Pop Rocks Sushi? Explosive Recipes for July 4
Cupcakes: These can be tricky since the candy starts popping when it comes in contact with water. There are a couple ways to avoid this problem.
Start with regular cupcakes (boxed or from scratch). Allow them to cool, and then core the centers. Melt some chocolate and mix it in with the pop rocks. The fat in the chocolate prevents the candy from being activated by the moisture.
Your other option is to frost the cupcakes and pour the pop rocks on top. To make it a surprise, try mixing in the candy with sugar sprinkles. This way, no one realizes there are pop rocks until they feel them exploding in their mouths (hopefully you can get a few shrieks out of this trick).
Truffles: Roll chocolate ganache into truffle balls as usual. Then roll them in pop rocks until they are covered. Quickly dip them into a chocolate coating and allow them to set in the refrigerator.
Martinis and Margaritas: The W was making these not too long ago. Prepare your favorite drink in a separate container. Sugar the rims of your glasses (sadly, if you try and use pop rocks they will all explode before you get to drink it). Pour in your cocktail, and top with pop rocks. Drink quickly because these things explode. Personally, we like the idea of strawberry candy with a strawberry cocktail.
These weren't all the ideas we saw either. Among them were No-Bake Pop Rocks Cheesecake and exploding lollipops. Although after trying them out on the sushi, we're feeling more adventurous. Pop rocks and chicken wings, anyone?
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