Where are my Disney lovers at? I have a special treat for you today. If you are Disney obsessed like me and love a steaming cup of hot chocolate, then you must make these Minnie Mouse Hot Cocoa Bombs. Don't be intimidated, hot chocolate bombs are not as hard to make as they look. This easy tutorial will help you make these adorable hot chocolate bombs. Be sure to also check out our M&M Hot Chocolate Bomb Recipe.
Why these Minnie hot cocoa bombs are awesome
- Perfect for the Disney lover in your life
- Make great party favors
- Cheaper to make them than to buy them
- Red Candy Melts
- Chocolate Melts
- 1 tablespoon hot chocolate per bomb
- Mini Marshmallows
- White cookie icing
- Wilton Candy Bows (Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Michael’s)
To make these, you will also need a 6 Sphere Silicone Mold.
WHAT ARE HOT CHOCOLATE BOMBS?
You may be hearing a lot about hot chocolate bombs lately. They have been very popular recently and with good reason. They are basically large balls of hollow chocolate, filled with hot cocoa mix and marshmallows. When you place the cocoa bomb in a mug and pour warm milk or hot water over it, something magical happens. The chocolate melts and the hot cocoa mix comes out. Stir and enjoy a yummy cup of hot cocoa.
HOW DO YOU MAKE HOT CHOCOLATE BOMBS?
Pour chocolate candy melts into a microwave safe bowl and red candy melts into a separate microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30-60 seconds or until the candy melts have fully melted. If a few solid pieces remain, you can keep stirring the mixture to melt them.
Use a spoon to spread the candy melts up the sides of the mold until every bit of the inner mold is covered. You will want to do half the spheres red and the other half chocolate.
Let the molds sit for about 5 minutes then re-spread any of the candy melt that has sunk to the bottom of the molds. You also want to be sure that there are no thin parts where you can see the mold through the chocolate. If you can, add more chocolate.
Place the molds in the refrigerator for about 30-45 minutes, until they have totally hardened. My kids hate this part of the recipe because they can't stand the waiting. They want their Minnie Mouse hot cocoa bombs now!
Once the candy has set, carefully remove the candy melt spheres from the mold. Fill the red half of the spheres with the hot cocoa powder, marshmallows, and sugar pearls.
Now it is time to put the chocolate and red spheres together. To do this, place a glass plate in the microwave for one minute. Carefully, remove the plate and immediately place each chocolate sphere on the hot plate to heat up the chocolate edges.
Place each heated sphere on each red filled sphere. You can use the tip of your finger to smooth the melted candy around the seam.
Use cookie icing to draw a line over the center line of the bomb. This is for decorative purposes, but also helps to seal the opening to make sure none of the powder gets out.
Take two of your leftover chocolate candy melts and stick them onto the hot chocolate Bombs as Minnie Mouse ears. You can use melted chocolate to help them stick.
Now it's time to make Minnie look fancy. Place a little melted chocolate on the back of the candy bows and place the bows on the hot chocolate Bombs. The chocolate will act as a glue. I love this set of candy bows because they have such a cute variety that I can totally see Minnie wearing.
If you are looking to make Mickey and Minnie hot cocoa bombs, simply make an extra batch and leave off the bow.
Hopefully this recipe give you a nice Disney fix! Enjoy!
Minnie Mouse Hot Chocolate Bombs
- Hot Cocoa Bomb Silicone Mold
- Pour candy melts into 2 separate microwave safe bowls and heat for 30 seconds or until melts have fully melted.
- Spread the candy melts up the sides of the mold until every bit of the mold is covered. You will want to do half the spheres red & the other half chocolate.
- Let the molds sit for about 5 minutes & re-spread any of the candy melts that sank to the bottom of the molds.
- Place the molds in the refrigerator for about 30-45 minutes.
- Once set, carefully remove the candy melt spheres from the mold.
- Fill the red half of the spheres with the hot cocoa powder, marshmallows and sugar pearls.
- Place a glass plate in the microwave for one minute. Remove the plate and immediately place each chocolate sphere on the hot place to heat the chocolate edges.
- Place each heated sphere on each filled sphere. You can use the tip of your finger to smooth the melted candy around the seam.
- Use the icing to draw a line over the center line of the bomb.
- Take two of your leftover chocolate candy melts, take two chocolate circles and stick them onto the hot chocolate Bombs as Minnie Mouse ears. You can use melted chocolate to help them stick.
- Place a little melted chocolate on the back of the candy bows and place the bows on the hot chocolate Bombs. The chocolate will act as a glue.
This nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using online calculators. Your nutritional information may vary depending on numerous factors.
Frequently asked questions
I will be honest, not as good, but the difference is negligible. To me it is worth it to use candy melts because they are easier to melt and come in awesome colors, like the red used here.
You can use chocolate on the bottom too. As long as you have the ears and bow, everyone will know it is Minnie.
Store these in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
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