but four Christmas-themed hot chocolate bomb recipes:
- A general Christmas-themed bomb,
- A Grinch-themed bomb,
- A Rudolph/reindeer-themed bomb,
- And a peppermint-flavored bomb that uses candy canes.
We’ve also included a tutorial on making chocolate candy spoons, which are another fun treat that pairs well with hot cocoa! Use a candy spoon to stir your cocoa and add more chocolatey flavor to your mug.
All in all, these bombs (and the candy spoons) are perfect to give as a gift or to keep at home for a special treat to enjoy by the fire and Christmas tree. Let’s dig into the tutorial!
Christmas Cocoa Bombs: Ingredients & Supplies
You will find all the instructions on how to make Hot Chocolate Bombs over here.
We’re including a few differently decorated Christmas hot chocolate bombs in this post, so we’ll list what you’ll need for all of them. Pick and choose from the recipes we provide!
For all the bombs in this post, you’ll need:
- Hot cocoa mix and mini marshmallows, to put into the bombs, of course!
- Chocolate and white almond bark, to form the hot chocolate bombshells.
- Our Christmas Sprinkles, which are really all-purpose when it comes to Christmas decoration!
Peppermint hot chocolate bombs, you’ll need:
- Crushed candy canes, to provide that yummy peppermint flavor.
Grinch-themed bombs, you’ll need:
- Green candy melts, rather than the bark, for the outside of the shell.
- Our Heart Sprinkles and Star Glitter mixes for the inside of the bombs and for decoration!
Chocolate spoons, you’ll need:
- OurCherry Luxe Dust for decoration, though it’s totally optional.
- OurChocolate Mold Cocoa Bomb: Creating the spherical shape for the bomb has never been easier than with our mold!
- Our Candy Spoon Mold: An easy way to make
- Paintbrush or spoon: Optional, but makes it simpler to get the chocolate into your bomb mold.
- Plastic squeeze bottle or disposable decorator bag: Also optional, but again, these are tools that will help a lot with decorating, etc.
- Rolling pin and resealable bag: For crushing candy canes.
Christmas Hot Chocolate Bombs
Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs
- Add 4 blocks of white almond bark to a small microwave safe bowl, heat for 30 seconds, stir and continue heating for 10-20 seconds at a time until chocolate is almost melted. Remove from the microwave and stir until completely melted.
- Add several mini candy canes to resealable bag and crush with rolling pin
- Stir in 3-4 heaping teaspoons of crushed candy canes into the melted chocolate
- Spoon about 1 tablespoon of chocolate into the mold
- Using the paintbrush or the back of a spoon spread the chocolate evenly around the mold, making sure to get all the way up to the edges
- Place in refrigerator and allow chocolate to harden about 10 minutes and repeat layering on more chocolate until you have done about 2-3 layers
- Allow chocolate to completely harden for at least 10 minutes then gently remove from the mold
- Fill one side of the bomb with 2 teaspoons of hot cocoa mix, mini marshmallows and sprinkles
- Heat a microwave safe plate in microwave for 1-2 minutes, remove
- Place one half of the chocolate shells, open side down, onto the plate to melt the rim
- Quickly place the two open ends together and smooth out any extra chocolate around the seam
- Set aside and allow to dry 5-10 minutes then decorate
Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs
- Add bright green candy melts to a small microwave safe bowl, heat for 30 seconds, stir and continue heating for 10-20 seconds at a time until chocolate is almost melted. Remove from the microwave and stir until completely melted.
- Repeat steps 2-12 from above
Rudolph Hot Chocolate Bombs
- Use same directions as the Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs EXCEPT use Chocolate Almond Bark
- For the antlers – place a piece of parchment paper on working surface
- Add melted chocolate almond bark to a decorate bag and snip off a very small opening
- Pipe chocolate onto parchment paper to form antlers
- Let set 10-15 minutes to harden
Christmas Hot Chocolate Bombs
- Use same directions as the Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs EXCEPT don’t add the crushed candy canes
- After the bombs are filled and put together, melt a small amount of red and green candy melts and add to a decorator bag
- Snip off a very small opening and drizzle bombs with melted chocolate
- Immediately add sprinkles
- Use a brush, dust the inside of the spoon mold with cherry luxe dust
- Gently tap any excess glitter out
- Melt white almond bark using the directions above
- Fill mold with melted chocolate
- Using an offset spatula or knife, level chocolate
- Place in refrigerator at least 15 minutes to set
- Remove and use to serve with hot chocolate
Christmas Cocoa Bombs: FAQs
We’ve gathered up a few questions we’ve gotten about this recipe right here!
How many bombs does this recipe yield?
Each variation on the recipe gives you 12 hot cocoa bombs. Perfect for gifting, stuffing stockings/goodie bags, etc…or just for having around the house!
How long do these bombs take to make?
The exact time will vary depending on which variation of the recipe you choose. All in all, none of them should require more than 20 minutes of your time.
Can you use differently-shaped molds for this recipe?
Most molds should still make perfectly good hot cocoa bombs, depending on how large they are and if they will fit into the mug you will be using. Our heart-shaped molds to prepare the chocolate shell, for example. Just remember that it’ll have to be small enough to fit into a mug of hot cocoa!
Ready to get festive with these adorable hot cocoa bombs?
Hot chocolate bombs are one of the cutest ways to celebrate the holidays! Comment down below if you agree, and let us know how this recipe worked out for you! Was it easy? Difficult? Did you have any suggestions for improvements or substitutions? Let us know!
Other Christmas goodies here on Sweets and Treats…
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and if you’re looking for more holiday treats, try these recipes:
- Christmas Log Cake
- Christmas Ornament Cupcakes
- Grinch Popcorn Recipe
- White Chocolate Christmas Puppy Chow
- Baked Donuts for Santa
- Tree Krispies