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Thin Mint Hot Cocoa Bombs Recipe

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These delicious homemade hot cocoa bombs have the great flavors of classic Thin Mint Cookies. Combine with milk for a perfect holiday beverage that both the young and young-at-heart will love.

Mint Cocoa Bomb

What Is a Cocoa Bomb?

Hot Cocoa Bombs are an ingenious way to enjoy hot chocolate. Essentially, a hot cocoa bomb is a small, round chocolate sphere filled with hot chocolate mix and miniature marshmallows. 

When combined with hot milk, the chocolate sphere (ball) melts and the hot chocolate mix and toppings are released into the milk.  You can either place the hot cocoa bombs in a mug of hot milk or alternatively place the bomb in a mug and pour hot milk over it.  Either way, all you have to do is stir until the hot chocolate mix and chocolate have dissolved and then enjoy!

Ingredients

What type of hot chocolate mix you use is up to you.  Some already have powdered milk in the mix, others don’t.  If it already has milk in the mix, the result will be a creamier, richer hot chocolate.

For the miniature marshmallows, it’s perfectly acceptable to use the regular store-bought.  If you can find them, look for dehydrated miniature marshmallows.  (They will be similar to the marshmallows that are in cereal.)

For making the chocolate shell and colored drizzle, you need chocolate candy melts.  You can find bags of chocolate melts online, at Walmart, Hobby Lobby, etc.

How To Make Hot Cocoa Bombs

To make these irresistible hot cocoa bombs, you need the following:

  • 2 cups Chocolate Candy Melts
  • 2 cups Hot Chocolate Mix
  • 2 cups Mini Marshmallows
  • ¼ cup Green Candy Melts
  • 6 Crushed Thin Mint Cookies 
  • Glass mixing bowls and spatulas
  • A chocolate mold

You also will need a glass mixing bowl and a mold for the chocolate bombs. You can use a metal bowl as shown in these pictures or a silicone mold. If you don’t already have one, you can purchase a mold at Amazon (see links at the bottom of this post), Hobby Lobby, JoAnn’s, Michaels, etc.

Cocoa bomb ingredients
To make them, you start by placing (brown) chocolate candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl and melt in the microwave per the directions on the package.

chocolate melts melting

Stir until the chocolate is nice and smooth.

smooth, melted chocolate
Next, place 2 tablespoons of melted candy into one half of a bomb mold and, using the bottom of your tablespoon measuring spoon, press the chocolate up the sides of the mold, keeping it thick but even. Repeat with the remaining 11 bomb mold halves.

Place the molds in the freezer for about 5 minutes so that it will harden.

Molding cocoa bombs

Remove the molds from the freezer and gently tap the sides of the mold, pressing on one side of the chocolate to make the chocolate slide out of the mold.

Removing bomb from mould

Fill half of the molds with 2 tablespoons of hot chocolate mix, 1 tablespoon of crushed Thin Mint cookies, and 6-8 mini marshmallows.

In order to make two chocolate halves stick together, heat a plate or a flat-bottom bowl in the microwave until the surface of the plate is warm to the touch.

Press one of the empty chocolate bomb halves open-side-down onto the flat portion of the warm plate for about 10 seconds. This will gently melt the rim of the chocolate cup.

Immediately press the warmed edge of the chocolate cup to the top of one of the filled cups. This will join the two halves of the hot cocoa bomb.

To decorate, place the green candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl and melt in the microwave per the directions on the package.

Using a piping bag or a fork, drizzle the green candy melts over the assembled hot cocoa bombs then immediately follow by sprinkling additional crushed cookie over them. 

Decorating cocoa bombs

Another decorating idea is to omit the cookie crumble and sprinkle a few mini-M&Ms on them.  (Note:  M&M’s won’t melt in hot beverages.)

Yield: 6 hot cocoa bombs

Thin Mint Hot Cocoa Bombs

Thin Mint Hot Cocoa Bombs

These delicious homemade hot cocoa bombs have the great flavors of classic Thin Mint Cookies. Combine with milk for a perfect holiday beverage that both the young and young-at-heart will love.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • • 2 cups Chocolate Candy Melts
  • • 2 cups Hot Chocolate Mix
  • • 2 cups Mini Marshmallows
  • • ¼ cup Green Candy Melts
  • • 6 Crushed Thin Mint Cookies

Instructions

    1. Place chocolate candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl and melt in the microwave per the directions on the package.
    2. Place 2 tbsp melted candy melt into one half of a bomb mold and, using the bottom of your tablespoon measuring spoon, press the chocolate up the sides of the mold, keeping it thick but even. Repeat with 12 bomb mold halves.
    3. Place the chocolate filled bomb molds into the freezer for 5 minutes.
    4. Remove molds from the freezer and gently tap the sides of the mold, pressing on one side of the chocolate to make the chocolate slide out of the mold.
    5. Fill 6 of the molds with 2 tbsp hot chocolate mix, 1 tbsp crushed cookies, and 6-8 mini marshmallows.
    6. Heat a plate or a flat-bottom bowl in the microwave until the surface of the plate is warm to the touch.
    7. Press one of the empty chocolate bomb halves open-side-down onto the flat portion of the warm plate for about 10 seconds. This will gently melt the rim of the chocolate cup.
    8. Immediately press this warmed edge chocolate cup to the top of one of the filled cups. This will join the two halves of the hot cocoa bomb.
    9. Place green candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl and melt in the microwave per the directions on the package.
    10. Using a piping bag or a fork, drizzle the green candy melts over the assembled hot cocoa bombs then immediately follow by sprinkling additional crushed cookie over them.
    11. Place the hot cocoa bombs into the freezer for 5 minutes to get them to set, then remove and store in an airtight container until you’re ready to use.


Notes

Tip: If you are using individual molds, use a muffin tin to hold the halves.

To use the hot cocoa bombs, place them in a mug and pour 2 cups hot milk over the top. Stir until the hot cocoa bombs are completely melted and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1024Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 844mgCarbohydrates: 186gFiber: 8gSugar: 145gProtein: 15g

Nutrition information is an approximation.

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FAQs

  1. Are hot cocoa bombs gluten-free? It depends on the ingredients that are used to make them. It’s very easy to make them gluten-free since most of the ingredients are naturally gluten-free.  Be sure to look at the labels.
  2. Can they be shipped? The short answer: Yes, they can be shipped.  However, it is not recommended to ship them during warmer months because chocolate does melt.  (Here is a guide to shipping food through the USPS.)
  3. How many calories are in a bomb?  Too many.  According to my recipe plug-in, there are over 1000 calories in 1 hot chocolate bomb, and that does not include the milk.  Yikes!

placing cocoa bomb in mug

If you are a fan of Thin Mint cookies, be sure to check out my recipe for No-Bake Peppermint Cookies – a Thin Mint Cookie copycat recipe.


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