If you’ve spent any time on foodie Instagram or TikTok lately, you may have seen something called Hot Cocoa Bombs being promoted by chocolate makers and candy shops.
It’s a delightful sweet treat, made up of a hollow chocolate ball that’s been filled with mini marshmallows, and (sometimes) other candies, chocolate chips and hot chocolate mix. When you place the Hot Cocoa Bomb in a mug and pour hot milk over it, the bomb ‘explodes,’ with marshmallows, creating a decadent hot cocoa drink.
Just look at how satisfying it is!
There’s a few local spots in and around Pittsburgh where you can get Hot Cocoa Bombs to try them for yourself – and, they’re also available at select Costo stores, too.
Where to Find Hot Cocoa Bombs Near Pittsburgh
Batter & Dough Bakery
Batter & Dough Bakery in Bridgeville has Hot Cocoa Bombs for $5 each, available for walk-in purchases at the bakery, or for orders. Their plain chocolate option is filled with mini marshmallows and topped with milk and white chocolate drizzles, along with dark chocolate shavings. They also offer Peppermint and Peanut Butter options. Call ahead at (412) 319-7445 to reserve. Batter & Dough Bakery (344 Station Street, Bridgeville)
Partyline Catering in Baldwin has more than a dozen Hot Cocoa Bomb flavors available, including Chocolate Peanut Butter, Hot Chocolate, Dark Chocolate Raspberry, Lucky Charms, ‘Steelers Ball,’ White Chocolate Cappuccino, Mocha, Salted Caramel Macchiato, Oreo, Chocolate-Covered Strawberry, S’mores, Chocolate Peppermint, Candy Cane, Andes Candies Chocolate Mint and more. They’re $4 each. Partyline Catering (2872 Custer Avenue, Baldwin)
Sarris Candies has been offering Hot Cocoa Bombs, with their own Milk Chocolate shell, and filled with sweetened cocoa powder and mini marshmallows, and topped with dark chocolate swirls. They’re currently sold out online, but call the candy shop at 724-745-4042 to see if they’re available. Sarris Candies (511 Adams Avenue, Canonsburg)
Sinful Sweets has lots of Hot Cocoa Bombs available in their downtown sweet shop, and their Ross Park Mall location. If you’d like to order, email [email protected] to make sure they have them in stock! Sinful Sweets (539 Liberty Avenue).
Fudge Farm at the Waterfront has Hot Cocoa Bombs… but, they’re only available in a limited amount, so call ahead to make sure they’re available at 412-461-4351. Hot Cocoa Bombs are priced: one for $5, four for $15, four minis for $10, and as part of a mug gift set for $10. Fudge Farm (142 West Bridge Street, Homestead)
The Pop Cakery
Available for local pickup and delivery only, The Pop Cakery, an online bakery in Pittsburgh, is offering a variety of flavors of Hot Cocoa Bombs right now. Favorites include Funfetti, Cookies & Cream, Milk Chocolate and Candy Cane. Order via Facebook. The Pop Cakery
Becky’s Pumpkin Rolls and More
This online-based bakery offers a variety of seasonal treats (including, of course, pumpkin rolls), and their very own handmade hot chocolate bombs. Look for different shapes for different holidays, including skulls for Halloween. Order via Facebook. Becky’s Pumpkin Rolls and More
Chocolate Apple Orchard
Chocolate Apple Orchard in Washington is taking orders for their Hot Chocolate Bombs, available in a number of flavors, including Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate, Andes Mint, Unicorn, S’mores, Triple Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Peanut Butter Chocolate and Cookies & Cream. Prices start at $3.50 for one, and are also available for six for $22, and 12 for $42. Find out more information on Facebook. Chocolate Apple Orchard
Dessert with Val
Hot cocoa bombs by online-based Dessert with Val bakeshop are available for orders of five and 10, and are available for pickup only in Jefferson Hills. Flavors include Sweater Weather (pumpkin spice with marshmallows), Coffee Lover (milk chocolate and coffee hot chocolate mix), Spooky Season (milk chocolate and hot chocolate mix, with Halloween candy decorations), Powerpuff (strawberry flavored shell with cereal marshmallows), and Candy Cane Cocoa Lane (vanilla shell with hot chocolate mix and peppermint). Orders can be made on Facebook. Dessert with Val
