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Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs

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Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs are a unique way to enjoy your favorite hot chocolate recipe, especially during the holiday season. This homemade sweet treat includes mini marshmallows, bits of peppermint, hot chocolate mix all wrapped up in a peppermint candy shell. 

Peppermint hot chocolate bomb on wood background with two candy canes.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs

 

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs make the best hot chocolate! Rich hot cocoa, peppermint white chocolate and crushed candy canes melted in a cups of warm milk is all you need to warm up on a cold evening.

If you’re looking traditional hot chocolate bombs to mix and match with the peppermint cocoa, try these gorgeous Christmas Hot Chocolate Bombs made with red candy melts for a festive Christmas theme.

Homemade Christmas Gifts Idea

If you enjoy making homemade gifts for Christmas, then these peppermint flavor hot chocolate bombs will make a perfect gift for the holidays. Wrap them up in cute cellophane bags and give them for hostess gifts or adorable stocking stuffers.

Add a gift tag with instructions to drop the peppermint hot chocolate bombs in cups of milk for a fun surprise, give it a quick stir and enjoy a delicious cup of cocoa.

Peppermint hot chocolate bomb on a saucer and one in a cup of milk.

 

What Are Hot Chocolate Bombs?

If hot chocolate bombs are new to you, then you’re in for a fun treat!

Also known as hot cocoa bombs, these are a sweet candy coated hot chocolate ball of goodness, filled with hot cocoa powder. Then, you add all kinds of sweet treats inside to create your own favorite hot chocolate mix.

What is so much fun about hot chocolate bombs is you can create your own flavor mixes to enjoy your most favorite hot chocolate recipe!

The shell is either made with chocolate melts or candy melts creating an outer chocolate shell that holds all the hot chocolate and extra goodies inside. Then to decorate, add melted candy or chocolate drizzles on top of the hot chocolate bomb, plus sprinkles or candy for an extra delightful treat .

You can add all kinds of tasty morsels inside that will melt and flavor the cup of hot chocolate such as:

  • Dark chocolate pieces
  • Milk chocolate candies
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Peppermint bits

Use warm milk (or hot water, but milk makes a much creamier drink) in a mug to create your own favorite hot chocolate flavors.

 

How Do Hot Chocolate Bombs Work?

Hot chocolate bombs are a fun way to serve up a delicious mug of hot chocolate!

Pick out your favorite mug and fill it with a cup of hot milk. Drop in your hot chocolate bomb and watch the outer shell melt away as the inside goodness bursts open. Then stir to create a creamy, peppermint warm mug of hot chocolate.

Or you can do it the opposite way! Place the hot chocolate bomb in the bottom of your mug and pour the warm milk over it to dissolve the candy coating, releasing the cocoa powder, marshmallows and bits of peppermint.

Stir and enjoy!

More Hot Chocolate Bombs to Enjoy

Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs

Kahlua Hot Chocolate Bombs

Bailey’s Hot Chocolate Bombs

Traditional Christmas Hot Chocolate Bombs

Kitchen Tools to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs

  • Microwave-safe Bowl
  • Semi Sphere Silicone Mold
  • Spoon
  • Piping Bag or Ziploc baggie
  • Large Plate
  • Small Frying Pan (or a small hot plate)

Ingredients

Here are the 4 ingredients you need to make Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs:

  • 8 oz Peppermint Candy Melts
  • 6 tablespoons Hot Chocolate Mix
  • ⅛ cup Crushed Candy Canes (or Peppermint Candies)
  • Mini Marshmallows

Note: You can crush candy canes yourself or you can buy already crushed peppermint candies.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bomb ingredients in bowls on counter top.

 

What are Candy Melts?

Candy melts taste much like whitey chocolate and are used for melting and decorating sweet treats. Most have a vanilla white chocolate flavor, but there are a few other flavors available such as dark chocolate and peppermint white chocolate.

In candy melts, the cocoa is removed and typically a powdered milk is added, along with other ingredients to taste like chocolate. The best part about candy melts is the smooth texture when melting and it’s often better than chocolate for holding its shape or mold.

Real chocolate can crumble, which is why candy melts are used to make delicious treats like hot chocolate bombs and cake pops. Easier to use and still give a sweet chocolate flavor.

These new white chocolate peppermint candy melts are perfect for making scrumptious peppermint hot chocolate bombs!

Bowl of peppermint candy melts.

 

How to Make Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs

Here are the step by step directions to make this peppermint hot chocolate bomb recipe:

Step 1: Set a plate in the freezer to use later.

Step 2: Use a rubber mallet or rolling pin to crush the candy canes / peppermint candies inside a sandwich baggie. Or you can buy a package of already crushed candy canes

Step 3: Melt the Peppermint Candy Melts in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second intervals. Stir between each heating session. Continue until candy melts are melted and smooth.

Step 4: Add a spoonful of melted candy to each of the mold cavities.

Spoonfull of melted peppermint candy melts in each silicone mold cavity.

 

Step 5: Use the back of a spoon to spread the melted candy, making sure to coat the entire cavity all the way up the sides of the mold.

Step 6: Set the candy filled molds in the freezer for 5 minutes.

Tip: Place the the chocolate molds on a baking sheet to easily move it in and out of the freezer.

Step 7: Remove the bomb molds from the freezer and add another spoonful of melted peppermint candy melts for a second coating on each hot chocolate bomb mold. Again, us the back of the spoon to spread the candy up the sides of the molds.

