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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


  • 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*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Potassium 107mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 7g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 1.4%
Vitamin C 0.7%
Calcium 1.2%
Iron 8.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Pop Rocks Proposal

On New Year’s Eve, many people pop the question with a rock.  Wouldn’t it be much cheaper and more fun to pop the question with Pop Rocks?  This rock star idea is my gift to you.  If you do it (I am really under no false belief that anyone will), and you take a video (which would clearly go viral), and you give Cupcake Project a mention in the video, I will come up with a rocking prize for you!

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