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‘Hot Cocoa Bombs’ Are The Most Fun Way To Make Hot Chocolate

These make cute stocking stuffers!

Nothing — and I mean nothing — beats a hot, steamy cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter day.

Whether you like to start your morning with the sweet treat, save it for special occasions like Christmas morning or jazz it up by adding peppermint or perhaps turn it into an adult beverage, there’s no denying it’s perfect for warming you up and making you feel extra cozy.

While it’s also easy to make if you choose the instant, powdered hot chocolate, if you want real chocolate melted right into milk, it takes a bit more work. Unless, of course, you head to Target and pick up a brand new treat just in time for the holidays: hot cocoa bombs!

From Wondershop and exclusively at Target, these hot cocoa bombs come in a pack of three — white, milk and dark chocolates — for $3.99, or about $1.33 each.

The flavorful chocolate shells with mini marshmallow cores melt instantly into hot cocoa when mixed with warm milk, so all you have to do is heat up a glass of milk and drop it in! They’re available for purchase online and in stores.

Instagrammer JunkFoodOnTheGo has tried the Target hot cocoa bombs and says they melt right into the milk and taste good:

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Target Wondershop Hot Chocolate Drink Bombs @target ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So this holiday season these chocolate Bombs seem to be all the rage at multiple grocery stores. Target sells this 3 pack of White, Milk, & Dark Chocolate Bombs that are filled with mini marshmallows. Put them in Hot Milk and watch it melt away into hot chocolate with Marshmallows. The chocolates actually taste really good and I’m about to enjoy these as they’re supposed to be made right now. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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You can find a similar treat at Williams-Sonoma, but their set of three melting “snowman” balls will cost you $17.95, about $14 more than Target’s hot cocoa balls.

You could also try your hand at making your own hot cocoa bombs, as with this recipe from Create Kids Club that is customizable depending on whether you prefer milk, white or dark chocolate and if you want extras like peppermint.

If hot chocolate on a stick is more your thing, a website called Popbar makes just that! Simply stir the stick into any hot milk of your choice and it turns into hot chocolate.


If you’re looking for even more hot chocolate treats, Hershey’s hot cocoa kisses are back for the second year. The kisses, the first seasonal flavor in 10 years for the brand, combine a marshmallow-flavored creme center with the traditional Hershey’s milk chocolate shell.

Target also has a variety of other hot chocolate goodies, like hot cocoa spoons and a hot cocoa bar set with three cocoa mixes and three toppings.


Will you be picking up some of Target’s new hot cocoa bombs for yourself or as a gift this holiday season?