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Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs (with Marshmallows!)

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Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs make a delicious and festive chocolate cup of hot coco. Made with green candy melts, hot chocolate mix, some mini marshmallows and topped with white candy melts and red candy heart.

Perfect for celebrating the Christmas season with a flare of whimsy with this Grinch themed treat.

Grinch hot chocolate bomb with white candy drizzle and a red candy heart.

Grinch Hot Chocolate Bomb

Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs are fun way to get into the Christmas spirit. The Grinch movie is a Christmas classic! Always a favorite movie to watch each year. Even though the Grinch stole Christmas, his little heart grew 3 times in size and he learned the true meaning of Christmas. A movie that warms the heart.

When it’s time to cozy up to watch your favorite movie version of The Grinch Stole Christmas, these Grinch hot chocolate bombs just add to the fun for the whole family.

Why not make it full-on Grinch themed food movie night? Along with these hot chocolate bombs, bake up a batch of Grinch Sugar Cookies, add in a super easy white chocolate Grinch Bark and top it off with moist and fluffy Grinch Cupcakes with candy melts baked in for surprise white chocolate flavored bites inside!

And don’t forget, people love to get adorable Grinch hot chocolate bombs as homemade Christmas gifts. These make a great gift as a Christmas party hostess gift, something homemade sweet for your neighbors and your favorite service providers.

Three Grinch hot chocolate bombs in a blacj bowl with white candy drizzle and a red candy heart on top.

 

What Are Hot Chocolate Bombs?

If you haven’t made hot chocolate bombs before, then you’re in for a treat! You’ll find they are also called hot cocoa bombs and are the same thing. Hot chocolate bombs are a rich, sweet candy coated ball filled with hot cocoa powder and sometimes other sweet goodies.

There is an outer candy shell that typically tastes like white chocolate, which is filled with hot cocoa mix and marshmallows, which makes it a chocolate ball of goodness. The outer layer melts away and turns a cup of hot milk into delicious hot chocolate.

What is so much fun about hot chocolate bombs is that you can make all kinds of flavors and create your own favorite hot chocolate recipe by adding ingredients such as a variety of chopped candies.

More Hot Chocolate Bomb Recipes to Enjoy

Here are a few different ways to make hot cocoa bomb recipes you might enjoy!

Christmas Hot Chocolate Bombs

Bailey’s Hot Chocolate Bombs

Kahlua Hot Chocolate Bombs

White Chocolate Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs

More Grinch Theme Food Recipes

Grinch White Chocolate Bark

Grinch Sugar Cookies

Grinch Cupcakes

Grinch Pretzels (Extra Easy Grinch Treat!)

How do Hot Chocolate Bombs Work?

Simply drop a hot cocoa bomb in to a mug of hot milk and watch it burst open, releasing the goodies inside. This is what makes them so fun.

Or just as easy, place the hot chocolate bomb in the bottom of your favorite mug and pour the warm milk on top. Simply stir and enjoy!

Grinch hot chocolate bomb with white candy drizzle and a red candy heart.

What are Candy Melts?

Candy melts are used for melting and decorating sweet treats. The typically imitate the flavor of vanilla white chocolate, but there are a few other flavors available such as dark chocolate and peppermint white chocolate.

The actual cocoa is removed and most have powdered milk added in, along with other ingredients to taste like chocolate while easily melting and molding.

Candy melts have a smooth texture when melted and the melts have the best results in holding it’s shape once set.

Unlike real chocolate that doesn’t melt smoothly and often will crumble, which is why candy melts are used to make delicious treats like hot chocolate bombs and cake pops. They are easier to use and still satisfy the chocolate sweet tooth.

Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs

Here’s everything you need to make these festive and so much fun Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs!

Kitchen Tools Needed

  • Silicone Mold (2.5 inch)
  • Microwave-safe Bowls
  • Spoons
  • Piping Bag or Sandwich Baggie

Ingredients:

Here’s the list of 5 simple ingredients to make Grinch hot chocolate bombs:

How to Make Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs

Here are the step-by-step directions. These are fairly easy hot chocolate bombs and move quickly once you get the hang of it.

Step 1: Melt green candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl. Set the microwave to half power and heat in 30 second intervals. Stir the melted chocolate between each heating session. Continue until the green chocolate melts are melted completely and smooth.

Melted green candy melts in a clear mixing bowl.

Step 2: Next, add the green candy melts to the silicone mold. Scoop a large spoon full into the bottom of the mold and spread it up the sides of the mold with the back of a spoon. Create one thin layer.

Step 3: Place in freezer for 10 minutes to set.

Tip: You can put your silicone mold on a baking sheet to easily move in and out of the refrigerator so the molds don’t bend and possibly crack the molds.

