9 sweeteries offering mind-blowing holiday treats like hot chocolate bombs

The Craft Cookie
The ultimate seasonal treat—a hot chocolate bomb. Photo via The Crafty Cookie – Bham’s Facebook

It’s beginning to taste a lot like Christmas, and sweet shops around Birmingham have set the bar high for delectable holiday treats. Warning: sugar rush ahead!

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1. Beehive Baking Company

Beehive Baking Co
Photo via Beehive Baking Co

The Gingerbread Man may think he’s quick, but there’s one place you can catch him. No, not in the oven—at Beehive Baking Company.

Soft, chewy and rich with holiday spice, order a six-pack of Classic Gingerbread Men from this charming local bakery and they’ll be delivered straight to your door.

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Cookie Fix
Which flavor will you choose? Photo via Cookie Fix’s Facebook

As we all know, eating cookies is no problem. Picking which flavor to try, however, is another story. To guide you on your Cookie Fix venture, I’ve whittled down the top five choices:

  • Chocolate Decadence – chocolate chip cookie with semi-sweet chocolate chips, chocolate chunks, drizzled with white + semi-sweet chocolate + Christmas sprinkles
  • Cranberry Jumble – white chocolate chips, raisins, walnuts + orange glaze topping
  • Magic Christmas – semi-sweet chocolate chips, Christmas M&M’s, pretzels, marshmallows + sea salt
  • Oatmeal Toffee – oatmeal, semi-sweet chocolate chips + heath bits
  • Peppermint Oreo – semi-sweet chocolate chips, Oreo, Andes peppermint bits + sea salt

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Where: 2854 18th St S, Homewood, AL 35209 | 3152 Heights Village, Vestavia Hills, Alabama 35243
Hours: Monday-Friday 10AM-5PM | Saturday 11AM-5PM
Homewood – 205.582.2623
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3. Continental Bakery

Continental Bakery, cookies
Decorative perfection. Photo via The Continental Bakery in English Village’s Facebook

For breads and pastries, Continental Bakery never disappoints. This holiday season, they score big sweet tooth points with their decorated Alabama shortbread cookies. Enjoy them with a steaming cup of coffee or tea on a blustery winter day.

Where: 1909 Cahaba Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223
Hours: Daily 7AM-7PM
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4. Cinnaholic

The holidays just some sweeter. Photo via Cinnaholic’s Facebook

New flavors have rolled into Cinnaholic and they’re filled with holiday merriment. One that is sure to make you say Oh, baby! is the Santa’s Mil & Cookies Roll.

Piled atop this mouthwatering cinnamon roll is marshmallow frosting, Oreo cookies, chocolate chip cookie bites and powdered sugar.

Where: 270 Doug Baker Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35242
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10AM-9PM | Friday-Sunday 11AM-9PM
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5. Great Harvest Bread Co.

Great Harvest Bread Co Trussville
Peppermint bliss. Photo via Great Harvest Bread Co Trussville’s Facebook

Great Harvest Bread Co in Trussville has a selection of seasonal goodies that will satisfy those sweet cravings. Two to put on your must-try list are the Gingerbread Cake and the Peppermint Chocolate Chip Scones.

Where: 218 Main St, Ste 110, Trussville, AL 35173
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 7AM-6PM | Saturday 7AM-4PM
Contact: 205.508.5854
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6. Hero Doughnuts

Hero Doughnuts
A reindeer donut for me, please. Photo via Hero Doughnuts’ Facebook

Every day is doughnut day—especially when they’re scrumptious Hero Doughnuts. They’re currently gleaming in a variety of holiday flavors like:

  • Christmas Sprinkle
  • Peppermint Chocolate
  • Reindeer
  • Eggnog

Where: 1701 1st Ave S, Ste 135, Birmingham, AL 35233 | 3027 Central Ave, Homewood, AL 35209
Hours: Daily, 7AM-5PM
Birmingham – 205.558.8011 | Homewood – 205.623.1017
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7. K & J’s Elegant Pastries

K & J's Elegant Pastries
Now that’s a shake! Photo via K & J’s Elegant Pastries’ Facebook

Dig shakes? You can’t top the Winter Wonderland from K & J’s Elegant Pastries. Santa’s elves run on these, and so should you.

Where: 236 1st St S, #300, Alabaster, AL 35007
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-7PM
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8. Lette

Holiday treats in festive colors. Photo via Lette

Holiday goodies aren’t only about peppermints and gingerbread. This season, try something classy and beautiful with macaroons from Lette.

Two flavors that provide the perfect Christmas color palette are the Red Velvet and the Pistachio. Just imagine displaying these beauties at your festive virtual holiday party. Wow!

Where: Heights Village 3112, Vestavia Hills, AL 35243
Hours: Monday-Saturday 11AM-6PM
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The Crafty Cookie - Bham
This is one bomb you’ll want to see explode. Photo via The Crafty Cookie – Bham’s Facebook

You can’t get a more explosive treat than a hot chocolate bomb from The Crafty Cookie – Bham. Not only does it look tantalizing, but its eruptive quality is oh-so tantalizing.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Place your chocolate bomb gently in a mug
  2. Heat up 8-10 oz of milk
  3. Slowly pour the hot steaming milk over the bomb
  4. Watch your bomb destruct like hot chocolate lava inside your mug

Watch the magic happen in this video by The Crafty Cookie – Bham.

I just ordered a box of four and can’t wait to watch these bombs do their thing inside my favorite mug.

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Patience Itson
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