It’s the season for hot chocolate and these adorable melting snowman hot chocolate bombs.
Watch as a delightful snowman comes to life in your mug, only to melt away and reveal a cozy cup of rich, velvety hot chocolate. Our easy-to-make recipe will turn your winter evenings into a magical wonderland of flavor and fun.
This recipe is an easy one to replicate. If you have ever made hot chocolate bombs then you know these are very simple to make.
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Once you have the molds which are both affordable and easily available on Amazon, then you can simply make these melting snowman hot chocolate bombs for fun. Get the kids involved if you want and if they need something to do this week. The kids will love them and so will the adults in your home or family. Click through to find the ones we recommend in the recipe below.
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How to Make These Winter Treats
Melting Snowman Hot Chocolate Bomb
- 1 20 oz bag white chocolate chips or candy melts
- 2 cups milk chocolate hot chocolate mix
- 1 1/2 cups mini dehydrated marshmallows
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup orange candy melts
- TO MAKE THE HOT CHOCOLATE BOMB: Melt the bag of chocolate in the microwave in 30 second increments and stir until smooth.
- Fill each cavity of the hot chocolate mold until covered. We like to use the back of a spoon to draw the chocolate up the sides. Allow to set.
- Follow up with another layer of melted chocolate around the top edge of each cavity where the two spheres are going to join. A thicker edge is better! Keep in mind that you don’t want to fill the cavity too full of chocolate (it will try to rest in the bottom) as that means less cocoa mix and marshmallows. Allow to set.
- Remove the sphere halves from the molds very gently.
- Using a WARM frying pan, gently melt the ridge of one sphere.
- Fill with drink mix of choice and any marshmallows, if desired
- Then take another shell half and place in the frying pan to melt down the edges. Immediately place this shell on top of the filled half in order to create the seal and join the two halves to make the complete sphere. Gently press along the sides to clean up the seal and remove any excess melted chocolate.
- Set to the side as you finish the remaining bombs.
- TO DECORATE: Melt the chocolate chips and the orange candy melts. Transfer the melted chocolates to individual piping bags. Cut a small hole in the end of the chocolate and pipe two larger circles for the eyes and then about 5 smaller circles for the coal mouth. Cut a small hole in the end of the orange bag and pipe a triangular shape to form the nose. Allow to set for the chocolate to harden.
- TO ENJOY: When ready to consume, place the bomb in a mug. Heat up 8-12 oz of milk or water – the hotter the better explosion. Slowly pour over the bomb and stir thoroughly. Allow to cool before consuming, if needed. Enjoy!
IN process photos. I told you these melting snowmen were simple. Follow the easy steps and you’ll be enjoying them soon.
As long as you have the molds and the melting chocolate wafers plus a bit of hot chocolate and marshmallows you can make these. If you do not have the dehydrated marshmallows make with regular minis and make sure to try these promptly. I mean, I wouldn’t keep them around for 2-3 weeks if you are using the regular marshmallows.
Melt the chocolate chips and the orange candy melts. Transfer the melted chocolates to individual piping bags. See how simple that is! If you have a piping bag then you can easily decorate the faces. Cut a small hole in the end of the chocolate and pipe two larger circles for the eyes and then about 5 smaller circles for the coal mouth. Cut a small hole in the end of the orange bag and pipe a triangular shape to form the nose. Let the chocolate harden. If you don’t have a piping bag just use what you have available. Clip a hole in the corner of a Ziploc bag and squeeze the icing or colour onto your artwork.
When you are ready to consume these or share them, place the bomb in a mug. Heat up 8-12 oz of milk or water – the hotter the better. Slowly pour over the bomb and stir thoroughly. Allow to cool before consuming, if needed. Enjoy!
Storage: Hot cocoa bombs can be stored in an airtight container for up to 6 months at room temperature. If you are just starting and want another hot chocolate bomb recipe, you would do well to check this one out too.