Since hot chocolate bombs are the hottest new trend out there, you know that you simply must make these cool Mickey and Minnie Hot Cocoa Bombs! These rich and decadent chocolate spheres full of hot cocoa powder and marshmallows are decorated with Valentine’s sprinkles and of course, a bow for Minnie. If you are looking for a fun way to create some Disney magic this Valentine’s, this is it!
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Mickey and Minnie 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; to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required, and to understand the steps and timings involved.
Hot cocoa bombs or hot chocolate bombs are bang on trend at the moment (pun totally intended!) and since they’re pretty easy to make and taste yummy too, I couldn’t resist sharing these adorable Mickey & Minnie Mouse ones with you!
If you are a Disney fan and need a little Disney Magic in your life, then you need to make a batch of these as soon as possible!
What is a Hot Chocolate Bomb?
Essentially, it is a spherical chocolate shell that has been filled with hot cocoa powder, as well as other goodies like mini marshmallows, sprinkles, chocolate chips, or any other topping you would sprinkle over hot chocolate!
To turn the chocolate bomb into a hot chocolate drink, simply place it into a mug or heatproof glass and pour steaming milk over it. The outer shell will melt away to reveal the filling inside, which you stir up with a spoon to mix everything together.
Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe
For your convenience, any specialized or notable ingredients and equipment needed for this recipe have been listed below and linked to Amazon or other stores if available online. The full list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.
- Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Melting Wafers – or any brand of milk chocolate wafers or chips or even whole bars to be melted down to form the chocolate bombshells. You will need 30oz/850g.
- Hot Cocoa/Hot Chocolate Powder – use your favorite brand.
- Mini Marshmallows
- Valentine’s Day Sprinkles – you can use any mix of sprinkles that you like – make sure they contain hearts though!
- Chocolate or Icing Bows – you can buy them ready-made, or even make them yourself using melted chocolate or candy melts and a silicone bow mold.
- Cookie Sheet – (or plate, or tray) lined with wax paper to place the bombs on while they set.
- Sphere/Round Silicone Mold – ideally you want to have two so that you can make more hot choc bombs at one time! They come in different sizes, ours were made using a mold that is about 2.5″/70mm, but you could make them a little smaller if you wanted to (or already have a mold at home).
- Disposable Piping Bag – to drizzle melted candy over the bombs. Or you could use a plastic food bag with the corner snipped off instead.
What if I can’t get a round mold?
I mentioned that since making hot chocolate bombs are quite the fad right now, getting a spherical mold might be tricky. No one wrote a law that said you MUST make these chocolate bombs round.
You could make them in all kinds of shapes!
As long as they will fit in your mug you could use any shape you like. Why not try hearts, stars, ovals, or even squares! The method to make them will be exactly the same!
Recipes on The Purple Pumpkin Blog use both cup measurements and/or weighted measurements. American cups and kitchen food scales are handy pieces of equipment to have in your kitchen as it means you’ll be able to make all of the different recipes on my blog! I try to give American, imperial, and metric measurements in my recipes. You can mix cup measurements with weighted measurements, but never imperial (pounds, ounces, pints, etc.,) with metric (kilograms, grams, litres, etc.,).
More Recipes Using Chocolate
One of the hero ingredients in this recipe is chocolate, so here are some more recipes using the same:
- Chocolate-Covered Strawberries for Valentine’s Day
- Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe
- Japanese Chocolate Truffles
More Disney Recipes
Looking for more Disney food inspo? Check these recipes out next:
- Mickey Mouse Pretzel Rods – A Fun Disney Snack!
- Mickey Mouse Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats – A Disney Halloween Treat!
- Make Awesome Cookies & Cream Mickey Mouse Milkshakes!
Melting Tips for Candy Melts or Chocolate Wafers
You can melt candy melts/candy wafers in the microwave or a double boiler, or if you plan on making lots of candy covered treats in the future, I recommend investing in a Wilton candy melting pot as treat-making life is then so much easier!
If you use the Wilton Candy Melting Pot, you can check out Wilton’s demo video on YouTube which is really helpful. They also give tips on how to melt candy melts in the microwave, as well as using the double boiler method.
