As a kid and even to this day, I have never really had a sweet tooth. Many a Halloween I would pick through the goodies and then begin bartering with my siblings. If there were too many marshmallow treats, milk chocolate candies, etc. those were the first to go. Anything sour, however, was the last to be consumed…wanted to savor every last piece! Another Halloween highlight I treasured was pop rock candies Fast forward to today and not much has changed. I do, however, from time to time get a hankering for something sweet. I’ve made chocolate bark before but never have I added sour gummies. Mr. S has a sweet tooth so deciding on what to buy wasn’t an issue. I have to admit, I was kinda excited. I went to one of our local candy shops and filled up on sour gummies. The shop had a wall with four levels of sour gummies. Making a choice was going to be difficult as I wanted them all! I did have an idea as to what I’d like to see in the bark so that helped curb my enthusiasm. 🙂
Have fun with this easy-to-make candy. Valentine’s day is just around the corner so take your cue from there and get creative!
you will need
bag of chocolate chips (I prefer dark chocolate)
selection of sour gummies
1 or 2 packages pop rocks
Have all the sour gummies and pop rocks ready. Melt chocolate in a bowl over simmering water; make sure the bowl does not touch the water. When melted remove the bowl from heat. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Pour melted chocolate onto parchment paper and spread out. Don’t worry about the shape as you will be breaking into pieces afterward. Allow the chocolate to cool slightly, then begin placing the candy on top. Leave a bit of room in between each piece of candy. This will make it easier to break up and not remove the candy from the chocolate.
Allow chocolate to cool slightly before adding pop rocks. The surface should still be tacky; just enough for the pop rocks to stick but not explode. 🙂 Move to the fridge and keep there until solid.
the culinary chase’s note:
I enjoyed making this so much I went out and bought some more sour gummies. Enjoy!