What are Hot Cocoa Bombs?
Hot cocoa bombs are the hot trend for the 2020 holiday season, and we are entirely on board with this delicious idea! If you have not heard of hot cocoa bombs, they are chocolate balls filled with marshmallows and hot chocolate mix that melt into the perfect cup of hot cocoa when you pour warm milk over them.
Bakers, candy makers, and chocolatiers have rallied to the challenge. Many have worked non stop to keep up with the demand, creating hot cocoa balls made with gourmet chocolates, fine-quality hot chocolate mix, and other festive flavors. And after the weirdness that has been 2020, it really isn’t hard to understand why we are so obsessed with these warm, comforting mugs of chocolatey goodness.
Hot chocolate – especially at Christmastime – is one of those drinks that instantly conjures up memories of everything good from childhood. After a year that nobody could have ever imagined, and that we will not soon forget, it is safe and comforting to nestle under a blanket with your favorite holiday movies and a mug of hot cocoa.
Depending on your source of hot cocoa bombs, you can go with traditional milk chocolate or find unique, creative flavors that are decorated so beautifully it’s hard to force yourself to melt them. Well, at least until you imagine that first sip of warm, comforting, rich chocolate. Then it’s a little easier to pour that warm milk over them to start the magic.
So where in the Chicago suburbs can you get your mittens on your own hot cocoa bombs? We have compiled a list of 25 places that offers hot cocoa bombs. If you have your own personal favorite, stop by our Facebook page and share a photo, or tag us on Instagram using @chicagosuburblife.
Local Small Businesses with Hot Cocoa Bombs
A Lady and Her Tools, featuring cocoa bombs by Three75 Cookies
72 S. Main Street, Oswego
Floral Expressions & Gifts, featuring cocoa bombs by Krispology Gourmet Treats
26 S Main Street, Oswego
The Marmalade Tree
79 Main Street, Oswego
All Chocolate Kitchen
33 South Third Street, Geneva
302 S. 3rd Street, Geneva
Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery
111 E Ogden Ave 101, Naperville
15510 S River Road, Plainfield
Graham’s Fine Chocolates
119 W. Front St., Wheaton
Grace Coffee & Wine
42 W Countryside Pkwy, Yorkville
728 E Veterans Pkwy, Unit 101, Yorkville
Home Based Local Small Businesses with Hot Cocoa Bombs
You can support local home-based bakeries like these, with special orders for cocoa bombs and throughout the year. This list is in alphabetical order and are located in the far western Chicago Suburbs.
Bella Rose Sweets
Blissful Bites by Cynthia
Birdie’s Sweet Creations
BombdotCom Custom Hot Chocolate
A Buttercream Dream
Cards, Crafts, and Cake-pops by Amie
Forget Me Not Cookies
Glen Ellyn Cocoa Bomb Company
Julie’s Sweet Boutique
Knead, Love Bakery
Marta’s Sweets & Treats
Once Upon a Dream
Show Me the Dough
That’s Amazing Sweets & Treats
Two Bite Delights