Introduction: Pop Rocks Chocolate Bark

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I vividly remember riding my bike to the convenience store with my sister during summer vacations. We would brave the sweltering summer heat and humidity for one thing, and one thing only.....Pop Rocks! Cherry was our favorite flavor. We would be so excited to pour that entire package into our mouths all at once and see who could keep their mouth shut the longest! As an adult, I realize how just plain weird it was but we loved it!

I saw Giada De Laurentiis use pop rocks in a dark chocolate truffle not too long ago and I knew I had to make something with chocolate and pop rocks! White chocolate, almonds and cherries are a perfect match so I threw it together and added (my favorite) cherry pop rocks!

This would be a great Valentine's Day treat, party snack or birthday party snack. Kids love this stuff!!

Step 1: Chocolate Bark Ingredients

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You will need the following ingredients to make Pop Rocks Chocolate Bark:

  • 8 ounces white chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds
  • 1-2 packages cherry pop rocks

Step 2: Melt Chocolate

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Once the chocolate and cherries are chopped, melt the chocolate.

  • Line a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.
  • Add chopped chocolate to a microwave safe container.
  • Melt in the microwave in 30 second intervals until no lumps remain. Stir to smooth.
  • Pour chocolate onto silpat.
  • Using a spreading knife spread chocolate into a thin layer.

Step 3: Add Chocolate Bark Toppings

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  • While the chocolate is still soft evenly distribute the cherries and almonds and gently press into the surface of the chocolate.
  • Sprinkle the pop rocks evenly over the surface of the chocolate. They are small enough they will stick in the chocolate without needing to be pressed in.
  • Break into desired sized pieces.
  • Eat and enjoy the tingling on your tongue!

Comments

tomatoskins (author)2016-01-28

This looks so amazing! I love Pop Rocks! So many memories from my childhood!

that's looks yummy

Fionna the human (author)2016-01-29

They look so good! What kind of chocolate did you use and is there a milk chocolate kind? what do cherry pop rocks taste like?

wold630 (author)Fionna the human2016-01-30

Yes, you can use any kind chocolate! I choose white chocolate. Cherry pop rocks taste like most other cherry flavored candy!

Fionna the human (author)wold6302016-01-30

Thanks so much! What brand is the chocolate and where did you get it? I decided i'm definitly going to make it. working on getting some pop rocks and chocolate!

Miryl (author)2016-01-28

Hey there! How do you make it that your Pop-Rocks do not explode as soon as they get in contact with molten chocolate?

Over here in Austria (Europe) we only have strawberry Pop-Rocks and they go pop as soon as they feel humid air... :( I tried using them in desserts before, but it won't work because of that... Am I doing something wrong?

wold630 (author)Miryl2016-01-29

Interesting...it is currently winter were I live so it's cold and there isn't much humidity. The pop rocks didn't pop at all when they touched the chocolate. Sorry I'm not of better help.

Miryl (author)wold6302016-01-29

Thank you anyways :D Maybe the climate here is just different... I discovered some chocolate-covered pop-rocks in stores, they are quite expensive though... I might try those next for what I have in mind with them :D

Rock on! :D

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2016-01-28

Yummy :) Do you have a preference in the brand of white chocolate you use for this?

wold630 (author)Penolopy Bulnick2016-01-28

I do prefer a white chocolate bar over white chocolate chips to avoid hydrogenated oil but I don't really have a go to brand. :)

XSimpleHacksX (author)2016-01-28

Woah!! This is genius!! Thanks for sharing. You have my vote :)

buckley987 (author)2016-01-28

This using Hershey's cookies and cream chocolate bars!!!

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