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11-year-old Roanoke County resident makes hot chocolate bombs, donates proceeds

Published: Dec. 31, 2020 at 6:16 PM EST
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - You may have seen a new way to enjoy a sweet winter treat circulating in your social media feeds recently.

They look like giant pieces of candy, but they’re called hot chocolate bombs. To make them, all you do is warm up some milk and drop one in a mug, then stir.

11-year-old Roanoke County resident Emery Mitchem liked the idea so much that she started making them, in all sorts of flavors.

Through a Facebook post from her mom, she got hundreds of orders in just over a month.

Emery is giving away most of the proceeds to charities including a refugee program through her church, and the Rescue Mission.

“First time I made them I just came to the idea that maybe we could sell them to get gifts for refugees because we work with them, and my mom was like, ‘that’s a good idea,’ so she posted it on her Facebook site, and I went to church one day and came back and I had to make 105 bombs,” said Mitchem.

So far Emery has made roughly 400 hot chocolate bombs.

She made a New Years box and plans to make a Valentines box.

$865 has been given away to charity through the project.

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