Adorable Winter Minnie Mouse Peppermint Hot Cocoa Bombs

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Delight the Disney lovers in the family with these delightful Minnie Mouse Peppermint Hot Cocoa Bombs! They are great fun to make and are perfect as homemade gifts too. To make them all you will need is chocolate, cocoa mix, and mini marshmallows; oh, and of course a little sprinkle of Disney magic!

This post is part of Create the Holidays (formerly Create Christmas) – a series of festive recipes, crafts, printables, and more on The Purple Pumpkin Blog!

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Minnie Mouse Peppermint Hot Cocoa Bombs

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.

Peppermint hot cocoa bombs are an easy, delicious winter treat that you can make for yourself or give as a gift!

The recipe takes around an hour to prepare and yields about eight servings. If you have kids, they will love helping with this recipe too!





Decorated to look like Minnie Mouse complete with a red bow, these are perfect for a Disney movie night! Just pop a hot cocoa bomb into a mug and pour warm milk over the top and wait for the magic to happen.

Once the chocolate bomb is melted, give your hot cocoa a stir and enjoy the warming mint chocolate drink as you snuggle up on the sofa!


The Create the Holidays (formerly Create Christmas) series on The Purple Pumpkin Blog is filled with free printables, crafts, recipes, and more for Christmas and the Winter Holidays! You can check out Create the Holidays from 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016201520142013 and 2012  for tons of awesome Holiday ideas and inspiration!

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Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

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It may not include staple ingredients such as oil, salt, sugar, etc., as you’re likely to have those in your kitchen. The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.

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How To Make Minnie Mouse Peppermint Hot Cocoa Bombs

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Hot Cocoa Bomb Making Tips

Hot cocoa bombs are a lot easier to make than you might think. The very first time I made them I thought I would fail, but I couldn’t believe how easy it actually was! Here are my tips for success!

  • Place a plate in the freezer before you start making the outer shells (half-spheres). Place the shells onto the cold plate when assembling the cocoa bombs to help keep them cool.
  • Work quickly, but steadily when forming the half-spheres. I find using the back of a measuring spoon helps to spread the melted candy (or chocolate) evenly around the mold.
  • You may want to add a second layer of melted candy after the first layer has set. This is absolutely fine to do, and I often add a second layer to make sure the bombs are sturdy – they will still melt when the time comes!
  • Carefully peel the silicone mold away to pop out the spheres. If you are worried about other ones breaking, you could always cut your mold into individual spheres. As you become more experienced and skills you’ll find that it is not as tricky as you might think.
  • Before filling your cocoa bombs, you will want to make sure the edges are even so that when you seal them together they adhere well without any gaps.
  • My preferred method is to place a small plate in the microwave for 30-60 seconds until warm and then rubbing the candy shell over the plate to gently melt the edges.
  • You can also heat up a shallow pan on the stove, place a piece of wax paper into the pan, rub the candy sphere on that to gently melt.
  • Follow the directions on the package of hot chocolate mix to see how much you need to make a mug of hot chocolate, and place that inside the bomb. 1-2 tablespoons should probably be enough, and will fit intside the cocoa bombs.
  • To attach the top half-sphere to the bottom, gently melt it again and place carefully onto the filled sphere, holding in place until it sets. If you find there are any gaps, use a little melted candy to seal up the hole. You could also pipe melted cany around the edge to stick the two halves together.

How Do I Make Minnie Mouse Peppermint Hot Cocoa Bombs?

Check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.

Minnie Mouse Peppermint Hot Cocoa Bombs for Winter

Minnie Mouse Peppermint Hot Cocoa Bombs

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour

Delight the Disney lovers in the family with these delightful Minnie Mouse Peppermint Hot Cocoa Bombs!

Ingredients

  • Silicone Sphere Mold
  • 30oz/850g Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Melting Wafers*
  • 2 cups hot peppermint cocoa mix
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 package of Wilton Royal Icing Bows

Instructions

  1. To prepare your molds, use a paper towel or clean kitchen cloth to wipe the inside of the silicone molds. This will help your chocolate sphere to have a shiny coat on it.
  2. To make removing the chocolate shells from the mold easier, you can cut each section of the mold so you have individual pieces. This can give you more control, but is 100% optional and a personal choice! See the photo below.

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  3. Remove 20 melting wafers from the package and set them aside. These will become the ears.
  4. Pour the chocolate wafers into a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave for 45-second intervals, stirring each time until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth. Alternatively, follow the directions on the package.

    Melted Chocolate
  5. Spoon 1 to 2 tablespoons of the melted candy into one of the mold cavities.

    Chocolate in Mold
  6. Carefully swirl the chocolate to completely coat the inside of the mold Lightly shake the extra chocolate back into the bowl. Repeat for as many chocolate bombs as you are making. You will need two halves per bomb.

    Swirling Chocolate in Mold
  7. Place the coated molds into the fridge for 5-10 minutes or until the chocolate has set.
  8. Remove from the fridge and gently peel the silicone mold back away from the hardened chocolate shell and carefully place the mold onto the cookie sheet. Repeat with all of the molds.
  9. Leftover chocolate will be used to decorate the bombs. It may need to be remelted. Transfer to a piping bag or squeeze bottle.
  10. Before building the cocoa bombs you will want to make sure that the edges are nice and level. There are two ways you can do that:

    Method 1: Warm up a shallow frying pan on the stove. Place a piece of wax paper into the pan, and holding the top half-sphere, rub gently on the wax paper until the edges start to melt a bit.

    Method 2: Place a small plate in the microwave for 30-60 seconds until warm. rub the half-sphere over the plate which will gently melt the edges. This is my preferred method. Whichever method you use, you will need the warm pan/plate again to attach the spheres together.
  11. Using your method of choice as listed above, gently melt the rim of each half-sphere.
  12. Fill 4 half-spheres, each with 1-2 tablespoons of hot peppermint cocoa mix, a few mini marshmallows.
  13. There are two methods for attaching the top half-shell to the bottom one:

    Method 1: Pour some melted chocolate into a disposable piping bag, then pipe it around the edge of the bottom shell. Carefully place the top shell onto the bottom one and gently hold them in place for 30-60 seconds to allow the piped chocolate to harden and "glue" the pieces together.

    Method 2: Use one of the melting options in step 11 then stick the top to the bottom, holding together until set.
  14. Whichever method you use, carefully pick up the bomb and make sure that there are no gaps around the middle of the chocolate bombs.
  15. Using the melted chocolate (from step 9), drizzle some chocolate over the top of each hot cocoa bomb.
  16. To add the "ears" follow one of the melting methods in step 10 and melt the bottom of a reserved chocolate wafer so that it becomes a flat edge. Quickly place on top of the bomb and hold it in place till it sticks. Repeat with the other ear, then repeat with all of the ears on the cocoa bombs.
  17. Stick a bow to the top of each bomb between the ears using some melted chocolate as the "glue". Leave to set before serving.
  18. To serve, place the Minnie Mouse hot cocoa bomb into a mug, then pour 6 oz (180ml) of milk over the bomb. Stir well and enjoy!

    Minnie Mouse Peppermint Hot Cocoa Bombs for Winter

Notes

  • You can make whatever size of cocoa bomb that you like as long as they fit inside your mug! We used a mold approx 2.5"/70mm - you can make them slightly bigger or smaller.

    *If you're in the UK using smaller chocolate chips to make the hot cocoa bombs, you can use Cadbury's Buttons to make Minnie's ears or Wilton's Candy Melts (brown/chocolate) instead.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1152Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 640mgCarbohydrates: 181gFiber: 12gSugar: 140gProtein: 14g

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