Heat bombs look similar to red jewels and a faint red-tinged glow outlines them. It can be stuck on presumably any solid surface, suggesting that they have something sticky or vacuum-like underneath. After a certain amount of time passes, it detonates with a thermosalient effect.
The heat bombs were used while the Princess Prom was in full swing. Scorpia, when Glimmer was not keeping an eye on her, placed them on pillars all around the ballroom and hallway. Catra used them to capture Bow and Glimmer, which would then lure Adora to the Fright Zone. When the bombs detonated, they shattered the ice of which the Kingdom of Snows Castle is created of. Frosta used the power of the Fractal Flake to reverse the damaging effect of the bombs, subsequently putting every crumbling piece of the castle back together.