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Chocolate Pop Rock Rice Krispie Treats Snap, Crackle, and POP

Pop Rock Rice Krispie Treats

Rice Krispies only snap, crackle, and pop in milk.  Rice Krispie treats are silent friends unless you add a few of these:

Willpowder Willpoppers Unflavored Popping Candy, 1-Count Packages

While the photo above reminds of the the giant precious gems at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, it is actually a macro photo of unflavored pop rocks.  For those living under a “rock” (I’ve learned that my mom and my next door neighbor fall into this category), Pop Rocks are the super duper fun candy that explodes in your mouth as you eat it.

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Pop Rocks Mini Pouches 20 packs

I don’t like Pop Rocks for their flavor; I just use them for some action.  Your unflavored popping candy purchase will give you prolonged pleasure since they come in a large one pound container.  But, if you like Pop Rocks and want to save money Pop Rocks will work perfectly in this recipe.

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How to Make Chocolate Pop Rock Rice Krispie Treats

I used my honey Nutella Rice Krispie treats to make this recipe, but any Rice Krispie treat recipe will work.  Do not be tempted to put the Pop Rocks directly into the Rice Krispie treats. As soon as the Pop Rocks hit the treat mixture, they will all pop (I can’t explain why this doesn’t happen in the chocolate.  If any chemist readers can explain this in the comments, please do.).

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Chocolate Pop Rock Rice Krispie Treats

Nutella rice krispie treats topped with pop rocks make an explosive treat.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pop rocks, rice krispie treat recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill 3 hours
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 9 servings
Calories 112kcal
Author Stef


  • 8 " x 8" baking dish of Rice Krispie treats chilled but not cut
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup unflavored popping candy or Pop Rocks


  • Melt semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave or a double boiler.
  • Stir popping candy into the melted chocolate.
  • Pour the pop rocky chocolate over the Rice Krispie treats.
  • Cover and chill for at least three hours.
  • Cut the treats into squares.
  • Make sure to let the chocolate melt in your mouth while you eat them. If you inhale the treats, the popping candy won't get enough saliva on them to pop - and that would be sad.


Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Pop Rock Rice Krispie Treats
Amount Per Serving
Calories 112 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 107mg3%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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15 comments on “Chocolate Pop Rock Rice Krispie Treats Snap, Crackle, and POP”

  1. These would make a fun New Year’s
    Eve dessert. I won’t tell anyone they have pop rocks in them…should be a good time.

  2. Sarasays:

    Great idea – this looks really fun! :)

  3. F_Asays:

    I think the Pop Rocks react with water. Chocolate is nearly pure fat, that may be the reason why they don’t pop in chocolate. But sadly I’m not a chemist.

  4. Maggiesays:

    What a cool idea! There is a restaurant here in DC called CoCo Sala that had cheesecake pops with poprocks awhile back.

    Have a happy new year!

  5. Ivysays:

    Rice Krispie treats are my fav!
    These sound fun. :)

    Hope you are having a lovely Holiday Season. XOXOXOX!*smiley face*

  6. Juliesays:

    this looks quite good.

    can we substitute rock sugar for the pastry rocks?

  7. Stefsays:

    Lisa – Just be sure to tell them to eat it slowly otherwise they won’t notice the effect.

    Sara – Thanks!

    F_ A – Makes sense.

    Maggie – Ooh.. that sounds fantastic!

    Ivy – Same to you!!

    Julie – Rock sugar won’t pop. If you don’t care about the popping, just leave off the pastry rocks entirely.

  8. Fionasays:

    I have made a similar slice before but without the pop rocks. What a great addition! I also like the idea of the pastry rocks as I agree re the taste of pop rocks. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Genius! I posted a link on :)

  10. Sandisays:

    These look delicious! Will definitely be trying this out soon!

  11. Amandasays:

    The pop rocks do just react with hydrophilic (water-loving) things, because it’s hydrophilic! Marshmallows are also hydrophilic, and so as chemists say, “like dissolves like”. As the above comment said, chocolate is almost all fat, or hydrophobic (water-hating), so the pop rocks don’t react. This is why I love baking- it’s chemistry!

  12. RCsays:

    This is completely fun, my kids are going to love these! Thank you for the pastry rocks mention, something I never knew existed but plan to stock up on. :)

  13. Carasays:

    I’m late to this game – but wanted to share and AWESOME dark chocolate bar I’ve had – called “Firecracker” – it is dark chocolate with pieces of Pop rocks and nice flakes of sea salt…the taste combination is terrific – I bet you could sprinkle some sea salt on these treats and add that dimension.

  14. My son got me started making R.K.Ts. Love the recipe and he is all about some pop rocks. So I will be looking into Chef Rubber. Thank you for the recipe..

  15. NicJsays:

    Because pop rocks are basically sugar and carbon dioxide they will start exploding on contact with any moisture.
    You can get cocoa fat coated pop rocks from a commercial food supplier, these can then be mixed in with the initial ingredients as they wont melt. Then you can mix them into cheesecake bases, cakes etc and they wills till be full of “pop” when eaten!

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