How the Grinch Stole Christmas Hot Chocolate Bombs

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Ok, so I admit I really wasn’t going to jump on board the craze that is hot chocolate bombs. But then the kids requested a Saturday afternoon movie of How the Grinch Stole Christmas and knowing the weather was going to be cold and wet it seemed the perfect opportunity to treat everyone to this delicious trend this year with a specially prepared Christmas Grinch Hot Chocolate Bomb.

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What is a Hot Chocolate Bomb?

3 green hot chocolate bombs with red and white piping and a heart on each on a gingham plate with a wooden table behind for a grinch themed hot chocolate movie snack

A hot chocolate bomb is the food equivalent of a bath bomb. The surprise is when you add it to your hot chocolate and the chocolate melts you get a tasty surprise inside.

Made so that they are hollow you fill with your chosen treats and then seal to halves of the sphere or shape together. Leave it to set for a few hours and then…

marshmallows inside the semi-sphere of green candy melt hot chocolate bombs

Place in your mug of hot chocolate and then watch the outer layer melt the the filling appear.

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You can of course buy them ready made even Tesco’s has some in stock. But where’s the fun in that as they are so easy to make.

How do you Make a Hot Cocoa Bomb?

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It all in the mould. Felixible Silicone Molds are the easiest ones to use as they make it so easy to pop out your semi-sphere once the chocolate has set.

This is the mold we use it is available on Amazon you can purchase it here. It’s really flexible and we find it very easy to use.

Once you have your molds you need to use good quality chocolates or like these grinch bombs use candy melts as they will give you the best flavour and melt well with the hot milk.

green candy melts formed inside a silicone mold to make hot chocolate bombs

The secret is to cover your mold with enough chocolate so that it’s not too thick that the inside doesn’t melt and not too thin that as you handle it it is way too delicate.

A good spoonfull and then using the back of the spoon or a brand new paint brush to apply the chocolate in the mold works best.

To get really good results you can apply a thin layer and then add another layer after that is set and build it up.

Grinch Hot Chocolate Bomb

So this Grinch version uses candy melts to create the bomb shape and then has cocoa powder and marshmallows in.

an easy homemade green grinch hot chocolate bomb with red and white candy melts piped over the top and a heart placed on a gingham plate with a white and red cloth behind

Because you will be adding milk to the hot chocolate bomb use a good quality hot cocoa powder not one that you mix with water.

Check out our toffee hot cocoa bomb for even more recipes made using the same silicone mold.

Gifting these Hot Cocoa Bombs

These also make a great gift for friends and family and even the kids teachers especially if they are a fan of the The Grinch.

Depending on if you are hand delivering or going to send in some way there are 2 different packaging options we would recommend.

If you use the same silicone mold as us then you will produce a 2inch sphere so you need to make sure that the boxes are the right size to hold your chocolate bombs.

The plastic box is ideal to present the hot cocoa bomb with a flourish and packed carefully you can send them. The paper box is great for when you hand-deliver the cocoa bombs to others.

You need to make sure that your friend knows what to do with them! Can you imagine the mess if they thought it was a bath bomb. So why not complete the package with a customised label like these grinch labels ideal for this hot cocoa bomb.

Yield: 6 hot chocolate bombs

Easy Grinch Themed Hot Chocolate Bomb

a red checked plate on a wooden table with 3 diy hot chocolate bombs made with green candy melts and decorated with red and white chocolate piped on and a heart on top for some grinch themed movie fun

An easy hot cocoa bomb to make for a magical Christmas movie night with the kids. This How the Grinch Stole Christmas green bomb is a tasty movie treat the kids will love.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Setting Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes


  • 1 12-ounce package green melting chocolate
  • 1 packet instant cocoa mix
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • ¼ cup red melting chocolate
  • ¼ cup white chocolate chips
  • 6 heart candy sprinkles
  • 6 cups hot milk to make the bombs


  1. Place the green candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval, until they are fully melted.
  2. Put a spoonful of melted chocolate inside one cup on the silicone mold and use a brand new paintbrush or the back of the spoon and cover the mold with the green. Continue this process until 12 of the molds are coated. green candy melts formed inside a silicone mold to make hot chocolate bombs
  3. Set the remaining chocolate aside for sealing and decorating the bombs.
  4. Allow the chocolate to set completely, around 2 to 3 hours. You can speed up the process by placing the chocolate in the refrigerator.
  5. When the chocolate is set, remove each of the chocolate pieces from the mold.
  6. In 6 of the semispheres add a small amount of good quality hot cocoa mix and top it with mini marshmallows and half the heart sprinkles.
  7. Reheat the chocolate in 15-second intervals until melted. Pick up an empty chocolate piece and dip the edges into the melted chocolate. Carefully place it on top of a filled piece and lightly press it into place. Use your finger to smooth melted chocolate around the seam. Continue until all 6 chocolate bombs are sealed.
  8. Melt the red and white chocolate according to the package instructions, then place the melted chocolate into piping bags. Drizzle the chocolate over the top of the bombs to decorate. Place one heart sprinkle on top of each bomb.
  9. Allow the chocolate decorations to set before using, around 1 hour. 3 green hot chocolate bombs with red and white piping and a heart on each on a gingham plate with a wooden table behind for a grinch themed hot chocolate movie snack
  10. To make the hot chocolate bombs, place the bomb in the bottom of a mug. Pour one cup of hot milk over the top of the bomb to melt the chocolate. When the chocolate is completely melted, stir to combine.


You may wish to do 2 layers of the green candy melts in the silicone mold to get a great finish to them.

Nutrition Information:


6 cups

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 576Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 217mgCarbohydrates: 71gFiber: 2gSugar: 49gProtein: 14g

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More Christmas Treats for Families

Looking for other Christmas treats for you and the family to enjoy why not try some of these tasty treats

white and pink swirled chocolate and cotton candy fudge on in a pile with a black background behind
cubes of white chocolate and oreo fudge on a blue plate with oreos in a pile behind
cube of homemade vanilla fudge with cherries, pecan and candied peel a great gift for Christmas
how the grinch stole christmas dessert of a freakshake style. with cookies, donuts, brownies and more in a tall glass ideal to share in front of a mini christmas tree on top of a red and white cloth

Why not make a Glorious Green Grinch Dessert to share whilst you watch the movie as well.

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