Planning on gifting candy canes to the kids on your list? Again? Face it: They always end up smashed into the carpet. Might we suggest a festive, delicious alternative? Presenting hot chocolate bombs, the easiest (and most epic) homemade gift you’ll ever make.
If you’re not familiar, a hot chocolate bomb is basically a hollow chocolate ball filled with cocoa mix, marshmallows and whatever other fixings your heart desires (maybe those crushed candy canes you love so much…). Place the bomb in a mug and pour hot milk over it to watch the magic happen: The chocolate will melt, the cocoa will be ready to drink after a few stirs and the marshmallows will float right to the top.
Wanna make them yourself? We love this easy recipe from Liz Capozzoli of Owlbbaking, which lets you choose between chopped chocolate and standard chocolate chips for the mold. To go the extra mile, follow the New Jersey-based blogger's lead and wrap the bombs in cellophane with some festive ribbon. Pair it with holiday candy, a pretty mug and spoon, and you've got a one-of-a-kind gift that works for just about anyone you know, be it your kid's teacher or that friend who dropped off a surprise gift. Just make sure you have a spherical silicone mold at the ready to shape the bombs.
But if you want to skip the hard work, a little birdie told us they’re available on Amazon…