Homemade or store-bought, hot chocolate balls are an amazing treat that anyone can enjoy. When the air starts turning crisp and fresh, it’s the perfect time to enjoy a warm cup of sweet delight, and these festive balls full of hot cocoa mix, spices, marshmallows, and sprinkles offer instant gratification. It’s great fun watching them dissolve as all the goodies that are hidden inside decorate the cup. With so many flavors to choose from, we decided to showcase our top three picks that are sure to impress.
#3. Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate Balls
Pumpkin spice is a great way to get into the autumn spirit. While you’re enjoying watching the season change and bringing out your favorite scarves and sweaters, indulge in a cup of delicious pumpkin spice hot cocoa! These balls can be found for sale in individual boxes or in sets, and are coated in high-quality Belgian chocolate, filled with marshmallows and tasty pumpkin spice. Some are even shaped like pumpkins!
#2. Hot Chocolate Balls for Halloween
No holiday celebrates candy quite as well as Halloween, which makes it the perfect occasion for these Halloween-themed hot cocoa balls. There are many spooky options to choose from in stores ranging from whimsical spider designs, candy corn, and Jack-o’-lanterns to recreations of famous scary cartoon and movie characters. It’s a perfect choice for thematic Halloween party drinks or even to give out to trick-or-treaters.
#1. Caramel Candy and Fudge Brownie Balls
If you enjoy decadent, classic flavors of fudge brownies and caramel candy, you will love these hot chocolate balls. They come in two sets of five, with each ball individually wrapped in shiny bronze and gold foil. The flavors are sensational and rich, which makes them perfect for a chilly evening when a bit of warmth is welcomed. A box of these would make the perfect gift for someone with a serious sweet tooth!
Making sure that your kid has a great Halloween costume every year is important for their self-esteem and to truly have fun on this holiday. Although store-bought costumes are the fastest solution, they tend to be expensive. Luckily, with a bit of creativity and a few regular household items, a world of DIY costume possibilities will open up. Here are five great examples:
Frankenstein’s Monster or the Bride of Frankenstein
A Halloween classic! To make a believable Frankenstein’s monster, all you need is to cut open a milk carton and paint it green to make the shape of his head. Use a burlap potato sack for the shirt and green gardening gloves to complete the outfit. The rest is just a bit of green makeup.
For the Bride of Frankenstein, dress your child in a white long-sleeved shirt, white pants, and craft the overdress using a white curtain panel. The bride’s wig is easily made using polyester fiberfill stuffing, spray adhesive, and black spray paint.
An Adorable Halloween Goldfish
This is a great costume idea for toddlers! It’s cute as a button and incredibly easy to make. Get an orange hoodie that’s oversized for the toddler. Take coffee filters and dye them orange using either spray paint or other effective dyeing options. Attach the filters to the sweatshirt to create scales and add two googly eyes to the hood!
Salt and Pepper Shakers
If you have two kids, this is a fun Halloween costume idea for them to enjoy together. Make two piles of packing popcorn and dye one of them black. Dress the kids in a white and a black outfit and cover that with large, seethrough plastic garbage bags. Fill the bags with the packing popcorn. If you have two metal colanders, use those as hats!
A Mad Scientist Costume
For this simple but effective costume, start with one of dad’s white button-down shirts to represent the lab coat. If you have plastic worms, spiders, frogs, and similar creatures, attach them to the lab coat with hot glue so it looks like they’re crawling out of pockets. A measuring cup and a toy doctor kit with a stethoscope and headband can be excellent props!
A Mesmerizing Jellyfish Costume
Simple but elegant, a jellyfish Halloween costume is sure to earn many candy bars. Start by attaching long strings of ribbon and bubble wrap to the edges of a clear umbrella. A white top and white pants will complement this costume perfectly. If you have some mesh fabric or tulle, bunch it up between umbrella cords and hot glue it to secure.