Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs

PUBLISHED: Nov 17, 2020 | By:

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 clear glass mug of grinch hot chocolate with a green grinch hot chocolate bomb to the side.

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.

A single green grinch hot chocolate bomb decorated with a red heart, on a marble surface.

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.

You can find all of my easy Hot Chocolate Bombs including Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Bombs, Mexican Hot Chocolate Bombs, Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs and even Halloween Hot Chocolate Bombs and a Melting Snowman Hot Chocolate Bomb!

A green grinch hot chocolate bomb in a clear glass mug, more bombs to the side on a marble surface.

Why You’ll Love Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs

  • Easy to make
  • So cute
  • Perfect for gifts
  • Enjoyable for all ages
  • The perfect kitchen project – no oven required!

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A marble surface with green grinch hot chocolate bombs.

What You Need to Make Chocolate Bombs

  • Chocolate Sphere Mold – A 2.5 inch mold makes the perfect amount of chocolate for 1 cup of hot milk. 2 inches or larger will be ideal for filling with hot cocoa mix and marshmallows, and yields the most amazing cup of hot chocolate. You can use a truffle size in a pinch.A marble surface with a silicone sphere mold.
  • Clear Glass Mugs – Clear glass mugs make it easy to watch the grinch melt before your eyes! They are the perfect diameter for a hot chocolate bomb. You can even wrap these cute Hot Chocolate Bombs in mugs with cellophane and tie with a ribbon for an affordable and charming handmade gift!
  • Baking Sheet – Any will do! It makes transferring them to and from the refrigerator or freezer easy, and makes a great surface to drip out the excess chocolate.
A baking sheet lined with parchment paper, a silicone mold and a white plate with gold spoon, all laid out on a marble surface.

What You Need to Make Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs

  • 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!

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!

How to Make Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs

  1. Melt Chocolate – 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.
  2. Fill Mold – Add a large spoonful of melted white (green!) chocolate to each cavity. Using the back of the spoon, spread until completely covered.
  3. Eliminate Excess – 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.
  4. Freeze to Set – Freeze 7 minutes or allow to set at room temperature.
  5. Warm Plate and Spoon or Skillet – 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.
  6. Fill – 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.
  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.
green grinch hot chocolate bombs decorated with red hearts, on a marble surface.

How to Use Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs

  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 green grinch hot chocolate bomb in a clear glass mug, a second bomb to the side on a marble surface.

“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 clear glass mug of grinch hot chocolate with a green grinch hot chocolate bomb to the side.

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

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.
A green grinch hot chocolate bomb in a clear glass mug, a second bomb to the side on a marble surface.
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 clear glass mug of grinch hot chocolate with a green grinch hot chocolate bomb to the side.

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

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A clear glass mug of green grinch hot chocolate on a marble surface.

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

Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs

Julie Blanner
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.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 3
Calories 562 kcal

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 tits 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.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Calories:562kcalCarbohydrates:80gProtein:5gFat:27gSaturated Fat:16gCholesterol:16mgSodium:219mgPotassium:216mgFiber:1gSugar:71gVitamin A:23IUVitamin C:1mgCalcium:165mgIron:1mg
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