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Mother daughter duo in Lehi find success in hot cocoa bomb craze

Posted at 9:12 PM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-18 00:38:00-05

LEHI, Utah — On her stool, seven-year-old Kessley Snyder helps her mom Jantzen in the kitchen. The two of them are making hot cocoa bombs; dozens of them.

It started as a mother, daughter night where the duo tries to do something fun together, which usually involves baking.

“We found these online and made them and just loved it and decided to keep making them,” she said.

Hot cocoa bombs are chocolate shells filled with hot chocolate mix and marshmallows that melt when hot milk is poured over them.

They started giving them as neighbor gifts and donating them, but quickly people started asking to order them, Jantzen said. So, Jantzen set up an Instagram page: Kessley's Cocoa Bombs. They’ve made close to one thousand of the treats so far with several new orders coming in every day.

“[My days consist of] making these for like 12 hours a day and then taking care of the kids,” Jetzen said.

They don’t plan to sell these treats forever but are enjoying the fun times together this holiday season, she said.

“That’s probably the best part and probably why we’ve continued it so long is it is just fun being able to do it with her every single day,” Jetzen said.

Together, the mother and daughter team make and decorate the hot chocolate bombs. Kessley loves to add the sprinkles and marshmallows.

“You have to make the little shells and then put them on like melted chocolate and then put in the cinnamon and then put on the sprinkles, I mean the marshmallows,” Kessley said as she laughed.

You can order hot cocoa bombs by going to Kessley’s Cocoa Bombs on Instagram.