Snowman Hot Cocoa Bombs

Alongside my love of Christmas is my love of all things wintery, like these Snowman Hot Cocoa Bombs. Jazz up your cup of hot cocoa with this fun recipe! These simple snowman hot cocoa bombs are made of hollow balls of delectable white chocolate that are filled with hot cocoa mix and mini marshmallows.

blue coffee cups filled with mini marshmallows and snowman hot cocoa bombs

Simply pop a snowman into a cup of warm milk and watch it melt away for the perfect cup of scrumptious hot cocoa. They also make adorable gifts, so whip up a batch and watch them dazzle and delight the lucky ones on your list!

What are Snowman Hot Cocoa Bombs?

Snowman hot cocoa bombs make your regular cup of hot cocoa fun, festive, and adorable! They’re made of delicious balls of creamy white chocolate decorated with the cute features of a snowman, then filled with hot cocoa mix and mini marshmallows. Place them in a mug, pour warm milk over them, and watch them melt, leaving you with a rich and creamy cup of hot cocoa.

How Do I Store Snowman Hot Cocoa Bombs?

Snowman hot cocoa bombs should be stored away from heat sources and out of direct sunlight in a sealed container. The last thing you want is them melting on your countertop and not in your mug! They can be stored on the counter for up to 2 months, but if you’re nervous about them melting, I recommend keeping them in the fridge.

blue and white snowman hot cocoa bombs on a white pedestal and blue fabric table liner

Can I Freeze Snowman Hot Cocoa Bombs?

These hot cocoa bombs freeze very well for future treats. Place them in a freezer-safe container and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months. You can also place them on a lined baking sheet, freeze them, and then place them in a container once frozen. This ensures they won’t stick together, but you can skip this step if they don’t touch in the container. 

Can I Make Snowman Hot Cocoa Bombs Without Molds?

There’s no need to run out to the store to purchase a round chocolate mold if you don’t have one at home. There are plenty of things you can use to make these simple snowman hot cocoa bombs, however, the shape of them will vary depending on the mold you choose. If you are set on having round chocolate bombs though, then you might want to invest in a chocolate mold.

If you’re less particular about the shape, you can make these using mini cupcake liners or ice cube trays and follow the recipe as normal. Regardless of the shape, these hot cocoa bombs come out delicious and look cute as a button!  

hot milk being poured over a hot cocoa bomb

Tips for Making Snowman Hot Cocoa Bombs

  • Be patient when making these as you can’t rush through each step. Before moving through the steps, ensure each layer of chocolate has hardened before moving on, or it could break or warp when you handle it. 
  • When melting the chocolate, follow the package directions. If the chocolate is overheated, the texture can become thick and goopy and we certainly don’t want that. And don’t burn it! There are few things that smell worse than burnt chocolate.  
  • I recommend using a toothpick or skewer to decorate the bombs if you don’t have paintbrushes. Dip the end into the chocolate, then gently dab it on to make a happy little snowman face. 
  • I like to make these in a slightly chillier-than-normal kitchen. It helps to keep the chocolate from softening when I’m decorating or handling the chocolate bombs. I don’t know about you, but I want the snowmen to melt in my cup,  not on my hands!
marshmallows overflowing in a blue coffee cup with hot chocolate in it


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  • Chocolate: While this recipe calls for white chocolate melting chips for a snowman look, you can also use milk or dark chocolate if you prefer the taste. Your snowmen will look a little different but will still be cute and tasty! 
  • Hot Cocoa Mix: You can use any kind of hot cocoa mix you prefer, like classic milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or peppermint hot cocoa!
  • Holiday Themes: This recipe is so versatile and can be used to make different colored hot cocoa bombs for holidays throughout the year! Use food coloring to dye the white chocolate pink for Valentine’s Day and drizzle them with red chocolate for a yummy treat, or orange for Halloween.

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Snowman Hot Cocoa Bombs

Snowman Hot Cocoa Bombs

These snowman hot cocoa bombs are the perfect festive treat after a cold day outside in the snow!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • ⅓ cup White Chocolate Melting Chips
  • ⅓ cup Blue Candy Melting Chips
  • Orange Candy Melting Chips for Nose
  • ¼ cup Chocolate Chips for Eyes and Smile
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • 6 Teaspoons Hot Cocoa Mix
  • Dome Silicone Molds
  • Paintbrushes


  1. Melt the white chocolate melting chips and spoon a small amount into the molds.
  2. Using a paintbrush, spread the chocolate evenly around the mold, making sure to get all the way up to the edges.
  3. Allow the chocolate to harden, then repeat this step until you have done about 3-4 layers in each mold. 
  4. Allow the chocolate to harden completely, about 5 minutes, then gently remove them from the molds.
  5. Fill one side of the shell with 2 teaspoons of hot chocolate mix and mini marshmallows.
  6. Heat a microwave-safe plate in the microwave, then place the second half of the chocolate shell open-side down onto the plate to slightly melt the rim.
  7. Quickly place the two open ends together and smooth out any extra chocolate around the seam. Allow it to cool.
  8. While the cocoa bombs cool, melt the chocolate chips, and orange melting candy, then use them to decorate each snowman hot cocoa bomb with eyes, a nose, and a smile.
  9. You can also melt the blue melting candy and place it in a small Ziploc bag with a tiny whole cut in the corner to drizzle it over the bombs.
  10. To serve, place a hot cocoa bomb in the bottom of a mug. Pour warm milk over the top to melt the chocolate and reveal the hot chocolate within.


  • This recipe is so versatile and can be used to make different colored hot cocoa bombs for holidays throughout the year! Use food coloring to dye the white chocolate pink for Valentine’s Day and drizzle them with red chocolate for a yummy treat. 
  • Try not to handle these snowman hot cocoa bombs too much, otherwise you might have a melting chocolate snowman on your hands!

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