The Internet's Favorite New Way to Make Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate bombs are a delight to watch.

October 13, 2020

Falling leaves. Dipping temperatures. People pulling out their beloved chunky sweaters. It can only mean one thing — hot chocolate season has arrived. But not everyone is getting their fix from basic instant pouches. This year, a creative way of making cocoa has taken over the internet: hot chocolate bombs.

You might remember Carl the Drinking Chocolate Snowman, one of Oprah’s favorite things from 2018. The concept behind hot chocolate bombs is very similar. To make them, individual chocolate spheres are filled with cocoa mix and your choice of marshmallows. Then you place the “bomb” in a mug, pour hot milk over it to dissolve the chocolate and – like magic – watch the marshmallows float to the top. A quick stir mixes everything together.

Hot chocolate bombs have become a popular DIY project — some crafty individuals have even adapted the trend for Halloween by inserting a ghost marshmallow into the bomb.

If you want to skip straight to the sweet stuff though, don’t worry. More and more retailers, including Costco and Walmart, as well as local bakers, are offering their own interpretations of the in-demand treat.

Whether you decide to make your own hot chocolate bombs or buy them ready-to-go, you’re sure to enjoy playing with your food almost as much as dessert itself.

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