I made these easy gingerbread house hot cocoa bombs and they are SO EASY! Plus, they look so phenomenal, they make the coolest holiday gifts!
Gingerbread House Hot Cocoa Bombs
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we were feeling a little crafty in the kitchen the other day. And when the kiddo pulled out the gingerbread house mold and asked why we didn’t make something with it ever, I had a fun idea – gingerbread house hot cocoa bombs!
Super quick to put together, it’s seriously a study in melting chocolate, chilling, filling and decorating. You can be done with only 10 minutes of effort and have some really cool holiday gifts. If you’re ready to make some fun 3D gingerbread house hot chocolate bombs, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make Gingerbread House Hot Chocolate Bombs
- First, grab the gingerbread house mold here. It’s the key to making these mini gingerbread house hot chocolate bombs so easy. There is a metal mold out there, but I don’t recommend using it because it’s going to be tough to get the little gingerbread houses out of the mold, especially in comparison to just peeling the mold off the chocolate with the silicone mold.
- Speaking of things I recommend, I strongly recommend that you use melting candy discs. I’m not telling you that candy discs are somehow better than chocolate chips, but the candy melts do generally melt more smoothly, they don’t harden up as fast and if you want to make different colors, you can buy the candy melts pre-colored. So, to make your gingerbread house hot chocolate bombs, grab some candy melts like these to make it as easy as possible for yourself.
- When you’re ready to use your gingerbread hot cocoa bombs, just heat about 2 cups of milk then pour it into your favorite mug over the gingerbread hot cocoa bomb. Unless it’s wedged in the cup (which can happen with the square bottom of these particular 3D hot cocoa bombs) the bombs will float up and “explode”.
How Do I Make this Gingerbread House Hot Cocoa Bombs?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- 4 cups Chocolate Candy Melts
- 2 cups Hot Chocolate Mix
- 2 cups Mini Marshmallows
- ⅓ cup Powdered Sugar
- Melt your candy melts in a microwave safe bowl per the directions on the package.
- Put 2 tbsp of the melted chocolate into one of your gingerbread house molds and, with the bottom of a spoon, press the chocolate up onto the sides of the mold, keeping the chocolate thick but even. Repeat with all of the molds.
- On a non-stick silicone baking sheet or parchment paper, using your remaining chocolate in a piping bag, make a 4-inch by 4-inch square, large enough to act as the bottom of your gingerbread houses. Repeat drawing 6 squares.
- Fill each of the chocolate squares with a solid surface of chocolate, making it about ¼ inch thick, smoothing it with a butter knife, if necessary.
- Place the chocolate elements into your freezer for 5 minutes to set.
- Remove the chocolate elements from the freezer and gently work the gingerbread houses out of the mold and peel the squares off your non-stick backing.
- Fill each of the molds with about 2 tbsp hot chocolate mix and 10-15 mini marshmallows.
- Place one of the chocolate squares onto the bottom of one of the filled houses, using the remaining chocolate, in your decorating bag to draw a line around the seam between the chocolate square and the house, joining them.
- Put the gingerbread houses into the freezer to set for 5 mintues.
- Remove the gingerbread houses from the freezer, then place them on a chilled plate.
- With a sifter, dust the assembled hot cocoa bombs with powdered sugar. Store in an airtight container until you’re ready to use.
- 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!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1270Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 855mgCarbohydrates: 211gFiber: 9gSugar: 171gProtein: 19g
All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.
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- Peppermint Hot Cocoa Bombs – One of the first hot cocoa bomb recipes I made and still one of my favorites, this is all about that winter warm and toasty drink!
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