These adorable Snowman Hot Chocolate Bombs are easy to make and melt right before your eyes in a glass of warm milk.
I’ve always loved making food fun, and these snowman hot chocolate bombs are a blast to make and use. You can make them with the kids for a family fun night and let them have fun decorating their very own hot cocoa bombs and filling them too.
Traditionally hot chocolate bombs are filled with hot chocolate mix and marshmallows. But for a fun twist, you can also place in little candies instead of making it into a hot chocolate bomb if someone doesn’t like hot cocoa. These are also fun to add to your hot chocolate charcuterie board.
Recipe ingredient and notes
- White Chocolate – You can use your favorite white chocolate or even white chocolate candy melts. We use dairy free chocolate without an issue.
- Semi-Sweet Chocolate – This is to draw the faces onto the snowman hot chocolate bombs, but you could also use icing.
- Marshmallows – We use tiny marshmallow bits just like you’d find in the hot cocoa packets in the store.
- Hot Chocolate Mix – We use our homemade dairy free hot chocolate mix, but you can use the packets as well.
- Sprinkles – For the snowman nose, we use a round orange sprinkle. You could also use orange candy melts or orange icing.
How to melt chocolate
- How to melt chocolate in the microwave: Place the chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl. Place the bowl in the microwave and cook the chocolate for 15-20 seconds. Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir the chocolate, making sure to scrape the sides using a rubber spatula. Keep repeating the steps until the chocolate is completely melted. The chocolate may not look done, but once you stir it, the chocolate chips will melt more as you stir as the hotter pieces of chocolate will melt, the more solid ones. Do not overcook, as chocolate can burn quickly.
- How to melt chocolate on the stovetop: Fill a small or medium-sized saucepan with about 2 inches of water and bring to a simmer. Place a heat-safe bowl onto the saucepan and make sure the bowl isn’t touching the water, and remove some water if needed. Place the chocolate into the bowl and keep mixing the chocolate until it’s melted.
For the full ingredient amount and full instructions on how to make snowman hot chocolate bombs see the recipe card below.
Microwave the chocolate in a microwave-safe dish for 15-20 seconds at a time and stir in between until the chocolate is melted.
Use a tablespoon measuring spoon to pour the chocolate into the molds.
Use a rubber spatula and spread the chocolate into the round molds.
Let the chocolate set for about 30 minutes.
Once the chocolate is set remove the chocolates from the molds.
Heat a skillet on the stovetop on medium heat and then carefully place half of the chocolate bomb halves onto the skillet open side down to make them even.
Fill the flattened side chocolate halves with your desired hot cocoa mix and hot chocolate toppings.
Take the other halves of the chocolate bombs and carefully place them onto the skillet and then press them onto the filled sides to seal. Add some melted white chocolate if there are any gaps or openings.
Melt semi-sweet chocolate in the microwave for 15-20 seconds, microwaving the same way you melted the white chocolate. Once the chocolate is cool enough to handle, pour into a piping bag or Ziploc bag with the tip cut off.
Draw the eyes, a mouth, and a dot for the nose. Place the sprinkle on the nose dot. We use the chocolate, so it sticks.
Gift or enjoy your snowman hot chocolate bombs in some warm milk.
Keep in mind that we’re not tempering the chocolate. That requires more precision and a thermometer if needed. Melted chocolate like this will not result in chocolate with a shiny exterior, but it’s perfect for the way we’re using the white chocolate.
Recipe tips and variations
- Do not overcook the chocolate. Microwaving too long and not mixing in between can cause the chocolate to melt and burn in just seconds. Microwave, stir microwave stir and make sure you’re scraping the sides of the bowl.
- Fill the molds to the top, and don’t forget the edges.
- You will have a tiny amount of chocolate leftover, and that’s perfect for filling in any gaps when sealing your chocolate bombs.
- You can use a homemade hot chocolate mix or store-bought hot chocolate mix.
- For the best flavor, always use warm milk and not water.
- Do not fill the chocolate bombs with anything that is wet, requires refrigeration, or spoils quickly. Stick to hot cocoa mix, marshmallows, sprinkles, etc.
- Instead of using a pastry brush, we prefer using a rubber spatula. It allows us to get a thick enough coating on our hot chocolate bombs, whereas the brush is thinner and more fragile.
Storage and reheating tips
- Room temperature: Hot cocoa bombs can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container in muffin liners for 1 month.
- Refrigerate: If your home is warm, you may want to refrigerate your hot chocolate bombs. To do this, place them into a muffin liner and then an airtight container in the refrigerator.
- Freeze: We do not recommend freezing hot chocolate bombs as it really alters the texture and appearance of the chcolate. That being said, if you must, you can wrap it in some plastic wrap and then place them in a freezer-safe container.
How to use hot chocolate bombs
Place your hot chocolate bomb into a glass of warm milk and stir to enjoy.
Frequently asked questions
These can be made with white, dark, milk, or semi-sweet. We prefer not to use candy melts as the flavor is definitely lacking, but you could also use candy melts for different color options.
You may have made them too thin. We recommend using a spatula to spread the chocolate instead of a pastry brush for this reason.
You’ll need to make sure your liquid is warm enough to melt the chocolate and make sure to stir to dissolve the chocolate bomb.
We are partial to our dairy-free hot chocolate mix but we also like Target brand hot chocolate or Swiss Miss.
Yes! We like to fill it with candy for those who don’t like hot chocolate. If you still want hot cocoa but don’t want to use a powdered mix you can also fill with our Hot Chocolate Truffle Balls or cooled chocolate ganache, but if you use these options you’ll need to refrigerate the hot chocolate bombs.
We love this silicone sphere mold. This size sphere fits perfectly in all of our mugs.
Snowman Hot Chocolate Bombs
- 9 oz white chocolate
- 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate
- 1/3 cup marshmallow bits
- 3/4 hot chocolate mix
- 1 teaspoon orange sprinkles we use round
- Pour the white chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 15-20 seconds at a time and mix in between scrapping down the sides of the bowl to mix the warm chocolate with the cooler chocolate. Mix and microwave until the chocolate is fully melted. Note, the chocolate will not be completely melted once done, stirring distributes the heat and further melts the chocolate without cooking too long.
- Using a tablespoon measuring spoon measure one tablespoon of the white chocolate and pour the chocolate into the molds.
- Use a rubber spatula or pastry brush to spread the chocolate inside of the sphere molds.
- Let the chocolate harden and set for about 30 minutes.
- Once the chocolate is set carefully remove the chocolates from the molds. Do not pull on the chocolate, push it gently out and remove it once it's completely free.
- Heat a small skillet on the stovetop on medium heat. Carefully place half of the chocolate bomb halves onto the skillet open side down to make them even all around.
- Fill each of the flattened sides of chocolate halves with your desired hot cocoa mix and hot chocolate toppings.
- Take the other halves and carefully place them onto the skillet and then press them onto the filled sides to seal the chocolate bombs. You can add some melted white chocolate if there are any gaps or openings.
- Melt the semi-sweet chocolate in the microwave the same way you melted the white chocolate. Once the chocolate is cool enough to handle pour into a piping bag or ziploc bag with the tip cut off. Draw eyes, a mouth, and a dot for the nose. Place the sprinkle on the nose dot. We use the chocolate so it sticks.
- Gift or enjoy your snowman hot chocolate bombs in some warm milk.
The nutritional information is automatically calculated and can vary based ingredients and products used. If the nutrition numbers are important for you we recommend calculating them yourself.
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