“Taste the Explosion!” Pop Rocks are an experience that I remember from my childhood and now love trying with my kiddo. The cool way they pop is so fun! And it turns out, it makes a really yummy chocolate bark, too. Want an even more decadent sensory experience? Add this bark to a s’more! This post contains affiliate links.
How Do Pop Rocks Work?
Pop Rocks are actually a very cool science trick. They’re made by capturing pressurized C02 inside each tiny bubbles in the candy. To make that, they heat up corn syrup to 300 ºF, then add carbon dioxide pressurized to 600 psi to it. The C02 gets captured inside tiny bubbles (you can see them if you look closely). When you put the candy on your tongue, it dissolves and releases those pockets of 600 psi C02.
Snap Crackle Pop Rocks Chocolate Bark Recipe
- 1 – 12 oz. bag milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 cups Rice Krispies
- 1 – 12 oz. bag white chocolate chips
- 4 packs of Pop Rocks
- Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- Melt the milk chocolate in a double boiler, stirring constantly or slowly in 30 second increments in the microwave, stirring between each increment.
- Gently stir in Rice Krispies until covered. Spread mixture onto baking sheet to a thickness of about 1/2″. Put in freezer for at least five minutes until you’re ready for the next step.
- Melt white chocolate. Spread over frozen milk chocolate. Freeze for 1 minute (no more or the Pop Rocks won’t stick!).
- Sprinkle Pop Rocks over the white chocolate. Cool until hardened and then break into pieces.
- Store for up to 3 days in a covered container. Pop Rocks will begin losing their pop quickly, so for the most pop, make on the day you plan to serve it.
Here are a few more fun Pop Rock activities for the kids:
- DIY Pop Rocks – Aww, Sam
- Pop Rock Balloons – A Little Pinch of Perfect
- Hear Science with Pop Rocks – Little Bins for Little Hands
And be sure to check out other ways to Play & Learn with Your Food from Left Brain Craft Brain!