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My girl's and I came up with the idea for Hot Cocoa Bombs in 2014. I really wish I had thought of them years ago because they are a great way to celebrate special days and holidays. When my kids were little, in order to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, I would put a drop of food coloring in their milk to turn it green. They loved that, but a green Hot Cocoa Bomb would have been so much better!
If you still have young kids at home, I'm here to help you be a more fun mom than I was. How about Pistachio or Peppermint Hot Cocoa Bombs for St. Patrick's Day? Of course, we have already been making Peppermint Cocoa Bombs since Day 1. I mean, I think we came up with the original bomb and then immediately thought to make Peppermint ones as well.
But, Pistachio? That is awesome, right? (Do you say "pist-ahh-chio" or "pist-a-chio, with a short "a" sound?") To get the flavor, I made the Pistachio Bomb shells with white chocolate. I used pistachio instant pudding to flavor them. I sifted out the bits of pistachio nuts that are in the pudding because I thought no one would like those in their mug. Was I wrong? Use quite a bit in your shell because the white chocolate flavor can over power the subtle flavor of the pistachio. I used the colorful, fruity flavored Kraft Marshmallows and picked out the green ones to use in these bombs. Then, of course, I used cute St. Patrick's Day sprinkles to decorate them. I used a few gold balls to represent the gold at the end of the rainbow.
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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!