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How to Make Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs

30 November

How to make peppermint hot chocolate bombs.  These are a delicious twist on a regular hot cocoa bomb made with a white chocolate and peppermint outer shell and filled with hot cocoa.  I also added candy cane bits and marshmallows.





Recipe for Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs


Last year, hot chocolate bombs were crazy popular for Christmas and through the winter.  While they aren't my favorite thing to make, they are a lot of fun to use.


We've been having fun trying new flavors.  I love peppermint and white chocolate, so I made white chocolate peppermint hot cocoa bombs this year.


They are delicious!  And they are easier to make and made just like a regular hot cocoa bomb.  You just need white chocolate peppermint candy melts to make this recipe for peppermint hot chocolate bombs.


For more hot cocoa bombs and hot chocolate recipes, check out these posts:


 




How Does a Hot Chocolate Bomb Work?


Peppermint bark hot chocolate bombs work just like regular hot chocolate bombs.   Simply place the bomb in a mug and add hot water or hot milk.


The heat from the liquid melts the outer coating, which melts into the drink.  The powder comes out, so you can stir it to make your peppermint bark hot chocolate.


Do You Use Milk or Water for Hot Chocolate Bombs?


That's personal preference.  I like to use water, but my daughter likes to use milk.  Use what you would normally use to make powdered hot cocoa because that's what is inside the peppermint hot cocoa bombs recipe.


How Do You Make a Cocoa Bomb Without a Mold?


If you want to try to make white chocolate peppermint hot cocoa bombs but don't have a mold, you can use an egg bite mold or even use silicone cupcake liners.  


These fun hot chocolate recipes don't need a special mold:


  




What Size Silicone Mold Do You Need for Hot Chocolate Bombs?


I like to use either a 2 inch diameter or a 2.5 inch diameter mold.  Any larger than that, and your white peppermint hot chocolate bombs might not fit in the cup.


If you use a smaller mold to make hot chocolate bombs peppermint, you may need to use two per cup of hot cocoa.


How Do You Make Hot Chocolate Bombs Peppermint Stick Together?


This peppermint hot chocolate bombs recipe is fairly easy to make, but many people have problems getting the two halves to stick together.


What I do is heat a small pan on low to medium heat.  Then I remove the pan from the stove and place it on a hot pad.


Take one hollow half sphere and quickly place the open end on the warm pan.  This melts the chocolate to create a smooth edge.


Then fill the peppermint bark hot chocolate bombs.  Then place the top half of the chocolate shell on the pan to melt the edges.


Place the top half on the filled bottom.  The melted chocolate will hold the two halves together.  If there are gaps, use gloved fingers or a chocolate brush to fill the hole.





How to Melt Candy Wafers for White Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs


There are three ways to melt the candy cane candy wafers to make this recipe for peppermint hot chocolate bombs.  You can use a double boiler, microwave or the Wilton melting pot.  


Personally, I don't recommend microwave, but I'll give directions for that too.  The microwave can dry out your candy melts.  If you get them too hot, they can burn, so watch them carefully.


How to Melt White Chocolate Peppermint Wafers in the Microwave


Many people prefer to use a microwave to melt candy melts.  Simply place the white chocolate peppermint wafers in a glass bowl and microwave in 30 second intervals.  


Stir after each interval and repeat until they are melted.  Be careful not to overcook the candy.


How to Melt Candy Wafers in a Melting Pot


I love my Wilton melting pot because it's so easy to use.  Simply turn the unit on and place the wafers in the silicon liner.  


Stir occasionally while it melts.  The melting pot won't get too hot, so you don't have to worry about burning your wafers or having them dry out.


How to Melt Peppermint White Chocolate Wafers in a Double Boiler


I also like to use a double boiler to melt the wafers for peppermint hot chocolate bombs.  I like this double boiler insert to place in my own saucepan.  


Add water to the saucepan and place the liner on top.  Add the wafers to the insert and heat the water over low heat until melted.  Stir it occasionally.


You can also make an Instant Pot double boiler.  This works really well if you have the large Pyrex bowl to place on top of it.


How Long Do Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs Last?


Your white peppermint hot chocolate bombs will last about two months at room temperature.  I store them in an airtight container on the counter.


Do Peppermint Bark Hot Chocolate Bombs Need to be Refrigerated?


No, you should not refrigerate this peppermint hot chocolate bombs recipe.  The moisture in the cool air can get absorbed by the candy coating and cause it to get soft.





