Melting Snowman Hot Chocolate Bombs are deceivingly easy to make and incredibly delicious, too. They’re the ultimate holiday gift and fun to watch as they melt into a creamy cup of hot chocolate!
This Christmas hot chocolate bomb is a fun twist on White Hot Chocolate Bombs. They’re so simple and SO fun!
Table of Contents
- Why You’ll Love these Snowman Hot Chocolate Bombs
- Ingredients and Substitutions
- How to Make
- How to Use a Melting Snowman Bomb
- Serving Suggestions
- Frequently Asked Questions
- How to Wrap and Gift Hot Chocolate Bombs
- How to Store
- Dietary Considerations
- More Hot Chocolate Bombs
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Decorated with a carrot nose and a smile, these will be sure to make your hearts melt as they do! Watch the awe on children’s faces as they watch their Melting Snowman Hot Chocolate bomb melt into a creamy cup of hot chocolate.
Hot Chocolate Bombs are all the rage and so easy to customize! In fact, that’s why we have created a complete guide with all our tried and true recipes, tips and tricks. Be sure to pin it and save for later!
Have no fear – no decorating or candy making skills needed here to make these adorable melting snowmen. You can make them from start to finish in minutes and they’re sure to be one of the most memorable Homemade Christmas Gifts and stocking stuffers!
Don’t we all love a good warm mug of something cozy, fragrant and seasonal this time of year? I hope you’ll join me in this incredibly fun hot chocolate bomb craze… I promise you won’t regret it!
Local bakeries offer Hot Chocolate Bombs for $5 or more apiece! However, you can easily make these on your own and thrill your friends and family with all the holiday joy.
Why You’ll Love these Snowman Hot Chocolate Bombs
- Great Gift Idea
Ingredients and Substitutions
- White Chocolate – White melting wafers, chocolate chips or baking chocolate.
- Marshmallow Bits – So fun to fill hot chocolate bombs and add to the creamy consistency.
- White Hot Chocolate Mix – Store-bought or homemade white hot chocolate mix fills the bombs to add an extra dose of creamy white chocolate flavor.
Tools to Use
- Chocolate Sphere Mold – You can use a truffle size for mini bombs, but 2 inches and larger is ideal for filling and yields the most amazing cup of hot chocolate. I prefer a 2.5 inch mold because it’s the perfect amount of chocolate for a cup of hot milk.
- Clear Glass Mugs – These mugs are the best diameter for this size of hot chocolate bomb. Bonus! It’s so much fun to watch the melting happen before your eyes. You can wrap Hot Chocolate Bombs in mugs with cellophane and tie with a ribbon for gifting!
- 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.
How to Make
- Melt Chocolate – To begin, melt white chocolate wafers in a small, microwave-safe bowl on 50% power in 15 second increments, stirring in between, until smooth. *Don’t overcook your chocolate!
- Fill Mold – Next, add a spoonful of melted chocolate to each mold cavity. Using the back of a teaspoon, spread until completely covered.
- Eliminate Excess – Invert mold onto a parchment lined baking sheet and lightly shake to remove excess. Discard parchment and place mold on baking sheet (chocolate side up). Scrape edges of each cavity if needed.
- Freeze to Set – Freeze for seven minutes. With chocolate side down, press gently on the top of each sphere to carefully remove onto your baking sheet.
- Warm Plate and Spoon – Meanwhile warm a plate in the microwave, dishwasher or oven and boil a glass of water to easily warm a spoon.
- Fill – Remove the chocolate spheres from freezer and fill each of 3 spheres with one tablespoon of white hot chocolate mix and 2 tablespoons marshmallow bits.
- Seal – Place the edge of a 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.
- Decorate – Using black writing icing or an icing marker, make 2 eyes and a mouth to create dots. Using the orange writing icing to make a carrot nose, squeezing at the start and allowing it to trail at the end.
- Set – To set, freeze for five minutes or refrigerate 30 minutes. Store at room temperature until serving.
- Need help with baking conversions? Check out my Essential Measurement Conversion Chart or use the “yield” button near the ingredients in the recipe card to double or triple your recipe.
- Read Instructions Thoroughly Before Starting – These cocoa bombs actually come together so quickly that it’s best to read the recipe first and be prepared.
- Don’t Overheat – White chocolate can burn. To prevent burning, stir every 15 seconds until smooth.
- Touch Minimally – Chocolate warms quickly. Touch as minimally as possible to prevent spheres from changing shape or making fingerprints.
How to Use a Melting Snowman Bomb
- To make a cup of hot chocolate, place one white hot chocolate bomb in a mug.
- Pour one cup of hot milk over bomb.
- Stir until incorporated and enjoy!
- Top with homemade whipped cream
- Garnish with crushed peppermint or white chocolate shavings
- Stir with a candy cane
Frequently Asked Questions
White chocolate tastes less like traditional chocolate, and more like vanilla. It’s just as creamy as traditional chocolate, but with more of a sweet, fragrant vanilla flavoring and less bitterness and bite.
Using milk for your hot chocolate bombs will result in a much creamier, more decadent drink. While water will work, milk is much more indulgent!
How to Wrap and Gift Hot Chocolate Bombs
These hot chocolate bombs are so much fun for gifting!
I love a gift that is cute, creative and affordable. You’ll not only have fun making them, but the recipient can enjoy the experience of watching them melt before their eyes!
Simply place your bomb inside a mug. Clear glass mugs work well because the recipient can watch the magic happen from each angle. Wrap with cellophane and a pretty bow and you’re all set!
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.
- Refrigerator – Hot chocolate bombs can be temporarily refrigerated, but will cause condensation.
- Gluten Free
- Nut Free
Melting Snowman Hot Chocolate Bomb
- 8 ounces White Chocolate White melting wafers, chocolate chips or baking chocolate.
- 6 tablespoons Marshmallow Bits
- 3 tablespoons White Hot Chocolate Mix
- black writing icing
- orange writing icing
- Melt white chocolate in a small, microwave-safe bowl on 50% power in 15 second increments, stirring in between, until smooth.
- Add a heaping spoonful of melted chocolate to each cavity. Using the back of a teaspoon, 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 (white chocolate side up). Scrape edges of each cavity if needed.
- Freeze 7 minutes.
- Remove mold from freezer. With chocolate side down, press gently on the top of each sphere to carefully remove onto your baking sheet.
- Meanwhile warm a plate in the microwave, dishwasher or oven and boil a glass of water to warm a spoon.
- Remove from freezer and fill each of 3 spheres with a tablespoon of white hot chocolate mix and 2 tablespoons marshmallow bits.
- Place the bottom of an empty chocolate 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.
- Using the black writing icing, make 2 eyes and a mouth to create dots. Using the orange writing icing make a carrot nose squeezing at the start and allowing it to trail at the end.
To StoreRoom Temperature – After you make them, hot chocolate bombs can be stored at room temperature for up to two weeks in an airtight container or a food safe cellophane gift bag. Make sure you’re storing them in a pantry or away from heat sources or sun.
How to Use A Melting Snowman Hot Chocolate Bomb
- To make 1 cup of hot chocolate, place 1 melting snowman chocolate bomb in a mug.
- Pour 1 cup of hot milk over bomb and watch your snowman melt.
- Stir until well incorporated and enjoy!
Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.