Turn white hot chocolate cocoa balls into something special with this simple melting chocolate snowman recipe tutorial. A fun way to alter the cocoa bombs phenomena with a double layer of chocolate that mold easily into an adorable snowman for twice the melting fun!
Melting Snowman Cocoa Bombs
This is a super fun tutorial based one of the very fun ways you can get creative with hot chocolate cocoa bombs this season! After making quite a few, we realized that you could easily create mini melting snowmen and to our delight it was super fun and super adorable.
All you need is the chocolate and a few ideas to decorate and you will be well on your way to dropping in an adorable melting chocolate snowman into a hot cup of coffee or cocoa.
Oh, one more thing, we did try this with THREE white chocolate balls but it had a hard time melting into the cup quick and was awkward, so the two white chocolate balls work the best for this TikTok Dessert recipe.
- 1 lb. bag of Chocomaker Melting Chocolate Wafers
- half circle silicon mold
- kitchen natural basting brush
- Additionally need: Parchment paper, bit of orange melting chocolate, squeeze bottle
- fillers (see below for ideas)
Does the type of melting chocolate matter?
YES! Melting chocolate can be a nightmare if you buy the wrong brand and some of the most popular brands do not give a good melt.
I HIGHLY recommend using from Chocomaker, which you can buy online or at Walmart. We have had HORRIBLE results with Wilton Melts, so skip those or they give a lot of heartache for the novice chocolate user. They burn super easily and require adding of oil. Just skip the whole thing and go with the right brand to start – we have thrown away a lot of bags of chocolate from Wilton!
What type of Fillers for Melting Snowman Chocolate Balls
There are two totally different layers for the melting snowman balls, so there are great options for filling up a perfectly customizable chocolate ball for you! Try one of these before you seal the chocolate ball.
Baileys – Baileys have a ton of different flavors but try Strawberries and Cream or Salted Caramel, both that compliment chocolate perfectly. Adults only!
Sprinkles – They do sink pretty quickly once melted but add some sugar to your coffee or cocoa.
Mini Marshmallows – There are two kinds of marshmallows – the soft fluffy kind or the little bits you find at the top of cocoa. Both were great and this time of the year you can find the marshmallow bits easily.
Peppermint Pieces – Want holiday in a cup? Try little peppermint pieces or broken up Candy Canes. Just make sure you finely crush with a rolling pin or glass before adding so there are no choking hazards.
Instant Powdered Coffee | Instant Powdered Cocoa – Most people make these snowmen balls to add to coffee or cocoa but if you are adding to milk, you can fill a ball with either coffee or cocoa instead.
How to make Holiday Chocolate Bombs into Snowmen
The first thing you need to do is make the semi-circle balls, which you will fill.
For snowman, we used WHITE CHOCOLATE for the ball and decorated with black chocolate. Additionally we set aside some white chocolate to mix with orange dye for the nose, which I will talk about below.
Melt down white chocolate, 30 seconds at a time until smooth and creamy.
Using either a basting brush (The one by Pioneer Woman is the best one I found for this) or your fingers, fill the silicon mold, taking care to get all the way up the sides.
Place mold in freezer to set.
(please note that this picture shares us making regular milk chocolate balls, but the process is the same for the white chocolate – I just forgot to take a picture!)
Carefully peel semi-circle chocolate balls from mold and set aside.
Prep your fillers to grab easily for next step.
Filling Chocolate Snowman Balls
Heat up a skillet on LOW and place one half of the chocolate semi circle onto the pan for about 1 second until the edges are smooth, fill with marshmallows or peppermint, place second semi-circle on the pan for a second and then carefully press the two sides together.
This makes a seamless chocolate ball.
Set on a plate and continue with the rest of the balls.
Place chocolat in freezer for about 5 minutes before moving on.
Now heating up some melting chocolate, use a dab of melting chocolate to press two balls together (like a snowman) and set back in freezer to completely set for a few minutes.
Meanwhile, warm up some chocolate into a squeeze bottle and once melted, squeeze a bit of chocolate into the shape of Snowman Hands onto parchment paper.
As you can see here we also tested eyes and mouth’s but in the end only used the hands.
Place parchment paper in freezer to set.
These pieces are very delicate.
Once snowman bodies are ready, use melting chocolate to squeeze on dots for eyes, mouth and a little scarf.
Then place a bit of melting chocolate on the sides and put your set chocolate snowman hands on the side and place back in freezer to set.
All of this requires a delicate touch as your body heat will start to melt the chocolate until its set.
Making the Chocolate Nose
We warmed up just a tad bit of white chocolate and then used orange dye and mixed. The chocolate cooled quickly and allowed us to take and mold a little nose before it completely hardened, which we added to the balls.
That’s it! Feel free to get creative with different kinds of chocolate colors, different sprinkles you might be able to find this holiday season and really enjoy how FUN this Christmas project is!
- Color right Orange dye
- Chocomaker white chocolate
Melt the Snowman in Coffee or Cocoa
Once your Snowmen are done, its time to make them MELT.
Drop them in a hot bit of coffee or cocoa and watch them melt into the cup, giving back a delicious white chocolate taste and any of the inside fillers that flavor your holiday cup.
Melting Chocolate Ball Recipes
– Can you believe we were the very first ones to post a Hot Chocolate Cocoa Bomb Tutorial? See our original tiktok viral recipe for hot chocolate cocoa bombs here.
White Chocolate Marshmallow Bombs – Flip it up with white chocolate and make a delicious holiday friendly white chocolate ball – this is our inspiration for these awesome melting snowman balls!
~Trisha and Char