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Grinch Bombs burst open with white hot chocolate, mini marshmallows, mint candy, and sprinkles and makes a mug of steaming cocoa that turns your milk green. Perfect for packaging as holiday gifts or sipping during the Christmas season.
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Table of Contents
  1. Homemade Grinch Hot Cocoa Bombs
  2. Why We Love This Homemade Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs Recipe
  3. Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs
  7. Tip From Our Recipe Developer
  8. Storage
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Other Easy Hot Chocolate Recipes
  11. Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs Recipe

Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs are my favorite way to give a boring packet of cocoa powder a fun and festive Grinch-green Christmas makeover in minutes.

Using candy melts, white hot chocolate mix, crushed candy canes, mini marshmallows, and some sprinkles, this easy green hot chocolate recipe creates the cutest hot cocoa ball for Christmas – all you need is hot milk and a mug to make it melt.

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Homemade Grinch Hot Cocoa Bombs

Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs make a delicious green drink when you place them in the bottom of a mug and pour warm milk over them; the hot liquid begins to melt the chocolate orb, breaks open the Grinch hot chocolate balls, and reveals a surprise inside.

Simply stir, and watch the white milk turn to green and the fluffy marshmallows and candy float to the top.

This easy Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs recipe begins by pouring melted green chocolate into sphere-shaped silicone molds, letting them harden, and filling them with white hot chocolate mix, mini marshmallows, candy cane pieces, and red heart sprinkles.

Then decorate each Grinch cocoa bomb with a drizzle of melted candy and your favorite festive colors.

Why We Love This Homemade Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make.
  • Uses a handful simple ingredients.
  • Fun to sip from a steaming mug of green cocoa while watching the How the Grinch Stole Christmas movie.
  • The best cocoa bomb bursts in a hot beverage and melts the chocolate so the marshmallows and candy appear.
  • Rich and creamy cocoa is warming for fall or winter weather.
  • Package them up for gifts or party favors at Christmas time.
  • Delicious drink for a Grinch-themed party, Christmas celebration, or sipping during the holiday season.

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Ingredients

  • Green candy melts: Feel free to use dark green or lime green chocolate melts, depending on your color preference.
  • White hot chocolate mix
  • Candy canes: You can use crushed peppermint candies instead of candy canes.
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Heart sprinkles: You can use red hearts or red and pink sprinkles, depending on what you have available.
  • White candy melts: You can also use white chocolate chips but be very careful not to overheat them as they will be too thick to drizzle.
  • Milk (to serve)

Substitutions and Additions

  • Choose Your Chocolate Color: You can use either dark or bright green candy melts for this recipe, depending on which Grinch-green color you prefer for your hot chocolate bombs. You can also use white chocolate or white candy melts and green food coloring to make a custom color if you wish. 
  • Fill With Your Favorite Flavor: Feel free to use a different type of hot chocolate mix to change the final drink flavor or color. Try a mint hot chocolate mix, dark hot chocolate mix, or a regular hot chocolate mix with marshmallows. You can also add more or less mix so that your hot chocolate tastes just the way you like it. Keep in mind that the resulting hot chocolate will not be as green.
  • Serve In Steaming Milk: You can use any type of milk you prefer. Whole or 2% milk makes the creamiest and richest hot chocolate, but you could use low or nonfat milk as well. You can also use dairy free milks such as oat, almond, coconut, or soy milk.
dropping the Grinch Bombs in the milk
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How to Make Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs

  1. Melt: Microwave the green candy melts for 30-45 seconds, stir, and continue heating in 20-30 second intervals, stirring in between, until the melted and smooth.
  2. Spread Into The Spheres: Swirl the melted green liquid in each circle of the silicone molds. Chill for 15-20 minutes or until completely hardened. 
    Pro Tip: You can use a spoon to spread it onto the sides of the sphere, and then turn the mold upside down quickly onto the prepared baking sheet. 
  3. Fill: Remove the green semi-spheres from the molds and fill with hot chocolate, crushed candy cane, marshmallows, and heart sprinkles. 
  4. Make The Full Circle: Reheat the green candy melts for 30-45 seconds until the liquid is melted and smooth again. Dip each empty mold into the melts, swirl it, and then place it on top of a filled sphere. Chill for 5-10 minutes to set.
  5. Decorate: Microwave the white candy melts for 30-45 seconds, stir, and heat again in 15-20 second increments until melted. Drizzle over the bombs and decorate with additional sprinkles or candy canes. 
  6. Serve: Place in a large mug and pour in steaming hot milk. Stir well and enjoy!

Tip From Our Recipe Developer

  • Don’t overheat your melts! If the candy gets too hot it will seize and get lumpy and be very difficult to evenly distribute in the molds. 
  • Give the molds plenty of time in the refrigerator to set up. You want the spheres to be completely hardened before you remove them from the mold. If they seem soft or warm, they are not ready. 
  • Be gentle with the spheres but remember that the silicone molds are very flexible so you can peel them off of the hardened candy and even pop them inside out if necessary. 
  • Don’t handle the spheres for too long or your fingers will melt holes through the hardened candy. I recommend leaving the spheres on the baking sheet at much as possible, only handling them when necessary. You can stick them back in the refrigerator to reset if needed. 

