7 Local Indy Bakers Making Hot Cocoa Bombs This Season

These local bakeries and home-based businesses are making everyone’s favorite trendy cold-weather chocolate treats.

A cup of hot cocoa is great during these cold months. But when you want to take it up a notch and turn your mug of hot chocolate into an experience, try a hot cocoa bomb. 

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What is a Hot Cocoa Bomb?

Hot cocoa bombs (or hot chocolate bombs) are hollow balls of chocolate, typically filled with hot cocoa powder. They can also be filled with a number of other goodies, like mini marshmallows, peppermint pieces, caramels, sprinkles or other fun sweets. Pop the cocoa bomb into a mug and pour warm milk over it. Then, this neat chocolate treat will turn your plain mug of milk into a creamy cup of hot chocolate right before your eyes!

Where to Buy Hot Cocoa Bombs in Indianapolis

Hot cocoa bombs are in big demand, especially around the holidays when everyone wants to snuggle up with a warm cup of cocoa. Hot chocolate bombs also make great stocking stuffers and teacher treats! Fortunately, there are some great independent bakers creating these chocolate confections right here in Indianapolis. Here are just a few!

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Eats By Chef Mel

Specializing in beautiful cakes and customized treats, Eats By Chef Mel also offers hot cocoa bombs around the holidays. In the mood for a bomb that’s not chocolate? Try one of her cider bombs: spiced cider inside white chocolate and drizzled with salted caramel white chocolate, which you add to a mug of hot water.

Eats By Chef Mel | Indianapolis Hot Coco Bombs
Eats By Chef Mel

Not Enough Dough Cookies

A self-taught cookie decorator, Not Enough Dough Cookies also specializes in hot chocolate bombs around Christmas and other special holidays.

Not Enough Dough Cookies | Indianapolis Hot Coco Bombs
Not Enough Dough Cookies

Savage Cake Artistry

Savage Cake Artistry creates fierce cakes and desserts using different elements of edible art, including awe-inspiring hot cocoa bombs in flavors like unicorn birthday cake, butterbeer and black velvet.

Hot Chocolate Bombs from Savage Cake Artistry
Hot Chocolate Bombs from Savage Cake Artistry

Shortcake’s Sweets

Shortcake’s loves to play with frosting, which is evident with their beautiful cakes and cupcakes. But they also make some adorable hot cocoa bombs, including white chocolate with rainbows, pumpkin spice and candy cane cocoa.

Hot Chocolate Bombs from Shortcake's Sweets
Hot Chocolate Bombs from Shortcake’s Sweets

Stella Sweet Tooth

Run by a home-based hobby baker in Pendleton, Stella Sweet Tooth offers delicious and customized cakes, cupcakes, cake pops, hot chocolate bombs, cookies and more. Elf on the Shelf fans will enjoy Stella’s Magical Snowball Elf Arrival sets, which include a chocolate hot cocoa bomb decorated as a sparkly snowball, a peppermint spoon and elf poem, all packaged in a personalized gift box. 

Stella Sweet Tooth | Indianapolis Hot Chocolate Bombs
Stella Sweet Tooth

Sweet Bites Bakery

Sweet Bites Bakery is an in-home bakery that makes a variety of baked goods, cakes and desserts — including hot chocolate bombs.


Tweety’s Sweeties

Home baker Tweety’s Sweeties is serving up treats to satisfy your sweet tooth, including chocolate desserts like chocolate-covered strawberries, cake pops, and of course, hot chocolate bombs that are decorated for the holiday season.

Tweety’s Sweeties Hot Chocolate bombs made in Indianapolis
Tweety’s Sweeties
Nicole Sipe
Nicole Sipe
Nicole Sipe is the editor of Indy's Child and Southwest Ohio Parent magazines. She has a BA in Journalism from California State University Northridge, and has been involved in the print and digital publishing world for most of her life. Born and raised in Southern California, Nicole traded the city and sun for corn and creeks, and now lives in central Indiana with her husband, two sons and Collie. Her latest book for children, “All About Me! Art Journal” was published in 2022 by Walter Foster Jr. In her spare time, she likes traveling with her family, enjoying good food and drink, volunteering at her children’s schools and around her community, and practicing yoga.

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