Pour warm milk over these adorable Melting Snowman Hot Chocolate Bombs and watch them pop open with hot cocoa and marshmallows. Give it a quick stir, and you’ll be sipping the most deliciously rich hot chocolate! white chocolate snowman with candy ear muffsbeing placed inside a red mugThis is a sponsored recipe on behalf of the American Dairy Association Mideast.

Melting Snowman Hot Chocolate Bombs are small, hollow orbs of chocolate filled with hot cocoa powder (white or dark chocolate), mini marshmallows, and other goodies (like crushed candy cane pieces and colorful sprinkles).

Pour warm milk over the orb, and it pops open in an exciting way! Hot chocolate is a great way to get in a serving of dairy during the cold winter months. Children especially will love watching these snowmen pop open and melt.

white chocolate snowman with candy ear muffs and scarf with a mug in the background

 

How to Assemble Snowman Hot Chocolate Bombs

You will need:

  • a silicone half-sphere mold
  • 2 cups white chocolate melting candy discs
  • 4 Tablespoons hot chocolate powder (white or dark chocolate)
  • 4 Tablespoons mini marshmallows

For the decorations:

  • black frosting
  • orange sprinkles or small candies
  • chocolate candies (like M&Ms)
  • red frosting or fondant

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

chocolate snowman being placed into a red mug

 

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.
  7. Add snowman face and earmuffs with ready-made frosting and candies.

pile of white chocolate snowmen on a red table

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. Completely 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.
  8. Add snowman face and earmuffs with ready-made frosting and candies.

white chocolate snowman in the bottom of a Christmas mug with a glass of milk beside

How to Store Snowman Hot Chocolate Bombs

Keep the Melting Snowman Hot Chocolate Bombs in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

When ready to enjoy, slowly pour 6-8 ounces of warm milk over the hot chocolate bomb. Alternatively, you can place the hot chocolate bomb into a mug of warm milk and wait for it to pop open. Stir and enjoy!

hot chocolate in a red mug with snowflake marshmallows

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Although milk and plant-based beverages sit side-by-side in the dairy case, non-dairy alternatives often do not provide the same nutrient profile as cow’s milk. Additionally, you can count on real, white cow’s milk to have the same three ingredients (milk, vitamin A and vitamin D) no matter what brand you choose or in which grocery store it is purchased.

chocolate snowman being placed into a red mug

white chocolate snowman with candy ear muffsbeing placed inside a red mug

Melting Snowman Hot Chocolate Bombs

Pour warm milk over these adorable Melting Snowman Hot Chocolate Bombs and watch them pop open with hot cocoa and marshmallows. Give it a quick stir, and you'll be sipping the most deliciously rich hot chocolate!
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups white chocolate melting candy discs
  • 4 Tablespoons hot chocolate powder , white or dark chocolate
  • 4 Tablespoons mini marshmallows, plus extra if desired
  • 1 tube black frosting, found in the baking aisle
  • 1 tube red frosting, found in the baking aisle
  • 4 orange sprinkles or small candies
  • 8 small circle candies, like M&Ms

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 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.
  • Add snowman face and earmuffs with ready-made frosting and candies. Place the hot chocolate bomb on top of another tablespoon of white chocolate to look like it's melting.

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 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.
  • Add snowman face and earmuffs with ready-made frosting and candies. Place the hot chocolate bomb on top of another tablespoon of white chocolate to look like it's melting.

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melting snowman hot chocolate bomb being dropped into a red mug

More Hot Chocolate Recipes

Our family makes a big slow cooker batch of Eggnog Hot Chocolate to enjoy during family gatherings.

Making homemade whipped cream makes hot chocolate even more special. Try our Strawberry White Hot Chocolate with Homemade Whipped Cream.

Don’t have time to make a hot chocolate bomb? Try our festive Candy Cane Steamers with Candy Cane (Peppermint) Simple Syrup or the equally fun and delicious Gingerbread Steamer.

To meet Ohio and West Virginia dairy farmers, learn more about how farmers care for their cows, and follow milk’s journey from farm to fridge, visit Drink-Milk.com, and follow the American Dairy Association Mideast on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.