Everyone in the family has a job to do. Jack’s is making the chocolate shells. He pours melted chocolate into bowl-shaped molds and lets it harden. Then Anastasia assembles the cocoa bombs. She starts by melting the circular rim of one chocolate shell on a hot pan. Then she adds cocoa mix and marshmallows. She melts the rim of a second shell and sticks it on top, sealing in the filling.
Once the seal hardens, Benny decorates the cocoa bomb. He uses additional candy and sprinkles. Each cocoa bomb goes inside a cupcake liner. The cupcake liner goes on a coaster, which Benny decorates. “I package everything,” he says.
That first year, their neighbor helped by making the chocolate shells. When Benny and Jack came home from school, they filled and decorated the cocoa bombs. Anastasia now runs the social media page and helps with whatever the boys need. The family describes the business as “Kid-Led, Mom-Managed.”