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These easy Reindeer Hot Cocoa Bombs make for a fun holiday drink for kids of all ages. Surprise your loved ones with these tasty reindeer treats. 

We are all about celebrating the season and these festive hot chocolate bombs are all the rage and are not difficult to make.  

Reindeer Hot Chocolate Bombs Recipe

 

Why Today’s holiday hot cocoa bomb recipe is an easy one when you are looking for a fun way to celebrate the holiday. These little hot chocolate bombs are a blast to watch and a cup of hot chocolate is always a nice way to stay warm.

 

 

Holiday Hot Chocolate Bombs

These are so cute with the googly eyes and m and m noses. 

Reindeer Hot Chocolate Bombs

Why Make Reindeer Chocolate Bombs?

Hot chocolate bombs only take a few ingredients to make.

Chocolate Melts –This ingredient is the most important. Any old chocolate chips will not work very well. I like the sweet tooth fairy brand from Michaels.

Marshmallows – Use mini marshmallows or these tiny marshmallows

Hot Chocolate Mix – You can use a store-bought variety or make it yourself and save some money.

Candies -You will need google eyes and an m&m or similar for a nose.

Mini Pretzels 

Equipment Needed

  • Microwave Safe Bowl
  • Spoon
  • 6 cavity mold – I used these silicone food-safe molds These come in a four-pack so you can make several at a time.
  • Pastry brush
  • Small Piping bags

How To Make Christmas Hot Cocoa Bombs

The full instruction is below but the major steps are:

  1. Melt chcolate candy melts to the package directions in the microwave.
  2. Add chocolate candy melts to the dome mold and spread with the back of a spoon.  If you cannot see through the mold you do not need to add more. You want the bomb to stay together but not be too thick.
  3. Remove and slowly pop out the each side of the bombs. Place on a plate. Heat a frying pan to low heat. Place one side of the bomb rim down onto the frying pan. This will lightly melt and even out the edges. Quickly add about 2 tablespoons cocoa mix to the bomb and marshmallows.
  4. Melt the other side of the bombs rim and then place evenly with the other side. This will seal them together evenly. 
  5. tDip a brush into the the chocolate and add some to the back of the eyes. Place the eyes on the hot chocolate bomb. This will act as a glue.
  6. Do this for the M&M as well for the nose. Clip off a piece of each of the pretzels. Use the chocolate to glue them to the top of the ball. You may need to hold it to the ball for about a minute. Let dry. 

How to Make Christmas Reindeer Hot Chocolate Bombs

Serving Suggestions and Timesaving Tips

  • Antlers should be removed before melting the chocolate bomb. Serve in a cup and pour over hot milk to dissolve the bomb and stir well.  
  • Freezing a plate will help make sure your cocoa bombs don’t melt once you unmold them.
  • If cocoa bombs are being made in advance they can be frozen and stored.
  • Remember whatever you put inside and outside the cocoa bomb will end up in your hot chocolate. All candy
    and sprinkles do not melt. While it is nice for presentation, be selective on what you put inside
    of your hot cocoa bombs. Candy eyes and m and m’s may be a choking hazard to small children.

How do I melt candy melts?

You can follow the package instructions or do the following. Microwave for thirty seconds. Remove and stir. Microwave again for ten-fifteen seconds. Remove and stir. Repeat ten-second increments in the microwave, stirring between each, until the candy melts are fully melted.

Why did my candy melts get clumpy in the microwave?

This can happen for one or two reasons. Either you have old candy melts that have passed the expiration date, or you have cooked the candy melts for too long and burned them. If you are following the package directions and still got this result, it was probably time to replace the package.

Can I use a different hot chocolate mix for the snowman hot chocolate bombs?

You can use any hot chocolate mix you like. I recommend buying one in a canister for easy measuring. You can also make homemade hot chocolate mix if you prefer.  

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Reindeer Hot Cocoa Bombs

These easy Reindeer Hot Cocoa Bombs make for a fun holiday drink for kids of all ages. Surprise your guests with these tasty reindeer bombs. 
Course beverages, hot drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword bombs, hot chocolate, hot cocoa, winter drinks
Prep Time 20 minutes
1 hour
Servings 3
Calories 239kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 bag chocolate candy melts I used sweet tooth fairy ones
  • 6 tablespoons hot chocolate mix
  • 15 marshmallows
  • 1 silicone dome mold medium/large 2.5 inch
  • 6 pretzels
  • 6 large candy eyes
  • 3 red M&M's

Instructions

  • Melt chcolate candy melts to the package directions in the microwave.
  • Add chocolate candy melts to the dome mold and spread with the back of a spoon. Do this in one thin layer to coat then place in freezer for 10 minutes.
  • Take it back out and coat only where you can see through the mold. If you cannot see through the mold you do not need to add more. You want the bomb to stay together but not be too thick.
  • If you add more to the see through spots then place back in the freezer for another 10 minutes. Remove and slowly pop out the each side of the bombs. Place on a plate.
  • Heat a frying pan to low heat. Place one side of the bomb rim down onto the frying pan. This will lightly melt and even out the edges. Quickly add about 2 tablespoons cocoa mix to the bomb and marshmallows.
  • Melt the other side of the bombs rim and then place evenly with the other side. This will seal them together evenly. Do not add hot chocolate to the outside as it will just melt the bomb.
  • Using the excess candy melts. Dip a brush into the the chocolate and add some to the back of the eyes. Place the eyes on the hot chocolate bomb. This will act as a glue.
  • Do this for the M&M as well for the nose. Clip off a piece of each of the pretzels.
  • Use the chocolate to glue them to the top of the ball. You may need to hold it to the ball for about a minute. Let dry. Remove antlers and eat before doing the next step. Serve in a cup and pour over hot milk to dissolve the bomb and stir well.

Nutrition

Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 308mg | Potassium: 4mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg

 

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Tamara

Thursday 16th of December 2021

These are REALLY cute. Hot cocoa bombs are one of those things that you can tell will never be a passing trend. They're just too brilliant and timeless!