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Childhood flashback alert!聽We got a sugary sweet dose of nostalgia from Lauren Conrad with last week鈥檚 Instagram post. Looks like LC鈥檚 getting creative in the kitchen with some Pop Rocks-infused treats, and she鈥檚 got us hankering for some of those crackly rock candies too. If you鈥檝e heard some urban legends about Pop Rocks and Coke causing your stomach to burst, don鈥檛 worry 鈥斅MythBusters put that to rest a while back. But it still wouldn鈥檛 hurt to聽play it safe. Here are 12 dishes聽and drinks that add a lot of fizzle without the actual fireworks.

Pop Rocks Popcorn

1. Pop Rocks Popcorn: It鈥檚 such a simple, sweet and colorful combination 鈥 we only wish we鈥檇 thought of it first. With just a few brightly colored聽bowls plus a selection of Pop Rocks flavors, this wicked-easy snack is perfect for your next party. (via The Proper Blog)

Watermelon Poptini

2. Watermelon Poptini: Who鈥檚 up for a drink? You can decorate the rim of pretty much any cocktail with Pop Rocks the way you would with sugar. This summer in a glass is exactly what we need right now. (via Snappy Gourmet)

Exploding Chocolate Gateau

3. Exploding Chocolate Gateau: This recipe is an exercise in molecular gastronomy, as this unassuming cake from celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal features a crackling cookie base. (via Chubby Hubby)

Pop Goes the Brownie

4. Pop Goes the Brownie: For maximum popping potential, this recipe suggests you bake and eat the brownies on the same day. Okay, if you insist ;)聽(via Flick Your Food)

Firecracker Cupcakes

5. Firecracker Cupcakes: We decorated these for the 4th of July, but with so many Pop Rocks flavors out there we鈥檙e sure you can come up with other holiday schemes: Christmas Crackers, Bubbling Cauldrons, Birthday Bombs鈥 get creative! (via Brit + Co)

Chocolate Pop Rocks Potato Chips

6. Chocolate Pop Rocks Potato Chips: Salty, sweet and oh-so snappy. Enough said. (via FoodBeast)

Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

7. Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade: This fizzy lemonade is definitely kid-approved. Loaded with lemon and strawberries and, of course,聽candy,聽it鈥檚 guaranteed to yield some very red tongues. (via Gimme Some Oven)

Pop Rocks Rice Krispie Treats

8. Chocolate Pop Rock Rice Krispie Treats: Think you can handle even more popping action? Just add the original 鈥渟nap, crackle, pop.鈥 (via Cupcake Project)

Pop Rocks Truffles

9. Pop Rocks Truffles: We love the idea of gifting these fancy-looking truffles and letting the birthday guy or gal discover the snappy surprise on their own. (via Love & Olive Oil)

Rock Candy Donuts

10. Rock Candy Donuts: Since it was LC who got us all Pop Rocks-obsessed again, we must give a shoutout to these drool-inducing homemade donuts. Plain ol鈥 rock candy is used to top the glaze, but you just know we鈥檙e sprinkling bubblegum Pop Rocks on ours. (via Lauren Conrad)

Firecracker Truffles

11. Firecracker Truffles: We love the classy cherry cordial look of the truffles above. These are chocolates after our multi-colored hearts. 聽(via How Sweet It Is)

Champagne and Rock Candy

12. Champagne and Rock Candy: Hmm鈥 MythBusters, will champagne and Pop Rocks explode in your stomach? Probably better not to test out the theory at the wedding reception 鈥 stick to rock candy swizzle sticks instead for a gorgeous, Pop Rocks-inspired toast. (via BrklynView)

Have you ever baked with classic candy like Pop Rocks before? Share the recipe in the comments!