Celebrate the return of the Sanderson Sisters in Hocus Pocus 2 with these awesome little Hocus Pocus Hot Cocoa Bombs! Besides, it’s a full moon tonight…
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Hocus Pocus 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 understand the steps and timings involved.
With the Sanderson Sisters returning in Hocus Pocus 2, on September 30 on Disney+ it’s the perfect movie for Halloween!
I mean, who doesn’t love a good ol’ fashioned movie night? What’s better than cuddling up on the couch with your favorite person, some delicious snacks, and a festive movie?
This Halloween, break out the Hocus Pocus popcorn and pair it with a hot drink courtesy of these Hocus Pocus Hot Cocoa Bombs!
Ready to see how to make them? Keep reading for all of the details.
The post is part of the Crafty October series on The Purple Pumpkin Blog and is filled with free printables, crafts, recipes, and more for Halloween! You can check out Crafty October from 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012 for tons of awesome Halloween ideas and inspiration!
Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe
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- Black Candy Melts
- Orange Candy Melts
- Lavender Candy Melts
- Vibrant Green Candy Melts
- Mini Marshmallows
- Hot Chocolate/Cocoa Mix
- Candy Eyeballs
- Special Equipment:
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More Hocus Pocus Recipes
Watch the Hocus Pocus movies accompanied by these themed snacks and drinks:
- Conjure Up Hocus Pocus Cupcakes With a Book of Spells Brownie on Top!
- Hocus Pocus Cocktail
- Sanderson Sisters Cocktail – Amok Amok Amok! With Rum & Apple Brandy
More Hot Cocoa Bomb Recipes
Looking for more hot cocoa bombs to make? Check these recipes out next:
- Salted Caramel Gold Skull Hot Cocoa Bombs (with Spiced Rum for Adults!)
- Pumpkin Spice Jack o’Lantern Hot Cocoa Bombs For Cold October Nights
- Adorable Winter Minnie Mouse Peppermint Hot Cocoa Bombs
- Keep in the fridge until ready to drink.
- If you need to keep them for longer, place them in an airtight container in the freezer for up to a month.
- Label the container with the name of the dish and the date so you can keep track of your food storage.
How Do I Make Hocus Pocus 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.
- 1 cup black candy melts
- 1 cup orange candy melts
- 1 cup lavendar candy melts
- 1 cup vibrant green candy melts
- Mini marshmallows
- Hot chocolate mix
- 3 candy eyeballls
- Place a large plate in the freezer - this will help to keep the candy shells stay cool when assembling.
- In separate bowls, melt the black, purple, green, and orange candy melts as directed on the package.
- Randomly drop a little of each color melted candy into one cavity of a medium/large (2.5") hot cocoa bomb/dome mold. Lightly swirl the back of a spoon while coating the mold. Do this until all 6 cavities in the molds are covered. Make sure you cannot see the mold through the candy melts. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes.
- Take the molds out of the freezer and coat only where you can see through the mold. If you cannot see through the mold you do not need to add more. You want the bomb to stay together but not be too thick. If you add more melted candy, place the molds back in the freezer for another 10 minutes.
- Remove the plate from the freezer.
- Remove and carefully pop out each half of the bombs and place them on the chilled plate.
- There are three methods for melting the rim of each sphere to even them out and 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
Method 3: Heat a plate in the microwave for approximately 60 seconds. Remove it from the microwave then place it directly onto the hot plate for 5 to 10 seconds. You just want the rim to gently melt. (My preferred method.)
- Before filling the hot cocoa bombs, use one of the methods above to gently melt the edges of each dome to even them out.
- Spoon a serving of hot chocolate mix and a few mini marshmallows into 3 half-spheres.
- Gently melt the top half as above and place one on top of each filled half. This will seal them together evenly. Use your finger to gently rub any melted candy to fill in any gaps. You want a firm seal without holes.
- Attach a candy eyeball to each hot cocoa bomb using a small blob of almost cooled melted candy. Do not use hot melted candy as it will melt the bomb.
- Serve by placing a Hocus Pocus hot cocoa bomb in a mug and pouring hot milk over to melt. Stir well. Enjoy and Happy Halloween!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 997Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 139mgCarbohydrates: 247gFiber: 2gSugar: 160gProtein: 1g
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 Special Dinner!
You’ve made the hot drink to go with dessert, but what about the rest of the courses?
Here are additional recipes to create a menu for a dinner party or special meal:
- Appetizer: Halloween Quesadillas
- Soup: One-Pot Easy Beer Cheese Soup Recipe
- Salad: Grilled Corn Salad with Cherry Tomatoes – A Perfect Side For Grilled Meats
- Main Dish: Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs with Dark Cherry BBQ Sauce
- Side Dish: Creamy Instant Pot Rosemary Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe
- Beverage: Deep Red Voodoo Cocktail for Halloween with Vodka & Vanilla Liqueur
- Dessert: Fun to Make Witches Brew Candy Bark for Halloween
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The post is part of the Crafty October series on The Purple Pumpkin Blog and is filled with free printables, crafts, recipes, and more for Halloween! You can check out Crafty October from 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012 for awesome Halloween ideas and inspiration!