The Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs burst open with Christmas joy, yummy hot chocolate, squidgy marshmallows and a red chocolate heart. Apart from looking super green Grinch-like with a Christmas hat they are delicious and perfect for a Grinch themed Christmas.
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The Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs
The Grinch is the best movie and book ever created in my honest opinion! I absolutely adore the story and the movie. There’s something about the Grinch which I can’t resist. I love the sentiment behind it mixed in with the comedy. I have to watch the film every Christmas, wrapped under my Grinch blanket with a hot drink. Now I can watch it whilst sipping on my very own Grinch hot chocolate. It’s a film that never ages no matter how many times you watch it.
What is a hot chocolate bomb?
Hot chocolate bombs are made with a sphere-shaped silicone mould. You can place them in a mug of hot dairy-free milk, or pour hot milk over them. Either way, you watch them burst open and release the hot chocolate powder and marshmallows. In this case a hidden red heart, the Grinch’s heart. They are super fun to make, decorate and enjoy!
The BEST thing about this hot chocolate bomb is that it contains a red heart which turns the milk green. It’s super Grinch-like. It’s quite a sight to behold and I know the Grinch and Max would approve.
Tools you’ll need:
- Silicone sphere mould
- Piping bags
- Food grade brush
- Heat proof bowl
- Dairy-free white chocolate (I love to use iChoc Vanilla White Chocolate)
- Dairy-free dark chocolate
- Green food gel
- Red food gel
- Hot chocolate powder
- Vegan marshmallows (Dandies or Freedom Mallows)
- Dairy-free white chocolate buttons
- White nonpareils
How to make The Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs
- Chocolate spheres
You will need round silicone moulds to make the bombs. Melt the dairy-free white chocolate until smooth, then add in a drop of green food gel. You may need to add a teaspoon of coconut oil to the white chocolate to spread smoothly. Using a food grade brush or back of a spoon, spread the green chocolate along the bottom and up the sides of the silicone mould. Chill in the freezer for 5-8 minutes, then repeat spooning & spreading the chocolate until you have built up a thick enough coating. Store in the freezer while you prepare the fillings and decorations.
Un-mould the chocolate spheres, and into one of the halves, add in the marshmallows, hot chocolate powder and chocolate heart. You can use a pre-made chocolate heart or make one by melting dairy-free white chocolate with red food gel, and piping out a heart on grease proof paper and freezing until set.
Heat the rim of the second half of sphere and place it on top of the first to make a full sphere. Be careful with this step as you don’t want the heat to melt the chocolate bomb in any way. It all depends on how many coats you did.
Cut the top of two dairy-free white chocolate buttons and stick to the front of the chocolate sphere. Melt the dairy-free dark chocolate and transfer to a piping bag. Pipe the nose and mouth.
You can go all out and finish off the hot chocolate bomb with a chocolate Santa hat. Simply melt dairy-free white chocolate with red food gel, add to a piping bag and pipe out hat shapes on greaseproof paper, finish with a sprinkle of white non-pareils for the hat details. Use melted chocolate to attach the hat to the chocolate bomb.
How to serve The Grinch Hot Chocolate Bomb
Serving a hot chocolate bomb couldn’t be easier. Simply place the hot chocolate bomb into a heat-proof mug (like to use a glass mug so I can see through and watch everything melt. You can use any mug you desire, then carefully pour hot dairy-free milk over it). As the milk melts the chocolate bomb, it will burst open to reveal the delicious fillings. All that’s left is to give it a little stir and enjoy. To make it super festive , I switched out a spoon to a green candy cane, super fun and Grinchy!
Make sure to watch my fun video over on TikTok. Thanks to Prime Video and Dr Suess for collaborating with me on this recipe. Make sure to tune into Dr Suess Baking Challenge on Prime Video starting 13th December 2022.
Looking for more christmas recipes? Check these out:
Reindeer Vegan Cherry Bakewell Hand Pies
How to make a Giant Vegan Mince Pie
No-Bake Vegan White Chocolate Snowman Cheesecakes
‘Super popular’ Vegan Polar Bear Cupcakes
Easy Vegan Gingerbread man Cupcakes
No-Bake Gingerbread Man Truffles (vegan)
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The Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Yield: 2 1x
- Diet: Vegan
These The Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs make amazing gifts, or incredible movie nights at Christmastime! Snuggle in with your favorite Grinch movie and sip on some green hot cocoa!
- 150g of dairy-free white chocolate
- Red food gel
- Green food gel
- 50g of dairy-free dark chocolate
- Dairy-free white chocolate buttons for the eyes
- Vegan hot chocolate powder
- 1 pack of mini vegan vanilla marshmallows
- Vegan white non-pareils
- Dairy-free milk (for serving)
- Green candy canes (for serving) – optional
- 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 to create a bain-marie and allow to melt. You’ll need the other 1/4 of the chocolate to temper it. Tempering the chocolate makes the bomb more durable. Check out this amazing tutorial on how to temper chocolate.
- Divide the tempered melted chocolate into 2 bowls.
- 1st bowl- Add the majority of the chocolate and colour with green food gel.
- 2nd bowl- Add in a drop of red food gel and mix fully to combine.
- Transfer the red chocolate into a piping bag, and pipe a Santa hat and small heart shape on some greaseproof paper. Sprinkle some white non-pareils to the base and top of the hat to replicate the fur. You’ll want to work extremely quickly with this chocolate as the chocolate will set incredible fast. Chill until set.
- Using a food-grade brush, brush a thin layer of the green chocolate into the silicone moulds then place into the freezer for 5-8 minutes until set.
- Remove from the freezer then paint a second coat of green 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. You might need a few layers of the green chocolate.
- 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 a small saucepan 3/4 full with water and place onto the hob over low/ medium heat. Finely chop the dark chocolate and place it into a heatproof bowl. Place the bowl on top of the saucepan, this creates a bain-marie. Allow the chocolate to melt. Transfer into a piping bag.
- Use the melted dark chocolate to attach the white chocolate button eyes and Santa hat to the front of the hot chocolate bomb. Pipe on the eyebrows, eyes, nose and mouth (refer to photos for reference).
- Fill the un-decorated chocolate sphere with a few teaspoons of hot chocolate powder, a handful of mini marshmallows and the red chocolate heart.
- 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.
- 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 heat-proof mug and drop in the chocolate bomb, watch it explode with marshmallows and hot chocolate.
- Stir with a spoon, or go all out and use a green candy cane. It also adds a peppermint flavour!
To store: If you have tempered the chocolate, the chocolate bombs can be left at room temperature. If the chocolate isn’t tempered, store in the fridge until ready to use. Best enjoyed within a week of making.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Drinks
- Method: No-Bake
- Cuisine: American
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