Some holidays are way better when you’re a kid.
Most of my Independence Days growing up were spent swimming all day, munching on the infamous flag cake, and watching a makeshift fireworks display. We never went to see professional pyrotechnics, but it didn’t matter – sitting on the cold grass, with a beach towel around your shoulders, watching the sky light up…it was magical.
This candy brings back a little of that magic for me. White chocolate bark is covered with red and blue Pop Rocks for a surprising and tasty surprise. Perfect for your Fourth of July party!
- 22 ounces high quality white chocolate chips
- 4 packets of Pop Rocks candy (2 packets of strawberry and 2 packets of blue raspberry)
- Blue gel color, optional
1. Line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper.
2. Optional: I thought that the blue raspberry Pop Rocks were a bit too green for my taste. So, I put the blue raspberry Pop Rocks in a bowl and added a squirt of blue gel color. It did pop a bit, but I kept stirring/mashing them with a spoon. Eventually, all of the candies were a beautiful blue.
However, it made the candies stick together, so you will have pull pieces apart with your fingers to add them to the bark. But, this step is completely optional! If you’re opposed to blue fingers, skip this step!
2. Melt the white chocolate in the microwave or in a double boiler. Follow the directions on your chocolate packaging if using the microwave.
3. Pour the melted chocolate onto the parchment paper and spread with a rubber spatula until you reach your desired thickness.
4. Sprinkle the Pop Rocks on top and let cool in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Break into pieces and store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Find more Fourth of July treats here.