Happy 4th of July!

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I have the easiest last minute treat for you… as long as you have a million pop rocks hanging around.

Which you do, I’m sure. Maybe? It’s embarrassing. I know.

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I made these truffles based on one of my favorite chocolate bars ever. I can’t get enough of this thing and if I’m lucky enough to find it in target (I can also find it at another local grocery store) I go to town. It’s like a crunchy chocolate bar with firecracker pieces in your mouth! Insanity. I can usually get by with a square or two of chocolate at night but when it comes to that one, I lose it and before I know what’s happened I’m searching the wrapper for remnants.

So. This is my little trashed up version for your 4th of July. I rolled my truffles in pop rocks (so literally, like this is white trash – make some truffles, roll them in pop rocks, done) – but I also think you could add the pop rocks to the INSIDES of the truffles kind of like that chocolate bar… so it’s a wacky surprise inside.

Right? Firecracker in your face! It’s perfect.

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Pop Rocks Firecracker Truffles

Yield: makes about 25 to 30 truffles

Total Time: 2 hours

Ingredients:

4 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
10 packets of pop rocks! (aka, a lot)

Directions:

Add the chocolate to a large bowl. Heat the heavy cream in a saucepan over medium-low heat until it is bubbly around the edges. As soon as it begins to bubble, pour the cream over the chocolate and allow it to sit for 30 seconds. Add in the vanilla extract and stir constantly until a thick and smooth chocolate ganache forms. Place the ganache in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours, until set.

To roll the truffles, it helps if you hands are a bit wet. Use a spoon and roll the chocolate into nickel-sized balls, placing them on parchment paper after rolling. Once all of the chocolate is rolled, set out a few plates for the different flavors of pop rocks. Pour the pop rocks 2 to 3 bags at a time onto the plates, make sure your hands are completely dry and roll the truffles into the pop rocks, pressing gently to adhere. Place the truffles back on a sheet of parchment paper (on a plate or a baking sheet) and stick them in the fridge until ready to use. These are best when made as close to serving size as possible.

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39 Responses to “Pop Rocks Truffles.”

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    molly yeh — July 4, 2014 @ 7:50 am

    DEAD.

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    Belinda@themoonblushbaker — July 4, 2014 @ 8:01 am

    Get in my mouth!

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    Tara @ Rovin' Rambler — July 4, 2014 @ 8:13 am

    These remind me of Stewart’s Fireworks ice cream…vanilla ice cream with cherry swirl and pop rocks. Tastes like my childhood!

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    meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles — July 4, 2014 @ 8:15 am

    I used to love Pop Rocks as a kid! Right they used to say that if you ate the pop rocks and drank soda at the same time your stomach would explode? I never tried it since I don’t drink soda but I don’t recall hearing anyone who had a stomach blow up.

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    Mariana @The Candid Kitchen — July 4, 2014 @ 8:17 am

    Inspired.

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    Tracy | PeanutButter and Onion — July 4, 2014 @ 8:18 am

    firecrackers in your mouth, AWESOME. Happy 4th of July!

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    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — July 4, 2014 @ 8:41 am

    So fun!!

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    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat — July 4, 2014 @ 8:51 am

    This might just be one of the best 4th of July recipes I’ve ever seen! Pop Rocks bring back memories of my childhood.. ooooooh the 90s! :)

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    Medha @ Whisk & Shout — July 4, 2014 @ 9:12 am

    OMG YUM. This is so creative and delicious looking! :)

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    Lori @ RecipeGirl — July 4, 2014 @ 9:38 am

    What a fun recipe!

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    Miche — July 4, 2014 @ 9:57 am

    If you can get a hold of these Israeli chocolate bars, they are the original pop rocks chocolate. Some import food stores and kosher groceries carry them.

    http://www.ohnuts.com/buy.cfm/bulk-chocolate/dark-milk-bars/elite/bar-with-popping-candy-12ct-box

    Also, they apparently now make chocolate with lentils…

    http://www.ohnuts.com/buy.cfm/bulk-chocolate/dark-milk-bars/elite/with-lentils-12ct-box

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    Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy — July 4, 2014 @ 10:01 am

    I definitely want some of these right now. I love pop rocks!