Storage

  • To Store: Stored your Grinch bombs at room temperature, either in an airtight container or bag, for up to 60 days. They can also be stored in the refrigerator for 3-6 months. 
  • To Freeze: Store your Grinch bombs in a freezer-safe container or bag in the freezer for 3-6 months. 
Grinch Bombs 6 pieces on the tray

Frequently Asked Questions

How should I store Hot Chocolate Bombs?

After your Hot Chocolate Bombs have chilled enough to set, they can be stored at room temperature, either in an airtight container or bag, for up to 60 days. Be sure to keep them out of direct sunlight, in a cool location. If they get too hot they may melt or get deformed. You can also keep them in the refrigerator or freezer for 3-6 months. 

Do I have to fill my hot chocolate bombs with candy and sprinkles?

You add or omit any of the ingredients that go into the hot chocolate bombs. For example, you can omit the sprinkles and add more crushed candy cane, add more mini marshmallows or even add more of the hot chocolate mix if you’d like.

Can I add a design to my hot chocolate bombs to make them look fancy?

If you want to go extra fancy with your hot chocolate bombs, feel free to use white candy melts or melted chocolate chips to decorate the molds with a design. Let it chill in the refrigerator until set and then proceed with the green candy melts and the rest of the steps. Your final bombs will have the white or chocolate design inlaid in the green of the bomb, making them extra elegant. 

What size molds are best for this recipe?

Don’t get molds that are too big or too small. I like to use 3 inch diameter semi sphere silicone molds for my hot chocolate bombs. Molds that are too big won’t fit in most mugs and may crack easier. If they are too small, they won’t hold enough hot cocoa with the marshmallow and candy pieces.

Grinch Bombs with marshmallow and heart shaped candy inside

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5 from 3 votes
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Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs

Serves — 6
Grinch Bombs burst open with white hot chocolate, mini marshmallows, mint candy, and sprinkles and makes a mug of steaming cocoa that turns your milk green. Perfect for packaging as holiday gifts or sipping during the Christmas season.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 12 ounces (1 bag) green candy melts
  • ¾ cup white hot chocolate mix divided
  • 6 Tablespoons crushed candy cane divided
  • 6 Tablespoons mini marshmallows divided
  • 3 teaspoons heart sprinkles divided
  • ½ cup white candy melts
  • Additional sprinkles and candy canes optional
  • Steaming hot milk to serve

Instructions
 

  • Prepare a large baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
  • In a medium sized, microwave safe bowl, heat the green candy melts for 30-45 seconds and then remove and stir well.
  • Continue heating in 20-30 second intervals, stirring well in between, until the candy is completely melted and smooth. Do not overheat.
  • Place 1 heaping Tablespoon of the green liquid in each circle of 2 (6 count) 3 inch diameter, semi sphere silicone molds. You will have some remaining in the bowl, set it aside for now, it will be used again later.
  • Swirl each mold to spread the candy melts evenly, using a spoon if necessary to spread it onto the sides of the sphere, and then turn the mold upside down quickly onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Place the molds in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes or until completely hardened.
  • Once the spheres have completely set, remove the molds from the refrigerator and gently remove the green semi spheres.
  • Fill half of the spheres (6 halves) with 2 Tablespoons of white hot chocolate, 1 Tablespoon of crushed candy cane, 1 Tablespoon of mini marshmallows and ½ teaspoon of heart sprinkles.
  • Reheat the green candy melts for 30-45 seconds and stir well. Heat longer, if necessary, until the liquid is melted and smooth again.
  • Take a sphere that has nothing in it and dip it into the melts. Gently swirl it and then place it on top of one of the filled spheres.
  • Gently wipe off any excess or bulging green liquid and gently fill any holes, if necessary.
  • Repeat with each empty sphere until you have 6 filled bombs. Place them back in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes to set.
  • Heat the white candy melts in a small, microwave safe bowl, for 30-45 seconds in the microwave and then stir them well.
  • Heat again in 15-20 second increments, stirring after each heating, until they are completely melted and liquid.
  • Drizzle the melted white candy over the bombs and then decorate with additional sprinkles or candy canes, optional.
  • To serve, place in a large mug and pour in 1 ¼ cup of steaming hot milk. Stir well and enjoy!

Jenn’s Notes

Store:
  • To Store: Stored your Grinch bombs at room temperature, either in an airtight container or bag, for up to 60 days. They can also be stored in the refrigerator for 3-6 months.
  • To Freeze: Store your Grinch bombs in a freezer-safe container or bag in the freezer for 3-6 months.
Tips:
  • Don’t overheat your melts! If the candy gets too hot it will seize and get lumpy and be very difficult to evenly distribute in the molds.
  • Give the molds plenty of time in the refrigerator to set up. You want the spheres to be completely hardened before you remove them from the mold. If they seem soft or warm, they are not ready.
  • Be gentle with the spheres but remember that the silicone molds are very flexible so you can peel them off of the hardened candy and even pop them inside out if necessary.
  • Don’t handle the spheres for too long or your fingers will melt holes through the hardened candy. I recommend leaving the spheres on the baking sheet at much as possible, only handling them when necessary. You can stick them back in the refrigerator to reset if needed.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.3mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. 5 stars
    I made this the kids were so excited to see it. my kids are all grown so I enjoy neighbors kids. thanks for this recipe sandy