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Have you tried hot chocolate bombs yet? Hot cocoa explosions are easily the best treat to come out of the wintry season. Here I was, mixing the same old hot chocolate mix into a cup of hot water and stirring it around. Little did I know, that is so last year. ;)
Now talented bakers have perfected the art of the chocolate bomb and you can buy hot chocolate bombs online for wedding favors or gifts. It’s a glorious thing, I say!
If you’re new to the chocolate bomb scene or you just have a few questions on the topic, you’ve come to the right place.
In this blog post, we’re sharing everything we know about hot chocolate bombs including:
– what are hot chocolate bombs
– can I give hot chocolate bombs as wedding favors
– what is the shelf-life of one
– where can I buy hot chocolate bombs online
… and more.
Yes, we’re pretty hot chocolate bomb obsessed over here. :)
We’re also helping you with a little trick: where to buy hot chocolate bombs locally with an easy search tip.
You’re going to love how beautiful these desserts look (and how decadent they will taste). Enjoy!
What Are Hot Chocolate Bombs?
Ah, yes: what are these sweet little chocolate treats? A hot chocolate bomb is a treat you place in a mug, covered in chocolate and filled with hot chocolate mix and marshmallows, sometimes even little additional surprises like caramel or sprinkles.
A hot chocolate bomb is spherical in shape, usually, but we’ve also seen some sweet heart-shaped hot chocolate bombs for Valentine’s Day.
When you add hot milk to your cup, the chocolate starts to melt and, bam, it’s an explosion of chocolatey flavor.
There are even hot chocolate bombs that are filled with chocolate covered cherry-filled and BROWNIE bombs. Not even joking!
Can You Make Hot Chocolate Bombs Yourself?
Sure you can! A friend of mine is a super-pro at baking up these treats. You can get hot chocolate bomb molds here, which include instructions on how to make them yourself. However, it takes a lot of practice and, if you want to buy hot chocolate bombs for favors or gifts right now, it might be best to go with an expert, like in any of the links below.
It looks like fun, but I haven’t tried making my own yet. Nor may I attempt it. But if you’d like to, go for it! The typical spherical-shaped mold looks like this.
Where To Buy Hot Chocolate Bombs Online
Ah, yes, for people like me who don’t want to figure out the science behind making hot chocolate bombs at home — and just want to have them right now, darnnit! — you have options on where to buy hot chocolate bombs online or locally.
Where to buy hot chocolate bombs near me
If you want them right away, I recommend checking out your local bakery or try this easy trick: search on Etsy here for hot chocolate bombs and narrow it down to location. (Simply click ‘all filters’, then scroll down, and input your zip code in the ‘custom’ location field.)
I was able to find a handful of places to buy hot chocolate bombs near me, and many offer local pickup! It’s a great way to get them quickly or if you want to support a small business in your local neighborhood.
Of course, all of the hot chocolate bomb bakers we’re sharing below are handmade by small businesses, so you’re supporting independent business owners from any of these resources (yay!) no matter where they’re located! And they’re pros at shipping them, based on reviews.
Where to buy hot chocolate bombs online
If you can’t source them locally, chances are you’re going to be blown away by the options available for online hot chocolate bombs, delivered right to your door, and then to your cup, so you can cocoa and Bachelor. Or cocoa and Schitt’s Creek.
In this post, we’ll show you where to buy hot chocolate bombs online for wedding favors, gifts, or just to have on-hand for your own enjoyment.
Hot cocoa and winter go hand-in-hand, and after you experience one yourself, you’ll wonder why we ever spent time on those silly packets and teeny, tiny hard-as-a-rock marshmallows. Enjoy!
Hot Chocolate Bombs Wedding Favors
But first, just a few frequently asked questions about these decadent desserts.
How Long Do Chocolate Bombs Last? What is their shelf-life for ordering them as wedding favors?
If they are pure melted and filled with powdered hot cocoa mix, they can stay fresh as long as the hot cocoa mix’s expiration date. This could be approx. 6 to 12 months. However, it is recommended to use any purchased within 2 months for the best taste, flavor, texture, and freshness.
