The Coshocton County Beacon February 4, 2021 - Page 4

4 • The Beacon February 4 , 2021
Hot chocolate bombs are tasty ways to celebrate Valentine ’ s Day
By Jen Jones
TheCoshoctonBeaconToday . com

For anyone looking for a special treat for Valentine ’ s Day , hot chocolate bombs are one of the hottest treats right now .

Hot chocolate bombs are a chocolate shell that has cocoa and marshmallows inside . The bombs are simply dropped into a cup and warm milk poured over it . The shell melts , and all of the marshmallows float up . Tana Fischer from Tana ’ s Tasty Treats said the bombs also can be melted with water or coffee .
“ I first saw a cocoa bomb online this past fall . Right away , I knew I could have a lot of fun with the flavors and designs , but it also fit nicely into my product line with chocolate peanut butter Buckeye candy ,” Fischer said .
Fischer offers several flavors of cocoa bombs including milk chocolate , coffee mocha , white chocolate , peppermint and others .

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Hot chocolate bombs are a chocolate shell that has cocoa and marshmallows inside . The bombs are simply dropped into a cup and warm milk poured over it . The shell melts , and all of the marshmallows float up . Tana Fischer from Tana ’ s Tasty Treats said the bombs also can be melted with water or coffee .
“ I had no idea they would become such a hit . I offered them in three local stores , and they sold out within minutes of delivery , sometimes before I even left the store ,” Fischer said . “ The attraction to the cocoa bombs , I believe , is because it ’ s more than a greatlooking , yummy treat ; it ’ s a fun experience to share .”
Fischer will offer Valentine ’ s Day cocoa bombs , and they can be ordered through Tana ’ s Tasty Treats Facebook page .
Thirteen-year-old Ava Kulbacki started making the hot chocolate bombs in early December .
“ At first , she just wanted to make enough to give as gifts to her friends and to have a few for us to enjoy over the holidays . We ended up having a couple friends ask us if we would make some for them ,” said Sara Kulbacki , Ava ’ s mom .
Ava Kulbacki decided to take orders so she could earn money to buy Christmas gifts .
Sara Kulbacki said they made a few , discovered Ava was good at
Submitted Katie Hultz , owner of Katie Bakes , said her cocoa bombs are made with premium chocolate coating in milk , dark and white chocolate .
making them and posted on Facebook . “ We couldn ’ t hardly keep up with the demand . I actually had to stop taking orders a couple different times just so we didn ’ t get too far behind ,” she said .
Ava Kulbacki ended up making more than 500 cocoa bombs over the Christmas holiday .
“ I think what makes them so popular is the fact they are so cute , they make the most delicious hot chocolate and the fact that they ’ re kind of magical . Kids love them ,” Sara Kulbacki said .
Ava Kulbacki will make Valentine ’ s Day cocoa bombs , and they can be ordered through Sara Kulbacki ’ s Facebook page .
Katie Hultz , owner of Katie Bakes , said her cocoa bombs are made with premium chocolate coating in milk , dark and white chocolate . “ They are filled with my homemade cocoa blends and also a homemade shaped marshmallow ,” she said .
Hultz said she is working on more flavors , but now she offers white cocoa , caramel cocoa and regular cocoa in the shells .
“ A lot of people ask about putting my bombs in milk , but due to the high quality and creamy ingredients put into my homemade cocoa mix , there is no milk required ,” Hultz said .
Hultz also will offer Valentine ’ s Day cocoa bombs , and they can be ordered on the Katie Bakes Facebook page .

I first saw a cocoa bomb online this past fall . Right away , I knew I could have a lot of fun with the flavors and designs .” Tana Fischer