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Mysterious Halloween Candy Confection

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Mysterious Confection

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Mysterious Confection

 My friend Dorthy told me about a candy she had some time back and I just had to do the best I could to replicate it, and I must say – success!

This seemingly innocent chocolate candy is not what it seems. Put a piece of this delisih candy in your mouth. In a few seconds you begin to feel the popping on your tongue and the inside of your cheeks.

Then a moment or so after that, the heat from the chipotle hits the back of your throat and warms it nicely.  It’s fun, groovy and a perfect treat with a little trick. I’ll show you how to make this SIMPLE candy for not only Halloween, but it’s a great April Fools trick too, just change the sprinkles!

Mysterious Confection


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12 oz. white or chocolate melting chocolate:  such as Wilton candy melts OR chocolate chips

3  .333 oz packages or one  .75 oz package of any flavor of Pop Rocks candy

1/8 – 1/4  tsp. chipotle chili powder (1/8 tsp. gives a little heat in the back of the throat)

Halloween candy sprinkles  OR THESE for April Fools
Directions: Line a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan with parchment paper.

Place the chocolate in a microwavable proof bowl and heat for 30 seconds.Mysterious Candy 2tir and cook for another 30 seconds;
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repeat until the chocolate is melted Mysterious Candy 4And completely smooth.Mysterious Candy 5 Mix in the pop rocks.Mysterious Candy 6Mix in the chipotle powder.Mysterious Candy 7

Spread out evenly on the parchment to about 1/8″ thick.

Evenly cover with the sprinkles. Mysterious Candy 8

Allow chocolate to set up in the fridge, or counter if it is cool enough.Mysterious Candy 10

When the chocolate is firm, break into pieces. Eat within 2 days for best effect from the Pop Rock candy; the effect diminishes the longer it sits.

Carrie Groneman’s recipe Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014

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  1. You had me at the white chocolate here and seriously love trying different chocolate bark type recipes. This reminds of that and would love to try to make. Pinned and shared all over – now I need to make it for myself and my gang, too 🙂

  2. Diane Roark says:


    I have never seen anything like this. I loved POP ROCKS as a kid. My kids would love this Mys­te­ri­ous Confection with POP ROCKS candy.

    How did you ever think of it.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Diane Roark

  3. What a great idea! I’m dying to try these out. Definitely pinning!

  4. You had me at Chipotle! It sounds like my kind of treat.

  5. Adrian says:

    The chipotle powder makes this recipe sound very interesting:) Bit I bet it’s really good! Thank you for sharing this with us at last week’s Teach Me Tuesday Linky Party! We hope to see you there again tonight starting @ 9pm est:)

  6. I have a feeling my boys would get a real kick out of the Pop Rocks effect! Thanks for sharing it with us at Foodie Fridays!

  7. That is a mysterious concoction! Thanks for linking up to the Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party at Creative K Kids. I have pinned this post to the Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party.

  8. Jess says:

    Oh my this sounds delicious!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  9. Kimberly says:

    Fun recipe! Pinned. Lou Lou Girls

  10. This looks like such a fun treat. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party. We hope to see you at tonight’s party.

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