Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs burst open with puffy heart-shaped marshmallows and white chocolate hot cocoa that turns green!

hot chocolate bombs made to look like Grinch and Max from the animated movie- green with a heart and brown with an antler and bow

There is just something about that grumpy green grinch that I can’t resist. My kids get a kick out of watching me tear up every time his heart grows. Also, I’m in love with sweet Max.

The Grinch didn’t hate Christmas, he hated people, and I can sometimes relate, to be honest. I think the best things about this 2020 Christmas are online shopping and hot chocolate bombs.

green hot chocolate bomb with a heart candy being placed into a red mug that says naughty

Grinch Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate bombs are made with a sphere-shaped silicone mold. You can either pour hot milk over them or place them into a mug of hot milk—the chocolate sphere bursts open with hot cocoa powder, marshmallows, and small candies.

Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs turn green when you stir them into the milk. Along with the red candy sprinkle on the outside, the inside reveals a puffy pink marshmallow.

red mug of green hot chocolate with marshmallows and heart candy

How to Assemble Max and Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs

You will need:

  • a silicone half-sphere mold
  • bright green chocolate candy melts
  • milk chocolate candy melts
  • hot chocolate powder (white or dark chocolate)
  • mini marshmallows
  • puffy heart marshmallows

For the decorations:

  • jumbo heart-shaped candy sprinkles
  • green sanding sugar
  • yellow chocolate
  • red frosting or fondant

inside of hot chocolate bombs with a pink heart marshmallow and mini marshmallows

There are two different methods to make the hot chocolate bombs. Scroll to the end for a printable recipe card.

Spoon and Spread Method:

  1. Melt chocolate candy discs. You can use chocolate chips for this. However, you may need to add a teaspoon of coconut oil or shortening to the chocolate to get it to spread smoothly. Chocolate candy discs that have already been tempered are the best choice.
  2. Using the back of a spoon, spread chocolate along the bottom and up the silicone mold sides.
  3. Chill the mold for 5-10 minutes until the chocolate is set.
  4. Repeat spooning/spreading and chilling for a second coat of chocolate.
  5. Unmold chocolate shells and add cocoa powder and marshmallows to one half of each shell.
  6. Heat the rim of the second half of chocolate mold and place it on top of the first to make a full sphere. Depending on the size and coats of chocolate, you should end up with 3-4 hot chocolate bombs.

hot chocolate bombs made to look like Grinch and Max from the animated movie- green with a heart and brown with an antler and bow

Fill and Spill Method:

  1. Melt chocolate candy discs. You can use chocolate chips for this. However, you may need to add a teaspoon of coconut oil or shortening to the chocolate to get it to spread smoothly. Chocolate candy discs that have already been tempered are the best choice.
  2. Fill all 6 cavities of your silicone mold. Set aside for 5 minutes.
  3. Spill the excess chocolate from the silicone mold.
  4. The shell should be thick enough not to need a second chocolate coat.
  5. Turn mold over and let chill upside down for 5-10 minutes in the refrigerator.
  6. Unmold chocolate shells and add cocoa powder and marshmallows to one half of each shell.
  7. Heat the rim of the second half of chocolate mold and place it on top of the first to make a full sphere. Depending on the size and coats of chocolate, you should end up with 3-4 hot chocolate bombs.

green hot chocolate bomb with a heart candy being placed into a red mug that says naughty

Max Grinch Hot Chocolate Bomb

Top the Grinch hot chocolate bomb off with a drizzle of green chocolate and green sanding sugar. Place a jumbo heart sprinkle on top or pipe with frosting.

Pipe antler shapes with yellow chocolate onto parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Dry until firm and set. Drizzle the Max hot chocolate bomb with milk chocolate and place a single antler on top. Use red icing to make a bow.

hot chocolate bombs made to look like Grinch and Max from the animated movie- green with a heart and brown with an antler and bow

Festive Holiday Hot Chocolate

These Max and Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs are part of a series of fun, festive hot chocolate bombs.

Melting Snowman Hot Chocolate Bombs

Elf on the Shelf Hot Chocolate Bombs

Peppermint Bark Hot Chocolate Bombs (coming soon!)

four festive christmas themed hot chocolate bombs lined up in a dish

Place the hot chocolate bomb into a mug, then carefully 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!

hot chocolate bombs made to look like grinch movie characters and a red mug of green hot chocolate with marshmallows and heart candy

green hot chocolate bomb with a heart candy being placed into a red mug that says naughty

Max and Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs

Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs burst open with puffy heart-shaped marshmallows and white chocolate hot cocoa that turns green!
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup bright green chocolate melting candy discs
  • 1 cup milk chocolate melting candy discs
  • 2 Tablespoons yellow chocolate melting candy discs
  • 4 Tablespoons hot chocolate powder , white or dark chocolate
  • 4 Tablespoons mini marshmallows, plus extra if desired
  • 4 marshmallows, heart-shaped
  • 1 tube red frosting, found in the baking aisle
  • 2 jumbo sprinkles , heart-shaped

Instructions
 

Spoon and Spread Method:

  • Melt chocolate candy discs. You can use chocolate chips for this. However, you may need to add a teaspoon of coconut oil or shortening to the chocolate to get it to spread smoothly. Chocolate candy discs that have already been tempered are the best choice. 
  • Using the back of a spoon, spread chocolate along the bottom and up the silicone mold sides. Chill the mold for 5-10 minutes until the chocolate is set.
  • Repeat spooning/spreading and chilling for a second coat of chocolate.
  • Unmold chocolate shells and add powder and marshmallows to one half of each shell.
  • Using a griddle on low heat or a warm plate, heat the rim of the second half of the chocolate mold and place it on top of the first to make a full sphere. Depending on the size and coats of chocolate, you should end up with 3-4 hot chocolate bombs.

Fill and Spill Method:

  • Melt chocolate candy discs. You can use chocolate chips for this. However, you may need to add a teaspoon of coconut oil or shortening to the chocolate to get it to spread smoothly. Chocolate candy discs that have already been tempered are the best choice. 
  • Completely fill all 6 cavities of your silicone mold. Set aside for 5 minutes. 
  • Spill the excess chocolate from the silicone mold. The shell should be thick enough not to need a second chocolate coat. 
  • Turn mold over and let chill upside down for 5-10 minutes in the refrigerator.
  • Unmold chocolate shells and add powder and marshmallows to one half of each shell.
  • Using a griddle on low heat or a warm plate, heat the rim of the second half of the chocolate mold and place it on top of the first to make a full sphere. Depending on the size and coats of chocolate, you should end up with 3-4 hot chocolate bombs.

Notes


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green hot chocolate bomb with a heart candy being placed into a red mug that says naughty