When we love things in our family, we love them hard. Funny that both hot chocolate and Disney fall into that category. So of course when my youngest fell in love with the hot chocolate bomb trend, we had to give Minnie Mouse hot cocoa bombs a try. Believe it or not, there’s not *too* hard to make. And when you make them yourself, you can fill them with whatever you’d like!
What Do I Need to Make Minnie Mouse Hot Cocoa Bombs?
Guess what? You don’t need a ton of stuff to make these!
Probably the most important thing you’ll need to make these Minnie Mouse hot cocoa bombs is a silicone mold to make the shells. Check your local craft stores, bakeries, or big box stores for these molds. If you don’t have any luck there, Amazon’s got you. I personally like the smaller molds so I don’t have to worry about breaking the shells still in the mold while I’m trying to get a shell out. Now if you’re going to be making a lot of these, you might want a bigger mold (or more smaller ones) to make your life easier.
You’re also going to need some melting chocolate. To make these cute Minnie hot chocolate bombs, you’ll need both brown and red melts. You could also use black to make the top half of the shell – just keep in mind that you’re going to have a mug of black hot chocolate when it melts. To avoid black teeth and tongues, you might want to go with brown. Use dark chocolate melts or throw in a couple of black melts with your chocolate to make it a little darker if that’s important to you.
That’s all you’re going to need to make the shells for your Minnie Mouse hot cocoa bombs. Everything else is decoration and filling so it’s a lot more of your preferences than specifics.
How do I Make a Minnie Mouse Hot Cocoa Bomb?
Start out by melting your chocolate melts in small glass bowls. Put them into the microwave for about 30 seconds at a time. You don’t want to put them in for too long because your chocolate will burn or seize up and you’ll have to start over.
Take about a tablespoon of melted chocolate and put it into your silicone mold. You want to make sure that you’ve got a good coverage in your mold, but you also don’t want to make the shell too thick or it won’t melt quickly when you put it into your warm milk or water. I suggest doing these molds one at a time so your chocolate doesn’t harden too fast on you. Also remember you want to make half of your shells chocolate and the other half red.
Give the chocolate about five minutes to harden inside the molds. Go back and give them a quick peek to see if you need to spread the chocolate out again. Sometimes it will slip down to the bottom of the mold as it’s cooling and just needs to be spread back out. If you’re in a hurry (or just not very patient like me), you can pop your molds into the fridge to help them set up faster.
Once everything is hardened, it’s time to start assembling your Minnie Mouse hot cocoa bombs! Pop the chocolate shells out of the molds carefully. You’ll want to put the red shells onto a plate because those are the ones you’ll be filling. Line you plate with paper towel to help you dump the spillage from filling the shells back into the container (or just dump it into the trash when you’re done).
To help make sure you’re filling the red shells consistently, you can use a spoon, scoop, or measuring cup. You certainly don’t have to fill the all the same way either. Maybe some just have some hot chocolate powder and marshmallows. Other people might want to throw in some edible glitter to make it look like pixie dust in your cocoa.
Next you’ll need to seal your chocolate shells together. You can do this a couple of different ways:
- If you don’t have any leftover chocolate, grab a small glass plate and warm it up in the microwave. It’s going to be HOT so be careful! Touch the chocolate shell to the warm plate to melt the chocolate on the open edge, then put it on the filled half of the chocolate shell. As it hardens, it’s going to seal.
- If you’ve got some leftover chocolate, dip the chocolate shell into the leftover melted chocolate. Pop it on top of the filled half of the shell and let it harden up.
Don’t worry too much about a pretty edge because you’re going to decorate the outside of the shell. If you want a cleaner edge, you can wipe the seam with your finger or a warm spoon to make it prettier. Make sure to give your chocolate some time to harden again so that they’re sealed well.
Now comes the fun part – decorating! To decorate it similar to the picture, you’ll want to add a white “belt” around your Minnie Mouse hot cocoa bomb. You’ll also want to take two of your melting chocolate discs and turn those into Minnie’s ears. Use your extra melted chocolate like edible glue to hold them on your Minnie Mouse hot cocoa bomb. And don’t forget Minnie’s bow! If you were going to make some Mickey hot chocolate bombs to go along with these, you can just skip the bow step.