Silicone molds filled with melted green candy melts.

Step 4: Take the silicone mold out of the freezer and add a thin second coat again with the back of the spoon. Mostly focusing on where you can see through the green mold. You want the bomb to be thick enough to stay together but not too thick.

Step 5: Return to the freezer for another 10 minutes.

Step 6: Gently remove the hardened molds by slow pushing the half spheres out from underneath. Place on a plate.

Step 7: Heat a frying pan on low heat.

Tip: You can also use a small plate. Place a small plate in the microwave for 2 minutes. Remove from the microwave (very hot plate, use hot pads) and use it in the same way in the following steps as we’re using a hot pan.

Step 8: Place the open side of the half sphere (rim down) onto the pan (or hot plate) to lightly melt and even out the edges or the rim.

A half sphere on top of a warm frying pan.

Step 9: Quickly Add 2 tablespoons of hot cocoa mix to the bomb.

Step 10: Add about 8-10 mini marshmallows.

Open half sphere with hot cocoa mix inside and 8 mini marshmallows inside.

Step 11: Take a second empty sphere and melt the rim. Place evenly on top of the half sphere filled with hot chocolate mix and mini marshmallows. Gently hold together for a few seconds until the two spheres are sealed together.

How to Decorate Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs

Step 1: In a separate microwave safe bowl, melt the white candy melts.

Step 2: Scoop the melted white chocolate into a piping bag or a sandwich baggie. Snip a small corner piece of the bag off. Then drizzle the white chocolate over the top of the Grinch hot cocoa bombs.

Step 3: Place a red heart sprinkle on top of the bombs to represent the Grinch’s heart.

Serve each Grinch Hot Chocolate Bomb in 1 cup of hot milk.

How Long do Hot Chocolate Bombs Last?

Just like candy, these Grinch hot chocolate bombs will last for up to 1-2 months if stored in an airtight container. Because there are no creams, milk or any other ingredients that spoil quickly, you can make them pretty far ahead of time

How to Store Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs

Make sure to wrap each one in wax paper or parchment paper so there is no chance of them sticking to each other. Keep in an airtight container and these can be kept at room temperature.

Three grinch hot cocoa bombs in a black bowl with a black and white checked cloth napkin under the bowl.

 

These Grinch hot chocolate bombs will add a little extra fun into the holiday season. Serve them to your friends and family, take them to a Grinch themed Christmas party or give them as a sweet homemade hot chocolate gift.

Merry Christmas!

Yield: 3

Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs

Grinch hot chocolate bomb with white candy drizzle and a red candy heart.

Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs make a delicious and festive chocolate cup of hot coco. Made with green candy melts, hot chocolate mix, some mini marshmallows and topped with white candy melts and red candy heart.

Perfect for celebrating the Christmas season with a flare of whimsy with this Grinch themed treat.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Chill Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Green Candy Melts
  • 1/3 cup White Candy Melts
  • 6 tablespoons Hot chocolate mix
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Large Red Heart Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Melt green candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl. Set the microwave to half power and heat in 30 second intervals. Stir the melted candy between each heating session. Continue until the green chocolate melts are melted completely and smooth.
  2. Scoop a large spoon full of the green candy melts into the bottom of the mold and spread it up the sides of the mold with the back of a spoon.
  3. Place in freezer for 10 minutes to set.
  4. Take the silicone mold out of the freezer and add a thin second coat again with the back of the spoon. Mostly focusing on where you can see through the green candy mold.
  5. Return to the freezer for another 10 minutes.
  6. Gently remove the hardened molds by slow pushing the half spheres out from underneath. Place on a plate.
  7. Heat a frying pan on low heat.
  8. Place the open side of the half sphere (rim down) onto the pan to lightly melt and even out the edges or the rim.
  9. Quickly Add 2 tablespoons of hot cocoa mix to the bomb.
  10. Add about 8-10 mini marshmallows.
  11. Take a second empty sphere and melt the rim. Place evenly on top of the half sphere filled with hot chocolate mix and mini marshmallows. Gently hold together for a few seconds until the two spheres are sealed together.
  12. In a separate microwave safe bowl, melt the white candy melts using same method as the green candy melts.
  13. Scoop the melted white chocolate into a piping bag or a sandwich baggie. Snip a small piece of the corner off of the bag. Drizzle the white chocolate over the top of the Grinch hot cocoa bombs.
  14. Place a red heart sprinkle on top of the bombs.
  15. Serve each Grinch Hot Chocolate Bomb in 1 cup of hot milk.

Notes

See recipe post for extra tips on how to make Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 344Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 294mgCarbohydrates: 76gFiber: 2gSugar: 56gProtein: 4g

Nutritional values are estimates and not exact.

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