I’m squeezing this July 4th post in at the last minute! I wasn’t planning another holiday entry this week but I ran across this article and interview with “Bake it Pretty” creator and shop owner Amanda Krueger. I love the simplicity of this idea, not to mention the novelty and fizzy sensation you get while enjoying one of these. What’s the magic ingredient? Pop-Rocks of course!
Have you heard of this idea yet? The Voltaggio brothers(of Top Chef fame and Volt restaurant) have been treating diners to chocolate fizzy lollipops as an end-of-the-meal surprise. Even Godiva had a short-lived line of “Pop” chocolates. Sure, it’s probably a fad and some would say gimmicky, but I think it’s a lot of FUN, and kids will love it! (Big kids like me too!)
You’ll need very few ingredients/supplies.
- Candy melts or chocolate
- Pop Rocks candy
- Plastic lollipop mold
- Lollipop sticks
- Sprinkles (optional)
I wanted to make something that went along with the July 4th holiday, and the barber shop stripe on this mold reminded me of roman candles or firecrackers.
Using a small artist’s brush, I painted on stripes with melted red candy wafers.
Pour a few Pop Rocks in each mold cavity and then fill with melted chocolate or melted candy wafers. Once the candy has been poured into the molds, (you may hear a pop or two as you pour, but don’t fret – that is normal) stir the candy around with the end of a lolly stick and tap the candy mold on the table-top to remove any air bubbles. Add a sucker stick and let the candy set. Unmold and enjoy!
Note: The wick on the firecracker is a piece of Twizzler’s grape licorice with a star sprinkle on top
(both adhered with a little more melted candy).
And now for the Giveaway!
I am in LOVE with the Bake it Pretty online shop. I go there for inspiration. I go there for gnome shaped cookie cutters and stripey soda shop straws (say that three times fast!). I equally love the kitschy and nostalgic cupcake toppers. I even love the name of the shop because I love to bake things– pretty.
I’m giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky SprinkleBakes follower!
Here’s how to enter:
- Become a follower (or if you are already a follower) on my site, leave me a comment telling me one thing you’d love to have from the Bake it Pretty shop.
- For an additional entry, stop by my newly created Facebook page and “Like” SprinkleBakes. Return here and leave an additional comment saying that you “Like” SprinkleBakes.
- If you don’t have a blog, please be sure to leave your email address in your comment(s).
The contest will be open from 7/5 to 7/12. The winner will be announced Tuesday July 13th. Best of luck!
This giveaway is closed! Thanks to everyone who entered!