Ready to celebrate Halloween with some adorable Halloween Hot Chocolate Bombs? Sweet orange candy melts decorated to look like a jack o lantern, make this perfect circular sphere that’s packed with your favorite mini marshmallows and hot cocoa mix.
You only need 20 minutes and just a handful of ingredients before you’re pouring the warm milk over these Halloween Hot Cocoa Bombs waiting for them to burst open.
Halloween Hot Chocolate Bombs are fun ways to get in to the Halloween mood! The orange candy melts make a tasty chocolate shell that holds the hot chocolate mix. This outer shell gives your hot cocoa a deeper and creamier chocolate flavor, plus they are a lot more fun!
Looking for another fun Halloween cocoa treat? Try our Jack Skellington Hot Chocolate Bombs! And, if you want to be prepared for Christmastime, make sure you have everything on hand to make these gorgeous red and gold Christmas Hot Chocolate Bombs.
You can also browse all of our Halloween treats!
Why You’ll Love Halloween Hot Chocolate Bombs
Who doesn’t love a decadent mug of hot cocoa?
- Kids and grown-ups enjoy watching a hot cocoa bomb melt in a mug.
- Fun and easy to decorate, perfect for Halloween night.
- Perfect treat for Halloween parties or for sipping on while the kids come knocking for trick-or-treating.
More Halloween Treats to Love
- Silicone Molds – I use these hot chocolate silicone molds from Amazon.
- Microwave-safe Bowl
- Silicone Spoon
- Spoon or Pastry Brush
- Cold Plate
- Cupcake Liners (optional)
Get more info on these ingredients and quantities of these simple ingredients in the recipe card below (which you can print out if want!):
CANDY MELTS: To make the pumpkin, make sure to grab orange candy chocolate melts. If you can’t find them, see the information below on variations and tips.
SPARKLE DECORATING GEL: I suggest grabbing the Wilton’s black sparkle gel to make the face.
MINI MARSHMALLOWS: These are a great addition to your traditional cup of cocoa.
HOT COCOA MIX: I used Swiss Mix milk chocolate cocoa to make it super simple to make these festive hot chocolate bombs, but you can use any brand of cocoa or even make your own hot chocolate powder from scratch.
How to Make Halloween Hot Chocolate Bombs
STEP 1: Follow the instructions on the back of the bag to melt the orange candy wafers in a microwave-safe small bowl. Typically, you’ll heat them in 30 second intervals, stirring each time, until creamy.
STEP 2: Place a plate in the freezer to use later.
STEP 3: Using the back of a spoon (or a pastry brush) to coat the melted chocolate into the half sphere silicone mold. Make sure you can’t see the mold through the melted chocolate and place in the freezer for 10 minutes.
STEP 4: Remove the cold plate from the freezer. Once the molds have hardened, remove the hot chocolate bomb molds carefully by pushing them out from the underside of the molds. Set on the cold plate.
STEP 5: Heat a pan on low-heat on the stovetop and add a bomb with the open side down onto the pan so it starts to melt slightly. This helps even out the edges and melts the ridge so you can seal it with an empty half sphere.
STEP 6: Once slightly melted, pick it up and fill with your delicious hot cocoa mix of choice. Add in your mini marshmallows.
STEP 7: Repeat the melting process on the warm skillet for another empty half sphere. Gently place it on top of the sphere filled with cocoa mix and press lightly to seal.
TIP: Use your finger to smear extra chocolate to any areas that didn’t seal well.
STEP 8: Repeat the process to create all of your easy Halloween hot chocolate bombs.
STEP 9: Next, place them in cupcake liners (optional) so it’s easier to hold on to them while decorating. This also keeps you from leaving fingerprints or smudges.
STEP 10: Use the sparkle gel to draw the cute jack o’ lantern faces on them.
How to Use Halloween Hot Chocolate Bombs
- Fill mugs with hot milk (best) but you can use hot water.
- Drop your Halloween cocoa bombs in each cup.
- Watch them burst open.
The perfect way to store these are cool and in a dry place with pieces of parchment paper in-between them so they don’t accidentally stick to each other. They need to stay cooler than room temperature. You can always store your treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator too.
Variations and Tips
- Feel free to add some Halloween sprinkles to your hot chocolate mix.
- If you can’t find orange candy melts in your local grocery stores, you can use white chocolate candy melts and a few drops of orange food coloring. White chocolate candy melts are available year round. Or you can purchase these Orange Wilton Candy Melts from Amazon.
- Try adding some pumpkin spice marshmallows to the inside of your Halloween chocolate bombs for even more fall flavors.
- Want to swap up the taste? Try different hot cocoa fillings, like white cocoa or dark chocolate to add to your hot chocolate molds to make a unique mug of cocoa.
- Want to give these as favors or gifts at a Halloween party? These are so much fun to make and really are genius treats to give to family and friends. Be sure not to mash on the gel designs. It may take some time for the gel to seup hard, so keep in a cool place or the fridge and once set, you can wrap them in cellophane to gift.
If you’re ready for another fun Hot Cocoa Bomb recipe, this super easy Halloween Hot Chocolate Bombs recipe is definitely one you need to try!
- 1 bag Orange Candy Melts
- 1 tube Black Wilton's Sparkle Gel
- 1/3 cup Mini Marshmallows
- 6 tablespoons Hot Chocolate Mix (Swiss Miss)
- Melt the orange candy wafers in a microwave-safe small bowl (follow instructions on the bag). Typically, you'll heat them in 30 second intervals, stirring each time, until creamy.
- Place a small plate in the freezer to use later.
- Using the back of a spoon (or a pastry brush) to coat the melted chocolate into the half sphere silicone mold. Make sure you can't see the mold through the melted chocolate and freeze for 10 minutes.
- Remove the cold plate from the freezer. Once the molds have hardened, remove the hot chocolate bomb molds carefully by pushing them out from the underside of the silicone molds. Set on the cold plate.
- Heat a pan on low-heat on the stovetop and add a half sphere with the open side down onto the pan so it starts to melt slightly.
- Once slightly melted, pick it up and fill with hot cocoa mix. Add in your mini marshmallows.
- Melt the rim of another empty half sphere. Gently place it on top of the sphere filled with cocoa mix and press lightly to seal.
- Repeat the process to create the Halloween hot chocolate bombs.
- Place them in cupcake liners (optional) so it's easier to hold on to them while decorating.
- Use the sparkle gel to draw the cute jack o' lantern faces on them.
See recipe post for additional tips and variations.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 271Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 288mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 3gSugar: 45gProtein: 4g
Nutritional values are estimates and not exact.