The two most important things are:
- Do not overheat – use an even melting temperature
- Do not add water – it makes the candy seize up and become unusable. Make sure the equipment used is completely dry, and avoid using utensils that retain moisture like a wooden spoon.
If you find that the candy is too thick, add vegetable shortening or (solid) coconut oil in 1 teaspoon increments, up to 1 tablespoon, and stir well.
Another reminder – do not add water. The very first time I used candy melts I managed to get water in the bowl and it was ruined. Learn from my mistakes! Additionally, do not use vegetable oil, butter, milk, or any other liquids as this will also make the candy seize up.
If you are using your microwave, test melt a small amount of candy melts first, to see how it works. You may need to adjust the temperature and time to suit your machine. Heat in 15-30 second increments, stirring the candy melts each time. They may not look melted, but they might have started melting from the inside. Stirring helps to distribute the heat.
How Do I Make Mickey and Minnie Hot Cocoa Bombs?
Just check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients, instructions, and demonstration photos.
- 2 Silicone Sphere Molds*
- 30oz/850g Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Melting Wafers
- 2 cups hot chocolate cocoa powder
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
- Valentine's Day sprinkles
- 4 Valentine’s Day Chocolate Bows**
- To prepare your molds, use a paper towel or clean kitchen cloth to wipe the inside of the silicone molds. This will allow your chocolate sphere to have a shiny coat on it.
- 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.
- Remove 20 melting wafers from the package and set them aside. These will become the ears.
- Line a cookie sheet (or tray or plate) with wax paper and set it aside.
- 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.
- Spoon about 1 to 2 tablespoons of the melted candy into one of the mold cavities.
- Carefully swirl the melted chocolate to completely coat the inside of the mold,
- Lightly shake the extra chocolate back into the bowl.
- Repeat steps 6-8 for as many chocolate bombs as you are making. You will need two halves per bomb.
- Place the coated molds into the fridge for 5-10 minutes to set.
- 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.
- To build the cocoa bombs, place about 1 tablespoon of chocolate hot cocoa powder into one half-shell.
- Sprinkle in a few mini marshmallows.
- Pour in some sprinkles - about ½ teaspoon.
- 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: Warm up a shallow frying pan on the stove. Place a piece of wax paper into the pan, and holding the top half-shell, rub gently on the wax paper until the edges start to melt a bit. Use this to then stick the top to the bottom, holding together until set.
- Whichever method you use, carefully pick up the bomb and make sure that there are no gaps around the middle of the chocolate bombs.
- Place the bombs back on the cookie sheet.
- Transfer some melted chocolate to a piping bag or food bag and snip off the tip.
- Drizzle the melted chocolate over the bombs and sprinkle over some Valentine's Day sprinkles.
- To add the "ears" follow the pan warming instructions in step 17/method 2 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 in place till is sticks. Repeat with the other ear, then repeat with all of the ears on the cocoa bombs.
- To turn the Mickey hot cocoa bombs into Minnie, stick a bow to the top using some melted chocolate as the "glue".
- Leave all to set thoroughly before enjoying!
*You can make whatever size (and even shape!) 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.
**You may be able to purchase these at a local bakery, or online. Alternatively, you could make them with Candy Melts and a bow-shaped silicone mold.
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- Wilton Icing Decoration, Royal Polka Dot Bows
- Valentine's Day Heart Sprinkles
- Valentine's Day Sprinkles
- Wilton Candy Melts - Brown
- Ghirardelli Melting Milk Chocolate Wafers
- Disposable Piping Bags -100 Pack
- 4Pcs Sphere Silicone Mold
- Large Semi Sphere Silicone Mold, (3 Pack)
- 15-Cavity Semi Sphere Silicone Mold 2pc
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 455Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 96mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 5gSugar: 46gProtein: 5g
This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.
Make It A Meal!
Once you’ve melted and stirred your Mickey or Minnie hot chocolate, it would make a great drink with dessert! But what about the rest of the courses? Here are additional recipes to make a full meal!
Here are additional recipes to make a full meal!
- Appetizer: Garlic Parmesan Shrimp with Roasted Garlic Dip
- Main Dish: Sheet Pan Roasted Rosemary Lemon Chicken Recipe
- Beverage: Fresh & Delicious Passion Tea Lemonade
- Dessert: Minnie Mouse Cupcakes for Valentine’s Day!
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