Hot chocolate bombs - Here's how to get in on the festive TikTok craze

See ya, Dalgona coffee! Hot chocolate bombs are the festive social media trend you need to try now

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While coffee lovers clamored over TikTok darling dalgona coffee earlier this year, social media is now offering something up for chocolate fiends—the hot chocolate bomb, and just in time for the holiday season, too. 

The new hot chocolate trend takes the sweet seasonal beverage to the next level while becoming the most indulgent way to welcome the cold weather—and it’s actually quite easy to make at home.

Despite its name, hot chocolate bombs are really pretty tame (albeit delicious). Essentially, the cocoa-based treat is a hollow chocolate sphere that’s filled with marshmallows and hot chocolate powder.

In order to make the warm drink, you put the chocolate ball into an empty mug, add hot milk, and watch as the chocolate begins melting and revealing the chocolatey marshmallow surprise inside. The marshmallows rise to the top while the cocoa powder and chocolate shell mingle together for a rich and decadent formula that beats hot cocoa powder by a long shot.

Want to try it for yourself? Check out our step-by-step instructions below. And if you prefer to buy premade, we've also listed a few spots where you can buy hot chocolate bombs online, too. 

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How to make hot chocolate bombs

While they look like something out of a high end chocolate shop, these tasty treats are actually pretty simple to make. Here's how it's done. 

Step 1. Melt your favorite type of chocolate in the microwave

Step 2. Spread it inside a rounded silicone mold, and pop it in the fridge to harden. 

Step 3. Add your mini marshmallows, candies and cocoa in one of the semi-circles, and place an empty semi-circle on top. 

Step 4. Seal your spheres together with a bit of melted chocolate and place the whole thing back in the fridge to harden again—and voila!

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If you’d prefer to indulge in the treat without having to prepare it yourself, pre-made hot chocolate bombs were spotted on Etsy, for as little as $5.

Hot Chocolate Bombs | $6 at Etsy

This hot chocolate bomb listing includes the description "Warning: These hot chocolate bombs are very addictive," and we can see why. They come in 44 flavors, and the chocolate is homemade. View Deal

Unicorn Hot Chocolate Bombs | $3.50 at Etsy

Buying for a little one? These fun unicorn hot chocolate bombs are an adorable, original (not to mention delicious) stocking stuffer. View Deal