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Christmas Ornament Hot Cocoa Bombs

These Christmas Ornament Hot Cocoa Bombs are fun, festive and so mesmerizing to watch as they explode in hot milk for a fun surprise!

Christmas Ornament Hot Cocoa Bombs

Need a Christmas gift for a friend, boss, or teachers? These cute ornament hot cocoa bombs are perfect! Just package them up with a super cute mug and you’ve got an inexpensive gift to give.

how to make Christmas Ornament Hot Cocoa Bombs

Just when you thought I was done with hot chocolate bombs, I have one more. My Gingerbread House and Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs are doing so well I thought why not one more Christmas one.

These Christmas Ornament hot cocoa bombs are super fun to make and have a rolo candy on top to make it look like an ornament. This would be great for kids to get involved and make their own teacher gifts or to enjoy when finished.

DIY Hot Cocoa Bombs

Hot Chocolate Bomb Tips

  • Don’t overcook the chocolate. Melt in microwave for 30 seconds at a time stirring in between until creamy and smooth.
  • Use bath bomb molds instead of a silicone mold for best results.
  • Use a hot plate to seal the two chocolate spheres together to make a hot chocolate bomb. Reheat if necessary.
  • Smooth out any air bubbles in chocolate after placing it in silicone mold using the back of a spoon.
  • Make sure the chocolate has set before proceeding to make the hot cocoa bombs.
  • Wear food safe gloves to avoid fingerprints.
  • To store, keep them in an airtight container in fridge to avoid melting. 
  • To give as a gift, just wrapped in cellophane, tie with a bow or ribbon and add a gift tag.

Christmas Ornament Cocoa Bomb Ingredients

1 cup White Candy Melts
1 cup Green Candy Melts
1 cup Red Candy Melts
2 cups Hot Chocolate Mix
2 cups Mini Marshmallows
12 Rolo Candies
1 tbsp Coarse Ground Salt
2 tbsp Christmas Sprinkles 

You will also need bath bomb molds or cake pop molds and, if using bath bomb molds, I found it best to hold them steady in a cupcake tin. I used this bath bomb mold

How to Make Christmas Ornament Hot Cocoa Bombs

Place candy melts in separate microwave safe bowls and melt in the microwave in 30 second increments stirring in between until creamy and smooth. 

Drizzle, with a piping bag or fork, some of the red candy melts over a few of the molds, being careful to do sets of two that are very similar as you will want to match them up for your ornaments.

You can do drops, swirls, starbursts, lines, anything. You can even add sprinkles to some of them for additional interest. Place the chocolate filled bomb molds into the freezer for 5 minutes.

Remove molds from the freezer. Place 1 tbsp melted white candy melts or green candy melts into one half of a bomb mold and, using the bottom of your tablespoon measuring spoon, press the chocolate up the sides of the mold, keeping it thick but even and filling any gaps with gentle pressure.

Repeat with the remaining 12 bomb mold halves. Again, take care that as you do this you work with the sets you created, so your ornaments are going to look matchy-matchy. Place the chocolate filled bomb molds into the freezer for 5 minutes.

Remove molds from the freezer and gently tap the sides of the mold, pressing on one side of the chocolate to make the chocolate slide out of the mold.

Fill 6 of the molds with 2 tbsp hot chocolate mix and 6-8 mini marshmallows. Remember to work with only one of each pair.

Heat a plate or a flat-bottom bowl in the microwave until the surface of the plate is warm to the touch.

Press one of the empty chocolate bomb halves open-side-down onto the flat portion of the warm plate for about 10 seconds. This will gently melt the rim of the chocolate cup.

Immediately press this warmed edge chocolate cup to the top of the matching filled cups. This will join the two halves of the hot cocoa bomb.

Decorate as desired by adding sprinkles around the midline or using a bowl of sugar to roll some of the assembled hot cocoa bombs in to add some additional sparkle.

Place remaining chocolate candy melts in dollops on top of each ornament then press a Rolo candy on top of the candy melts. To the candy melts that dribble out, you can add sprinkles or sugar.

Place the hot cocoa bombs into the freezer for 5 minutes to get them to set, then remove and store in an airtight container until you’re ready to use.

To use the hot cocoa bombs, place them in a mug and pour 2 cups hot milk over the top. Stir until the hot cocoa bombs are completely melted and enjoy!

DIY hot chocolate bombs

Christmas Ornament Hot Cocoa Bombs

Christmas Ornament Hot Cocoa Bombs

Yield: Makes 6 Cocoa Bombs
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These Christmas Ornament Hot Cocoa Bombs are fun, festive and so mesmerizing to watch as they explode in hot milk for a fun surprise!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup White Candy Melts
  • 1 cup Green Candy Melts
  • 1 cup Red Candy Melts
  • 2 cups Hot Chocolate Mix
  • 2 cups Mini Marshmallows
  • 12 Rolo Candies
  • 1 tbsp Coarse Ground Salt
  • 2 tbsp Christmas Sprinkles 

Instructions

    1. Place candy melts in separate microwave safe bowls and melt in the microwave in 30 second increments stirring in between until creamy and smooth. 
    2. Drizzle, with a piping bag or fork, some of the red candy melts over a few of the molds, being careful to do sets of two that are very similar as you will want to match them up for your ornaments. You can do drops, swirls, starbursts, lines, anything. You can even add sprinkles to some of them for additional interest.
    3. Place the chocolate filled bomb molds into the freezer for 5 minutes.
    4. Remove molds from the freezer then place 1 tbsp melted white candy melts or green candy melts into one half of a bomb mold and, using the bottom of your tablespoon measuring spoon, press the chocolate up the sides of the mold, keeping it thick but even and filling any gaps with gentle pressure. Repeat with the remaining 12 bomb mold halves. Again, take care that as you do this you work with the sets you created, so your ornaments are going to look matchy-matchy.
    5. Place the chocolate filled bomb molds into the freezer for 5 minutes.
    6. Remove molds from the freezer and gently tap the sides of the mold, pressing on one side of the chocolate to make the chocolate slide out of the mold.
    7. Fill 6 of the molds with 2 tbsp hot chocolate mix and 6-8 mini marshmallows. Remember to work with only one of each pair.
    8. Heat a plate or a flat-bottom bowl in the microwave until the surface of the plate is warm to the touch.
    9. Press one of the empty chocolate bomb halves open-side-down onto the flat portion of the warm plate for about 10 seconds. This will gently melt the rim of the chocolate cup.
    10. Immediately press this warmed edge chocolate cup to the top of the matching filled cups. This will join the two halves of the hot cocoa bomb.
    11. Decorate as desired by adding sprinkles around the midline or using a bowl of sugar to roll some of the assembled hot cocoa bombs in to add some additional sparkle.
    12. Place remaining chocolate candy melts in dollops on top of each ornament then press a Rolo candy on top of the candy melts. To the candy melts that dribble out, you can add sprinkles or sugar.
    13. Place the hot cocoa bombs into the freezer for 5 minutes to get them to set, then remove and store in an airtight container until you’re ready to use.
    14. To use the hot cocoa bombs, place them in a mug and pour 2 cups hot milk over the top. Stir until the hot cocoa bombs are completely melted and enjoy!

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