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What the heck are hot chocolate bombs?! If you haven’t already heard about the new TikTok food trend, a hot chocolate bomb is a hollow chocolate shell filled with cocoa mix and marshmallows or other treats. It’s like a bath bomb for your cup of warm milk — you drop it into a mug of milk and within seconds, you’ve got a complete cup of hot cocoa.

TikTok is the ultimate influencer when it comes to weird but delicious food trends in 2020 (see pancake cereal and cloud bread), and the new hot chocolate bomb trend has arrived just in time for the holidays. But where can you get your hands on them?

Sure, Costco hot chocolate bombs might be out of stock, but I’ll show you where you can still find them. Plus, I’ll include a quick “how to” for making your own if you strike out shopping for hot cocoa bombs.


Target offers two different options for hot chocolate bombs.

Screenshot of Target's set of six hot chocolate bombs.

When shopping Target.com for hot chocolate bombs, you’ll see two options. First, there’s a set of six marshmallow-filled hot chocolate bombs, and then there’s a single option.


You’ll need to brave going into the store to get Walmart’s hot chocolate bombs.

Screenshot of Walmart's Frankford hot chocolate bomb.

Walmart sells a single hot chocolate bomb filled with mini marshmallows.


Get a hot chocolate bomb in the form of “the perfect man” at Michaels.

Screenshot of Michaels' The Perfect Man hot chocolate bomb.

Is chocolate actually “the perfect man”? Michaels thinks so.

In addition to making a statement about love, this version is proof that hot chocolate bombs don’t have to come in the shape of a round ball to be delicious.



Etsy has the most options for hot chocolate bombs online right now.

Various flavors of hot chocolate bombs on a table.

Via Ugly X Nancy

Thank God for Etsy, because when all the big box retailers let us down with skimpy inventory, makers of the world respond and sell us everything we want and need.

Here are a few options for hot chocolate bombs on Etsy.com right now:


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Yes, Amazon sells hot chocolate bombs, but don’t overpay for them!

Someone dropping a hot chocolate bomb into a mug of milk.

Amazon’s hot chocolate bomb inventory has been unreliable because they sell out of these treats so quickly. You can still find them, but like other low-stock items at Amazon, the prices seem inflated.

Since I promised I’d tell you where to find hot chocolate bombs, I’m including Amazon. But seriously, don’t pay this much. Watch to see if prices go down as they get more inventory.


Or just make your own with this hot chocolate bomb recipe.

A mug of cocoa after a hot chocolate bomb has been stirred in.

Via I Am a Food Blog

Basically, you’ll melt down chocolate chips or candy melts, put them in a half-circle silicone baking mold, fill the chocolate shells with 1 tablespoon cocoa powder and mini marshmallows (or whatever you want in your cocoa), melt the edges of the shells a bit, and then hold the two sides of the shells together to seal it.

Here’s the ingredient list:

Here’s the full hot chocolate bomb recipe.


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