Hot Chocolate Bombs

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Julie Gil, Staff Writer

A new craze has hit this holiday season: hot chocolate bombs. The bombs are typically made up of a chocolate shell filled with hot chocolate powder and other additions like marshmallows or sprinkles. When placed in a cup of hot milk, these bombs open or dissolve, turning the milk into hot chocolate in seconds. They work very similarly as bath bombs, hence the name hot chocolate bomb. 

Not only are these sweet treats great as Christmas presents, but making your own could be a fun holiday activity to do with friends and family. There are thousands of blogs and videos demonstrating how to make them, but they only vary slightly and are all fairly simple. Most recipes seem to agree that you begin by melting chocolate, then putting it into a sphere mold. Once the chocolate has frozen, you can proceed to put in your hot chocolate powder and any other ingredients of your choice. Finally, the edges of the sphere mold are melted so they can  be easily connected. 

Hot chocolate bombs have become so popular that they can be found at anywhere from Costco to Neiman Marcus. They are all over Etsy, too and Disney has made their own version in the shape of Olaf. They have even taken over social media platforms such as TikTok and Facebook. On TikTok, the hashtag #hotchocolatebombs has over 200 million views.