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Dreadfully delicious Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate is molded into spooky skull shapes and then filled with salted caramel hot cocoa mix and mini marshmallows in this frightfully fantastic Skull-Shaped Halloween Hot Cocoa Bombs recipe!

As much as I love it, this summer has been way too toasty for hot cocoa in any form. But now that Fall is almost here – along with Halloween – woohoo! – I simply couldn’t wait any longer to share this dreadfully delicious Halloween drink idea…Skull-Shaped Halloween Hot Cocoa Bombs!

What could be better than a mug full of steaming hot cocoa on a chilly Fall evening? A Halloween-themed hot cocoa bomb of course! These Hot Cocoa Bomb Skulls are perfect for Trick or Treat season. Made of rich, delicious Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate and filled to the rim with salted caramel hot cocoa mix and mini marshmallows, these skull-shaped Halloween hot cocoa bombs make for a spooktacular treat.

And they are not very hard to make either!

A spooky gold skull-shaped Halloween hot cocoa bomb sitting on a black plate

Hand them out to friends as a treat, give them a place of prominence on your Halloween party spread, or keep them all for yourself. Whatever you choose to do, these Halloween hot cocoa bombs are definitely worth a try!

HOW TO MAKE SKULL-SHAPED HALLOWEEN HOT COCOA BOMBS

These Halloween Hot Cocoa Bombs will have your guests howling with delight. Not only are they terrifyingly tasty, but they look pretty darn cool too!

Simply follow the eerily easy recipe below to make your own skull-shaped hot cocoa bombs. Soon you’ll have a devilishly delicious mug of rich, creamy, hot cocoa!

Scroll down to find the complete recipe for these hot cocoa bombs in an easy-to-read recipe card that you can print for free! But first, here are some step-by-step tips that explain how to make these Halloween Skull-Shaped Hot Cocoa Bombs in better detail.

two Skull-Shaped Halloween Hot Cocoa Bombs sitting on a table

SUPPLIES NEEDED TO MAKE HOT COCOA BOMBS FOR HALLOWEEN

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close up of gold Skull-Shaped Halloween Hot Cocoa Bomb

INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE HALLOWEEN HOT COCOA BOMBS

This haunting Halloween hot cocoa bombs recipe is made with just a few simple, yet mouth-watering ingredients including:

RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS TO MAKE HALLOWEEN HOT CHOCOLATE BOMBS

chocolate skull mold

Halloween Skull-Shaped Hot Cocoa Bombs are so easy to make it’s scary. In just a few simple steps you can have a wickedly warm and delicious Halloween drink ready to enjoy.

STEP ONE: MELT THE CHOCOLATE

  • Place the Ghirardelli chocolate wafers in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 30 to 40-second increments, stirring between each interval, until the chocolate is fully melted and smooth.

STEP TWO: FILL THE MOLDS

  • Carefully fill each base piece of the molds (the ones with the facial features) to the fill lines with the melted chocolate.
skull mold filled with melted chocolate
  • Next, insert the flexible parts into each mold cavity…
insert added to top of chocolate mold

…and then gently press down into the mold in order to cause the chocolate to fill the shape of the mold.

chocolate filling skull-shaped molds

STEP THREE: ALLOW CHOCOLATE TO SET

  • Allow the chocolate in the molds to set completely. This usually takes about 2 to 3 hours. However, you can speed up the process by placing the chocolate filled molds in to the refrigerator for about 30 minutes, or in the freezer for around 15 minutes.

STEP FOUR: REMOVE CHOCOLATE FROM MOLDS

  • Once set, carefully pop out the molded chocolate skulls and place them onto a cookie sheet.

Repeat the above steps until all of the chocolate has been used.

STEP FIVE: ASSEMBLE THE SKULL COCOA BOMBS

  • Once all of the chocolate has been removed from the molds, add about 1 tablespoon of salted caramel hot cocoa mix and a few mini marshmallows into half of the chocolate skulls. The other half will be the tops.

STEP SIX: SEAL THE COCOA BOMBS

  • To seal the skull bombs, heat a small skillet until it is just warm. Take one of the empty skull halves and place it with the open side down on the warm surface for a few quick seconds – just until the edges begin to melt and soften. Remember to keep your other shells away from the heat as they can melt quickly.
  • Next, carefully place it on top of a filled half-skull and lightly press it into place to seal the skull. You can use your finger to smooth melted chocolate around the seam.
  • Repeat until all of the Halloween hot cocoa bombs are sealed.

