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Farren’s hot cocoa bombs are a really pretty way to enjoy hot chocolate

It’s freaking freezing out, but these made-in-house hot cocoa bombs are a great winter treat to warm you up.

On a marble counter, there are two cocoa bombs in clear clamshell containers. The one on the left is pink with white chocolate drizzle and red sprinkles, and the one on the right is a white sphere with red and white sprinkles. Photo by Alyssa Buckley.Photo by Alyssa Buckley.

I bought two of Farren’s hot cocoa bombs for $10, and they were just gorgeous. The cocoa bombs were big and drizzled with white chocolate and sprinkles. Farren’s pastry chef makes fresh batches of these cocoa bombs, and you can buy these in person at the host stand.

On a butcher block counter, there is a white mug with a white chocolate sphere of chocolate with red and white sprinkles. Photo by Alyssa Buckley.Photo by Alyssa Buckley.

I picked the white one with the big sprinkles to try first, and I plopped it into a mug. I heated up some milk (but you can use water if you like) and poured it over the hot cocoa bomb.

An overhead photo of a white mug shows a pale hot chocolate with many mini marshmallows. Photo by Alyssa Buckley.Photo by Alyssa Buckley.

The thick white chocolate sphere bobbed for a few moments in the hot milk, then the hot cocoa bomb took a dramatic turn, crack, and opened to reveal the inner contents. The process had a wow factor that truly mesmerized me and my children; it was a fun way to make hot chocolate.

The taste was great, and since the cocoa bomb was made with white chocolate, the hot chocolate had a pale chocolate color. There were fifteen mini marshmallows, and they turned into delicious gooey, pillows of sugar to enjoy between sips. The hot chocolate drink had a white chocolate flavor that made it sweeter than a usual hot cocoa. Those soft marshmallows melted like a s’more ‘mallow, and I loved that. 

A mug of hot chocolate with lots of mini marshmallows sits on a butcher block counter. Photo by Alyssa Buckley.Photo by Alyssa Buckley.

At this time, you cannot add them to your online order, but you can certainly put in an online order and when picking up your dinner, ask to buy some hot cocoa bombs. They’re the perfect after school treat or a great way to make working from home a little sweeter.

Farren’s Pub & Eatery
117 N Walnut St
Su-Th 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
F+Sa 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Top image by Alyssa Buckley.

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