Hot Chocolate Bombs: Where to Find Them and How to Make Them

Hot chocolate bombs are the latest Christmas craze. On TikTok, creators are showcasing their own recipes and even holiday euphoria through these creative and cute treats. But why should everyone else miss out on all the fun?

Available for order online and in person, hot chocolate bombs can make the perfect gift or activity for kids. If your kids love dissolvable toys, what better way to add to the fun than by making it edible?

With decorative options and customizable fillings, children and adults alike will easily be reminded that the best things come in small packages.

Where to Buy

Cake Art By Kristen

Where: The Purple Tulip Cakery, 5243 N. Harlem Ave., Chicago

Cost: $6 individually wrapped, $30 Box of 6

Coming in the classic flavors of milk chocolate, white chocolate and milk chocolate peppermint, Christmas will come a little early.

Glen Ellyn Cocoa Bomb Company

Where: 783 Western Ave., Glen Ellyn

Cost: $4 Classic, $5 Specialty

With classic flavors as well as specialty bombs, these hot chocolate bombs are a must have. With all your kid’s favorite characters such as Elsa, Olaf, and Buddy the Elf, you won’t want to miss out on these custom delights.

The Sweetheart Bakery

Where: Pickup in Oak Lawn

Cost: $4, $20 for 6

Preorder for the holidays with fun flavors like mint, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, candy cane and Grinch with a surprise. The bakery was so in demand it booked quickly in November, so order early.

Cocoa Creations by Ashlei

Where: Pickup in South Elgin

Cost: $4-$8

Ashlei become TikTok famous with her hot chocolate bombs. If you’re near South Elgin, you can choose from a variety of flavors such as peppermint, caramel, fruity pebbles and more.

Hot Cocoa Snowman

Where: Trader Joe’s Locations

Cost: $1.99

Drop this adorable snowman in a warm mug of milk. You’ll see the white chocolate shell slowly melt away. Inside, you’ll find mini marshmallows and milk chocolate drops.

A’cappella Hot Chocolate BevBomb

Where: Costco locations

Cost: $29.99

In a package of 18, these handcrafted bombs come in two flavors: traditional hot chocolate and chocolate peppermint. These are a hot commodity for Costco shoppers, so buy them when you find them!

Holiday Advent Triangle Hot Chocolate Drink Bomb

Where: Local Target locations

Cost: $7.99

This Advent calendar is the perfect gift for someone wanting to indulge in hot chocolate bombs with none of the hassle of making them. A fun holiday surprise, you’ll look forward to each day and each hot chocolate.

How to Make

Since homemade has become the rage during the pandemic, here are a few great recipes to help involve your kids in making their own. You’ll need a domed silicone mold or any smaller shape that will fit in your cups (a shaped silicone mold like a star or heart could also be cute!).

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Bombs

Peanut butter and hot chocolate is not a commonly sought after hot chocolate flavor. Criminally underrated, these delectable chocolates will be a house favorite.

Get the recipe at Julie Blanner.

Snowman Hot Chocolate Bombs

These adorable snowmen hot chocolate bombs are as cute as they are delicious. Melting in the snow that is warm milk, you’ll hate to see them go.

Get the recipe at Glue Stick Blog.

Sugar Cookie Hot Chocolate Bombs

No better combination exists than milk and cookies. So send Santa off in the right way, with a glass of warm milk and cookies in one magical cup.

Get the recipe at Kleinworth & Co.

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate Bombs

Not quite ready to let go of fall? Then these pumpkin spiced hot chocolate bombs are just the treat for you. Combining the best of both seasons, you’ll never want to go back to just fall or just winter again.

Get the recipe at Pastry Tales Blog.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Truffles

Christmas and candy canes are what make the season bright. So why not take it a little further? Peppermint hot chocolate brings forth everything that reminds you of spending the holidays at home.

Get the recipe at Your Cup of Cake.

Grinch Hot Cocoa Bombs

What better way to celebrate Christmas than with everyone’s favorite villain? These Grinch inspired hot chocolate bombs will make your heart grow three sizes upon the first sip.

Get the recipe at Simplistically Living.

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