Grinch hot chocolate bombs make the cutest, most festive gift for the holiday season! Watching them melt into a creamy, dreamy mug of green hot chocolate is so much fun!

Just like the Grinch himself, you’ll be all toasty inside when you try these cozy and adorable Grinch hot chocolate bombs!

A grinch hot chocolate bomb with a red heart on it
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The Grinch is a fun twist on White Hot Chocolate Bombs! Watch as he melts into a green cup of hot chocolate and reveals a heart two sizes too small.

I love capturing the fun of the holiday season in the kitchen with my girls. There’s just something about these projects that brings back wonderful memories and helps us create new traditions.

Three grinch hot chocolate bombs

I hope you’ll join me in making a new tradition with your family this year: Hot chocolate bombs! These are a TikTok and Pinterest sensation, and once you try them, you’ll know why.

We love making them each year at Christmas now. In fact, we’ve created eight recipes to share you with you! See our complete collection of Hot Chocolate Bombs here.

In that collection, you can’ll find my Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Bombs, Mexican Hot Chocolate Bombs, Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs and even a Melting Snowman Hot Chocolate Bomb!

A Grinch hot chocolate bomb next to a cup.

Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs

With a little practice, it’s easy to become an expert! It’s so much fun to experiment with these little charmers, too.

Why You’ll Love These

  • So Cute – And easy to make, too.
  • Perfect for Gifts – Great for neighbors, teachers, and kids and adults alike!
  • No Bake – The perfect homemade holiday treat that requires zero baking.
Three grinch hot chocolate bombs

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • White Chocolate – White chocolate melting wafers are my preference, but white chocolate chips and baking chocolate also work well.
  • Green Food Coloring – To make him green, of course!
  • Hot Chocolate Mix – White hot chocolate mix is preferred for a pretty green cup of cocoa.
  • Marshmallows – I like to use marshmallow bits, but you can use miniature marshmallows as well.
  • Red Heart Sprinkles – If you don’t have any red hearts, you can also use a red edible marker or red icing gel.
  • Optional – Black and yellow writing markers to draw the Grinch’s face!
Ingredients for grinch hot chocolate bombs

Variation

  • If you’re not worried about controlling the color of your green chocolate sphere, try these bright green candy melts instead of white plus food coloring!
Two grinch hot chocolate bombs
A red hot chocolate bomb mold

Tools to Use

  • Chocolate Sphere Mold – A 2.5 inch mold makes the perfect amount of chocolate for 1 cup of hot milk. 2 inches or larger is easier to fill with hot cocoa mix and marshmallows, too. You can use a truffle size in a pinch.
  • Clear Glass Mugs – Clear glass mugs make it easy to watch the bomb melt before your eyes! These are the perfect diameter for a hot chocolate bomb. You can even wrap a bomb in a mug with cellophane for a charming handmade gift!
  • Baking Sheet – It makes transferring them to and from the refrigerator or freezer easy, and makes a great surface to drip out the excess chocolate.
A red baking pan with a spoon next to it, used for making grinch hot chocolate bombs.

How to Make

An overview, visit the printable recipe card for complete ingredients and instructions.

  1. Melt Chocolate – Melt white chocolate as directed, until smooth. Stir in green food coloring.
  2. Fill Mold – Add melted chocolate and spread until completely covered.
  3. Eliminate Excess – Invert mold onto baking sheet and lightly shake to remove excess. Place inverted mold on baking sheet and scrape edges of each cavity.
  4. Freeze to Set – Freeze as directed, or allow to set at room temperature.
  5. Warm Plate and Spoon (or Skillet) – Meanwhile, warm a plate and boil a glass of water to warm a spoon.
  6. Fill – Remove chocolate from molds and fill one side of each of your spheres with white hot chocolate mix, marshmallows and a red heart.
  7. Seal – Place the bottom of an empty sphere on the hot plate to lightly melt chocolate. Place the melted chocolate edge on filled half to seal, handling the chocolate as little as possible. Optional: If needed, dip a spoon in hot water, dry and run the back of it along the edges to seal.
  8. Decorate – Using leftover chocolate or writing icing, add a touch to the back of a heart and press onto the top of your chocolate mold. To make a grinch face, make two yellow circles for eyes, black eyebrows and mouth.
Two grinch hot chocolate bombs

How to Use

  1. Place the Grinch in a mug.
  2. Pour one cup of hot milk over bomb. Watch as it turns green and reveals a heart two sizes too small.
  3. Stir until incorporated and enjoy!
A cup of hot cocoa with whipped cream and a green Grinch hot chocolate bomb.

