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These Grinch Hot Cocoa Bombs are the perfect way to make a warm drink for the holidays that will have your heart growing three sizes!

grinch hot cocoa bombs in bowl

We love The Grinch in our house and every year we spend time creating delicious Grinch Green recipes that are fun to make and are quite tasty.

grinch hot cocoa bombs on table

My kids love our Grinch Punch Recipe which I ultimately made into an adult version of a Grinch Cocktail too. But now, we decided to take a sipable favorite to the next level!

This recipe teaches you how to make hot cocoa bombs which is all the rage right now especially on TikTok.

grinch hot cocoa bombs with grinch in background

However, this recipe has a twist – instead of milk chocolate, we are using bright green vanilla wafers and instead of milk chocolate cocoa, we use white chocolate cocoa! Then we add a tiny red heart sprinkle for the perfect hot cocoa bomb for the holidays!

a grinch hot cocoa bomb inside a grinch mug

This is an idea I came up with on my own and it hasn’t been done anywhere so I really hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Grinch Hot Cocoa Bombs

Ingredients:

Tools Needed:

grinch hot cocoa bomb ingredients in bowls

How to Make Grinch Hot Cocoa Bombs

Step One: Melt your candy melts in the microwave. Heat for 30 seconds, stir and repeat until melted.

Step Two: Use a spoon to fill the cavities of the silicone mold and use the backend of the spoon to spread it around the inside. Allow to set for a few minutes.

green chocolate poured inside silicone mold

Step Three: Use the spoon again to fill any spots that need to be filled. You can add more chocolate as needed.

green chocolate spread into round silicone mold

Step Four: Set in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to harden.

Step Five: Gently remove the chocolate balls from the mold by pressing gently on the backside of the mold.

green chocolate spheres in half

Step Six: Using a hot plate, rub the top of the chocolate ball to get it a little melted.

green chocolate sphere being melted on hot plate

Step Seven: Quickly fill the chocolate balls with the white hot chocolate mix and mini marshmallows.

green chocolate sphere with marshmallows and hot cocoa inside

Step Eight: Use a hot plate on the other side of the ball to melt and then press the two sides together. Use your finger to spread the chocolate around the seal.

hot cocoa bomb sealed with chocolate

Step Nine: Reheat your leftover chocolate (if hardened) and use a tiny bit to stick the red heart sprinkle to the outside of the hot chocolate bomb. If the plate is still hot, you can dip the heart sprinkle into that melted chocolate and apply to the cocoa bomb.

red heart sprinkle being dipped into melted green chocolate

Step Ten: Refrigerate for another 30 minutes to allow the Grinch hot chocolate bomb to harden.

grinch hot cocoa bomb finished

Step Eleven: To make Grinch Hot Chocolate, you can plop it into a hot cup of milk or pour hot milk over the chocolate bomb and watch it melt away. Then stir and enjoy!

hot milk being poured onto grinch hot cocoa bomb

A Few Things To Note:

  • Avoid getting the candy melts wet (as in with water) or they will seize and will be ruined.
  • The chocolate bombs need to be stored somewhere cool or they will melt.
  • Avoid holding or touching the hot cocoa bombs for too long or they will melt in your hands.
  • To make a hot plate, place a microwave safe plate inside the microwave for 30 seconds and check on it. If it’s hot enough, remove with a heat resistant mitten. If not, heat for another 30 seconds until hot.
  • You do not need to spray the silicone mold with cooking spray, the hot cocoa bombs pop right out without any extra steps.
  • You can place them inside sealed bags for gift giving.
grinch hot cocoa bomb being melted into a grinch mug with hot milk

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Grinch Hot Cocoa Bombs

Grinch Hot Cocoa Bombs

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

These Grinch Hot Cocoa Bombs are the perfect way to make a warm drink for the holidays that will have your heart growing three sizes! 

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Bright Green Melting Candy
  • 1 Tablespoon White Hot Chocolate Cocoa Mix
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Mini Marshmallows
  • Heart Candy Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. First, start by placing your green candy melts into a microwave safe bowl and stick into the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Complete this until all of the candy melts are melted.
  2. Use a spoon to spoon small amounts of the melted chocolate into the cavities of the silicone mold. You want to push the chocolate up the sides of the mold using the back of the spoon.
  3. Allow the chocolate to sit and start to harden for a few minutes then use the backend of the spoon to spread the chocolate into any spots you see need to be covered. You want a decent layer of chocolate so the balls don't break once you remove them. You can reheat more chocolate to use as needed.
  4. Place into the refrigerator for 30 minutes and allow the chocolate to set.
  5. Gently remove the chocolate balls from the mold by pressing gently on the backside of the mold.
  6.  Using a hot plate, rub the top of the chocolate ball to get it a little melted.
  7.  Quickly fill the chocolate balls with the white hot chocolate mix and mini marshmallows.
  8.  Use a hot plate on the other side of the ball to melt and then press the two sides together.
  9.  Reheat your leftover chocolate (if hardened) and use a tiny bit to stick the red heart sprinkle to the outside of the hot chocolate bomb.
  10.  Refrigerate for another 30 minutes to allow the Grinch hot chocolate bomb to harden.
  11.  To make Grinch Hot Chocolate, you can plop it into a hot cup of milk or pour hot milk over the chocolate bomb and watch it melt away. Then stir and enjoy!

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Nicole

Thursday 3rd of December 2020

Can I ask where you got your grinch plush? Its so cute!

Brittanie

Friday 4th of December 2020

Of course! I found that at Hobby Lobby and he was 50% off :)

Barb

Thursday 3rd of December 2020

I love your creativity. You gave me so many great ideas. I would never have thought about the sprinkles or about using candy melts. I will use the hearts for Valentine’s, but I’m already planning on the Grinch for next year. The mug is adorable, so I’ll be on the lookout for those and put a bomb in each one as gifts. I’m so excited! Thank you so much!

Brittanie

Thursday 3rd of December 2020

Oh my gosh! Your comment totally made my day! Thank you so much! Also, I found the mug at Hobby Lobby and it was 50% off :) Thank you again!!

Candy

Thursday 3rd of December 2020

This is such a cute idea - can't wait to try it. Can I ask where did you find your little Grinch serving plate? It is adorable.

Brittanie

Thursday 3rd of December 2020

Hi Candy! Thank you! I am so glad you like this idea. I found that Grinch tray at Hobby Lobby (they had a bunch of other things too like the mug) and it was 50% off :)

Amy

Friday 20th of November 2020

I've never made hot chocolate bombs before but I've ordered a mold and plan to try this weekend. I have the green candy melts, but I've read that they don't work well in the hot chocolate - that they don't melt well and clump up. In your video it looks like they melt completely - is that correct? Thanks!

Brittanie

Friday 20th of November 2020

Hi Amy! I am so excited for you to give these a try! I have never had an issue with the candy melts. The video in my post shows exactly what it looks like. We did heat up our milk in the microwave and make it hot and poured it over and these melted quite nicely. Once it cooled, it was ready to drink.

Brandi

Tuesday 17th of November 2020

How much milk do you need compared to how much hot cocoa mix you put in?

Brittanie

Wednesday 18th of November 2020

Typically about 8 oz. for 1 hot cocoa bomb. You just want to leave enough room in the cup to stick the hot cocoa bomb in without it spilling over :)