Jack Skellington Hot Cocoa Bomb Recipe

This Jack Skellington hot cocoa bomb is about to be your new favorite indulgence. All you need is to pop in the movie to go along with this fun treat!

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These Jack Skellington hot cocoa bombs are inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas and are SO quick to put together.

Be sure to check out my Hot Cocoa Bomb Recipes & Tips for even more great and doable ideas.

Jack Skellington Hot Cocoa Bombs

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I love hot cocoa bombs and challenging myself to come up with new flavor combinations and designs. Not only are they crazy easy to make but they just add so much fun to hot drink recipes, too.

Read below how to easily make this simple hot chocolate bomb recipe that all your family and friends are going to love. And friends, it’s Jack Skellington from the Nightmare Before Christmas – how fun is that?!

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Tips for Making the Perfect Hot Cocoa Bomb Recipe

  • Hot cocoa bombs are easy and popular which means you might be on the hunt for the “right” mold. Here are a few tips to choosing the perfect hot cocoa bomb mold:
    • ensure the size of the half sphere is at least 2.5 inches
    • a silicone (not ice) mold is best as it is flexible, allowing the chocolate half spheres to release easily
    • don’t be scared of shapes – check out the hot cocoa bombs I’ve made and know that you do not have to be limited!
  • All that said, this is the hot cocoa bomb mold I use most often.
  • The brand or color of the melting wafers do not matter – I use Wilton and Ghirardelli interchangeably without issue – just be sure to use a microwave safe bowl to melt the chocolate if using the microwave or set up a double boiler on the stove. And do not use chocolate chips – you need candy melting wafers.
  • You may use white chocolate or milk chocolate (or even use both for a fun tuxedo hot cocoa bomb).
  • The biggest problem I hear about (cracking the chocolate shell) can be solved by adding enough chocolate to coat the entire half sphere – make sure there are no thin spots.
  • If you overfill the mold, don’t worry, just use the back of a small spoon to gather up the excess.
  • You do not need a special pastry brush – use the back of a spoon to move the candy melts into the sphere and coat it entirely.
  • Clean up the top edge (to make it easier on yourself later and avoid cracking or splitting when joining the half spheres).
  • Add these hot cocoa bombs to a cute gift box or cellophane bag for individual cocoa bombs – these are the best edible gift idea!
  • Add a tag with these instructions if gifting:
    • remove the hot cocoa bomb from the wrapping
    • place the hot chocolate bomb in a large coffee mug or tumbler
    • pour hot milk (about 8 ounces) over the bomb and stir
square close up image of a white hot cocoa bomb with a black royal icing face of Jack Skellington from the Nightmare Before Christmas

How Do I Make Hot Cocoa Bombs Quickly?

Are you ready to find out how to make DIY hot chocolate bombs easily at home? These are sure to be a hit, no matter what so don’t get sad when they don’t last long.

Yield: 8-10 hot cocoa bombs

Jack Skellington Hot Cocoa Bombs

square close up image of a white hot cocoa bomb with a black royal icing face of Jack Skellington from the Nightmare Before Christmas

This Jack Skellington hot cocoa bomb recipe is perfect for the holiday season and for a Nightmare Before Christmas movie night.

Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 2 Silicone molds (circle/sphere)
  • 1 30 oz bag of Ghirardelli white chocolate melting wafers
  • 2 cups of any hot cocoa mix
  • 1 cup of mini marshmallows
  • black cookie icing (can use a squeeze tube or make royal icing)


  1. Melt the chocolate wafers in a microwave-safe bowl according to the directions on the bag and quickly spoon 1-2 tablespoons of the melted chocolate into the mold.
  2. Use a spoon to coat the entire mold, making sure there are no thin areas. Clean up the top edges and put the molds in the fridge for 10 minutes to harden.coat the inside of the silicone mold as a first step in learning how to make hot cocoa bombs
  3. Remove the molds from the refrigerator, carefully remove the half spheres of chocolate from the cavities, and place them on a cookie sheet.learn how easy it is to un mold the hot cocoa bomb using a silicone mold
  4. Warm up a plate, pot, or baking sheet to use in an upcoming step.
  5. To make the hot cocoa bomb, scoop 1-2 tablespoons of the hot cocoa mix into the bottom of the mold. Follow your hot cocoa mix's instructions for serving sizes. Add a few marshmallows on top of the mix. Repeat for half of the half spheres.
  6. Place an empty half shell onto the plate, pot, or pan to slightly melt the edges. Once melted, put the empty sphere on top of a filled sphere.
  7. Put the cookie icing into a piping bag and pipe on the details of Jack Skellingtons' face. For the eyes: two tear drops on their side with two furrowed brow lines in the inner corners; for the nose: two upside down tear drops; for the mouth: a large curve from edge of one eye to the edge of the other, cut with vertical lines running the entire length.
  8. Let the Jack Skellington hot cocoa bombs harden before adding to an 8-ounce glass of hot milk.Jack Skellington hot cocoa bomb on a Halloween background with Rae Dunn haunted mug and skeleton hand on black webbing horizontal image


If you only have one mold, melt less chocolate and make two sets.

To gift these, wrap a single hot cocoa bomb in a cellophane bag, tie with a ribbon, and attach a card with the instructions to add it to an 8 ounce glass of warm milk.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 772Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 820mgCarbohydrates: 151gFiber: 6gSugar: 118gProtein: 11g

All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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