Pro Tip: Wear gloves when handling the chocolate to avoid leaving fingerprints. Also, keep in mind that the warmth from your fingers will begin to melt the chocolate so work as quickly as you can to avoid too much melting.

STEP SEVEN: DECORATE HOT COCOA SKULL BOMBS

  • Once the hot cocoa bomb skulls are sealed and the chocolate is completely set, place one on a paper towel and then, using the cake spray, coat the skull on all sides.
  • Allow to dry completely before enjoying.
close up of gold skull hot cocoa bombs for Halloween

HOW TO USE THESE HALLOWEEN HOT COCOA BOMBS

Now it’s time to to put these homemade Halloween hot cocoa bombs to the test!

  • Heat a glass of milk on the stovetop or microwave until it is steaming hot, but not boiling.
  • Then carefully ‘drop’ a hot cocoa skull bomb into the glass and watch as it melts away and releases the cocoa mix and marshmallows. Okay, so technically you should carefully ‘place’ a hot cocoa bomb in the milk to avoid splashing, but it sounded better to say ‘drop’ since this is a hot cocoa ‘bomb’. 😉
  • Stir to combine the cocoa mix and milk.
  • Allow to cool slightly before enjoying.

HOW MUCH MILK DO YOU ADD TO A HOT COCOA BOMB?

How much milk you add to your hot cocoa bomb depends on your taste. I’ve found that one cup is the perfect amount to add to these cocoa bombs!

Halloween hot cocoa bomb shaped like a skull

WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO THIS HALLOWEEN HOT COCOA BOMB RECIPE?

This fangtastic Halloween Hot Cocoa Bomb recipe is very versatile. You could use a homemade hot chocolate mix for an extra-special treat, or use a different flavored cocoa mix like vanilla. Try adding in a few chocolate candies or even some mini chocolate chips to the inside of the hot cocoa bombs. Mini caramel chips would work, too!

You could also fill them with coffee instead of hot cocoa like these Caramel Mocha Coffee Bombs.

For an adult-only version, add a shot of Bailey’s Irish Cream to the mug right after you add in the hot milk!

PRINTABLE SKULL HOT COCOA BOMBS RECIPE

As is, this Halloween Hot Chocolate Bombs recipe will make 8 – 10 hot cocoa bombs. To make more, double the recipe. To make less, cut it in half.

Yield: 8-10 cocoa bombs

Halloween Skull-Shaped Hot Cocoa Bombs Recipe

easy Halloween skull cocoa bomb recipe

Dreadfully delicious Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate is molded into spooky skull shapes and then filled with salted caramel hot cocoa mix and mini marshmallows in this frightfully fantastic Skull-Shaped Halloween Hot Cocoa Bombs recipe!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Setting Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 - 30oz package of Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate melting wafers
  • 1 can of gold food coloring spray
  • 2 cups of salted caramel hot cocoa mix
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows

Instructions

Making the Chocolate Skulls

  1. Using a microwave-safe bowl, melt the Ghirardelli chocolate in increments of 45 seconds stirring in between until the chocolate is completely melted.
  2. Fill each base piece of the mold all the way up to the fill lines with the meted chocolate.
  3. Insert the flexible parts into each mold cavity, and then gently press down in order to cause the chocolate to fill the shape of the mold.
  4. Allow chocolate to set. To speed up the process, place the molds on a cookie sheet and then put them into the fridge for 15 - 30 minutes or until the chocolate has set.
  5. Once set, gently pop out the molded chocolate skulls and place them back onto the cookie sheet.
  6. Repeat the above steps until all chocolate has been used.

Building the Skull-Shaped Hot Cocoa Bombs

  1. Scoop about 1 tbsp. of the salted caramel hot cocoa mix and a few mini marshmallows into half of the chocolate skulls. The other half will be the tops.
  2. To seal the skulls, heat a small skillet until it is just warm. Then take one of the empty skull halves and place it with the open side down onto the skillet just until the edges soften a bit.
  3. Next carefully place it on top of one of the filled half skulls and gently press down to seal the skull. Smooth any seams with your finger.
  4. Repeat until all of the Halloween hot cocoa bombs are sealed.
  5. Allow to set before decorating.

Decorating the Skull Hot Cocoa Bombs

  1. Once the skulls have solidified, place one on a paper towel and spray all sides with the cake decorating spray.
  2. Allow to dry completely before enjoying.



Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1 cocoa bomb

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 705Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 108mgCarbohydrates: 87gFiber: 8gSugar: 67gProtein: 6g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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two gold Skull-Shaped Halloween Hot Chocolate Bombs

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