12 Fun, Fizzy Ways to Cook With Pop Rocks
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12 Fun, Fizzy Ways to Cook With Pop Rocks

Childhood flashback alert! We got a sugary sweet dose of nostalgia from Lauren Conrad with last week’s Instagram post. Looks like LC’s getting creative in the kitchen with some Pop Rocks-infused treats, and she’s got us hankering for some of those crackly rock candies too. If you’ve heard some urban legends about Pop Rocks and Coke causing your stomach to burst, don’t worry — MythBusters put that to rest a while back. But it still wouldn’t hurt to play it safe. Here are 12 dishes and drinks that add a lot of fizzle without the actual fireworks.

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

2. Watermelon Poptini: Who’s 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)

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)

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 ;) (via Flick Your Food)

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

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

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

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

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)

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’ rock candy is used to top the glaze, but you just know we’re sprinkling bubblegum Pop Rocks on ours. (via Lauren Conrad)

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

12. Champagne and Rock Candy: Hmm… MythBusters, will champagne and Pop Rocks explode in your stomach? Probably better not to test out the theory at the wedding reception — 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!