A fun Disney twist to our classic hot chocolate bombs recipe, these Mickey Mouse Hot Chocolate Bombs are a cute addition to your Disney movie night or a thoughtful homemade gift for a Disney fan!
Mickey Hot Chocolate Bomb Recipe
My daughter is in full-on hot chocolate bomb obsession right now.
Every time we have a friend or cousin over, she begs for me to warm up some milk so that they can pop in a hot chocolate bomb and watch it explode… and then gulp the whole mug down in seconds.
Naturally, because we are a Disney family, I had to make some Mickey Mouse hot chocolate bombs to surprise her with – and she was thrilled!
These hot chocolate bombs make an intensely chocolatey, rich cup of hot chocolate. It’s miles away from watered down powdered hot chocolate mix.
While our recipe below just details how to make a straight-forward hot cocoa filling for the hot chocolate bombs, you can get creative with different fillings:
- mix equal parts peanut butter powder and hot chocolate powder for a peanut butter hot chocolate bomb
- sprinkle in a bit of crushed peppermint or peppermint hot chocolate for a peppermint hot chocolate bomb
- mix equal parts instant espresso powder and hot chocolate powder for a mocha hot chocolate bomb
- add themed sprinkles or different colored marshmallows (these Mickey Mouse sprinkles would be perfect for these Mickey Mouse hot chocolate bombs)
- use salted caramel hot chocolate for a salted caramel hot chocolate bomb
Hot Chocolate Bomb Recipe Questions
Do I have to temper my chocolate to make hot chocolate bombs? No, you technically don’t have to temper your chocolate to make hot chocolate bombs – but it will result in a better product if you do.
Tempering chocolate is super simple (we outline the process in the recipe below) and allows your chocolate bombs to stay at room temperature without melting or loosing their shape. Hot chocolate bombs made without tempering chocolate may also not release from the mold.
Can I temper chocolate in the microwave? Yes! Heat for 30 seconds, stir well, then reheat in 15 second increments, stirring well and checking the chocolate’s temperature with a candy thermometer each time. You want to chocolate to reach 90°F but not exceed 110°F. If the chocolate reaches 120ºF, it will no longer work in this recipe.
What chocolate is best for hot chocolate bombs? I prefer chocolate melting wafers like these to make our hot chocolate bombs. They are easy to work with, do not require any chopping, and temper beautifully.
You want a good-quality chocolate that contains cocoa butter to allow it to temper properly. Chocolate chips do not work for this recipe because they have added ingredients that prevent them from melting.
Candy melts can be used (and don’t require tempering – just melting) but they will change the flavor of the hot chocolate bomb. My daughter and her friends loved the flavor of our pink hot chocolate bombs made with pink candy melts, so it really comes down to personal taste preferences.
How long do hot chocolate bombs last? If you properly temper your chocolate, they can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature for over a month.
How to Use a Hot Chocolate Bomb:
You can use your hot chocolate bomb two ways:
- Place the hot chocolate bomb in a mug and pour warm milk overtop
- Place the hot chocolate bomb in a mug already filled with warm milk
The warm milk will slowly melt the chocolate sphere, enhancing the chocolatey flavor of the cocoa while releasing the powdered cocoa, sprinkles and marshmallows inside of the bomb.
Check out our quick recipe video for how to make hot chocolate bombs, and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab your free printable recipe. (This video shows a basic hot chocolate bomb – it does not show how to add the Mickey ears, which is very simple and detailed in the printable recipe card.)
Mickey Hot Chocolate Bomb Ingredients
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: Cut the silicone molds so that each sphere mold is separate (as shown below). You may find this easier to control the molds when working with the melted chocolate, as compared to trying to do all 6 at the same time.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- 2 Silicone Sphere Molds
- Candy Thermometer <– a thermometer is essential for ensuring that the chocolate reaches 90ºF when tempering
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Double Boiler <– can use a glass or metal bowl set over a pot of boiling water
- Piping Bag
How to Make Mickey Mouse Hot Chocolate Bombs
Set aside 16-20 chocolate wafers for Mickey’s ears. Try to match pairs of equal size.
For the Microwave method:
Place the melting chocolate wafers in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds.
Remove from microwave and stir well. Reheat in 15 second increments, stirring well and checking the chocolate’s temperature with a candy thermometer in between each reheating. The chocolate should reach 90ºF.
For the Double Boiler method (or using a bowl placed over a pot of boiling water):
Place the melting chocolate wafers in a heat-safe metal or glass bowl, or the top pan of a double boiler.
Place a pot filled halfway with water on high heat and bring to a boil.
Place the bowl with the chocolate over the boiling water and carefully whisk the chocolate until melted. Continue heating and whisking until an inserted candy thermometer reaches 90ºF. Remove the chocolate from the heat and turn off the stove.
Portion 1-2 Tablespoons of the melted chocolate into each cavity of your silicone mold.
Use a spoon or paintbrush to swirl the chocolate around the entire cavity to form your half chocolate sphere.
Gently hold your mold upside down over the bowl with the rest of the melted chocolate to allow excess chocolate to drizzle out.
Place the molds in the fridge for 5-10 minutes to harden.
Once hardened, remove the molds from the fridge and gently remove the half chocolate spheres.
Scoop some of the melted chocolate into a piping bag (reheating if the chocolate has hardened). Cut a small hole in the tip. This will be used to seal the chocolate bombs.
Portion 1 Tablespoon of the hot chocolate mix into half of the chocolate spheres, then sprinkle in a few mini marshmallows (to personal preference).
Use your prepared piping bag to pipe a line of melted chocolate around the edge of the shells holding the hot chocolate mix.
Take an empty shell and place overtop to form a sphere, connecting at the edges. Hold in place for a moment to allow the chocolate to set.
(Use additional piping chocolate to form a more secure seal, if needed.)
Once all hot chocolate bombs have been formed, drizzle the remaining melted chocolate overtop.
Place a skillet over low heat. (Alternatively, you can place a heatproof plate over a pot of boiled water.)
Take each of the set-aside chocolate wafers for the ears and melt the bottom against the skillet until it the rounded edge becomes flat.
Quickly but gently place the freshly melted edge to the one side of the hot chocolate bomb to form Mickey’s ear. Repeat with second ear, placing on the opposite side of the sphere. (You may want to secure the ears further with some of the melted chocolate, if desired.)
Allow ears to set before serving or storing.
Grab your free printable for our Mickey Mouse Hot Chocolate Bomb recipe:
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To Temper the Chocolate using the Microwave method:
To Temper the Chocolate using the Double Boiler method (or using a bowl placed over a pot of boiling water):
To Make the Hot Chocolate Bombs:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 741Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 949mgCarbohydrates: 141gFiber: 6gSugar: 93gProtein: 12g
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
I hope your kids love these Mickey Mouse hot chocolate bombs as much as mine did!