Everyone is enjoying Hot Chocolate Bombs, so let your elf join in on the fun with these EASY miniature Elf on the Shelf Hot Chocolate Bombs!

Christmas elf with mini chocolate truffle alongside regular sized treats


It would be the most wonderful time of the year…unless you forgot to move the elf! Quick! Grab a few pieces of chocolate and a mug for some Elf on the Shelf Hot Chocolate.

Have you heard of Hot Chocolate Bombs? Our children can’t get enough of making them at home and enjoying watching them burst open.

Christmas elf shown with mini mug of hot chocolate and marshmallows

Mini Elf on the Shelf Hot Chocolate Bombs

While we didn’t have the time and patience to make a tiny chocolate shell filled with marshmallows, we got the same effect with these Lindt Lindor milk chocolate truffles.

Pair up a truffle with a mini mug and a pile of dehydrated mini marshmallows for this fun elf surprise.

elf with mini mug and chocolate truffle beside regular sized mug and chocolate

Hot Chocolate Bombs and Truffles

Our Elf on the Shelf Hot Chocolate Bomb was made with a chocolate truffle. We made our standard-sized hot chocolate into a Peppermint Bark Hot Chocolate Bomb with a dark chocolate bottom and a white chocolate peppermint top.

We filled the inside with hot cocoa powder, crushed peppermint candies, and lots of marshmallows.

This silicone orb mold turned out to be our favorite after testing a few different kinds.

chocolate orb being filled with cocoa powder and crushed candy canes

Our elf gets into all kinds of trouble, but we think this Elf on the Shelf Hot Chocolate Bomb will keep him busy all day until we forget to move him tomorrow morning.

mini truffle and hot chocolate mug, milk and Christmas elf

What are Hot Chocolate Bombs?

Place the hot chocolate bomb into a mug, then pour hot milk over it. As the milk melts the chocolate orb, it will pop open to reveal the cocoa powder, marshmallows, and other goodies.

Stir it all up to enjoy your hot chocolate!

Print our full, detailed Hot Chocolate Bomb instructions here.

We explain 2 methods of making HCB:

  1. Spoon and Spread

  2. Fill and Spill

elf shown with mini hot chocolate mug and truffle

If you do not have supplies to make Hot Chocolate Bombs, you can make our Hot Chocolate Sticks.

Coffee lovers might want to try our Peppermint Mocha Sticks.

Finally, if you don’t have a silicone orb mold check out these instructions from Living Locurto on How to Make a Hot Chocolate Bomb with No Silicone Mold.

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mini and regular size hot chocolate truffle with mug and elf

More holiday fun food with kids:

Try these quick and easy Christmas ideas today.

Our Reindeer Pretzels are so adorable that we make them every year.

These Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies are fun to make before you go to bed. You get to wake up to delicious Christmas tree cookies!

By FAR, this Easy Christmas Candy is the easiest way to get even small children involved in the Christmas kitchen festivities.