What do I Put Inside a Hot Chocolate Bomb?
This is one of the fun parts of making a hot chocolate bomb. To make hot chocolate, add in one tablespoon of your favorite hot chocolate powder mix. Everything else is totally up to you. Add in some marshmallows, crunchy marshmallows like you’d find in cereal, or even edible glitter. Want some extra color in your hot chocolate? Add in some cute Disney inspired sprinkles too. All those things will pop out when your chocolate shell melts.
When you’re filling your hot chocolate bombs, make sure not to overfill them. If there’s too much stuff inside, you won’t be able to get the top half on. You also run the risk of them being too heavy and falling apart on you.
If you need to switch things up a bit and you want something besides hot chocolate, you can put almost anything inside these chocolate shells. Don’t forget you don’t need to use these just for hot chocolate. You’re making a cute chocolate shell. Put whatever makes you happy inside it. put a mini cupcake with icing in the bottom and set the top shell on. When you lift off the top, the yummy cupcake will be revealed. Fill your chocolate shell with other things like fresh fruit, pudding, or your favorite sweet dip.
These chocolate shells would also be a fun way to reveal a Disney trip or surprise someone with an engagement ring!
How do I store a hot cocoa bomb?
These Minnie Mouse hot cocoa bombs need to be stored in a cool, dry place. Because we live in the south and it’s hard to find a cool spot sometimes, we keep ours in the fridge. Your pantry might be a good spot. Just put them into an airtight container and they will stay fresh for you. Don’t worry about making these in advance. They’ll keep for a while if you store them properly.
Putting your own spin on a Minnie Mouse Hot Cocoa Bomb
Remember – you’re just making a basic chocolate shell. Once you’ve got this down, you can make it into whatever character you’d like to. Here are a few ideas:
- Pooh Bear – red top shell and a yellow/orange bottom shell
- Mickey – same as Minnie but without the bow
- Donald – blue top shell and white bottom shell
- Princesses – solid color shell to match the color of their dress
If you’re creative, you can always just make a plain white chocolate shell and use another color melted chocolate to “paint” on the outside. Edible food markers will also help you freehand decorate the outside. Drizzling melted chocolate in different colors and adding sprinkles can also help you personalize your hot cocoa bombs.
Gifting Hot Chocolate Bombs
Once you start making these and see how easy they are, you’ll want to make lots of them (or at least your kids will lol). Might as well put all that creativity to good use!
Put your hot cocoa bombs into cupcake liners inside a clear bag and tie the top with a cute bow. They’ll make great gifts. If you want to add a little more to your gift, include a cute mug and spoon too.
These would make fantastic party favors too!
If your kiddos are looking to make some extra money, they could even try to sell their creations to make some extra money.
- • 6oz Red Candy Melts
- • 6oz Chocolate Melts
- • 1 Tbsp Hot Chocolate Per Bomb
- • Mini Marshmallows
- • White icing
- • Wilton Candy Bows (Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Michael’s)
- • 6 Sphere Silicon Mold
1. Pour candy melts into 2 separate microwave safe bowls and heat for 30 seconds or until melts have fully melted.
2. Spread the candy melts up the sides of the mold until every bit of the mold is covered. You will want to do half the spheres red & the other half chocolate.
3. Let the molds sit for about 5 minutes & re-spread any of the candy melts that sank to the bottom of the molds.
4. Place the molds in the refrigerator for about 30-45 minutes.
5. Once set, carefully remove the candy melt spheres from the mold.
6. Fill the red half of the spheres with the hot cocoa powder & marshmallows.
7. Place a glass plate in the microwave for one minute.
8. Remove the plate and immediately place each chocolate sphere on the hot place to heat the chocolate edges.
9. Place each heated sphere on each filled sphere. You can use the tip of your finger to smooth the melted candy around the seam.
10. Use the icing to draw a line over the center line of the bomb.
11. Using leftover chocolate, take two chocolate circles and stick them onto the hot chocolate Bombs as Minnie Mouse ears.
12. Place a little melted chocolate on the back of the candy bows and place the bows on the hot chocolate Bombs. The chocolate will act as a glue.