Celebrate Halloween with these tasty and cute Jack Skellington cocoa bombs. They are so easy (and fun) to make.
I love making hot cocoa bombs! Not only are they super delicious to drink up, but they combine art and baking into one laughter-inducing craft. Fans of the Nightmare Before Christmas will really enjoy making these cute little cocoa bombs.
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Nightmare Before Christmas Cocoa Bombs
I think the Nightmare Before Christmas is about the perfect Halloween movie. It has award-winning stop motion animation, a catchy soundtrack, and a heartwarming story.
Make these cocoa bombs and then have a Nightmare Before Christmas movie night! Sing along to the movie while you watch Jack Skellington’s face melt in your cup of hot milk.
Cocoa Bomb Supplies
Before you begin, I suggest having these supplies.
- Ghiradelli White Chocolate Melting Wafers
- Hot Chocolate Mix
- Mini Marshmallows
- Disposable Piping Bag
- Black Cookie Icing
- Cookie Decorating Scriber
- Cookie Sheet
- Wax Paper
Best Hot Cocoa Bomb Molds
You also need bath bomb molds or cake pop molds. If you are going to use a bath bomb mold, set them in a muffin tin so they don’t roll around. Use molds that have around 2-inch diameter size. In a set, this is the largest size. This silicone mold is the best value for your money and the perfect size.
How To Decorate Jack Skellington Cocoa Bombs
All of the details are in the printable recipe card just a little bit further below. The most difficult part of these cocoa bombs is decorating Jack’s face.
To make the unique shape of his eyes, I suggest outlining it with a very fine tip and then using a cookie decorating scriber to fill in with more black icing.
- 1 - 30oz of Ghirardelli White Chocolate melting wafers
- 2 C of pumpkin spice hot cocoa mix
- 1 C mini marshmallows
- Optional: Cut the silicone molds so that each sphere mold is by itself. I did this because I felt it was easier to control the mold when working with the melted chocolate.
- 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.
- 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 each 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 the cookie sheet.
- Repeat steps with remaining molds.
- You should now have 8 half-sphere molds.
- Carefully take the open side of the sphere and place it onto the pan to melt off the uneven edges to create a smooth edging.
- Place the shell back onto the cookie sheet and allow the edge to harden
Building the cocoa bomb:
- Scoop about 1 tbsp of the pumpkin spice hot cocoa mix into the bottom of the sphere mold.
- Place a few mini marshmallows into the shell.
- Place the top of the shell back onto the warm pan to melt the edges for a few seconds.
- Quickly place the melted edges onto the filled shell and gently press down.
- Squeeze the cookie icing into the piping bag and cut the tip off.
- Carefully pipe the details of Jack Skellington face.
- Allow the icing to harden before enjoying in a 8oz glass of steaming milk
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 600Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 73mgCarbohydrates: 79gFiber: 10gSugar: 51gProtein: 6g
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