These Minnie Mouse hot cocoa bombs are super cute. The red bows are perfect. They are a fun DIY gift for Disney fans!
After I made my salted caramel hot cocoa bombs, I knew I wanted to make one for the Disney fans out there (like my kiddos!). These look just like Minnie Mouse! I’ll share my favorite tools and hacks for making it look like her – plus some of my favorite products that you can use to store them for DIY gifts.
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Must-Have Tools For Hot Chocolate Bombs
Before you get started, these are the supplies and ingredients you need to have. This is what I used to make the Minnie Mouse hot chocolate bombs:
- Silicon Hot Cocoa Bomb Molds
- Milk Chocolate Melting Wafers
- Wilton Candy Melts Pot
- Wilton Royal Icing Bows
- Hot Cocoa Mix
- Mini Marshmallows
How To Make Minnie Mouse Hot Chocolate Bombs
Hot chocolate bombs are so easy to make – all you need are the right tools. In fact, I bet you can come up with a whole bunch of creative ways to flavor them up and add different decorations.
The more you make them, the easier they will be. I’ll share some of my best tips with you, including a few different ways you can make them.
Melt The Chocolate Wafers
The very first step is to melt the chocolate wafers. You can do this in the microwave, but you have to be very careful because they burn very easily. I suggest using the Wilton candy melts pot. It melts the chocolate in just 10 minutes.
If you melt them in the microwave, only heat the bowl of chocolate wafers in 30-second intervals. Take the bowl out and stir really well after each interval. This will prevent it from burning.
Cut The Silicone Mold
Silicone molds are so easy to use, but if you cut them into individual squares, they are so much easier to manipulate and reach. It really does speed up the entire process.
Another tip – Use a paper towel or clean kitchen towel and wipe the inside of the
silicone molds. This will allow your chocolate mold to have a shiny
coat on it.
Fill The Cocoa Bombs
After you pour the melted chocolate into the silicone molds, let them chill in the refrigerator or freezer until they are set. Then you are ready to fill them with hot coco and mini marshmallows.
You only need about 1 tablespoon of hot cocoa mix in each bomb (that’s about how much I use in a cup of hot chocolate normally).
Pipe Melted Chocolate Around The Edge
There are two ways to assemble the hot chocolate bombs and make them stick together. You can either use a piping bag or heat up a plate in the microwave.
I think putting melted chocolate into a disposable piping bag is just easier. All you have to do is add the chocolate around the edge of the spheres and then assemble them. It’s easy!
You can also just heat up a plate in the microwave, swirl the hot cocoa bomb sphere on the plate until it melts slightly, and then stick them together. They both work.
Add The Ears And Bow
Before you assemble the ears and bow, use your piping bag to swirl more melted chocolate on top of the bombs.
I used a few chocolate wafers from earlier (that I didn’t melt) as the ears.
For this step, you can just dip them in some melted chocolate or use a piping bag to add the chocolate wafers to the bomb.
Then, add the little red bows. You are done!
How To Serve Hot Cocoa Bombs
When you are ready to enjoy the Minnie Mouse hot cocoa bombs, here’s how to do it!
- Place the hot chocolate bombs into your favorite mug.
- At steaming hot milk (that is almost near boiling) to the mug.
- Let the hot chocolate bombs slowly begin to melt. They will open up!
- Slowly stir the hot chocolate to mix it together.
Best Hot Cocoa Bomb Carrier For DIY Gifts
These little Minnie Mouse cocoa bombs will look adorable with some Mickey Mouse ones to go with them, don’t you think? If you want to give them away as gifts, I suggest storing the finished bombs in a cupcake box. They will look really cute in some red polka-dot tulip cupcake liners inside the box!
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- 1 - 30oz of Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate melting wafers
- 2 Cups of hot cocoa mix
- 2 Cups Mini Marshmallows
- 1 package of Wilton Royal Icing Bows
- Use a paper towel or clean kitchen towel and wipe the inside of the silicone molds. This will allow your chocolate mold to have a shiny coat on it.
- Remove about 16-20 size matching pieces of the melting wafers and set aside.
- Using a heat-safe bowl, pour into the bowl and place the remaining of the Ghirardelli melting wafers in the microwave for 45-second intervals. Make sure to stir the chocolate after every 45 seconds until completely melted and smooth.
- Using a spoon, spoon about 1-2 tbsp of the chocolate into the mold.
- Carefully swirl the chocolate to completely coat the inside of the mold.
- Lightly shake the extra chocolate back into the bowl.
- Place the coated molds into the fridge for 5-10 minutes.
- Remove from the fridge and gently peel the silicone mold back away from the hardened chocolate shell.
- Carefully place the mold onto a cutting board. Repeat steps with remaining molds. You should now have 8 half sphere molds.
- Scoop some of the melted chocolate into the piping bag and cut the tip.
- Build the cocoa bombs:
- Scoop about 1 tbsp of the hot cocoa mix into the bottom of the sphere mold. Sprinkle in a few of the mini marshmallows.
- Pipe a line of the melted chocolate around the edge of the bottom shell. Carefully place the top shell onto the bottom and gently hold the top to the bottom for about 30 seconds to a minute to allow the piped chocolate to harden to the top shell.
- Carefully pick up the bomb and make sure that there is no opening around the center of the shells.
- Place the mold back onto the cutting board.
- Drizzle chocolate over the mold.
- Using a small skillet, place over low heat. Once the pan feels warm, place the bottom of the candy melts that you set aside. Melt the bottom of the chocolate wafer so that it becomes a flat edge instead of round edge.
- Quickly place the freshly melted edge onto the side of the cocoa bomb to create an “Ear.”
- Repeat the same step with the second ear.
- Carefully pipe a line of chocolate onto the back of the royal icing bow. Gently place the bow onto the center of the cocoa mold.
- Allow to harden before enjoying!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 cocoa bombs Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 906Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 503mgCarbohydrates: 143gFiber: 10gSugar: 111gProtein: 11g
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