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Chocolate Bark With Pop Rocks

Chocolate Bark With Pop Rocks

Dini Klein

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Give your mouth a POP of excitement with dark chocolate bark topped with pretzels and Pop Rocks.

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Pop Rock Candy Chocolate Bark

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces semisweet chocolate bars, broken into pieces

  • 1/2 cup pretzels, crushed

  • 2 tablespoons Pop Rocks (unflavored or flavor of choice)

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Melt chocolate in a double boiler: place chocolate in a glass bowl and heat over a small saucepan of simmering water. Stir until completely melted.

  3. Spread the chocolate in a rectangle over the parchment paper. Immediately sprinkle the crushed pretzels and Pop Rocks.

  4. Set aside for 2 hours until completely firm, then crack into pieces. Store in an air tight container.

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Transcript

- Can you hear me? It's talking to me, it's like talking to the ocean. Except it's chocolate, and it's bark, and it's awesome. I put Pop Rocks on chocolate bark. Come on, I'll show you how to make it. Alright, so chocolate, to me, is everything. And when it comes to chocolate, I like it nice and dark. So 62 percent chocolate, 62 percent cocoa. Alright, so we're just gonna take this chocolate, and I have some semi-sweet chocolate here. I love that sound. And I'm just breaking it up and putting it in my bowl, and I have some barely simmering water, very, very low. And we're just gonna melt all the chocolate to make our bark. Or if you're lazy, which I am 99 percent of my life, you just use the microwave. Either way, it's all just happening in one bowl. So it's simple. And use any chocolate you want. If you wanna buy chocolate chips, you could use that. I just really, really love this chocolate. Gorgeous. Put this in your double boiler. And just grab a little spatula, and we're just gonna wait very patiently until all of this chocolate melts. And in the meantime, let's talk toppings. We have some pretzels, which I've just chopped up. I just love the combination of a salty pretzel and chocolate. And what makes it even more fun is putting Pop Rocks all over the top. You're gonna have a really fun time surprising your guests. They're just gonna think it's like sprinkles or something, but it's gonna start popping in their mouth. They're gonna be like, ah, what? It's fun. Alright, so let's just check on our chocolate. It's melting nicely. So I came up with this recipe because I remember in 2000, it was about to be the millennium, and I was living in Israel at the time, and they came out with this incredible chocolate. They didn't even put the Pop Rocks on top, it was inside the chocolate, so you had no idea that it was in there. You took a bite of this chocolate bar, and it just starts popping in your mouth, and it was the most fun, fun candy I think I've ever had. I don't think I've ever seen this kind of chocolate in America, so it's here now, everyone, it is here. I brought it. Super smooth and velvety, that's what you're looking for. Right here. Now, to make our bark. You're just gonna take a parchment lined baking sheet. Whoa. Okay, this is my favorite part because you get to be very creative here. Now, when you're making this, first of all, it's a really good make ahead dish. So you could make this, if I knew I was having company and people coming over tomorrow for dessert, you make this, you keep it in the fridge, and it's ready to go and pop out when your guests arrive. Oh, my goodness. Okay, yum. Now it gets really, really fun. Take your little handy dandy spatula and just kind of spread it out. You don't want it to be too thin, you don't want it to be too thick, either. And chocolate bark is really fun to make because you could really use anything you have at home. Any kind of candies you could throw on top, any kind of snacks, pretzels, potato chips, whatever. I think we're just about ready. So, we have our crushed pretzels. I just kind of like that it's crushed because it just like distributes evenly onto our bark. And so you have that nice crunch. Isn't that the best, being the chef? Because you just get to eat everything. Okay, now. So fun, it's like we're kids, right? Alright, so let's start here, watermelon yum. You can use any flavor Pop Rocks you like. Adds really fun color. Now I'm doing some blue. Oh my goodness, I love this. You can hear them starting to pop a little bit already. Gorgeous. Oh, this is a pretty one, because I kind of combined the red and the blue. Oh my god, it sounds so cool. I love it. Talk to me. Ah-huh. Oh, it wants me to eat it. Okay, we gotta go put this in the fridge, and then we're gonna break it up into little bits and devour it. So this was just setting up in the fridge for about two hours or so, and you know it's ready when you can just lift a big sheet of Pop Rock bark. How pretty is that? It's like artwork, I love it. Whoa. Hear that? Popping. Oh my goodness. It's such a surprise when it just starts popping in your mouth. These are so festive. I would totally make these for any birthday party, any family get together, and I love to leave it totally rustic looking, 'cause I want some big pieces, some small, just keep it totally random and organic. I love it. How gorgeous does this look? I really feel like a kid again. That was so simple, and I'm ready for a party right now. Enjoy these popping treats.

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