HELPFUL TIP: Check with each baker/maker of the hot chocolate bombs you purchase, just to be sure, and to know how to best store them in time for your event.
Do hot cooca bombs need to be refrigerated?
This was another question I had! Nope, apparently, they do not need to be refrigerated. But you should definitely keep them in a cool, dry, sealed place.
How to package hot chocolate bombs
If you’re giving hot chocolate bomb wedding favors, and you’re not buying them as favors (e.g. not wrapped up individually), you’ll want to put them in your own cute individual packaging.
Since half of the fun of these treats is truly in how decorative they look, I like these clear favor boxes to really show ’em off. You can get them here.
If you don’t want to deal with all the hubbub of boxes, try these food safe favor bags instead. They are designed to be used with food products, so they’re a great option. Just use the tie at the top or add your own pretty ribbon and a tag.
Now, word to the wise: if you’re giving a hot chocolate bomb, you’ll want to explain to guests what they are. Since these are a new-ish trend, it’s a good idea to put a sticker on the box labeling it, along with a tag to tell them how to enjoy the treat. Otherwise, people will undoubtedly bite into them like they are giant chocolate truffles and… well, that’s just not the desired outcome. :)
You can get a hot chocolate bomb favor tag from TinyMintShop as one resource.
Here’s where to buy hot chocolate bombs online for wedding favors and more.
Where to Buy Hot Chocolate Bombs Online
1. Geometric Hot Chocolate Bombs by JustineDeneaDesigns
Okay, Justine is a total hot chocolate bomb ARTIST right here. I don’t know if I could even melt these, as they look much so pretty! These are the ultimate take-home treats for weddings, especially when it comes to how elegant they look. They’re made with your choice of six different flavors and your sprinkle preference. You can get them here.
2. Cookies and Cream Hot Chocolate Bombs by OhFudgeAndMore
3. Hot Chocolate Bomb Gift Set by FrostedCustomCakesUS
There are so many flavors from which to choose here! This is a great sampler to buy hot chocolate bomb wedding favors and divvy them up to guests or to give as a gift, or try them out yourself. See more here.
4. Salted Caramel by LilFarmhouseBakery
Two words: salted caramel. Yup, that pretty much sums up my fave flavor right there! I love all things salted caramel. This one looks amazing. Get your hot chocolate bombs online here.
5. Valentine’s Hot Chocolate Bombs by Bombalamabombs
6. Heart Shaped Hot Chocolate Bombs by MASKbyAva
Oooh, these look so sweet for hot chocolate bomb favors: they’re heart-shaped, red, and filled with yummy chocolate mix. See these + other flavors here.
7. Chocolate-Covered Bombs with Marshmallows by SisterlySweetsMA
These are another type that looks like they’re perfectly fake, like those muffins or three-tiered fake cake you see behind the counter at a bakery. But they’re real and they look absolutely delicious! Here’s one option: the chocolate-covered hot chocolate bomb with tiny marshmallows on top. This is the best option we’ve found for where to buy hot chocolate bombs with marshmallows.
They also make the heart-shaped variety and they look decadent!
8. Large Hot Chocolate Bombs by AnhLineShop
The little cookies on top of these giant hot chocolate bombs look scrumptious. Get yours here before I eat them all!
9. Chocolate Peanut Butter Bombs by SimplySweetBakeGoods
Okay, this is one place to buy hot chocolate bombs online in a variety of unique flavors from chocolate peanut butter to mint, cookies and cream, and even red velvet. YUM. They also look pretty and would serve up nicely at a dessert table or as take-home hot chocolate bomb wedding favors. Get yours here.
And… now I’m craving chocolate. :)
I hope this helps as you navigate the delicious world of hot chocolate bombs, whether you’re giving them as favors at your wedding or bridal shower, giving them as gifts for Valentines or Galentine’s day, or sending a few to yourself because you deserve it.
Remember: you can buy hot chocolate bombs online from any of these sweet shops by clicking on the link above the photo or below it. These are all Etsy shop owners (yay, handmade!) so you’re supporting a small business while satisfying that sweet tooth.
I call that a total win-win.