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    Todd — July 4, 2014 @ 10:09 am

    YESSS!!! Party in my mouth – love it!

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    Annie @ Annie's Noms — July 4, 2014 @ 11:18 am

    I actually do have millions of pop rocks laying around hahaha!! My OH bought them for some unknown reason and they’ve been dumped somewhere in the spare room, now I have something I can make… if I can find them!

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    Sarah — July 4, 2014 @ 12:13 pm

    WHY ARE YOU SO GENIUS!? I’m dying right now.

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    Molly @ Doughvelopment — July 4, 2014 @ 12:21 pm

    I was going to ask if you had the Chuao bar, but little did I know that would be the inspiration!! Although, have you had the “popcorn” one? That’s how I discovered the joy that is pop rocks and chocolate!!
    Happy 4th!

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — July 4, 2014 @ 12:53 pm

    is this real life….?

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    Rasa @ This Fox Cooks — July 4, 2014 @ 1:37 pm

    Love it!

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    Jess @ Keeping It Real Food — July 4, 2014 @ 2:08 pm

    Love this idea!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — July 4, 2014 @ 2:09 pm

    Happy Fourth! These are the perfect little treat! Poprocks, great memories, thank you for reminding me them :)

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    Emily — July 4, 2014 @ 3:21 pm

    These are adorable! I loved pop rocks as a kid. What am I saying … I still am a kid, and I still do enjoy pop rocks. Especially when you sort of swallow them before they’ve all “popped” and you can feel it all back in your throat. Good times.

    Enjoy your 4th!

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    Nicola — July 4, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

    These look so yummy! :)

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    Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg — July 4, 2014 @ 6:56 pm

    Pop rocks rule!

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    Millie// addalittle — July 5, 2014 @ 3:20 am

    Yum! These look so delicious and cute!
    http://youtube.com/addalittlefood

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    Nicole — July 5, 2014 @ 11:36 am

    Sometimes I just want to do a magic school bus thing and go inside your mind to see how it works. So creepy, I know… This is so crazy creative! I love it!!

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    Kim in MD — July 5, 2014 @ 12:08 pm

    I love the way you think, Jessica! These are amazing!

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    Sammi @Sammi Sunshine — July 5, 2014 @ 1:45 pm

    This is super awesome!

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    Jess @ Sweet Menu — July 6, 2014 @ 5:20 am

    I love pop rocks or popping candy! This is a fabulous idea!!

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    Crystal | Apples & Sparkle — July 6, 2014 @ 12:10 pm

    Great idea for a treat on the 4th! : D

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    Ace Viray — July 6, 2014 @ 8:08 pm

    Nice good job..I want also share my Philippines Food Recipes blog. http://philippinesfoodrecipes.wordpress.com this blog helps you how to prepare best filipino foods in easy way with no hassle. If you have suggestion or if want to know the recipe of specific filipino foods you want to prepare just let me know i will post it. I’m glad to help you. thank you.

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    Kristen @ Best Food Processor Guide — July 7, 2014 @ 5:35 am

    Awesome color of pop rocks looking very nice & yummy!

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    Kristen — July 9, 2014 @ 1:18 pm

    These look so good!! Haha, I didn’t even notice your lack of alcohol recently until look back at pics.

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    Cynthia — July 13, 2014 @ 3:57 pm

    I love these types of chocolates! So recreating this!! Thanks for the inspo!

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    Renee @ Tortillas and Honey — July 21, 2014 @ 2:54 pm

    The Firecracker is one of my favorite candy bars too, they are such a special treat. Thank you so much for making these truffles, I am so excited to give these a try! This is a very grown up nostalgic treat!

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