Hot Chocolate Bombs Peppermint Tips


Here are some tips to help you when you learn how to make peppermint hot chocolate bombs:


  • Wear chocolate making gloves to prevent fingerprints.
  • Pour two thin layers of white chocolate peppermint candy into the molds.  This helps ensure that the entire surface is coated.
  • Use chocolate brushes or the back of a spoon to move the melted candy around the mold to make sure there are no holes.
  • Try to fill the mold without having candy over the top of the mold.  This helps make melting the edges easier for joining the two halves.
  • You can use your favorite hot cocoa mix.  Try this sugar free hot cocoa mix with stevia for a sugar free option.
  • You can crush your own candy canes or use peppermint candy bits.  
  • I like the Wilton Candy Melt and Decorate bottle to melt just a few pieces of melting wafers for the top.  
  • To give peppermint hot chocolate bombs as gifts, get ideas for packaging hot chocolate bombs.  I also like these treat boxes. You can find printable labels on Etsy to make them ready for gifting.


Peppermint Bark Hot Chocolate Bombs Ingredients


You will need the following for a peppermint hot chocolate bombs recipe:


  




How to Make Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs


Step #1


Set the ceramic plate in the freezer and crush the peppermint candies.


Step #2


Melt the peppermint candy melts in the microwave in 30 second intervals or use a double boiler.


Step #3


Add a spoonful of melted candy to each mold cavity.  Use the back of a spoon to spread the candy.  I recommend using two thin coats.  Reserve leftover melted candy to use on top of the bombs to add peppermint pieces.





Step #4


Place the candy filled molds in the freezer for 5 minutes.  Repeat if needed to make 12 half spheres for 6 peppermint hot chocolate bombs.


Step #5


Heat a small frying pan over low to medium heat.  Place the top edge of the molded candy on the pan to melt the candy slightly to make a smooth edge.  Repeat with 6 of the pieces.





Step #6


Fill each of the 6 half spheres with 1 tablespoon of hot cocoa mix, crushed peppermint pieces, and a few marshmallows. 





Step #7


Then start heating the tops to melt the edges as you did for the bottom pieces.  Then place the top on the filled bottom and hold for a few seconds. 


Step #8


Use a spoon or the Wilton melt and decorate bottle to place melted white chocolate candy on top of the white peppermint hot chocolate bombs.  Add crushed peppermint on top.





To use your white chocolate bombs peppermint, place in a cup and add 6 ounces of hot milk or water.  Stir.  The hot cocoa will be hot, so let it cool before serving to children.





Now you know how to make peppermint hot chocolate bombs!


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White Chocolate Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs

White Chocolate Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs

Yield
6
Author
Cari @ Koti Beth
Prep time
10 Min
Cook time
25 Min
Total time
35 Min
How to make peppermint hot cocoa bombs with white chocolate peppermint.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounce peppermint candy melts
  • 6 tablespoons hot cocoa mix
  • 1/8 cup crushed peppermint candies
  • 18-24 mini marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Set the ceramic plate in the freezer and crush the peppermint candies.
  2. Melt the peppermint candy melts in the microwave in 30 second intervals or use a double boiler.
  3. Add a spoonful of melted candy to each mold cavity. Use the back of a spoon to spread the candy. I recommend using two thin coats. Reserve leftover melted candy to use on top of the bombs to add peppermint pieces.
  4. Place the candy filled molds in the freezer for 5 minutes. Repeat if needed to make 12 half spheres for 6 peppermint hot chocolate bombs. Set the first batch of chocolate on the frozen plate.
  5. Heat a small frying pan over low to medium heat. Place the top edge of the molded candy on the pan to melt the candy slightly to make a smooth edge. Repeat with 6 of the pieces.
  6. Fill each of the 6 half spheres with 1 tablespoon of hot cocoa mix, crushed peppermint pieces, and a few marshmallows.
  7. Then start heating the tops to melt the edges as you did for the bottom pieces. Then place the top on the filled bottom and hold for a few seconds.
  8. Use a spoon or the Wilton melt and decorate bottle to place melted white chocolate candy on top of the white peppermint hot chocolate bombs. Add crushed peppermint on top.
  9. To use your white chocolate bombs peppermint, place in a cup and add 6 ounces of hot milk or water. Stir. The hot cocoa will be hot, so let it cool before serving to children.

Nutrition Facts

Calories

344.81

Fat (grams)

1.25

Sat. Fat (grams)

0.68

Carbs (grams)

82.03

Fiber (grams)

1.10

Net carbs

80.93

Sugar (grams)

57.26

Protein (grams)

2.34

Sodium (milligrams)

176.18

Cholesterol (grams)

0.00
peppermint, white chocolate, hot cocoa bombs, hot chocolate bombs
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American
Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, and several chickens. She loves Gilmore Girls, glitter, coffee, and her kids. But not in that order.

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