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I am not a coffee drinker. But I do love me some good hot cocoa. And, although here in Phoenix we are still waiting for some nice chilly weather to go with the holidays, the evenings have been cool enough for me to enjoy a Hot Cocoa Bomb here and there. Right now we are in full swing getting ready for the annual Ugly Sweater Express hosted by my DIL's family each year, where we will be selling hundreds of Hot Cocoa Bombs! As I write this post, I am sipping on my newest flavor or Cocoa Bomb, Gingerbread!
If you haven't had a chance to go to our Etsy shop yet, you should go. That is where you can download your own copy of our booklet telling you all about how to make Hot Cocoa Bombs! We have a bunch of flavors besides original Hot Cocoa. We have Peppermint, Pumpkin Pie Spice, Salted Caramel, Cherry Cordial, Cinnamon, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Covered Strawberry and now this year we are adding Gingerbread!
Because Gingerbread has molasses in it, I added brown sugar to the chocolate mixture that goes inside. Brown sugar has molasses in it, I suggest dark brown sugar for the best flavor. I did this because I have learned from experience that liquids do not do well inside of a Hot Cocoa Bomb. Next, I put in cinnamon, ginger and cloves. I put in quite a bit of the ginger and cloves for that extra little tangy kick that you get from gingerbread. I wanted to find gingerbread men marshmallows, but I haven't seen any yet, but I did find some gingerbread man sprinkles to decorate with! Click on the picture gallery to see how to drink these delicious treats!
Sitting and drinking a cup of hot cocoa is a real stress reliever for me. Getting ready for the craft show and getting my son ready for his mission are just a couple of the things that are keeping me busy. Thinking about de-stressing with a Hot Cocoa Bomb is what inspired me to come up with this little printable sign to hang in my kitchen for the holidays. You can get your own copy of it by subscribing to our blog! Within a week we will send you the link to our exclusive subscriber's free printables page where you can download your own copy!
In order to make the frame, I found these great wooden pine plaques at Michael's for under $3!
Remember, Hot Cocoa Bombs make great gifts! If you aren't in Phoenix where you can come and buy them from me this weekend, try making them yourself! You can purchase the molds on Amazon.
Or for Christmas, these are super cute. They have little Christmas character faces on them. Alicia's MIL, Patricia, took some pictures for us after we made some with Alicia's mold.
You could even put together a Hot Cocoa Bomb kit with a mold, our booklet, some chocolate chips, Nesquik and Marshmallows! You could even add the printable above and some mugs while you are at it.
And while you are visiting our Etsy shop, you will see a few other things to strike your fancy, like "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" printable and Tea Towel that Alicia just added yesterday!
So, make some Cocoa Bombs, subscribe and get a new free printable, give some gifts and enjoy yourself through it all!
PS- There are still a few days left to get your advent calendars ready! Here are some of the ideas we've shared!
12/4/2017 03:33:08 pm
We will really enjoy your awesome Cocoa Bombs! Hope you are having a wonderful week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
12/4/2017 05:00:44 pm
I am a coffee drinker, but occasionally like a cup of hot cocoa to mix things up a bit. Thanks for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I've shared on social media.
12/5/2017 01:15:21 pm
These look and sound delicious I would love to try them in my Hot chocolate
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Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!