Learn how to make a vegan friendly ‘The Snowdog’ Hot Chocolate Bomb.
‘The Snowdog’ Hot Chocolate Bomb’s are perfect for Christmas baking as they’re so much fun to make and decorate.
This magically delicious hot chocolate bomb is made with a dairy-free white chocolate shell, creamy vegan Horlicks powder, mini vanilla vegan marshmallows, and snowflake sprinkles, for extra magic. Kids will love decorating their hot chocolate bomb’s into ‘The Snowdog’ – I sure did!
What is a Hot Chocolate Bomb?
Firstly, if you’re yet to jump on the hot chocolate bomb train (which has been circulating on social media for over a year now), it’s basically a round chocolate sphere, created using a silicone mould, filled with hot chocolate powder and marshmallows. Secondly, these can be left plain or decorated for special occasions and holidays.
I made these hot chocolate bombs in collaboration with my dear friend ‘Sheri Wilson’ over on Instagram. We wanted to make something together for Christmas, and I came up with the idea of creating a ‘The Snowdog’ to match my previous ‘The Snowman’.
I love how they both turned out. She is the HOT CHOCOLATE BOMB QUEEN! She inspires me so much with her festive recipes and fun, unique twist on bakes! Check out her matching hot chocolate bomb here!
Make sure to check out her Instagram (you’ll fall in love!).
Can I tell you what makes my hot chocolate bomb’s better than the rest? They’re 100% vegan! You’ll want to make hot chocolate’s all the time after trying these, trust me!
Looking for more Hot Chocolate Bomb recipes? Look no further:
It’s not Christmas without having ‘The Snowman and The Snowdog’ playing on TV is it? It’s a film which makes me feel extremely happy and festive. As soon as I hear the ‘party music’ from The Snowman party scene in the film, I know it’s Christmas time!
‘The Snowman and The Snowdog’ is extremely sentimental to me. I lost Tiggy (my cat and best friend of 18 years) in 2020 and it was always a film we would watch together at Christmas time. Tiggy even had a ‘The Snowdog and Snowdog’ blanket, toys and a personalised ‘The Snowdog’ food bowl. I bought me and him matching ‘The Snowman and Snowdog’ plushies too – adorable I know!
Last year, I made ‘The Snowman Hot Chocolate Bombs’ inspired hot chocolate bombs which EXPLODED (pun intended) on social media, especially Instagram & Pinterest…so it was only right I make ‘The Snowdog’ to match!
Check out my The Snowman Hot Chocolate Bombs here.
This ‘The Snowdog’ Hot Chocolate Bomb contains a dairy-free chocolate sphere, vegan marshmallows and vegan Horlicks powder. I decided to opt for vegan Horlick’s malt powder as opposed to instant hot chocolate or a coffee powder to keep with the ‘white, snowy theme’, but you’re more than welcome to substitute the malt power with your favourite dairy-free hot chocolate of choice.
Not only does it contain Horlick’s in the hidden centre, but as it’s ‘snow’ themed, I added in a couple of snowflake sprinkles.
Sprinkles are not necessary and I wouldn’t want to drink sprinkles in my hot chocolate all the time, but on this occasion and as it’s Christmas, they’re a fun addition!
Things you’ll need to make these ‘The Snowdog’ Hot Chocolate Bombs:
- Chocolate moulds
- Food grade brushes
- Dairy-free white chocolate (My favourite is Sainsbury’s own Deliciously Free From white Chocolate)
- Vegan marshmallows
- Vegan Horlicks powder
- Vegan snowflake sprinkles
- Green food gel
- Blue food gel
- Pink food gel
- 1 orange bean sweet (Jolly rancher also have some vegan friendly jelly beans- just triple check)
The Snowdog Hot Chocolate Bomb
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Yield: 1 1x
- Diet: Vegan
A white The Snowdog Chocolate bomb, filled with vegan friendly Horlicks, vegan marshmallows and snowflake sprinkles. It’s truly magic in a mug.
- Dairy-free white chocolate (depending on how many you’re making)
- Vegan Horlicks Powder
- Snowflake sprinkles
- Black food gel
- Pink food gel
- Blue food gel
- 1 orange bean sweet
- Coconut oil (if needed)
- Fill a small saucepan 3/4 full with water and place onto the hob over low/ medium heat.
- Finely chop the white chocolate and place 3/4 of it into a heatproof bowl. Place the bowl on top of the saucepan and allow to melt. You’ll need the other 1/4 of the chocolate to temper it. You’ll want to temper this chocolate. Check out this amazing tutorial on how to temper chocolate.
- Divide the melted chocolate into 4 bowls.
- 1st bowl- Leave plain white (for the body)
- 2nd bowl- Add in a drop of green food gel and mix fully to combine.
- 3rd bowl- Add a drop of blue food gel and mix fully to combine.
- 4th bowl- Add in a drop of pink food gel and mix fully to combine.
- Any left over chocolate, add some black food gel (for the eyes)- you’ll only need a tiny amount. When you add any sort of food gel or colouring to vegan white chocolate, it might go hard. If this happens, add in a small amount of coconut oil and stir over heat. This will help it get back to a smooth texture.
- Transfer the coloured chocolate into separate, small piping bags with the tip snipped off. You’ll want to work extremely quickly with these, and the chocolate will set incredible fast and will become pipeable.
- On greaseproof paper, pipe out a ‘mitten / sock shape with the blue chocolate and fill it in. Do the same for the green mitten sock.
- Use the pink chocolate to make dots on the blue mitten/sock (as seen in the photos). These create the Snowdog’s ears. Allow them to set.
- Using a food-grade brush, brush a thin layer of white chocolate into two silicone moulds then place into the freezer for 5 minutes.
- Paint a second coat of chocolate over the first, making sure it’s thick and covers any gaps or holes. Be quick, as the second coat will set fairly fast. Pop into the freezer for 5 minutes. White chocolate is thinner than dark chocolate, so make sure the layers are quite thick.
- Remove the chocolate spheres out of the moulds. They’ll be shiny and firm to touch. Place them onto a clean work surface or board.
- Fill one half of the sphere with 2 teaspoons of Vegan Horlick’s Malt Power or vegan friendly instant hot chocolate powder, a small handful of mini vegan marshmallows and a teaspoon of snowflake sprinkles (this is optional).
- Pipe some melted chocolate around the rim of the chocolate sphere and attach the second sphere on top, pressing together gently to seal in the fillings.
- Pipe some melted chocolate on the back of the ‘mitten / sock ears’ and press on to the top of the chocolate bomb (as seen in the video here).
- Add the eyes by piping two dots of black chocolate on the front of the chocolate bomb and add a orange bean sweet for the nose. Stick on with some white chocolate.
- Place as much dairy-free milk into a saucepan as you like and bring to a low boil.
- Pour the hot dairy-free milk into a heatproof mug and drop in the chocolate bomb, watch it explode with marshmallows and Horlicks.
- Stir with a spoon, or go all out and use a candy cane. It add’s a peppermint flavour too!
You will have to work extremely fast when working with vegan white chocolate, especially when the food gel is added.
If the chocolate goes hard at any stage, simply re-heat it in a bain-marie until smooth enough to use.
- Prep Time: 1 hour
- Chilling time:
- Method: No-Bake
- Cuisine: Christmas recipes
This looks insane. I cant wait to make it 🙂
Thankyou so much!!!! They’re so fun to make, you’ll love it! x
Completely adorable, thank you so much.
Aw thank YOU! Glad you like them xx