“And what happened, then? Well, in Whoville they say – that the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day. And then – the true meaning of Christmas came through, and the Grinch found the strength of ten Grinches, plus two!”

–How the Grinch Stole Christmas
A cup of hot cocoa with whipped cream and a green Grinch hot chocolate bomb.
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Tips

  • Have all ingredients and materials ready. This recipe is so quick it’s best to be prepared.
  • Careful not to burn the chocolate. Stir every 15 seconds until smooth.

Serving Suggestions

  • Top with homemade whipped cream
  • Serve and stir with a candy cane
  • Add extra marshmallows – because if some is good, more is better!
  • Top with crushed peppermint
Two grinch hot chocolate bombs

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do chocolate bombs cost?

While you can occasionally find them inexpensively in pre-packaged boxes at grocery stores, bakeries often charge $4-$8 per hot chocolate bomb!

Is it better to make hot chocolate with milk or water?

While you can certainly use water instead of milk, it won’t create the same creamy results in both taste and feel.

A cup of Grinch hot chocolate
You can see the heart in the bottom of the glass!

How to Store

  • Room Temperature – Store at room temperature for up to two weeks in an airtight container or a food safe cellophane bag. Store in a dark pantry.

Dietary Considerations

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarian
  • Nut Free
A grinch hot chocolate bomb with a red heart on it

More Hot Chocolate Bombs

A clear glass mug of grinch hot chocolate with a green grinch hot chocolate bomb to the side.
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Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs

These Grinch hot chocolate bombs make the cutest, most festive gift for the holiday season! Watching them melt into a creamy, dreamy mug of hot chocolate is so much fun for everyone.
Prep: 20 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 3
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Ingredients  

  • 8 ounces white chocolate melting wafers, white chocolate chips, or baking chocolate
  • 6 drops green food coloring or to preference
  • 3 tablespoons white hot chocolate mix
  • 6 tablespoons marshmallow bits or miniature marshmallows
  • 3 red heart sprinkles
  • black writing icing optional
  • yellow writing icing optional

Instructions 

  • Melt white chocolate in a small, microwave-safe bowl on 50% power in 15 second increments, stirring in between, until smooth. Stir in green food coloring.
  • Add a large spoonful of melted chocolate to each cavity. Using the back of the spoon, spread until completely covered.
  • Invert mold onto a parchment lined baking sheet and lightly shake to remove excess. Discard parchment and place mold on baking sheet (green chocolate side up). Scrape edges of each cavity if needed.
  • Freeze 7 minutes or allow to set at room temperature.
  • Meanwhile warm a plate in the microwave, dishwasher or oven or warm a skillet on low. Boil a glass of water to warm a spoon. You can also do this with a skillet on low heat.
  • Remove chocolate from molds by gently pressing on the top of each sphere. Fill each of 3 spheres with a tablespoon of white hot chocolate mix, marshmallows and a red heart.
  • Place the bottom of an empty sphere on the hot plate to lightly melt chocolate. Place the melted chocolate edge on filled half to seal, handling the chocolate as little as possible. If needed, dip a spoon in hot water, dry and run the back of it along the edges to seal.
  • Using leftover chocolate or writing icing, add a touch to the back of a heart and press onto the top of your chocolate mold. To make a grinch face, make two yellow circles for eyes, black eyebrows and mouth.

Julie’s Tips

How to Use

  1. Place the Grinch in a mug.
  2. Pour one cup of hot milk over bomb. Watch as it turns green and reveals a heart two sizes too small.
  3. Stir until incorporated and enjoy!

How to Store

  • Room Temperature – Store at room temperature for up to two weeks in an airtight container or a food safe cellophane bag. Store in a dark pantry.
Calories: 562kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 219mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 71g | Vitamin A: 23IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 165mg | Iron: 1mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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7 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    My family and I simply love these. They are fun to make. Fun to see them melting into your hot milk, and taste amazing. Thanks for always putting smiles on our faces.

  2. Hi Julie! I just made your hot chocolate bombs and they turned out great! I was wondering how you store your chocolate molds? Mine have a little hole in the corner and I was wondering if I should hang them inside a cabinet door? I don’t want them to lose their shape. Any tips are appreciated!

  3. 5 stars
    Julie thanks so much for sharing this! Can’t wait to tryout all of them. I’ve asked for the molds for Christmas. 😊