Carbonated Chocolate Lollipops

Carbonated Chocolate Lollipops

Today I have lots of cool things to tell you about!

First of all, check out these fizzy-crackling carbonated lollipops. I made them for an art reception happening this weekend.

Second – hey! I’m having an art reception this weekend!

If you’re local to Knoxville then I’d love, love, LOVE for you to stop by. I’ll be showing some of my food photography on the walls of CBI (a fancy interiors shop) and I’ll also have a few books on hand for purchase. If you already have my book and would like for me to sign it, then bring it on over! There will be snacks, drinks and sweets – namely these carbonated lollies. Check out the invite below for details.

Carbonated Chocolate Lollipops
Carbonated Chocolate Lollipops

This is an easy treat to whip up when you’re planning an event – and they’re fun too! I love to incorporate the element of surprise in sweets, and these popping lollies will certainly garner some smiles. I bought some unflavored carbonated sugar (found here) for this project, but you can also use Pop Rocks candy, which is easily found at most US grocery stores.

I also dressed these lollies up in some cocoa butter-based chocolate velvet spray. You may remember when I used it on these caramel black pepper volcanoes. You can find the spray here if you’re interested in purchasing some. Luster dust brushed over the chocolate pops is a pretty decor too, and much less expensive than the velvet spray.

Carbonated Chocolate Lollipops

One recipe will yield about 16 lollipops, and since most lollipop molds only have 6 to 8 cavities, be sure to have more than one lollipop mold ready to hand.

Carbonated Chocolate Lollipops

Heather Baird
This is an easy treat to whip up when you're planning an event – and they're fun too! I love to incorporate the element of surprise in sweets, and these popping lollies will certainly garner some smiles. I bought some unflavored carbonated sugar for this project, but you can also use Pop Rocks candy, which is easily found at most US grocery stores.
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Prep Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16

Equipment

  • lollipop molds
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Disposable plastic piping bag
  • Lollipop wrappers with twist ties
  • Chocolate velvet spray or luster dust optional

Ingredients
  

  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 1/4 cup carbonated sugar or pop rocks

Instructions
 

  • Have the ungreased lollipop molds prepped with lollipop sticks and place them close to your work station to receive the melted chocolate. Place a disposable piping bag in a tall glass or plastic tumbler and fold the top of the bag back so that the glass holds the bag open.
  • Place the chocolate and shortening in a microwave safe bowl and heat in the microwave at 100% power at 30 second intervals until the mixture can be stirred smooth (about 1 minute). Stir in the carbonated sugar (expect some popping with this addition). Transfer the chocolate to the piping bag. Snip the end of the bag with scissors and pipe the chocolate into the lollipop cavities.
  • Place the lollipops in the freezer until set. Pop them out and decorate as desired. If using velvet spray, spray the lollipops directly after removing them from the freezer. If using luster dust, allow the pops to come to room temperature before decorating.
  • Allow the pops to come to room temperature before wrapping them.
Keyword chocolate velvet spray, popping candy, semisweet chips
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Colette (Coco)
Colette (Coco)
6 years ago

You have the best imagination, Heather.
My li'l sweetheart will love this. I'll have to try to make them for her.

Wish I could visit you. xo

June Burns
June Burns
6 years ago

Wow those are so pretty! love the second photograph, so beautiful ­čÖé

Beauty Follower
Beauty Follower
6 years ago
Rachel | La Pêche Fraîche
Rachel | La Pêche Fraîche
6 years ago

Soooo beautiful Heather! Just absolutely the most creative mind xx

Unknown
Unknown
6 years ago
Kimberly@The Little Girls Bakery
Kimberly@The Little Girls Bakery
6 years ago

These are so cute! Chocolate lollipops sound delicious!

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 years ago

I wish I'm near your town to come and visit, Good Luck & of course your imagination and art is unbelievable
Thanks C

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 years ago

So cute,

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 years ago

Hi! I really like your blog! May I link to you on my blog?

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com
Kiran @ KiranTarun.com
6 years ago

Incredibly beautiful lollipops!

kateandme
kateandme
6 years ago

What is carbonated sugar?

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
6 years ago
Reply to  kateandme

Popping sugar, or also called carbonated sugar or pop rocks candy, consists of sugar bits containing carbon dioxide. As the sugar melts in the mouth, the carbon dioxide is released, producing a fizzy feeling on the tongue and a popping and sizzling sound. Carbon dioxide is also the gas used in carbonated beverages.