Sugar Fix with Renai
Online bakery Sugar Fix with Renai offers made-to-order Chocolate Bombs, available for pickup or local delivery. Flavors include Milk Chocolate ($3), Dark Chocolate, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Chocolate Peppermint, Chocolate Caramel, Mocha, Dark Chocolate Orange, Orange Cream and more ($4), along with holiday decorated bombs for $6. Orders can be made online, or by emailing [email protected]. Sugar Fix with Renai
Hot Cocoa Bombs are available at TC Candy in the South Side. Each bomb is made with milk chocolate, and filled with marshmallows. There’s a current limit of 10 cocoa bombs per family for in-store purchases, but pre-orders for more can be made by calling 412-488-6358. TC Candy (101 Brownsville Road)
Hot Cocoa Bombs from Andy’s Candies are available for $6.95 at the sweet shop, and made with a milk chocolate shell, and filled with marshmallow and hot cocoa mix. They’re also available for shipping. Order online. Andy’s Candies (
My Favorite Sweet Shoppe
You can now get Hot Cocoa Bombs at My Favorite Sweet Shoppe in Bridgeville. The Hot Cocoa Bombs are available in a chocolate shell stuffed with marshmallows, and they’re working on other flavors that will be introduced soon. My Favorite Sweet Shoppe (1597 Washington Pike, Bridgeville)
Annie’s Gourmet Cupcakes
Annie’s Gourmet Cupcakes is an online bakeshop that’s primarily known for their cupcake creations, but they just introduced Hot Cocoa Bombs for local pickup or delivery. Flavors include Classic Chocolate, Mexican Chocolate, Nutella, Peanut Butter, Salted Caramel, Heath Bar, Oreo and Peppermint. Order via Facebook. Annie’s Gourmet Cupcakes
Nancy’s Sweets Made with Love
Available for local pickup, online bakery Nancy’s Sweets Made with Love are offering a variety of hot cocoa bombs in flavors like Milk Chocolate, White Chocolate, Pumpkin Spice, Salted Caramel, S’mores, Caramel Cappuccino, Cookies and Cream, Chocolate Mint, Candy Cane, and Caramel Apple Cider. Chocolate bombs are $3.50 each, and more information can be found on Facebook. Nancy’s Sweets Made with Love
Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream
Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream has been selling Hot Cocoa Bombs by Dessert with Val out of their Shadyside store, and at various events around the city. The bombs are available for purchase in five and 10 packs, or singles, and they’ll make it into a cup of hot chocolate for you by adding their rich cream, and any customized flavors and treats that they use in their ice cream creations. Current Bomb flavors include ‘Coffee Lover,’ Snickerdoodle, Salted Caramel, Candy Cane Cocoa and more. Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream (206 S. Highland Avenue)
There are five different flavors of Hot Cocoa Bombs available from Snowy’s Chocolates in Elizabeth, including traditional Milk Chocolate, Cappuccino, Peppermint, Mocha and White Chocolate Frappe. Snowy’s Chocolates (105 North 2nd Avenue, Elizabeth)
Speckled Hen Chocolate Company
The Speckled Hen Chocolate Company in Saxonburg has Hot Chocolate Bombs available in their shop, or online. Shaped like a chocolate mug, the bombs are filled with hot chocolate mix and mini marshmallows. Speckled Hen Chocolate Company (656 Saxonburg Blvd, Saxonburg)
Pittsburgh Cookie Table
Online cookie shop Pittsburgh Cookie Table is offering Hot Cocoa Bombs through the month of December. Every Saturday, they’ll be available for pickup in East Oakmont. Orders must be made in advance. Flavors include Classic Chocolate, green ‘Grinch’ bombs, Elf Cocoa Snowballs, and a selection of ‘character’ bombs and gourmet flavors, like Salted Caramel, Peppermint, Egg Nog, S’mores, Cinnamon and Oreo. Order online. Pittsburgh Cookie Table
Other spots that have Hot Cocoa Bombs near Pittsburgh:
Know of any other chocolate-makers or bakeries that have Hot Cocoa Bombs near Pittsburgh available? Let us know and we’ll update the post!