I don’t think this is what they meant by the “messy side” of TikTok.
If you’ve been on TikTok in the past couple weeks, then you’ve definitely seen those hot cocoa bombs.
Now, I don’t know about you, but for me, the holiday season is a state of mind.
I love hot chocolate. However, I don’t have a Costco card, and anything from Etsy would melt by the time it got to sunny Southern California. So after watching a bunch of tutorials, I decided to create my own hot cocoa bombs.
First, I gathered all of my supplies.
I melted the dark chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals. Then, I brushed the melted chocolate onto the molds.
This brush method was a mistake. The sphere shells shattered when I tried to take them out of the molds. Instead, you should use my not-yet-patented “pour, finesse, and hope for the best” strategy.
Then, I melted white chocolate and used it, along with the leftover dark chocolate, to make little embeds to decorate with.
Then, while everything was in the freezer, I made the hot chocolate mix, which I then dubbed my “Bitter It’s Cold Outside” hot cocoa recipe.
After about an hour, all the chocolate pieces had frozen solid, and assembly began.
Finally came my favorite part — the decorations!
Overall, I was modestly pleased with how my hot cocoa bombs turned out.
My biggest takeaways — stir the cocoa more than you think you should, and be prepared to do a *lot* of dishes.