Using the back of a spoon to spread the peppermint candy melts in the semi sphere mold cavities.

 

Step 8: Transfer the leftover melted candy into a ziploc baggie or piping bag. Set aside.

Step 9: Heat a small frying pan over low-medium heat.

Note: Alternatively, you can place a small plate in the microwave for 2 minutes (use hot pads to remove, it’ll be hot!) and use it the same way we are using the frying pan in this recipe.

Step 10: Remove the chilled plate from the freezer and the candy filled molds.

Step 11: Gently remove the bomb mold halves from the mold by pushing up from underneath the silicone mold cavity. Place upside down onto the chilled plate.

Pushing the peppermint candy mold out of the silicone mold.

Step 12: Take one peppermint chocolate sphere and hold it open side down, then gently touch it to the hot pan (or warm plate) to melt the candy coating rim. This will make it more even all the way around as well as help it meld to the top sphere.

Holding a peppermint candy shell rim side down on a warm pan to melt the rim.

 

Step 13: Flip the semi-sphere over, and fill it with 1 tbsp of hot cocoa mix and crushed peppermint pieces.

Half sphere filled with hot chocolate mix and candy cane bits.

 

Step 14: This step is a bit of a balancing act! Add 5-7  mini marshmallows.

Mini Marshmallows added ononto the half sphere filled with hot chocolate mix and candy cane bits.

 

Step 15: Grab an empty sphere, again slightly melt the rim on the hot pan, then set it on top of the filled sphere. Gently hold together for several seconds until the two half spheres seal together creating the peppermint hot chocolate bombs.

Step 16: If your piping bag or Ziploc baggie of peppermint candy melts are no longer melted, heat in 10 second intervals in the microwave. Massage the baggie between each heating until fully melted.

Step 17: Cut the tip off of a bottom corner of the bag and drizzle the melted candy on top of each cocoa bomb.

Squeezing melted candy through a small hole in the bottom of a pipping bag on to the top of the peppermint hot chocolate bomb.

 

Step 18: Top with crushed peppermint candies.

Dropping a pinch of crushed candy canes on top of the hot chocolate bomb to stick to the warm candy squeezed on top.

 

To drink, drop the peppermint hot cocoa bomb into 6 oz of hot milk or hot water, and mix well. Enjoy!

How to Store Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs

Peppermint Hot chocolate bombs can be stored at room temperature for several weeks up to over a month. Simply place a piece of parchment paper between them so there is no chance of them sticking together. Since these are made with peppermint candy melts, they should not melt when stored in an airtight container.

If you need to keep them for longer, go ahead and store them in the refrigerator.

 

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs are a delicious hot chocolate mix with mini marshmallows and topped with crushed candy canes.

Serve your friends an family a fun cup of hot chocolate this holiday season!

Yield: 6

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs

Peppermint hot chocolate bomb on wood background with two candy canes.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs are a unique way to enjoy your favorite hot chocolate recipe, especially during the holiday season. This homemade sweet treat includes mini marshmallows, bits of peppermint, hot chocolate mix all wrapped up in a peppermint candy shell. 

Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Peppermint Candy Melts (Candy Cane Melts)
  • 6 tablespoons Hot Chocolate Mix
  • ⅛ cup Crushed Candy Canes (or Peppermint Candies)
  • Mini Marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Set a plate in the freezer to use later.
  2. Use a rubber mallet or rolling pin to crush candy canes / peppermint candies inside a sandwich baggie.
  3. Melt the Peppermint Candy Melts in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second intervals. Stir between each heating session. Continue until candy melts are melted and smooth.
  4. Add a spoonful of melted candy to each of the silicone mold cavities.
  5. Use the back of a spoon to spread the melted candy, making sure to coat the entire cavity all the way up the sides of the mold.
  6. Set the candy filled molds in the freezer for 5 minutes.
  7. Remove the bomb molds from the freezer and another spoonful of melted peppermint candy melts for a second coating on each hot chocolate bomb mold. Again, us the back of the spoon to spread the candy up the sides of the molds.
  8. Transfer leftover melted candy melts into a ziploc baggie or piping bag. Set aside.
  9. Heat a small frying pan over low-medium heat.
  10. Remove the chilled plate from the freezer and the candy filled molds.
  11. Gently remove the bomb mold halves from the silicone mold by pushing up from underneath. Place upside down onto the chilled plate.
  12. Take one peppermint chocolate sphere and hold it open side down, then gently touch it to the hot pan to melt the candy coating rim.
  13. Flip the semi-sphere over, and fill it with 1 tbsp of hot cocoa mix and crushed peppermint pieces.
  14. Add 5-7 mini marshmallows.
  15. Grab an empty sphere, again slightly melt the rim on the hot pan, then set it on top of the filled sphere. Gently hold together for several seconds until the two half spheres seal together creating the peppermint hot chocolate bombs
  16. If your piping bag or Ziploc baggie of peppermint candy melts are no longer melted, heat in 10 second intervals in the microwave. Massage the baggie between each heating until fully melted.
  17. Cut the tip off of a bottom corner of the bag and drizzle the melted candy on top of each cocoa bomb.
  18. Top with crushed peppermint candies.
  19. To drink, drop the peppermint hot cocoa bomb into 6 oz of hot milk or hot water, and mix well.

Notes

See post for extra tips and variations.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 282Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 148mgCarbohydrates: 66gFiber: 1gSugar: 38gProtein: 2g

Nutritional values are estimates and not exact.

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