You know how you come across things as an adult, that you haven’t seen or in this case tasted since you were a kid, and it instantly transports you back to your childhood?
Popping candy does that for me!
I have a vivid memory of a lollipop shaped like a foot (yes, a foot) that I would dip into a sachet of popping candy and wait for the crazy sensation in my mouth.
So when I saw these popping candies at the shop the other day, I knew I wanted to put them in some chocolate and experience the fun all over again. This time with my own kids!
Maybe I’m just a big kid at heart, but making these with the kids made me happy. They’re so quick and easy to make and good for the kids to have a go in the kitchen – If you’re ok with the mess. And you’re ok with them spilling the melted chocolate outside of the moulds. And on the bench. And the floor. And their feet. And then walking it all through the house.
All you need is an ice cube tray, chocolate melts of your choosing (I used dark) and popping candy.
Start with melting the chocolate over the stove or in the microwave and stir until smooth. Spoon the chocolate into the moulds, a little less than half way point.
Spoon popping candy into each of the moulds. We put about 1.5 teaspoons in each. Then cover with more chocolate, until the moulds are full.
Leave to set in fridge for a few hours. Pop out of moulds and eat!
Here is Dreyson experiencing popping candy for the first time. He takes a bite, pauses for the weird sensation and BAM “woaahhhhh”
There you have it. A cheap, easy treat that will keep little kids (and big kids) happy!