Drinking regular hot cocoa from a mix is sooo over, it's time to step up your cocoa experience with hot cocoa bombs!

If you didn't hop on the hot cocoa bomb craze last winter, you need to this year. Not only is this type of cocoa the bomb, (literally), it tastes amazing, and the experience of seeing the ingredients 'blow up' in your cup is extremely satisfying.

The first hot cocoa bomb my family tried last winter was from my friend Tammy, who owns Angel Baby Cakes in Davis, Illinois, and my kids absolutely LOVED it! Here's Tammy's son enjoying his first hot cocoa bomb of the season...

I can tell you first hand that Angel Baby Cakes offers hot cocoa bombs in a variety of delicious flavors, but I can also tell you that her bombs are available for purchase at Crimson Ridge in Rockford this holiday season too!

If you want to embark on a hot cocoa bomb tasting mission this Winter, here are more local bakeshops where you can pick up these tasty treats in the Rockford area:

Sugar Britches in Rockton not only has 'regular' hot cocoa bombs, but this year they have Boozy Bombs too!

Sparklefox Confections in Oregon, Illinois has some delicious cocoa bomb flavors available while supplies last...

Sips and Sprinkles in Belvidere usually have hot cocoa bombs available, and they also have a Peppermint Eggnog Latte you should probably try while you're there as well.

Cocoa Bombs by Becca in Roscoe offers cute cocoa bomb designs and even smaller bombs for your kids' smaller tummies.

CheeseKo's in Belvidere takes hot cocoa bomb orders, and they can even personalize each one with your initials!

Wonderland Sweets in Rockford not only has hot cocoa bombs, but they also have other beautifully decorated treats you should indulge in this holiday season. (Preorder some now at wonderlandsweetsbakery.com.

Wonderland Sweets via Facebook
Wonderland Sweets via Facebook

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